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Piston and cylinder configurations
At BAUER KOMPRESSOREN, three basic cylinder configurations have proved suitable both in theory and in practice.
b) star type
W-shape piston configurations are used mainly for smaller high-pressure compressors which need to be compact, lightweight and portable. They are readily accessed from all sides, which is an advantage when it comes to servicing. These compressor series, designated Vertikus 5, are used mainly in diving equipment but also in industrial plants.
Star- and T-type piston configurations are used in larger compressors both in the breathing-air and the industrial sector. The T-type configuration is used primarily in the industrial sector. Balancing of masses is excellent. First-order forces are thoroughly balanced. Each of the designs guarantees smooth, vibration-free running.
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