Mattei Air Compressors Variable Speed Technology saves annual operating costs over traditional rotary compressors

Randallstown, MD: OPTIMA by Mattei Air Compressors uses VSD (Variable Speed Drive) technology to adapt to varying air demands, providing maximum energy cost savings. OPTIMA can save up to 35% of the compressors annual operating costs over traditional rotary compressors. Mattei compressors are designed for industrial use and can operate continuously 24 hours a day, 12 months a year. The life of a Mattei compress often exceeds 100,000 working hours!

The volumetric efficiency of the new generation of Mattei vane compressors is approximately 90%, a very high mechanical efficiency number compared to typical rotary compressors. In vane compressors the blades don’t wear. They ride on a thin film of oil creating a nearly perfect air seal thus, delivering the maximum usable air. 

Mattei’s advanced technology controls the compressor speed range (</=1,800 rpm) of direct-driven OPTIMA to save energy and extend the life of the compressor over typical rotary compressors. In addition to the reliability of the efficiency enhancement from the extremely reduced rotational speeds, the complete absence of roller/ball bearings and the advanced lubrication and cooling systems makes OPTIMA the optimum choice for woodworking applications.

Maintenance operations include only changing the oil at predetermined intervals, cleaning or replacing the air filter and cleaning the radiator. The separator filters can reach up to 10,000 working hours for remarkable savings. The absence of roller bearings helps reduce the overall maintenance cost. Use Mattei ROTOROIL 8000 F2 to guarantee high performance, long life and low maintenance costs.

Available with integrated refrigerated air dryer, OPTIMA offers everything inside a quiet (<69dB(A) average) easy to install compact cabinet. 

Mattei has been operating in the U.S. for twenty-seven (27) years. Headquarters are near Baltimore, Maryland where all models are shipped from stock in 1 to 3 business days for fast delivery. For additional information, please visit the company’s website at



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