At this year’s ComVac, at the Hannover Messe, compressed air specialist BOGE made a compelling impression right across the board.
The company exhibited numerous new developments for energy-efficient and intelligent compressed air systems. The new BOGE High Speed Turbo technology (HST) was an absolute highlight, drawing visitors from all over the world to the BOGE trade fair stand.
BOGE also demonstrated how the latest control and monitoring systems can integrate the entire compressed air supply system into the production process, to make it fit for Industry 4.0.
BOGE managing director Thorsten Meier was delighted with the outcome of the trade fair and said: "We are more than happy with the results of the fair.
"We succeeded in surprising and captivating the industry and trade visitors with our unique High Speed Turbo technology."
With the new High Speed Turbo compressor, BOGE’s compressed air experts have radically reduced the number of components and applied a particularly intelligent design principle, resulting in fundamental improvements with regard to weight, size, noise emissions and efficiency.
30% savings in the overall costs incurred throughout the lifecycle of the machine can be made, in comparison with traditional oil-free compressed air technology.
Managing director Thorsten Meier said: "This is like a quantum leap and signifies a paradigm shift within the sector.
"Working in an interdisciplinary team, we have developed a highly efficient machine. We are particularly proud of the fact that everything, including motors, frequency converters, controls and even the software, are made by BOGE."
BOGE is the only compressor manufacturer to offer this type of High Speed Turbo technology, which has already been in successful operation for thousands of operating hours. Since the technology is oil-free, it is particularly popular within the food, pharmaceutical, chemical and electrical engineering sectors.
"With this development, we are setting new standards in the sector", Meier added.
Thanks to 3D Oculus Rift glasses, visitors to the trade fair stand were also able to see the new HST compressors from the inside and experience the advantages of the new technology during a ‘visual rollercoaster ride’ through the machine.
Live demonstrations also gave visitors the chance to discover for themselves the extremely low-vibration and quiet running of the compressors: Depending on the size of compressor, the sound pressure level is as low as 63dB(A) to 69dB(A).
BOGE and Industry 4.0 – compressed air systems of the future
BOGE’s presentation at the Hannover Messe trade fair was characteristic of Industry 4.0 in every way.
In addition to its HST compressors, the company presented numerous other new developments for energy-efficient and intelligent compressed air generation to its interested audience of professionals: from piston and screw compressors, the next-generation of BOGE’s dependable S series, through to nitrogen and oxygen generators and the new BOGE scroll compressors for the oil-free sector.
The latest generation of control and monitoring systems from BOGE ensure that the entire compressed air supply system can be integrated into an intelligent, adaptive overall system (‘smart factory’).
This means that the required quantity and quality of compressed air is generated automatically in tune with the current situation and taking efficiency aspects into account. And since even the servicing in this system makes reference to the condition monitoring, this results in maximum availability and the lowest possible lifecycle costs.
BOGE airbike: speedster that rides like the wind
The compressor manufacturer’s trainees also made a dramatic appearance at the HMI, presenting one of the first compressed-air powered bicycles in the world: the BOGE airbike.
The young professionals equipped the bike completely under their own steam, from the initial design through to final assembly, which made them a real attraction at the Hannover Messe.
Image: The new High Speed Turbo compressors (HST) were demonstrated at the BOGE trade fair stand. Photo: courtesy of BOGE.