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Positive displacement blowers (pd blowers)

Discover our oil-free screw and lobe blowers, suited for reliable operation in a wide range of industries.

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A range of positive displacement blowers

We offer you both rotary lobe blowers and rotary screw blowers.

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Complete pd blower packages

Reduce installation cost and time. With our plug & play packages, your units are ready for operation upon arrival.

Reliable blower technology

Reliable operation, even in harsh conditions.

What is a positive displacement blower?

There are two basic types of compression: positive displacement and dynamic compression. Pd blowers or positive displacement blowers draw in a specific volume of air or gas at suction pressure via the inlet into an internal chamber. They transport that volume of air and force it out via the outlet at higher discharge pressure.

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The right pd blower for your site: choosing between screw and lobe technology

In terms of positive displacement technologies, we offer you both screw blowers and lobe blowers. Both blowers are suited for a range of low pressure applications such as aeration and pneumatic conveying applications. Although these two technologies use positive displacement compression, there are some significant differences.

Screw element

When you’re focusing on the operational expenses of your site, oil-free screw blowers are the most suited positive displacement technology for your site. Our ZS oil-free screw blowers are up to 35% more energy-efficient than lobe blowers. 

During the compression process, the volume in the internal chamber is being reduced during that transportation cycle, which results in an internal compression. This results in a thermodynamic process called isentropic compression, which is more energy efficient compared to isochoric compression. On top of that, the oil pump and cooler ensure proper lubrication and cooling of the bearings. This results in minimal mechanical losses, higher efficiency, and superior reliability.

The main operational cost of a blower is its energy consumption. Investing in screw technology results in a payback over a short period of time.


Lobe element

When you’re focusing on the capital expense of your compressed air system, our ZL lobe blower solutions are the right fit for your project. With a lower initial investment cost and its simple design, our ZL lobe blowers offer you reliable operation. Even at high altitudes, extreme temperatures, and in dusty environments.


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