Gardner Denver's Oil-Free Air Compressor Systems

Oil-Free Air Compressors with Advanced Technologies for Clean Air

Clean air is crucial for various applications. Even a tiny bit of oil can spoil products or harm equipment. Depending on the application, one specific compressed air technology might provide advantages over another. Gardner Denver offers you the flexibility to choose from various oil-free compressor technologies that suit your needs, including rotary screw, scroll, and reciprocating options.

Unlike oil-lubricated compressors, oil-free/oil-less air compressors have no oil present in the compression chamber, eliminating the risk of oil contaminating the compressed air.. Oil-less air compressors go a step further and have no oil anywhere in the package. Each highly engineered product results in pure, highest-quality compressed air.

Choosing an oil-free air compressor over an oil-lubricated air compressor.

Oil-lubricated air compressors use oil in the compression stage for sealing, lubrication and cooling. During operation, lubricating oil can be carried over into the compressed air system. A thorough understanding of compressed air quality and testing standards is therefore indispensable when designing your system to achieve the purity levels your application requires. Which standards you should apply will depend on the specific contaminants you aim to remove and the purification equipment you will rely on to do so.

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) sets these standards and the ISO quality classes of air will help you determine whether or not you need an oil-free compressor. If your air quality requirements and oil carryover concerns dictate oil-free, the investment in an oil-free or oil-less air compressor will deliver the product quality that is demanded and valuable peace-of-mind.

When evaluating oil-free air compressors, you will be presented with options such as single-stage, two-stage, water-injected single-stage, and scroll technology choices. These technologies do overlap in certain horsepower ranges, but typically only two to three will be available for a given horsepower or flow size. Determining the size of oil-free air compressor you need first will help in your decision process.

As always, reach out to your local, authorized Gardner Denver distributor for assistance in evaluating which oil-free or oil-less air compressor is best suited for your specific application.

The oil-free landscape is changing.

More major global manufacturers are now in this segment with traditional technology offerings and new products demonstrating better performance and a host of other key features and benefits. If you are after expense savings and better profitability, you are more likely to achieve these objectives now than in the past given the new oil-free technologies and the products that have accompanied them.

Gardner Denver is committed to quality and innovation and we understand our customers’ needs when it comes to air purity. This is most apparent in the development of our PureAir oil-free air compressor product line, specifically our oil-free air compressor, Ultima.

Our oil-free air compressors help companies across the globe meet and exceed their quality and production goals. Specific oil-free applications include food and beverage, pharmaceutical, electronic, healthcare and power generation to name a few.

Our oil-free compressors are built to last, featuring robust designs and a simple construction, making them easier to maintain. We’ve also made them easy to operate, featuring a variety of control options that put you in charge of your air supply.

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Benefits of Oil-Free Compressors

No matter what the application – Gardner Denver has got the perfect oil-free solution

100% PureAir from Gardner Denver

If 100% clean and oil-free compressed air is a requirement for your industry, you cannot compromise on quality. Our guaranteed 100% oil-free compressors are capable of providing the atmosphere essential for clean air applications.

Highest level of air quality

We set the standards for air purity and are ISO 8573-1 CLASS 0 certified. These compressors deliver 100% pure oil and silicone-free compressed air and improve energy efficiency.

Increased Sustainability

With 100% contaminant-free air, we are confident that your compressed air system will run as clean and efficiently as possible. Gardner Denver embraces sustainable productivity with our commitment to delivering clean air. Elevate efficiency with our oil-free air compressors, minimizing waste by requiring fewer filter elements during maintenance.

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Zero Risk of Contamination

Some processes need clean, dry, oil-free air with no risk for contamination. With an oil-free compressor, you get peace of mind in your system and your business.

Lower Maintenance Cost & Energy Savings

Our innovative solutions deliver market-leading energy efficiency, ensuring low energy costs. Committed to your productivity, we provide extended service intervals for superior reliability. A true oil-free compressor does not have oil in the compression chamber. This minimizes downstream filtration requirements and pressure drops, which directly translates into energy savings and a lower total operating cost of ownership.

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Ultimate Oil-Free Air Compressor

Ultima is a ground-breaking, revolutionary oil-free air compressor. The design of this compressor range from Gardner Denver utilizes low-pressure and high-pressure dry screw airends. Each airend is individually driven by a variable speed, permanent magnet synchronous motor. This offers exceptional levels of efficiency versus traditional oil-free technology.

The unique design of the Ultima Series has allowed us to combine ultimate performance and efficiency. Because the highest cost in the lifecycle of any compressor is the energy to run it, the unique design of Ultima has allowed us to combine the ultimate performance with the ultimate efficiency. Furthermore, the Ultima provides a footprint 37% smaller than a conventional two-stage oil-free air compressor. Also, to ensure optimal performance, the Ultima comes standard with iConn remote data analytics.

Experience Peace Of Mind

Gardner Denver's engineering philosophy ensures long-lasting, reliable equipment. Our simple, but bold warranty programs demonstrate our belief in the quality found in Gardner Denver industrial air compressors. Our standard warranty ensures that you have peace of mind when it comes to your system’s operation. For added protection, take advantage of our 5-year extended air end warranty program. Simply stated, it’s the best in the industry. Upgrade your operations with our reliable solutions. Request a Quote to get a personalized estimate and optimize your compressed air solutions for success.

Delivering the highest quality, oil-free compressed air for all applications 

  • Single-stage, direct-driven compression element maximizes efficiency and minimizes maintenance 
  • High-quality water injection lubricates, cools, and seals the compression process, maximizing efficiency 
  • Variable speed technology available to reduce energy costs 
  • Fully packaged and silenced enclosure reduces noise and simplifies installation 
  • Comprehensive control ensures safe and reliable operation and includes remote communication capability 
  • Connected with iConn smart flow management - Setting Industry 4.0 standards

Gardner Denver - The Compressed Air system provider you can trust

There’s a lot riding on the quality of your air. The presence of particles, condensate, oil and oil vapor in a compressed air system can lead to downtime, product spoilage and recall, damage to your brand reputation, or worse, harmed consumers and product liability.

What makes our oil-free screw compressor range unique?

  • State-of-the-Art Airend
  • Up to 8% higher flow compared to industry standard
  • Up to 7%(Fixed Speed) and 5% (Variable Speed) energy reduction
  • Premium variants with even greater efficiencies 
  • Variable speed models with turndown rates of up to 71%
  • Wide variety of pre-engineered and customized options
  • Further savings with optional heat recovery
  • Free iConn inside
  • PureCare extended warranty

Explore Our Extensive Oil-Free Compressor Selection

Gardner Denver oil-free air compressors cover a wide range of air compressors including ultima, water-injected, two-stage, high-speed centrifugal, and scroll compressors. An oil-free solution for every application.

An Extensive Network

Gardner Denver has an extensive and highly qualified network of air compressor distributors – the world's largest network at your service with a dedicated global team ready to assist you 24-hour service and technical support to address your needs quickly and easily. Count on us for quick and effortless solutions tailored to your needs.
Gardner Denver incorporates energy-saving technologies at every stage of the design, delivering a compressor that works harder and smarter. Discover optimal performance with our range of the best oil-free air compressors.