With a focus on energy efficiency, BOGE has expanded its portfolio with the new SO-3 oil-free screw compressor that achieves peak delivery rate values at a lower specific power consumption. In the Total-Cost-of-Ownership evaluation, the compressor stood out for its low total costs over its entire life cycle. Further advantages include the large control range, quiet and maintenance-free operation and the option to recover heat from hot water temperatures of up to 90°C.

With the introduction of the SO-3 oil-free screw compressor, BOGE has considerably improved the energy efficiency of its SO series and is now deemed to be the best in class. The specific power consumption has been increased by 8%. This increase is based on an intelligent concept. The newly developed airend of the compressor convinces with its very low speeds and subsequently low compressor temperatures, as well as its extremely wear-resistant design. The integrated IE4 drive motor also contributes to its efficient and cost-effective operation.

The efficiency is further increased by the cooling system that has low compression and output temperatures. Even though the screw compressor is very compact, the components are still easily accessible for maintenance purposes. Specific sound insulation measures have been implemented to effectively reduce noise levels. The compressor is available with frequency control and heat recovery, as required. BOGE thus offers maximum flexibility and additional options to increase efficiency. The heat recovery enables up to 94 percent of the applied energy to be used to heat the service water and for the heating system. The screw compressor heats the service water up to 90°C. 

Optimum adjustment to existing requirements

The SO-3 is also equipped with the optional service tool BOGE connect. The compressed air expert is thus offering a comprehensive compressed air management system. “All of the operating parameters are continuously recorded, visualised and analysed in our portal,” explains Lutz Knoke, a Product Manager at BOGE. “Potential optimisations can thus be identified and maintenance measures can be implemented proactively.

With options to connect adsorptions dryers and other accessories, the new SO-3 screw compressor from BOGE is a customised solution for a variety of applications. The screw compressor is designed for applications that require large quantities of high-quality, oil-free compressed air. This ensures the compressor can be used in a variety of applications in different sectors, including the pharmaceutical, food and drinks industry right through to the textile industry, mechanical engineering applications and by industrial coating companies.