I know what your thinking, you just purchased a new compressor and your asking yourself; “what am I going to do with this old air compressor?” No worries, you have a few great options; If your old air compressor still has some life and you have room, keep it as a back up compressor. Back up air compressors are UNDER RATED. If your new compressor sneezes; the back up compressor is there to keep your plant running. If your new compressor
Two of the most popular air compressor configurations are the piston type or reciprocating and rotary screw compressors. There are a few factors that set the two apart based on the way in which they have been set up and the method employed to compress air. Let us start with piston or reciprocating air compressors. These are easily the most commonly used air compressors across the world. They run on the same mechanical principle as the combustion engine. A crank
The most common questions we have with air lines and storage air tanks. Customer; I don’t have enough pressure in the far end of my warehouse and I need a new compressor! Answer: That may not be the case, what size air lines do you have? Are the air lines looped? Customer; I don’t need a tank, I use my air lines for storage Answer; Tanks are used to help the energy efficiency of the compressor, air lines are used to
If Air Compressors could talk, what would they would say…. Would it be; We receive calls from customers replacing their air compressor that is 20-30 years old, in some cases their father purchased the compressor when they first started the business and it finally failed or needs parts that are obsolete. So they’re ready to purchase a new machine. When we hear these stories, we know the owners maintained the compressor and changed the oil and filters on a regular basis.
10+ years ago hospitals, laboratories and other fabricators with critical air uses purchased oilless piston compressors. Piston compressors were loud, created vibration and didn’t last long, even with proper maintenance. Once these oilless scroll compressor were introduced, they became a natural replacement for loud piston compressors. Advantages with Oilless Scroll Compressors The biggest advantage using a oilless scroll compressors over a piston compressor would be the duty cycle and the noise level. Oilless Scroll Compressors are rated for 100% duty
A number of advances have been made in the field of technology, over a long period of time. However, the technology that is used in the railroad industry specifically with regard to on board locomotives, have changed very little. Take the air brakes for example – these have remained virtually unaltered. In the locomotive industry though steam technology would still work, the kind of efficiency and power that technology today demands would be impossible to achieve. Another loophole in the