Industrial professionals rely heavily on air compressors for various applications. Air compressors are used to power pneumatic tools, valves, cylinders, medical devices and a variety of other equipment. Regardless of the specific application they are being used for, compressors must be of the highest quality in order to meet stringent safety and health standards, and also reduce maintenance and energy costs.

More than 50 years ago, Mattei helped establish the rotary vane compressor. Since then, vane systems have been widely used throughout the world. Rotary vanes offer a unique blend of durability and mechanical efficiency, which is unmatched by any other type of compressor.


Though rotary vane compressors are popular in many industries, some professionals choose the traditional rotary screw design—mainly because they are instantly recognizable, and the buyer lacks critical information regarding modern rotary vanes.

Common Misconceptions

There are several common misconceptions that deter consumers from choosing rotary vane compressors:

  • The vanes of these compressors must be replaced frequently.
  • Rotary vane compressors consume large amounts of energy.
  • Rotary vane compressors are prone to wear and need constant maintenance.
  • To operate efficiently, rotary vane compressors must run at high speeds.
  • Rotary vane compressors generate a lot of noise.

The air compression specialists at Mattei have created an eGuide titled Rotary Vane Compressors: Fact vs. Fiction. This free-to-download guide addresses these common misconceptions and offers factual counterpoints from industry experts.

Don’t think rotary vane and rotary screw compressors are one in the same since each shares similarities. While both types use components that are comparable, rotary vanes provide far superior performance—this design was created to provide efficiency and durable throughout a long service life.

If you have any confusion about rotary vane compressors and would like more information, download our new Fact vs. Fiction eGuide today.

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Additional Resources

Rotary Vane vs. Rotary Screw Compressors Download Infographic
Benefits of Rotary Vane Air Compressors Download eBook
Fact Vs. Fiction Guide Download Guide