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Up to 20 bar in a single stage
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22:1 pressure ratio
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Conical Rotary Compressor Technology

Pressure of up to 20 bar in a single stage

Vert compressors are powered by our unique, patented Conical Rotary Compression (CRC) technology.   Similar to traditional twin screw devices, the Vert CRC technology uses a pair of rotors to generate pressure. Vert’s novel step is to place one rotor inside the other, instead of side by side. As the air travels along the rotors, the volume of the chamber reduces, increasing the pressure. The air is then ejected at the discharge end of the device at a higher pressure.  The technology displays low noise and vibration characteristics and is capable of continuous operation.

  • Compact form factor capable of up to 20:1 pressure ratio in a single stage
  • Lightweight architecture and manufacture results in a portable system
  • Double the efficiency of an equivalent scroll compressor
  • Significantly quieter than a piston compressor
  • Oil cooled system means 100% duty cycle
  • Double the single stage pressure capability of a twin screw
Watch video: the Vert A100 powering a CMM machine

EU patents 3108142, 3005308; US patents 9776739, 9959684

Products

Vert Rotors - Nautilus A100 Air Compressor
Designed with the user in mind
  • 7 - 10 bar(g) / 100-145 psi(g)
  • 96 lpm at 7 bar(g)
  • 100% duty cycle for continuous operation
Quietly keeping your world working
  • 10 bar(g)
  • 150 lpm
  • 100% duty cycle for continuous operation
Vert Rotors - Storm A100 Air Compressor

Bespoke integrations

Compact, quiet air compressor technology to integrate into your solution

The Vert engineering team partner with some of the worlds biggest companies to integrate the unique Vert Conical Rotary Compressor  (CRC) technology into specific applications.  

Case studies

CMM Machine

CMM machine

The need for clean, vibration-free compressed air

High-precision coordinate-measuring machines (CMM) need clean compressed air, Class 4 purity or better, preferably Class 1. Contamination of air with particles may lead to failure of air bearings in the probe head, lowered precision, expensive repair, and delay the manufacturing process.

Typically, the factory does not guarantee high air purity. Building airlines with filters and dryers may be very expensive. In this case choosing a point-of-use air compressor may be a simpler and cheaper alternative. The piston compressor is not advisable due to the high level of vibrations, which is bad for CMM precision. A rotary compressor, with a Class 1 filter is a preferred solution because it helps to prevent expensive repair and down-time.

Sterile environments
Enabling 3D printing in quiet, urban facilities

High-value metal 3D printers are often used in engineering design houses, hospitals, laboratories, etc. Such facilities may not have a central supply of compressed air, or 3-phase power. For 3D printers, which require compressed air, a point-of-use air compressor is a preferred option. Such compressor should be very quiet, run from 1-phase mains power, and provide Class 1 air quality, to protect the 3D printer from contamination.

While piston compressors may look like a cheaper option, they produce significant vibration and high level of noise, which means that under the H&S law they may only be used for a short time. “Quiet” compressors typically operate at 50% duty cycle, such as 15 min on / 15 min off, and therefore may interrupt the work of the 3D printer.

An innovative compressor design to improve infrared imaging performance
Significantly improve quality and resolution of infrared imaging in satellites

As an example application of their highly efficient, unique and versatile conical rotary compressor design, Edinburgh-based Vert Rotors received Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) funding to develop a prototype system that could significantly improve the quality and resolution of infrared imaging in small surveillance satellites.

In small imaging systems vibration isn’t desirable, but it is an inherent feature of current, state-of-the-art cryocoolers based on piston compressors. Vert Rotor’s miniature low-vibration cooling system design is based on their conical rotary compressor technology developed to cool infrared image sensors on small satellites with very little vibration, thus eliminating this problem.

Vert Rotors has already started another project to upgrade their rotary cryocooling system for space simulation testing. In the future this could offer a step-change innovation for a future British space-surveillance capability.

News

Vert to reveal its latest product at Major International Conference in London

Vert will unveil its new A150 compressor which features the pioneering Vert Conical Rotary Compressor technology at a major industry conference next week in London. The A150 – based on the patented Vert Conical Rotary Compressor (CRC) technology – will...

Major New Board Appointment Boosts Vert Rotors

Vert is delighted to announce that award-winning entrepreneur Brian Williamson has joined its Board of Directors. Brian has joined as Investor Director looking after the interests of Equity Gap, the syndicate of Scottish business investors headed by chairman Jock Millican....

Vert Rotors Appoints New Chief Executive

Scottish engineering pioneer Vert Rotors has announced the appointment of a new chief executive as the company enters a commercially-focused phase to bring its patented technology to the market.   Manufacturing veteran Phil Harris has joined Edinburgh-based Vert from Clear...

Awards

Made in Scotland Awards
Business Insider, AFRC
Made in Scotland Awards
Made in Scotland Award
Venture-backed MTA Trophy 2017 Scotland
British Venture Capital Association

Careers at Vert

A career at Vert is a rare opportunity to join a team of technology pioneers, develop game-changing innovation and make a global impact with your work.

Work at Vert is very challenging yet very rewarding. That’s why we only hire only the brightest and most passionate engineers in the country.