BOGE launches new screw compressor with direct drive and 90kW output for F&B and other industries 

With its highly robust design, the airend is hermetically enclosed to prevent undue wear and tear in certain areas of application

BOGE’s S-4 series provided efficiency and quiet running when it was first launched in the world of compressed air technology. The design concept has been expanded to include additional power ranges, and the oil-lubricated screw compressor with the large housing is also now available where 90kW power is required. BOGE continues to fulfil its customers’ demands for strong and efficient, low-noise compressors.  The optimised airend with direct drive similarly ensures reliable running.

The new BOGE compressor shares the characteristics of its elder siblings in the S-4 series. The latest model, the S 91-4 with an output of 90kW is, also the most efficient screw compressor in its series, able to produce free air delivery at low specific power consumption when compared with its competitors.

“Because of the model’s revolutionary construction concept, the efficiency benefits are best achieved, along with the generously sized components that reduce internal pressure losses. In addition, BOGE’s own internally developed airend is capable of achieving high efficiencies,” said Nalin Amunugama, general manager of BOGE Kompressoren Asia Pacific.

Reliable, low-maintenance operation with direct drive

A significant advantage of the S-4 series is its direct drive on the airend. With its robust design, the airend is hermetically enclosed and offers considerable advantages when compared with standard belt-driven models which can suffer from high levels of wear in certain areas of application.

“Generally, V-belts need to be replaced two or three times a year,” explained Nalin. This, he said, added to the cost and became a disadvantage when compared to BOGE’s direct drive-based system. When combined with a frequency converter, the speed of the new BOGE compressor can be varied, making it ideal for adapting to the exact compressed air requirements for the task.

Optimum sound insulation and integrated heat recovery

Using vibration isolation for individual components and the flow of cooling air, BOGE has been able to reduce noise, meaning the compressor is ideal for use even in the most demanding of sensitive environments. To make the best use of the energy supplied to the device, heat recovery can also be added optionally to it. This then uses the heat created by the running of the device to warm service water or for other processes.

Future-facing monitoring

For intelligent compressed air management, the modular focus control 2.0 control system and airtelligence provis 3 interlocking control are available to BOGE customers. In combination with BOGE connect, both result in even greater efficiencies, as all of the compressors installed throughout the entire system are controlled and monitored optimally. Maintenance tasks can be planned to reduce downtimes to a minimum. Users are also able to access the system remotely, allowing them to react directly at the first signs of any issues with the device.