Optimisation of Basler AG
with a Becker Side Channel Blower
Case study:

With more than three decades of experience our partner, Basler, creates vision solutions that make life easier, processes smoother and applications more efficient. Manufacturing specialised industrial cameras, a need for quality, precision and durability was highlighted from the outset. It was important for Becker to listen to the key pain-points faced by Basler and recommend a timely solution to keep operations smooth, whilst also recommending suggestions to improve overall plant performance in the long-term.


About Basler AG

Basler AG is an experienced expert in computer vision.


The company offers a broad, coordinated product portfolio of image-processing hardware and software. It also works with customers to solve their vision application issues and develops customized products and solutions.


With a focus on customer benefits, Basler AG has taken on a leading role in the fields of factory automation, medicine, transport, traffic, logistics and retail. They currently employ approximately 1,000 people at its headquarters in Ahrensburg, Germany as well as at other locations covering Europe, Asia and North America. Just like Becker, they operate on a global scale, but understand the importance of local-solutions and service excellence.


Decisive factors for Basler’s impressive 30-year success story are the courage to take risks, the willingness to see constant change as normal, and the passion to drive customer-oriented innovation.


Company details

Basler AG




“The new side channel blower was delivered just a few weeks after placing the order, and it has been an excellent investment. It is quieter than our old blower and easy to install, requiring minimal adjustments to the machine. We are extremely satisfied with the outcome.”

Felix Rogalski, Basler AG

Specialist Production




Basler AG had been using an old 17-year-old Becker side channel blower in its washing systems for stencils, applied in
the production of industrial cameras. This blower drove two rotors that used warm, compressed air to dry the stencils after cleaning.


A malfunction in the washing system occurred when the compressor’s frequency converter failed. The search for
spare parts showed that the costs were higher for the supplier itself than for Becker (manufacturer). Furthermore, failure of the full machine would mean that the stencils would have to be cleaned by hand – which would not have been acceptable to achieve the high standard required by Basler.

The Becker solution

After the prompt installation of the optimised Becker side channel blower, the machine was running smoothly again within a very short time. The new blower showed improved performance and was quieter in operation compared to the old blower from 2005. This helped to increase the efficiency of the stencil washer.




  • 20% more volume flow with Becker SV201/1
  • Quiet operation
  • Low service effort
  • Improved ergonomic situation for production operators
  • Energy-optimized system operation, savings >50%



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“Working closely with Marc Oliver Hempel, Sales Manager North, made the entire
process smooth and efficient.”

Felix Rogalski, Basler AG

Specialist Production