AIRSTART Engine Solutions


Are you operating diesel or gas fuelled engines in hazardous zones or challenging environments? Air starters are the must-have requirement to ensure a safe workplace and reliable equipment operation. Air start systems unique advantages including total reliability in the most extreme conditions and temperatures, Zone compliance, and ATEX certification. Airstart systems are made locally in Australia and used globally across many market applications. EHL Group are your partner for Starting Systems.

Air starter motors provide a safe and reliable alternative for the starting of diesel & gas engines.

Unlike electric starters which potentially create sparks and require expensive, and sometimes unreliable batteries, air starters are powered by compressed air (pneumatics) – providing a completely safe and reliable energy source while totally eliminating all possibilities of electrical ignition.


What makes an air starter essential?

Whenever a diesel or gas fuelled engine operates in or around hazardous fumes, air starters are the first must-have appointment to ensure a safe workplace. On top of this air start systems offer benefits over other starting options such as total reliability in the most extreme conditions and temperatures.

Air start systems are the first line of protection for your staff and assets in hazardous or challenging areas!

Exploration and production in oil & gas fields, along with drilling and mining sites are standout industries for Austart air starters with less-obvious applications including maritime, road haulage, heavy vehicle and warehousing being just as critical in ensuring safety and efficiency..

Machinery must be safe and reliable. By investing in Austart, you can be satisfied that your new air starters are safe for use in zoned hazardous environments. Unlike inferior options, Austart products are backed up by the internationally regarded ATEX compliance and certification. You’ll also benefit from our patented designs incorporating the fewest moving parts and “friction-free” features – eliminating need of lubrication while providing longevity, reliability and extended service intervals. Fully constructed in high-grade metals, whether operating in sub-zero ice fields of minus 50°C, or searing desert heat of plus 55°C – and anywhere between, Austart starters are totally dependable.

When service parts are required, they’re always available because they are manufactured and warehoused within our region. A complete unit exchange program on the most popular models for the fastest possible service is also offered.

Small capacity engines are regularly overlooked – but shouldn’t be – they’re as equally dangerous in volatile environments without Austart starters. Austart’s knowledge and experience in small or large capacity engines is unparalleled. No engine is too large or too small to have it’s safety and reliability upgraded.

The extensive listing of engines we support with starting equipment is increasing along with our model selection and stocked products for immediate dispatch. Please contact us further information on your engine. If your engine isn’t included, due to decades of starter application experience, we will have a customised starter designed, produced and quickly supplied. Even for those one-off applications.

A non-starting or dangerous engine often equates to enormously expensive downtime. Understanding the urgency, we deliberately maintain high stock levels of common Austart models for immediate dispatch.

An Extensive Selection of Manufacturers and Engine models are supported

By ingenious design, benefits of Austart air starters over electrical starting systems include:

  • Higher cranking torque
  • Extended cranking periods
  • No batteries are required
  • Faster, more reliable starting
  • Prolonged operating life
  • Fewer moving parts
  • Longer service intervals
  • Immunity to dusty environments
  • Immunity to extremely high or low temperatures
  • No need for special tools when servicing

The Austart advantage:

  • Largest product range
  • Professionally trained staff
  • No engine too large or too small
  • Immediate dispatch of popular models and spare parts
  • Compressed air supply may be as low as 30psi
  • Fewest moving parts
  • Full metal construction
  • Specialised coatings used to avoid corrosion
  • Most parts are interchangeable between models
  • Various control options eg. Manual or Solenoid operated
  • Band clamps allow full 360 degree rotation of inlet for simplistic installation
  • 3-stage single turbine design
  • ATEX certification
  • Integrated or remote mount Relay Valve options
  • Patented designs

Every Austart air starter is guaranteed to produce safe, reliable starting with longevity.

Air starters come in many configurations for a variety of applications and fitment objectives.

  • Turbine/Vane motor options
  • Nosecone or overhung pinions
  • Beryllium Copper Bronze (BCB) non sparking pinions available
  • Clockwise/Counter clockwise rotation
  • Pre-engaged or inertia engagement options
  • U shaped models available for limited space applications

Austart Turbine Starters

Austart Vane Starters

Kineteco Spring Starters

Hydraulic Start Systems

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