Higher energy efficiency through reduced pressure drop

Running costs, service life and process reliability are high priorities for manufacturers and operators of compressors. At the 2013 Hanover trade fair MANN+HUMMEL will present the StarBox2 air/oil separator which reduces pressure drop by up to 15% and thereby increases energy efficiency.


Ludwigsburg, 8 April 2013 – at the Comvac trade fair in Hanover, MANN+HUMMEL, development partner and series supplier to the international automotive and mechanical engineering industries, will present the second generation of StarBox, the Starbox2. The air/oil separator is used in OEM applications and the aftermarket for mobile and stationary compressors to remove oil from the compressed air. In comparison to conventional air/oil separators, the pressure drop with the StarBox2 has been reduced by up to 15%, thereby increasing energy efficiency. Operators of compressors using Starbox2 can save up to 400 euros for energy costs over the lifetime of the element. The residual oil content remains low at under 3 mg/m3. This has been achieved by an improved internal design and a modified design of the connection. On request, MANN+HUMMEL offers customers the possibility of customised designs.
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Press picture: MANN+HUMMEL Starbox2
Press contact: Sabine Wagner
Tel.: +49 (0) 6232 53-8151
Email: sabine.wagner@mann-hummel.com

The MANN+HUMMEL Group is a leading global expert for filtration solutions and development partner and original equipment supplier to the international automotive and mechanical engineering industries. Employing 14,750 people at more than 50 locations worldwide, the company achieved turnover of approx. 2.6 billion euros in 2012. The group's product portfolio includes air filter systems, intake manifold systems, liquid filter systems, cabin filters and cylinder head covers made of plastic with many integrated functions for the automotive industry, as well as filter elements for vehicle servicing. For general engineering, process engineering and industrial applications the company's product range includes industrial filters and membrane filters for water filtration and filter systems. Further information about MANN+HUMMEL can be found under www.mann-hummel.com.