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ELGi Launches the EQ Series of Oil-Lubricated Direct-Drive Air Compressors in Europe

The EQ ‘Elgi Quest’ Series to deliver reliability and performance gains to the 11–22 kW segment

Waterloo, Belgium, 30 November 2023: ELGi Compressors Europe, a subsidiary of ELGi Equipments Limited, one of the world’s leading air compressor manufacturers, has introduced the EQ Series, a new range of oil-lubricated, direct-drive, screw air compressors. The EQ Series is designed to provide superior performance and reliability to small and medium-sized operations that traditionally use small belt-driven air compressors.

In line with ELGi's customer-centric approach, the EQ ‘ELGi Quest’ Series, is built for customers requiring reliable compressed air at improved flows at the right value. The EQ Series oil-lubricated, gear-driven screw air compressor is available from 11 to 22 kW at fixed and variable speeds.

The new EQ Series of Oil-Lubricated Direct-Drive Screw Compressors:

Manufactured at the ELGi Air Center and designed as an oil-lubricated direct-drive compressor available in multiple capacities from 11-22kW

- Fixed or variable-speed drive available for all units in the series

- Equipped with a reliable ELGi IE3 motor

- Available in 7, 8, 9.5, and 12.5 bar pressure variants

- Design temperature of 50 degrees Celsius, ensuring superior cooling and reliability

- Pre-filters at all air inlets

- Long service interval of 4000 hours (intake filter, oil, oil filter, air/oil separator element)

Best in class warranty: six years on airend, five years on other main components, three years on VFD, and one year on rubber and electrical parts

David De Pril, Director of Product Management, ELGi Europe said, “The new EQ Series is the answer for those operators looking to benefit from the reliability of existing screw air compressors, combined with the option of a variable speed drive. Together with our existing oil-lubricated V-belt-driven screw air compressors, our EN Series (2.2–15 kW), and our direct-driven EG Series (11-250kW), we can offer various solutions to our customer’s needs.”

ELGi also offers best-in-class warranty for this segment, providing small and medium-sized operators with peace of mind.

“With the new EQ Series, ELGi is addressing a market segment, often overlooked by many manufacturers, for providing the innovation of a larger direct-drive air compressor but for the 11-22kW segment – delivering significant reliability gains versus existing belt-driven technology”, continued De Pril.

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About ELGi

ELGi Compressors is a global air compressor manufacturer with operations in nearly all European countries with a broad line of innovative and technologically superior compressed air systems. ELGi has consistently worked towards ensuring that its customers achieve their productivity goals while keeping the cost of ownership low. ELGi offers a complete range of compressed air solutions from oil-lubricated and oil-free rotary screw compressors, and oil-lubricated reciprocating compressors, to dryers, filters, and downstream accessories. The company’s portfolio of over 400 products has found wide applications across industries. For further information on the organisation and its products, please visit


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