The rotary vane principle lies at the core of many air compressors, vacuum pumps, and turbochargers. Its high compression ratio and volumetric displacement allow low rotation speeds. Therefore, the air end is driven by a motor directly, with no need for belts, gears, or transmission. The benefits of low rotation speed are numerous: energy efficiency, low maintenance, low noise, low temperature and more.
Use our interactive animations to better understand and visualize the construction and operation of a rotary vane machine, in this case, an air compressor.