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What is compressed air?

Air compressor is a mechanical device feature a powerful electric motor or engine that forces air into a steel storage tank then releases that air in a powerful stream capable of powering pneumatic tools.

When the air is compressed, its volume decreases whereas the pressure increases. The energy contained in compressed air can be used for a variety of applications such as air in the tires of bike and cars, cleaning the places, painting vehicles, spraying crops & many more, also compressed air used for powerful air tools used in construction sites, automotive industry, garages and other industrial works.

Applications of air compressors

The application of compressed air goes much beyond the factory floor. A variety of industries running day-to-day operations via air-powered tools. From small business to large scale industrial applications, compressed air plays an important role for running a business efficiently & used as a powering equipment by many industries.

Air compressors can be grouped into three different grades.

Consumer-Grade
  • Made for smaller, household air applications
  • Ideal for inflating sporting goods, toys, tires, etc
  • Intended to operate less powerful air tools such as brad guns and staplers
Contractor-Grade
  • Constructed to stand up to the rugged demands of a worksite
  • Intended for professional building applications
  • Designed for portable use, including handheld units or as attachments to wheeled carts or work vehicles
  • Can be utilized for multiple purposes, especially powering nail guns and roadside repair tools
Commercial-Grade Air
  • Built to deliver a steady supply of compressed air all day, every day
  • Feature advanced technology to deliver superior performance
  • Designed for heavy-duty applications including auto-body shops, manufacturing facilities and powering roller coasters and oil-rig machinery

Air compressor for industries:

Compressed air plays a vital role in a lot of industries to operate tools and many other instruments. From small manufacturing workshops to many manufacturing companies consider compressed air is an important need for their production & other essential operations. Based on their design and function air compressors are classified into reciprocating air compressors, screw air compressor, portable air compressor and more.

Food and Beverage

By keeping oil out of the air stream and maintaining high-temperature compression, oil-free air compressors help food and beverage manufacturers minimize microbial content and the risks of food contamination.

Pharmaceutical

By keeping oil out of the air stream, oil-free air compressors help pharmaceutical manufacturers maintain product and air sterility and guard against contamination.

Textiles

Regardless of the size of your textile production facility, Rotary screw air compressors are the best choice for providing compressed air in a wide range of applications, including:

  • Power looms
  • Denim-spinning or medium-size PFY plants
  • Product filling, packaging and bottling
  • Large integrated facilities
  • Texturing units

Automotive

By keeping oil out of the air stream, Oil-free air compressors help prevent the risk of contamination. Regardless of the size of your facility, oil-free air compressors are the best choice for providing contaminant-free compressed air in a wide range of applications, including:

  • Surface preparation
  • Spray painting
  • Paint baths
  • Robotic operations
  • Water-based paints and silicones
  • Collision repair
  • Tire inflation
  • Cutting and welding
  • Product finishing

General Manufacturing

Regardless of what you manufacture or the size of your facility, most industries rely on compressed air systems that meet these requirements that can reduce the cost of equipment ownership and maximize operational efficiency and profitability.

What size air compressor do I need?
Step 1: Check your air tool’s owner’s manual to determine:
  • Its forced air requirement, measured in pounds per square inch (psi)
  • Its volume requirement, measured in cubic feet per minute (cfm)
Step 2: Check the compressor’s owner’s manual for its cfm rating:
  • Most compressors list their cfm as either 90 psi or 120 psi — this should be enough for occasional use or tools that work with frequent air bursts, like nail guns and staple guns
  • Your compressor must deliver no less than the maximum cfm specified by your air tool’s owner’s manual
If your tools require significantly less or more than the displayed psi:
  • Check the compressor manual for a complete list of the cfms the compressor delivers at different psi’s
Increase the cfm requirement when using:
  • Air tools frequently
  • Multiple tools simultaneously
  • “Constant use” tools like random orbit sanders
How to power several different pneumatic tools:
  • Use the tool with the highest forced air requirement (psi)
How to power several different tools simultaneously on the same compressor:
  • Add up the total of each tools’ force air requirement
Example: To run a 4 cfm @ 90 psi air gun AND a 5 cfm @ 90 psi sander, your compressor must produce at least 9 cfm @ 90 psi
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