What Should You Look For In An Air Compressor Supplier?
A compressed air supplier should do more than just sell you an air compressor. A supplier should provide you with efficient and reliable equipment while also providing you with many options to choose from. The best suppliers also know how to keep your equipment running at peak efficiency.
Even more, suppliers should offer tips and knowledge on integration with other systems and system installation. In addition, suppliers should offer plans for service and maintenance. Below we have a few tips that can help you select the right air compressor supplier. However, if you have any questions after reading this post, we encourage you to contact us.
Your air compressor supplier should offer…
Options, Options, Options
There are many types of compressors out in the compressor world. From scroll to rotary screw, from oil-free to oil-flooded varieties, there are nearly endless possibilities. However, your particular industry and application needs will dictate what compressors are right (and even regulatory sound) for you!
A supplier that provides many options to you is a supplier that is dedicated to meeting your needs. If a supplier only sells a select few compressors, they are either serving a specific niche or they aren’t quite dedicated to meeting your specific needs.
Warranties & Service
The best suppliers will have warranties available for you to purchase or accept. These warranties protect your compressor and even other system parts. Compressor systems are often expensive to fix. So, these warranties could save you a lot of money in the long run.
A supplier that gives you the option for a warranty is one that cares about the longevity of your air compressor and therefore your continued business. Beyond warranties, suppliers should offer service and maintenance plans so that you never have to worry about shutdown from improper maintenance.
Parts and Replacements
A compressed air supplier well versed in the industry knows that it is expected that they have compressed air system parts and replacements available to their customers.
Parts wear out fairly routinely, so being able to replace them quickly is essential. Suppliers should offer you service to replace these for you, or instruct your maintenance team at what intervals to replace parts. Expensive shutdown is your worst nightmare.
Continual Improvements On Efficiency & Reliability
Air compressor suppliers should also focus on increasing the efficiency and reliability of the air compressors that they sell. There are innovations in the compressor market quite consistently, so the best suppliers focus on incorporating these innovations into their products and systems.
Systems, Not Just Compressors
The best air compressor suppliers don’t just offer compressors. They offer systems. Compressed air systems are made up of more than just an air compressor. They can be accompanied by filtration, moisture-controlling, and many other types of equipment.
A great supplier will be aware of this and offer complimentary equipment that improves your air compressor. After all, this added equipment actually improves efficiency and prevents shutdown.
Integration and Installation
Suppliers who offer integration and installation help prove their dedication to ensuring an efficient and successful compressor project.
There are many air compressor suppliers out there. Choosing the right one can make the difference between a system that shuts down frequently and one that runs with efficiency and reliability.
We may be a little biased, but we feel John Henry Foster is the best one in the Midwest! We have expertise in designing complete systems that meet your production needs. Contact us by email or phone to find the right supplier for you!