August 11, 2021

Maintaining Your Rotary Scroll Compressors

Rotary scroll compressors are incredible machines in the right application.  Oil-free, quiet, efficient, and easy to maintain, scroll compressors are found in many different industrial applications for good reason.  The scroll design has a minimal number of moving parts, which helps ensure a long operating life, but because of their quiet low profile and light maintenance needs, service can often get neglected on these units.  Whether you’re using Zorn for your service needs or doing it in-house, make sure to keep your scroll compressors running well with the following tips:

  1. Replace the inlet filter
  2. Clean the compressor fins
  3. Grease the compressor bearings
  4. Inspect and replace the tip seals when needed
  5. Always be sure to consult your unit’s instruction manual for detailed maintenance intervals specific to the model you have or reach out to Zorn for help scheduling service.

Scroll compressors are highly versatile machines, but there are other technologies out there that may better fit your process.  When oil-free air is needed for greater air demands, different technologies such as rotary screw become more attractive and a better long-term choice in terms of efficiency.  If a higher quality of air is required, look for options that come as a complete package with an integrated air dryer and in-line filters included or reach out to your local Zorn rep for more information.

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