Rotary screw air compressors to 30 hp

Small screw compressor with impressive performance

Kaeser rotary screw compressors with V-belt drive provide outstanding efficiency and reliability. They feature the energy-saving SIGMA profile rotor and a SIGMA CONTROL 2 (or, optionally, SIGMA CONTROL BASIC) controller. You can choose from four series with these technical parameters:

  • 3 to 30 hp
  • Pressure: 125, 160, or 217 psig
  • Flow rate: 9 – 143 cfm

All series are available as standard models but also with

  • Integrated refrigerated dryer for high compressed air quality and/or
  • Speed-controlled motor for a large flow rate control range. (SM, SK and AS series)

We will gladly help you determine which model is the perfect solution for you.

Your advantages

  • Highly-efficient power transmission:
    The quality drive belt with automatic tensioning device ensures consistent transmission efficiency and excellent drive system reliability over the entire service life.
  • Easy maintenance:
    The housing is easily opened. All components are logically arranged and easy to access. Maintenance is quick and simple.
  • Exceptionally quiet:
    The soundproofed housing reduces operational noise to a minimum. Normal conversation can take place right next to the compressor.
* The refrigerated dryer series contains fluorinated greenhouse gases. The refrigerants in all models will be switched from R-134a (GWP 1430) to R-513A (GWP 631) in 2019. We are gladly available to answer your questions about the progress of this switch.
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Our rotary screw compressors (belt drive) in detail

Series comparison
Standard Drive Power range hp Flow rate cfm Pressure psig
SX Multi-ribbed belt 3 - 7.5 9 – 28 125/160/217
SM Multi-ribbed belt 7.5 - 15 19 - 57 125/160/217
SK Multi-ribbed belt 15 – 20 46 - 88 125/160/217
AS Multi- ribbed belt 20 – 30 64 – 141 125/160/217

Find the right rotary screw compressor

Save money and reduce energy costs by selecting a compressor with just the right amount of power to suit your needs. Ask us – we're happy to help you select the right unit.

SX Series Rotary Screw Compressors – Equipment

Complete unit

SX rotary screw compressor – open
  • Ready-to-run
  • Fully automatic
  • Super soundproofing
  • Vibration dampening
  • Powder-coated panels
  • For ambient temperatures up to +115°F
  • Easy access to all service points

Airend

  • Single stage with cooling fluid injection for optimal rotor cooling
  • Genuine KAESER rotary screw airend with energy-saving SIGMA profile
  • Multi-ribbed, single belt drive

Drive

Maintenance-free elastic belt

Cooling fluid and air circuit

  • Dual flow fan and separate air flow channels for motor cooling, the fluid/compressed air cooler, the control cabinet and interior of the machine
  • Dry air filter
  • Pneumatic inlet and venting valves
  • Cooling fluid separator tank with triple separation system
  • Safety relief valve
  • Minimum pressure check valve
  • Thermostatic valve and fluid filter in coolant circuit
  • Fluid / compressed air combination cooler
  • All fully piped
  • Flexible couplings

Heat recovery (HR) (Option)

Optionally available with integrated heat recovery system (stainless steel plate-type heat exchanger)

Integrated refrigerated dryer (T-models)

  • CFC-free
  • R-513A refrigerant
  • Fully insulated
  • Hermetically sealed refrigerant circuit
  • Refrigerant compressor with energy-saving, cycling shut-down feature
  • Hot gas bypass control
  • Zero loss electronic condensate drain (ECO-DRAIN)
  • Linked to operational status of the compressor when inactive
  • Continuous operation can be selected on site

Electric motor

  • Premium efficiency IE3
  • Totally enclosed fan-cooled motor (TEFC)
  • Class F insulation for greater power reserve

Electrical components

  • Control cabinet to IP 54
  • Control transformer
  • Siemens frequency converter (SFC models)
  • Automatic wye-delta starter
  • Overload relays
  • Control cabinet ventilation

SIGMA CONTROL 2

SIGMA CONTROL 2 compressor controller
  • "Traffic-light" LED indicators show operational status at a glance
  • Plain text display
  • 30 selectable languages
  • Soft-touch keys with icons
  • Fully automated monitoring and control
  • Dual, Quadro, Vario, Dynamic, and Continuous control included as standard
  • Interfaces: Ethernet
  • Additional optional communications modules for: Profibus DP, Modbus, Profinet, DeviceNet, and EtherNet/IP
  • SD card slot for data-logging and updates
  • RFID reader
  • Web server
SM Series Rotary Screw Compressors – Equipment

Complete unit

SM rotary screw compressor – open
  • Ready-to-run
  • Fully automatic
  • Super soundproofing
  • Vibration dampening
  • Powder-coated panels
  • For ambient temperatures up to +115 °F
  • Easy access to all service points

Airend

  • Single stage with cooling fluid injection for optimal rotor cooling
  • Genuine KAESER screw compressor airend with SIGMA Profile
  • Multi-ribbed, single belt drive

Drive

V-belt drive with automatic belt tensioning

Cooling fluid and air circuit

  • Dual flow fan and separate air flow channels for motor cooling, the fluid/compressed air cooler, control cabinet, the control cabinet and interior of the machine
  • Dry air filter
  • Pneumatic inlet and venting valves
  • Cooling fluid separator tank with triple separation system
  • Safety relief valve
  • Minimum pressure check valve
  • Thermostatic valve and fluid filter in coolant circuit
  • Fluid / compressed air combination cooler
  • All fully piped
  • Flexible couplings

Heat recovery (HR) (Option)

Optionally available with integrated heat recovery system (stainless steel plate-type heat exchanger)

Integrated refrigerated dryer (T-models)

  • CFC-free
  • R-513A refrigerant
  • Fully insulated
  • Hermetically sealed refrigerant circuit
  • Refrigerant compressor with energy-saving, cycling shut-down feature
  • Hot gas bypass control
  • Zero loss electronic condensate drain (ECO-DRAIN)
  • Linked to operational status of the compressor when inactive
  • Continuous operation can be selected on site

Electric motor

  • Super Premium Efficiency IE4 (SM 7.5 — IE3)
  • Totally enclosed fan-cooled motor (TEFC)
  • Class F insulation for greater power reserve

Electrical components

  • Control cabinet IP 54
  • Control transformer
  • Siemens frequency converter (SFC models)
  • Automatic wye-delta starter
  • Overload relays
  • Control cabinet ventilation

SIGMA CONTROL 2

SIGMA CONTROL 2 compressor controller
  • "Traffic-light" LED indicators show operational status at a glance
  • Plain text display
  • 30 selectable languages
  • Soft-touch keys with icons
  • Fully automated monitoring and control
  • Dual, Quadro, Vario, Dynamic, and Continuous control included as standard
  • Interfaces: Ethernet
  • Additional optional communications modules for: Profibus DP, Modbus, Profinet, DeviceNet and EtherNet/IP
  • SD card slot for data-logging and updates
  • RFID reader
  • Web server
SK Series Rotary Screw Compressors – Equipment

Complete unit

AIRCENTER SK – removable enclosure cover
  • Ready-to-run
  • Fully automatic
  • Super soundproofing
  • Vibration dampening
  • Powder-coated panels
  • For ambient temperatures up to +115°F
  • Easy access to all service points

Airend

  • Single stage with cooling fluid injection for optimal rotor cooling
  • Genuine KAESER rotary screw airend with SIGMA Profile
  • Multi-ribbed, single belt drive

Drive

V-belt drive with automatic belt tensioning

Cooling fluid and air circuit

  • Dual flow fan and separate air flow channels for motor cooling, the fluid/compressed air cooler, the control cabinet and interior of the machine
  • Dry air filter
  • Pneumatic inlet and venting valves
  • Cooling fluid separator tank with triple separation system
  • Safety relief valve
  • Minimum pressure check valve
  • Thermostatic valve and fluid filter in coolant circuit
  • Fluid / compressed air combination cooler
  • All fully piped
  • Flexible couplings

Heat recovery (HR) (Option)

Optionally available with integrated heat recovery system (stainless steel plate-type heat exchanger)

Integrated refrigerated dryer (T-models)

  • CFC-free
  • R-513A refrigerant
  • Fully insulated
  • Hermetically sealed refrigerant circuit
  • Refrigerant compressor with energy-saving, cycling shut-down feature
  • Zero loss electronic condensate drain (ECO-DRAIN)
  • Linked to operational status of the compressor when inactive
  • Continuous operation can be selected on site

Electric motor

  • Premium Efficiency IE3
  • Totally enclosed fan-cooled motor (TEFC)
  • Class F insulation for greater power reserve

Electrical components

  • Control cabinet IP 54
  • Control transformer
  • Siemens frequency converter (SFC models)
  • Automatic wye-delta starter
  • Overload relays
  • Control cabinet ventilation

SIGMA CONTROL 2

SIGMA CONTROL 2 compressor controller
  • "Traffic-light" LED indicators show operational status at a glance
  • Plain text display
  • 30 selectable languages
  • Soft-touch keys with icons
  • Fully automated monitoring and control
  • Dual, Quadro, Vario, Dynamic, and Continuous control included as standard
  • Interfaces: Ethernet
  • Additional optional communications modules for: Profibus DP, Modbus, Profinet, DeviceNet, and EtherNet/IP
  • SD card slot for data-logging and updates
  • RFID reader
  • Web server
AS Series Rotary Screw Compressors – Equipment

Complete unit

ASK rotary screw compressor
  • Ready-to-run
  • Fully automatic
  • Super soundproofing
  • Vibration dampening
  • Powder-coated panels
  • For ambient temperatures up to +115 °F
  • Easy access to all service points

Airend

  • Single stage with cooling fluid injection for optimal rotor cooling
  • Genuine Kaeser rotary screw airend with SIGMA Profile
  • Multi-ribbed, single belt drive

Drive

V-belt drive with automatic belt tensioning

Cooling fluid and air circuit

  • Dual flow fan and separate air flow channels for motor cooling, the fluid/compressed air cooler, the control cabinet and interior of the machine
  • Dry air filter
  • Pneumatic inlet and venting valves
  • Cooling fluid reservoir with three-stage separator system
  • Safety relief valve
  • Minimum pressure/check valve
  • Thermostatic valve and micro-filter in coolant circuit
  • Fluid/compressed air combination cooler
  • All fully piped
  • Flexible couplings

Heat recovery (HR)

Optionally available with integrated heat recovery system (plate-type heat exchanger)

Integrated refrigerated dryers (T-models)

  • CFC-free
  • R-513A refrigerant
  • Fully insulated
  • Hermetically sealed refrigerant circuit
  • Rotary refrigerant compressor with energy-saving, cycling shut-down feature
  • Hot gas bypass control
  • Zero loss electronic condensate drain (ECO-DRAIN)
  • Linked to operational status of the compressor when inactive
  • Continuous operation can be selected onsite

Electric motor

  • Premium efficiency IE3
  • Totally enclosed fan-cooled motor (TEFC)
  • Class F insulation for greater power reserve

Electrical components

  • Control cabinet IP 54
  • Control transformer
  • Siemens frequency converter (SFC models)
  • Automatic wye-delta starter
  • Overload relays
  • Control cabinet ventilation

SIGMA CONTROL 2

SIGMA CONTROL 2 compressor controller
  • "Traffic-light" LED indicators show operational status at a glance
  • Plain text display
  • 30 selectable languages
  • Soft-touch keys with icons
  • Fully automated monitoring and control
  • Dual, Quadro, Vario, Dynamic, and Continuous control included as standard
  • Interfaces: Ethernet
  • Additional optional communications modules for: Profibus DP, Modbus, Profinet,DeviceNet, and EtherNet/IP
  • SD card slot for data-logging and updates
  • RFID reader
  • Web server
Technical specifications SX

Standard version

ModelSX 3 SX 4 SX 5
Working pressure psi 125 160 125 160 217 125 160 217
Flow rate Complete system at working pressure acfm 12 9 16 13 9 21 17 13
Max. positive pressure psi 125 160 125 160 217 125 160 217
Nominal motor output hp 3 4 5
Dimensions W x D x H in 23 x 25 x 38 23 x 25 x 38 23 x 25 x 38
Compressed air connection¾ NPT ¾ NPT ¾ NPT
Sound pressure level dB(A) 61 62 63
Weight lb 309 309 320

ModelSX 7.5
Working pressure psi 125 160 217
Flow rate Complete system at working pressure acfm 28 24 19
Max. positive pressure psi 125 160 217
Nominal motor output hp 7.5
Dimensions W x D x H in 23 x 25 x 38
Compressed air connection¾ NPT
Sound pressure level dB(A) 66
Weight lb 342

T version

ModelSX 3 T SX 4 T SX 5 T
Working pressure psi 125 160 125 160 217 125 160 217
Flow rate Complete system at working pressure acfm 12 9 16 13 9 21 17 13
Max. positive pressure psi 125 160 125 160 217 125 160 217
Nominal motor output hp 3 4 5
Refrigerated dryerABT 4 ABT 4 ABT 8
Dimensions W x D x H in 23 x 36 x 38 23 x 36 x 38 23 x 36 x 38
Compressed air connection¾ NPT ¾ NPT ¾ NPT
Sound pressure level dB(A) 61 62 63
Weight lb 408 408 419

ModelSX 7.5 T
Working pressure psi 125 160 217
Flow rate Complete system at working pressure acfm 28 24 19
Max. positive pressure psi 125 160 217
Nominal motor output hp 7.5
Refrigerated dryerABT 8
Dimensions W x D x H in 23 x 36 x 38
Compressed air connection¾ NPT
Sound pressure level dB(A) 66
Weight lb 441

Add-on refrigerated dryer

ModelABT 4 ABT 8
Power consumption0.3 0.5
Pressure dew point °F 37 37
RefrigerantR 513A R 513A
Global warming potential 631 631
Refrigerant volume lb 0.38 0.44
Refrigerant mass as CO2 equivalent t 0.1 0.1
hermetic refrigeration circuit

Technical specifications SM

Standard version

ModelSM 7.5 SM 10 SM 15
Working pressure psi 125 160 217 125 160 217 125 160 217
Flow rate Complete system at working pressure acfm 32 26 19 46 37 28 55 46 36
Max. positive pressure psi 125 160 217 125 160 217 125 160 217
Nominal motor output hp 7.5 10 15
Dimensions W x D x H in 25 x 31 x 43 25 x 31 x 43 25 x 31 x 43
Compressed air connection¾ NPT ¾ NPT ¾ NPT
Sound pressure level dB(A) 65 67 68
Weight lb 485 529 529

T version

ModelSM 7.5 T SM 10 T SM 15 T
Working pressure psi 125 160 217 125 160 217 125 160 217
Flow rate Complete system at working pressure acfm 32 26 19 46 37 28 55 46 36
Max. positive pressure psi 125 160 217 125 160 217 125 160 217
Nominal motor output hp 7.5 10 15
Refrigerated dryerABT 15 ABT 15 ABT 15
Dimensions W x D x H in 25 x 43 x 43 25 x 43 x 43 25 x 43 x 43
Compressed air connection¾ NPT ¾ NPT ¾ NPT
Sound pressure level dB(A) 65 67 68
Weight lb 650 694 694

Add-on refrigerated dryer

ModelABT 15
Power consumption0.5
Pressure dew point °F 37
RefrigerantR 513A
Global warming potential 631
Refrigerant volume lb 0.77
Refrigerant mass as CO2 equivalent t 0.2
hermetic refrigeration circuit

Technical specifications SFC

SFC version

ModelSFC 8
Working pressure psi 125 160 217
Flow rate Complete system at working pressure acfm 12 - 48 12 - 41 13 - 31
Max. positive pressure psi 125 160 217
Nominal motor output hp 10
Dimensions W x D x H in 25 x 31 x 43
Compressed air connection¾ NPT
Sound pressure level dB(A) 68
Weight lb 551

T-SFC version

ModelSFC 8 T
Working pressure psi 125 160 217
Flow rate Complete system at working pressure acfm 12 - 48 12 - 41 13 - 31
Max. positive pressure psi 125 160 217
Nominal motor output hp 10
Refrigerated dryerABT 15
Dimensions W x D x H in 25 x 43 x 43
Compressed air connection¾ NPT
Sound pressure level dB(A) 68
Weight lb 717

Add-on refrigerated dryer

ModelABT 15
Power consumption0.5
Pressure dew point °F 37
RefrigerantR 513A
Global warming potential 631
Refrigerant volume lb 0.77
Refrigerant mass as CO2 equivalent t 0.2
hermetic refrigeration circuit

Technical specifications SK

Standard version

ModelSK 15 SK 20
Working pressure psi 125 160 217 125 160 217
Flow rate Complete system at working pressure acfm 71 59 46 88 77 63
Max. positive pressure psi 125 160 217 125 160 217
Nominal motor output hp 15 20
Dimensions W x D x H in 30 x 35 x 50 30 x 35 x 50
Compressed air connection1 NPT 1 NPT
Sound pressure level dB(A) 67 68
Weight lb 686 703

T version

ModelSK 15 T SK 20T
Working pressure psi 125 160 217 125 160 217
Flow rate Complete system at working pressure acfm 71 59 46 88 77 63
Max. positive pressure psi 125 160 217 125 160 217
Nominal motor output hp 15 20
Refrigerated dryerABT 25 ABT 25
Dimensions W x D x H in 30 x 49 x 50 30 x 49 x 50
Compressed air connection1 NPT 1 NPT
Sound pressure level dB(A) 67 68
Weight lb 851 869

Add-on refrigerated dryer

ModelABT 25
Power consumption0.6
Pressure dew point °F 37
RefrigerantR 513A
Global warming potential 631
Refrigerant volume lb 1.37
Refrigerant mass as CO2 equivalent t 0.4
hermetic refrigeration circuit

Technical specifications SFC

SFC version

ModelSFC 11 SFC 15
Working pressure psi 125 160 217 125 160 217
Flow rate Complete system at working pressure acfm 22 - 72 22 - 62 19 - 48 28 - 95 29 - 83 28 - 68
Max. positive pressure psi 125 160 217 125 160 217
Nominal motor output hp 15 20
Dimensions W x D x H in 30 x 35 x 50 30 x 35 x 50
Compressed air connection1 NPT 1 NPT
Sound pressure level dB(A) 68 69
Weight lb 723 741

T-SFC version

ModelSFC 11 T SFC 15 T
Working pressure psi 125 160 217 125 160 217
Flow rate Complete system at working pressure acfm 22 - 72 22 - 62 19 - 48 28 - 95 29 - 83 28 - 68
Max. positive pressure psi 125 160 217 125 160 217
Nominal motor output hp 15 20
Refrigerated dryerABT 25 ABT 25
Dimensions W x D x H in 30 x 49 x 50 30 x 49 x 50
Compressed air connection1 NPT 1 NPT
Sound pressure level dB(A) 68 69
Weight lb 888 906

Add-on refrigerated dryer

ModelABT 25
Power consumption0.6
Pressure dew point °F 37
RefrigerantR 513A
Global warming potential 631
Refrigerant volume lb 1.37
Refrigerant mass as CO2 equivalent t 0.4
hermetic refrigeration circuit

Technical specifications AS

Standard version

ModelAS 20 AS 25 AS 30
Working pressure psi 125 160 217 125 160 217 125 160 217
Flow rate Complete system at working pressure acfm 99 85 64 120 102 85 141 122 100
Max. positive pressure psi 125 160 217 125 160 217 125 160 217
Nominal motor output hp 20 25 30
Dimensions W x D x H in 32 x 44 x 60 32 x 44 x 60 32 x 44 x 60
Compressed air connection1¼ NPT 1¼ NPT 1¼ NPT
Sound pressure level dB(A) 67 69 71
Weight lb 1,069 1,113 1,157

T version

ModelAS 20 T AS 25 T AS 30 T
Working pressure psi 125 160 217 125 160 217 125 160 217
Flow rate Complete system at working pressure acfm 99 85 64 120 102 85 141 122 100
Max. positive pressure psi 125 160 217 125 160 217 125 160 217
Nominal motor output hp 20 25 30
Refrigerated dryerABT 40 ABT 40 ABT 40
Dimensions W x D x H in 32 x 58 x 60 32 x 58 x 60 32 x 58 x 60
Compressed air connection1¼ NPT 1¼ NPT 1¼ NPT
Sound pressure level dB(A) 67 69 71
Weight lb 1,279 1,323 1,367

Add-on refrigerated dryer

ModelABT 40
Power consumption0.9
Pressure dew point °F 37
RefrigerantR 513A
Global warming potential 631
Refrigerant volume lb 1.26
Refrigerant mass as CO2 equivalent t 0.4
hermetic refrigeration circuit -

Technical specifications SFC

SFC version

ModelSFC 18S SFC 22S
Working pressure psi 125 160 217 125 160 217
Flow rate Complete system at working pressure acfm 33 - 119 27 - 105 29 - 85 33 - 141 27 - 125 29 - 103
Max. positive pressure psi 125 160 217 125 160 217
Nominal motor output hp 25 30
Dimensions W x D x H in 32 x 44 x 60 32 x 44 x 60
Compressed air connection1¼ NPT 1¼ NPT
Sound pressure level dB(A) 70 72
Weight lb 1,168 1,213

T-SFC version

ModelSFC 18S T SFC 22S T
Working pressure psi 125 160 217 125 160 217
Flow rate Complete system at working pressure acfm 33 - 119 27 - 105 29 - 85 33 - 141 27 - 125 29 - 103
Max. positive pressure psi 125 160 217 125 160 217
Nominal motor output hp 25 30
Refrigerated dryerABT 40 ABT 40
Dimensions W x D x H in 32 x 58 x 60 32 x 58 x 60
Compressed air connection1¼ NPT 1¼ NPT
Sound pressure level dB(A) 70 72
Weight lb 1,378 1,422

Add-on refrigerated dryer

ModelABT 40
Power consumption0.9
Pressure dew point °F 37
RefrigerantR 513A
Global warming potential 631
Refrigerant volume lb 1.26
Refrigerant mass as CO2 equivalent t 0.4
hermetic refrigeration circuit -