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D-030 - probably the quietest, smallest and most lightweight main air compressor for rail traffic

(c) IMechE / David Shirres


With 61 dB (A), 209x108x156 mm (LxWxH) and just 4.4 kg, the oil-free compressor D-030 from Dürr Technik delivers a fabulous 8 l / min at 5 bar. That's not enough for a Vectron (Siemens) or TRAXX (Bombardier) locomotive, but for EMMA.

In order to attract qualified young talent to the railway industry, the Institutional Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) annually organizes a student competition. The University of Applied Sciences Aachen enables its students to participate as a team across all disciplines.

The entry in the competition is called EMMA, an electric locomotive powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. All subsystems of the locomotive are designed, developed and improved by the students. Dürr Technik provided the students with an oil-free compressor unit D-030 from the KK8 series. The supervising professor Dr. Raphael Pfaff is convinced of the unit: "Among other things, noise emissions are assessed within the framework of the Railway Challenge. The used D-030 could be installed without further housing directly in the locomotive EMMA. Also, the compressor could be operated even during the noise evaluation in its normal regime. The noise level was so low that other teams jealously asked if it was actually working."

We are pleased about this feedback and we wish lots of success in the next competition and a good result.

With its wide oil-free compressor portfolio, Dürr Technik offers oil-free and low-noise compressors not only for EMMA but also for "real" locomotives. In addition to auxiliary air compressors, Dürr Technik   produces main air compressors up to 1200 l / min at 9 bar.

Information about the project can be found at
Information about the D-030 can be found here.
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US - Certification as Medical Device IIb for SICOLAB med

With the oil-free SICOLAB med compressor, we offer our customers a first-class, tailor-made product solution for the compressed air supply of sensitive ventilators in doctors' surgeries and hospitals.

The compact and low-noise breathing air compressor for clean compressed air has been officially approved as a certified medical product since May 2019 and, thanks to its effective soundproofing, is a convincing, whisper-quiet product.
The generated quality of compressed air for ventilators has been tested and approved according to the biocompatibility standard ISO/FDIS 18562.

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Award for SICOLAB 062MFA at the EUROLAB fair

From 13th to 15th of March 2019, the EUROLAB fair, a trade fair for analytics, measuring computer and control technology, took place in the beautiful Art and Culture Palace in the middle of Warsaw (Poland).

For Dürr Technik it was the second trade fair participation. Already the first participation last year was very successful.

Especially the networking of science and industry makes the fair interesting for trade visitors. This allowed Dürr Technik to welcome and inform many interested visitors at its stand. The sound-proofed laboratory compressors SICOLAB and SICOLAB mini were particularly well received.

Exhibition highlight was a specially equipped clean room in which selected companies were allowed to present their products after previous application. The presented SICOLAB station was also well received here. So well received that a committee of jurors from professors from universities and research institutions nominated the model for the product award ceremony.

The winners were honored in an exclusive evening event. Prices in different categories, e.g. laboratory equipment, laboratory instruments, most innovative product etc. were awarded. Before deciding, the committee examined all product documentation, such as operating instructions, data sheets, brochures, service instructions. At the trade fair, the product was demonstrated to the committee, the unique selling points presented and all questions answered by the jurors. The survey was very demanding and profound. Even a filter change was performed.

There were three prizes in the laboratory equipment category and we are delighted that our Model SICOLAB 062MFA has been awarded the first prize by the committee.


Mr. Pawel Neuwerth, Sales Manager Poland, Dürr Technik - second from right



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