"How its Made" Shows us the Making of a Supercharger

Posted by: Jesse Kleib on 11/16/2021

For those who don’t know exactly how forced induction works, essentially, the air is sucked in, compressed, and pushed out the other side. The more of this compressed air that can occupy the same space will help an engine to make more power. Too much pressure, though, could cause some serious mechanical failures. The reward is definitely there if someone knows what they’re doing, though.

Things get a little bit more complicated when deciding what kind of forced induction to go with. Either turbochargers or superchargers are going to get relatively the same job done but in different ways. This time, we take a look at one variation of supercharger known as a “roots style” supercharger.

With any supercharger, it’s rare that we actually get to look inside and, furthermore, see how they’re made. With a job like this, exact precision needs to be used in order to make sure that the end product is not only reliable but also consistent. If some of these measurements are just a little bit off, there’s a chance that the end result could be catastrophic for the engine that’ll be paired with the supercharger.

By following along with the video below, we get to head inside of the process to see how it all comes together. This is definitely something that forms on the tail end of lots of research and development. Being able to see the refined process might look like something simple. However, lots of resources and manpower have been invested overtime to make everything just right. We’re sure that the development will only continue as well.

After checking this one out, we think that a lot of people will be able to gather an all-new appreciation for the way that these types of blowers come together when they see them at work.