Norwalk Compressor Company had been located in South Norwalk, CT since 1864, in 2005 moved its operations Stratford, CT, USA, where it continues as an O.E.M., designing and manufacturing multistage, reciprocating, piston compressors. Norwalk Compressor any has made many significant contributions to the advancement of compressor technology, including the patent for the world's first multi stage compressor in 1880, and earned a worldwide reputation for long term reliability and efficiency.
All of this experience is utilized in the Slimline series compressor, which is a versatile low speed, heavy duty unit designed and built to suit a wide variety of demanding applications.
The Slimline is a single throw, straight line configured compressor with a variety of available stroke lengths, an extensive range of frame ratings up to 500 HP (370 kW), several distance piece options and cylinder groups with up to 5 stages of compression.
Every Slimline compressor includes the following Standard Features:
- Designed for Continuous Service with Minimum Maintenance
- Standard V-Belt Drive - Gear or Direct Drive Optional
- Standard Splash Lubricated Frame and Running Gear - Force Feed Optional n Crosshead with Adjustable Shoes
- Single Throw Design Requires Only One Distance Piece Assembly - Installed at the Frame (Low Pressure) End of the Cylinder Group with Standard Cylinder Packing and Oil Scraper Rings - which Minimizes Components and Reduces Maintenance
- Piston and Packing Ring Materials are Designed for Each Application
- Water Cooled Cylinders - Available in Lubricated or Non-Lubricated Configurations
- Available for Customer Packaging or Fully Factory Packaged
Slimline compressors have been used to compress a wide range of gases (both chemically inert and active) to pressures as high as 25,000 PSIG (1,755 kg/cm2) for oil lubricated configurations and 5,000 PSIG (350 kg/cm2) for non-lubricated configurations.
Slimline compressors can be designed and engineered to suit the most rigorous specifications, and numerous packaging options are offered.