Category: Air Compressor

Decoding Air Compressor CFM Calculations

CFM - cubic feet per minute

An air compressor serves as the heart of most industrial facilities as it converts electricity into pressurized air that powers the pneumatic tools and equipment used for production. For this reason, it’s essential to understand the key specifications when selecting or operating an air compressor and one of the most misunderstood performance indicators is the […]

Pneumatic Systems: A Perfect Fit for Industrial Applications 

Pneumatic System Components

Pneumatic, or compressed air-driven, systems have been used to achieve mechanical motion in industrial machinery for over 100 years and, in more recent times, pneumatic systems have advanced, expanding the range of pneumatic applications to include robotics, automated industrial equipment, processes and motion control in a variety of industries. The popularity of pneumatics stems from […]

Long Live Your Air Compressor

A compressed air system is integrated to support a business efficiently.

Air compressors serve as the heart of the compressed air system in many industrial facilities where they likely power everything from air-operated tools to valves to automated equipment. While proper preventive maintenance can go a long way toward keeping the heart of your operation beating for years to come, air compressors will eventually need repair […]

Troubleshooting 7 Common Causes of Piston Air Compressor Failure  

Compressed air is often dubbed as the “4th utility” in industrial facilities because it powers essential tools, machines and processes; however, heavy use of air compressors subjects them to wear and tear that will more than likely result in operational issues and potential failure at some point during the lifetime of the asset. The expense […]

Compressor Controls Increase Efficiency and Cut Costs 

compressor controls

Industrial facility owners must balance skyrocketing energy costs, aggressive sustainability goals and stiffening environmental regulations with cost reductions and increased demand for productivity. And, it is likely that the vast majority of these industrial facilities employ an air compression system to power equipment and processes. While air compressors do provide a convenient and clean supply […]

Top 5 Considerations for Proper Compressed Air System Installation 

Compressed air and automation piping system

A well-designed compressed air system will provide many years of reliable service…as long as it has been installed in accordance with industry best practices. To ensure smooth, trouble-free operation for years to come, be sure to pay as much attention to the details of how the system is installed as you did to selecting a […]

5 Misconceptions About Oil-Free Air Compressors

Oil-free air compressors are growing in popularity. In industries such as pharmaceutical, food, medical device, and electronics manufacturing, they have become a staple. Other industries employ them in an effort to avoid oil vapors that can damage sensitive production equipment or because oil-free compressors are reputed to reduce maintenance needs. While they do offer the […]

Strategies for Running an Efficient Compressed Air System 

Repairmen working on compressed air system

In industrial facilities, compressed air is a widely used resource because it’s a safe and readily available form of power for operating machine tools, material handling equipment and other pneumatic powered machinery. However, if not properly designed, operated and maintained, it can be a major facility expense as it requires 8 hp of electricity to […]

The Importance of Medical Compressed Air During the Pandemic 

Medical compressed air has always played an important role in hospitals, intensive care units and emergency rooms where respiratory air is supplied to patients via machine ventilation and other equipment; however, the worldwide health crisis of COVID-19 intensified the need for high-quality, high-purity medical compressed air that was clean and free of humidity, oil, dust […]

What are the Advantages of Oil-Free Air Compressors?

Oil-Free Air Compressors either have no mechanical contact inside the compression chamber or use alternate materials to protect the mechanism without lubrication.  Many Oil-Free Air Compressors use materials such as water or a Teflon coating to keep the mechanism running smoothly. Some Oil-Free Air Compressors do contain oil. Oil will not be in contact with the compression chamber. […]