Tamturbo history

Tamturbo was established in 2010 around the founding idea that the world needs a more environmentally friendly alternative to producing compressed air – we cannot continue wasting our most valuable resources, energy and environment. Our unique technological advances combined with innovative engineering work have brought to life a range of oil-free air compressors that exceeds old industrial air compressor technologies both in terms of performance and with significantly lower life cycle costs.

Strong roots in Finland – Global operations, customers & partners

Since the sixties, Tampere region in Finland has been the birthplace of several air compressor innovations – many of which involved Kimmo Laine, the grand old man of air compressor technology and co-founder of Tamturbo. Together with Jaakko Säiläkivi, a world-renowned guru in high-speed technology, they shared a vision of an oil-free future. For that they founded Tamturbo in 2010. From there on Tamturbo has expanded its presence globally through growing amount of industry leading customers together with well-known distributors and partners.

Active Magnetic Bearings (AMB) – history and innovations

The concept of Active Magnetic Bearings (AMB) was developed in the 1930’s. The first commercial applications were launched in 1976. Nowadays you can find this technology in Maglev (magnetic levitation) trains, submarines, space shuttles and hundreds of thousands other applications. In this simple technology, controlling plays a crucial role. Tamturbo’s know-how enables using it as a core element of Tamturbo® Touch-Free™ Technology.

Today the Tamturbo high-speed turbo compressors produce fully oil-free compressed air for customers worldwide. With active magnetic bearings, the rotating parts levitate in magnetic field, and therefore there are no moving parts to wear, no oil to change, or components to replace. This means a lifetime of consistent efficiency that extends throughout the wide capacity turndown range and zero oil contamination risk.