of an upgrading and expansion plan, Brazil-based Buddemeyer S.A. has installed an Atlas Copco ZR
315 VSD FF oil-free compressor to supply air to each of its 70 looms. The family-owned company
manufactures 300 metric tons monthly of cotton products including bedspreads, bathmats, robes and
The new compressor, which has been installed alongside another compressor supplied by
Sweden-based Atlas Copco, delivers 855 liters of air per second, is powered by a 315-kiloWatt motor
operating at 50 hertz, and works at up to 7.5 bar.
Buddemeyer expects to conduct its expansion — which will include replacing all of its looms
with new machines — over the next three years.
December 18, 2007