How To Choose an Air Compressor

How To Choose an Air Compressor

How To Choose an Air Compressor Your air compressor is a source of power. Choose an air compressor can leave you feeling lost if you don't know what to look for. Whether you're a weekend hobbyist ...

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How To Choose an Air Compressor

Your air compressor is a source of power. Choose an air compressor can leave you feeling lost if you don’t know what to look for. Whether you’re a weekend hobbyist or a business owner, you need the right size of air compressor to power your air tools properly and efficiently. You need to know some right knowledge. Here’s how to do it.

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Analyze the compressed air volume requirements for your pneumatic tools.

In particular, consider all tools’ pressure and determine your compressor maximum pressure according to the highest pressure the heavy-duty tool needs. One important thing you should keep in mind is that cfm and psig ratings determine a compressor’s efficiency. So it’s common that when sizing and selecting a compressor, the horsepower is usually ignored.

Think about the noise level.

Some air compressors run with the least noise almost at the quiet level while some make much noise. You may just use the compressor to power machinery or to power pneumatic tools or merely inflate a tire and do air brushing. You will need a tank to store compressed air as you don’t want to run the air compressor each time you do the job even though the compressor makes minimal noise.

Take energy consumption into consideration.

There are two common different kinds of air compressor: reciprocating piston and rotary screw. Reciprocating piston air compressor has a cylinder or more than one. Piston air compressors usually cost less. You don’t have to make big initial investment. Reciprocating air compressors are often used to generate higher flow and pressure. Screw air compressors cost more than piston compressors with the same compressed air output and pressure. They are much efficiency and consume less power when operates continuously.

Consider the ownership cost.

Air compressors need to do maintenance. Oil-lubricated compressors need to be changing lubricant. Air filter need to be changed after some rated hours running. You should also check the pipeline to ensure the compressed air can run without leak. The circuit wire should also be examined.

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