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Leading Brake Pad Manufacturer Reduces Energy Consumption With Game-Changing Compressed Air Solution From ELGi

A 600kW turnkey solution comprising large EG-series air compressors, air dryers and oil-water-separators ensures reliable and efficient production, reduced energy consumption and lower maintenance costs

ELGi Compressors Europe, a subsidiary of ELGi Equipments Limited, one of the world’s leading air compressor manufacturers, has provided a turnkey solution to a global brake pad manufacturer based in Hartlepool, United Kingdom. ELGi, together with its authorised channel partner Compressors and Pipework Systems (CAPS), replaced the existing compressed air system resulting in improved operational efficiency, reduced site air pressure by 0.5 bar and an approximate 3.5% decrease in energy consumption. 

The brake pad manufacturer sought to modernise their compressed air system due to reliability issues that led to increased maintenance costs and downtime. ELGi’s team conducted a site audit to evaluate the compressed air needs and developed a tailor-made solution for the British manufacturer. CAPS’ proposal comprised four new ELGi air compressors (two EG132 Premium and two EG160 VFD Premium), two highly efficient refrigerated air dryers, high-quality aluminium pipework and oil-water-separators. The customer immediately realised a reduction in energy consumption and a much smoother running system with no interruptions or unexpected downtime.

“At ELGi, our definition of Always Better is closely coupled with our vision: Always be the choice everywhere. We pride ourselves on addressing our customer’s needs with comprehensive and tailor-made compressed air solutions,” said Steven Coombs, Area Sales Manager. “Partnering with CAPS in this game-changing installation helped us provide our customer with the lowest life cycle cost through reduced maintenance requirements and energy savings.”

“Our efficient air compressors and air dryers are accompanied by best-in-class     warranty eliminating unexpected repair costs due to breakdowns,” said Mark Gowing, Service & Aftermarket Manager – UK and Ireland. “At ELGi, we reaffirm our commitment to reliability by providing customers with robust warranty agreements and, in this case, the maintenance team will benefit from a   service plan covering all associated service work on the compressed air system.”

The robust design of the EG-Series compressor range enables operations at extreme temperatures – from cold to hot and from dry to extremely humid conditions, leading overall to higher reliability of the compressed air system across Europe. ELGi’s high-efficiency air ends are equipped with in-house developed η-V profile rotors, with the 4/5 lobe combination, designed to run at low rotor speeds. This unique design reduces pressure losses, and together with the OSBIC (oil separation by impact and centrifugal action), 3-stage separation provides best-in-class oil contamination reduction (<1ppm) and excellent energy efficiency.

Learn more about ELGi’s EG Series products here.

About ELGi: Elgi Equipments Limited is a global air compressor manufacturer with a broad line of innovative and technologically superior compressed air systems. ELGi has consistently worked towards ensuring that its customers achieve their productivity goals while keeping the cost of ownership low. ELGi offers a complete range of compressed air solutions from oil lubricated and oil free rotary screw compressors, oil lubricated and oil free reciprocating compressors and centrifugal compressors, to dryers, filters and downstream accessories. The company’s portfolio of over 400 products has found wide application across industries. For further information on the organisation and its products, please visit


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