Both oil-free and oil-lubricated compressors are commonly used in the electric vehicle battery manufacturing industry, with producers often making the decision based on their past usage habits. However, choosing between the two compressor types requires taking several important considerations into account as both technologies have their pros and cons.
Battery manufacturers need to think about criteria ranging from initial acquisition costs versus total cost of ownership through maintenance requirements and downstream air network provisions to air contamination risks and environmental impact. An experienced provider of pressure and vacuum solutions for battery factories will guide you through this difficult selection process.
Read our white paper to know more about choosing the optimal compressed air system design so you can make an informed decision when acquiring equipment for your EV battery plant.