Regardless of design or application, industrial compressors have always endured demanding operating conditions. Widi provides expertly engineered fluid film and magnetic bearings for compressors used throughout the natural gas extraction, storage and transmission process. Whether onshore, offshore or subsea, our bearings are designed to last.
Compressors perform a wide variety of tasks: compress refrigerant vapour, transport gases across process plants, supply high-pressure air to power air tools, and much more. But regardless of the task, there are Widi bearings that allow you to customize your compressors to specific environments – and thereby improve performance, availability and reliability.
Small in size, scroll compressors represent a small, yet important segment of the overall compressor market. Ideal for use in home refrigerators and HVAC systems, scroll compressors need to deliver reliability and energy efficiency.
Generally used for home and light industrial applications, reciprocating air compressors generate high temperatures common to piston, cylinder and crankshaft operation. Typically, rolling element bearings are used for the main crankshaft. Rolling element bearings or bushings (plain bearings) are used at the connecting rod positions.
Twin screw compressors are popular thanks to their quiet operation and ability to deliver a continuous supply of a compressed medium. Compared to reciprocating piston units, twin screw compressors are more reliable and energy efficient, making them less expensive to operate.
Typically used to chill the water circulating through heat exchangers in large HVAC systems, centrifugal compressor units accelerate a refrigerant medium at high speeds through one or more impellers, converting the kinetic energy into static pressure.