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Robuschi Wins 2017 Motion Control Industry Award for Energy Efficiency

Vacuum and pressure manufacturer, Gardner Denver, has won the prestigious Environmental and Energy Efficiency award for its ROBOX energy screw compressor, at this year’s Motion Control Industry Awards 2017. Now in its second year, the Awards, held in Birmingham, U.K., are designed to celebrate outstanding achievement and product innovation within the motion control industry.

The Robuschi triple-impact ROBOX compressor is ideal for the energy-intensive wastewater treatment sector, offering energy savings of up to 30 percent. This factor particularly impressed the judges, since the award is given in recognition of a product, system or service making a significant contribution to environmental issues, such as energy savings, emissions control, noise reduction or life-cycle costs.

The team accepted this award as an important milestone in the company's history and its efforts to promote green technologies. Gareth Topping, Gardner Denver Redditch’s vacuum and blowers sales manager explained, “At Gardner Denver, we are continually developing new technologies and the ROBOX energy screw compressor is one of our latest successes. We are therefore delighted that the product has been awarded for its environmental and energy-saving credentials. Moreover, we are proud that this award demonstrates our commitment to working with our customers to implement the best energy-saving solutions that deliver low life-cycle costs for their application.”


ROBOX energy screw compressors offer energy savings of up to 30 percent by combining a series of technological advances such as the permanent magnet motor, and the intelligent management of system components.

Wastewater treatment plants are high-energy users. In the U.K. alone, more than 3 percent of the nation’s gross national product is spent on purifying public and industrial wastewater. Vacuum pumps, blowers and compressors are essential for many processes in these plants, and any reduction in their energy consumption can have a significant impact on overall operating costs.

The acclaimed ROBOX energy screw compressor is already well-proven in many such applications, offering energy savings of up to 30 percent. Combining a series of technological advances, such as the permanent magnet motor, helping to reduce costs, with the intelligent management of system components. The Robuschi design team has brought a product to market capable of lowering a site’s cost of ownership, while reducing carbon emissions significantly.

Robuschi’s smart-process control-tool, with HMI interface, optimizes airflow and is essential in achieving the energy savings so important in reducing life-cycle costs. The new machine has a smaller footprint than comparable equipment and can be easily installed in existing compressor rooms, helping to avoid additional capital expenditure.


About the Gardner Denver Industrials Group

Gardner Denver Industrials Group delivers the broadest range of compressors and vacuum products, in a wide array of technologies, to end-user and OEM customers worldwide in the industries it serves. The Group provides reliable and energy-efficient equipment put-to-work in a multitude of manufacturing and process applications. Products ranging from versatile low-to-high-pressure compressors to customized blowers and vacuum pumps, serve industries including general manufacturing, automotive, wastewater treatment, food and beverage, plastics and power generation. The Group’s global offering also includes a comprehensive suite of aftermarket services to complement its products.

Gardner Denver Industrials Group, part of Gardner Denver, Inc., is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Gardner Denver was founded in 1859 and today has approximately 7,000 employees in more than 30 countries. For further information, please visit

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