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Air Technology Group Products History - ICED : Hitachi America, Ltd.

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Air Technology Group Products History

Hitachi Air Technology Group Products History

For over 100 years, Hitachi has been providing a wide range of innovative, technologically superior and value oriented air technology products to global customers. Go through the Hitachi Air Technology Group products history below to learn about key milestones in the development of Hitachi air technology products:

1911 -

Hitachi manufactures the first air compressor in Japan.

1940 -

Hitachi manufactures first small Bebicon air compressor.

1954 -

Hitachi manufactures first Oil-Free reciprocating air compressor.

1967 -

Hitachi starts development of the 1st oil free rotary screw air compressors.

1969 -

Hitachi develops the 1st vortex blower.

1980 -

Hitachi starts development of the two-stage 75 and 100 kW DSP Series oil free rotary screw air compressors.

1981 -

Hitachi produces the high capacity Vortex Blower E-Series portfolio.

1982 -

Hitachi develops the world's smallest oil-free kW air compressor. The 37-55 kW single stage air compressor wins the JSME technology advancement award.

1984 -

Hitachi starts development of the 15-22 kW single stage air compressor, making it the world's smallest oil-free kW air compressor.

1985 -

Hitachi manufactures the world's 1st scroll air compressor (lubricated).

1986 -

Hitachi starts development of the air cooled 15-22 kW single stage air compressor, making it the world's smallest air cooled oil-free kW air compressor.

1992 -

Hitachi produces the high pressure Vortex Blower G-Series portfolio.

1993 -

Hitachi starts development of the 22-37 kW two stage air compressor, making it the world's smallest two stage oil-free kW air compressor.

1995 -

Hitachi produces the oil-less scroll to succeed the lubricated scroll air compressor.

1999 -

Hitachi introduces the new generation of oil free DSP air compressors with new air end design.

2000 -

Hitachi introduces 37-55 kW single stage variable speed drive oil free rotary screw air compressor, with integrated Hitachi inverter.

2001 -

Hitachi develops the oil-less scroll air compressor package, Scroll Bebicon.

2004 -

Hitachi debuts the 1 Hp oil-less scroll air compressor.

2006 -

To date, Hitachi has manufactured over 15,000 oil free rotary screw air compressors and 13,000 scroll air compressors.

2007 -

Hitachi introduces the Air Technology Group in US market.