Air Squared is committed to advancing scroll technology with continued innovation in the field. This timeline showcases some of the advancements that highlight not only our company’s history but also the development of scroll technology over the past 20 years.
Robert Shaffer founds Air Squared, Inc. in Cincinnati, OH, with the goal of developing and licensing scroll technology in various market areas.
Air Squared releases its first scroll design – a compact oil-free compressor for a portable oxygen concentrator.
Air Squared is awarded its first patent for an improved tip seal design in an oil-free scroll compressor, beginning a culture of innovation that leads to over twenty scroll technology-related design patents by 2020.
Robert Shaffer and Mike Mansdorfer found Air Squared Manufacturing, Inc. in Broomfield, CO with the goal of mass-producing unique oil-free scroll compressor and vacuum pump designs for OEMs.
Air Squared successfully demonstrates the world’s smallest scroll refrigeration compressor.
Air Squared begins manufacturing an oil-free scroll compressor design for the potable water system onboard the Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger airliner.
Air Squared designs the first scroll device capable of simultaneous pressure and vacuum using a single fixed and orbiting scroll.
Air Squared successfully demonstrates pressure capability over 14 barg for the US Army – the highest pressure ever achieved by an oil-free scroll compressor.
Air Squared develops a 12,000 RPM co-rotating scroll vacuum pump, paving the way for Spinning Scroll TechnologyTM.
Air Squared successfully demonstrates the world’s smallest oil-free scroll compressor.
Air Squared successfully demonstrates vacuum capability below 5 mTorr for the Department of Homeland Security – the deepest vacuum ever achieved by a scroll vacuum pump without using a backing pump.
Air Squared implements a new quality management system and receives ISO 9001:2008 certification.
Air Squared expands production facility and commits to machining all scroll hardware, across all product lines, exclusively in-house.
Air Squared successfully demonstrates the world’s largest single-stage scroll device.
Air Squared develops the first small-scale positive displacement cryogenic pump, paving the way for CryoScroll TechnologyTM.
Air Squared relocates production facility in Broomfield, CO, doubling assembly and machining square footage.
Air Squared Group, Inc. is founded with the goal of improving synergy between design engineering and manufacturing, allowing for more competitive products that can be delivered faster and cheaper.
Air Squared implements an environmental management system and receives ISO 14001:2015 certification.
A compact scroll compressor developed by Air Squared operates perfectly on the surface of Mars, helping convert carbon dioxide into oxygen as part of the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment onboard the Perseverance rover.