Rotary Screw Basics

There are many types of air compressors.  You need to evaluate your purpose before you decide if a rotary screw air compressor is what you need.  Air compressors are used to power small tools like automotive ratchets and construction nail guns.  Large Air compressors like rotary screw or centrifugal air compressors are used for industrial […]

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Overview of Reciprocating Air Compressors

Air compressors explained quite simply, is a machine that moves the surrounding air into the machine and reduce its volume thereby producing pressure. The air, when released from the chamber, is then emitted forcefully out of the machine serving its main purpose. Some of the major purposes of air compressors would include supplying air for […]

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High Pressure Compressors – What You Need to Know

As compressors proliferate throughout business and consumer use the demand for high pressure compressors has skyrocketed. Pressure is measured in pounds per square inch (psi or psig). The usage of one air compressor will vary according to the amount of pressure it is capable of exerting. The household air compressor that is used to inflate […]

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Dental Air Compressors

Dental air compressor is now used as the primary tool in any dental clinic worldwide! The compressor is the main tool in the dental chair and powers the lift to adjust the height and position of the dental chair. And that’s not all. The tool the dentist uses to “blow” air into your mouth to […]

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Pros and Cons of Gas Air Compressors

Gas air compressor or gasoline powered air compressors are those mentioned that require gasoline in the small generator-like component of the machine. The fuel (in this case gasoline) is burned much like those on car engines and the combustion produces energy which is then converted into mechanical energy that turns the rotors, fans, vanes etc. […]

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5 Easy Tips to Get the Best Price for Your Used Equipment!

With today’s economy, more and more businesses are looking to the used equipment market for their industrial needs.  That air compressor or dryer wants to work, and there is a company out there that wants and needs it.  Your job is to introduce the two of them. Here are some simple ideas to help you […]

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Tips on Choosing a Reciprocating Air Compressor

Reciprocating Air Compressors are commonly known as piston driven compressors. They are generally smaller and portable, a popular style for contractors. Larger units are available for industrial use and are less expensive than rotary screw compressors, but keep in mind they are noisier and vibrate more. How they work The compression element in a reciprocating […]

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Remanufactured Compressors

Like many machines, air compressors too undergo wear and tear. It “ages” and depreciates according to how often it is used and the care and maintenance that it is afforded. But even with the fullest amount of caring, the machine will eventually break down and have its parts broken or malfunction. More often than not, […]

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Buying a Used Air Compressor or the SMART Way

You already know the advantages of buying a used air compressor: you can pick up a great piece of equipment for just a fraction of the cost. But you should also know there are some things to specifically look for and look out for when buying a used air compressor as well. What to Look […]

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