Compressed Air

If you’re looking for products to compress and move air, cool equipment, grip material or generate nitrogen, JHFOSTER can help. We carry products from leading brands that will boost equipment uptime and availability, lower cycle times and even improve quality. Whether you’re molding, casting, drying, packaging or something else, we can help with equipment that increases your capabilities and lowers your costs.


Compressed air is a vital resource in many manufacturing and packaging operations, but it’s also expensive to produce. Selecting the right kind of compressor is key to achieving the efficient and reliable performance your factory needs. We carry oil-free, oil-less, and oil-lubricated compressors from 1/2 to 500hp, for every industrial and commercial application.

  • Climate controlled Air Compressors
  • Oil-Free & Oil-less – low maintenance with clean or very clean air. Good for applications where product contamination is a concern such as in food and beverage production and chemical processing.
  • Oil Lubricated – the “standard” industrial air compressor, these provide long life with good reliability. Fixed speed and VFD-equipped models are available.
  • Medical & Vacuum packages – NFPA 99 compliant for high levels of safety and cleanliness

Contact us to discuss your compressor needs.

Air Dryers

Water in air lines will cause a host of problems. A trap, drain, or separator will help, but the best solution is to remove moisture with an air dryer. We offer a wide range of dryers with various moisture-extraction technologies. Whatever your compressed air application, we can help you ensure it stays dry.


A blower moves a high volume of air at low pressure. Unlike fans, which are intended for open areas that offer minimal resistance, blowers push air through enclosed regions, like HVAC ducting, where there’s more resistance. The range of blowers we carry includes both positive displacement and regenerative types.

Fluid Cooling Systems

If you have a process where build up of heat is a problem – molding, casting, extrusion, welding and many chemical or food processes all suffer from this – a fluid cooling system can bring it under control.

Incorporating a fluid cooling system into your equipment will reduce variability, improve product quality and allow shorter processing or cycle times. Our cooling systems include dry coolers, evaporative coolers, and chillers.

Nitrogen Generation

A nitrogen atmosphere prevents oxidation. This prolongs the life of perishable products and can help ensure surfaces stay clean. Applications for nitrogen are found in manufacturing, food processing and packaging, laboratories and pharmaceuticals.

Tanker delivery and on-site storage is one approach to obtaining nitrogen but many businesses prefer the flexibility of generating their own inert gas. We carry membrane and PSA nitrogen generators from leading manufacturers.

Piping Systems

The quality and integrity of your air distribution network determines the performance of end-use tools and equipment and how efficiently your compressors operate. We carry an extensive range of piping along with all the fittings and accessories you will need for safe and reliable system operation. We also offer system design and installation services and can advise on the pros and cons of aluminum, copper, black iron or galvanized piping for compressed air systems.

Schedule 80 PVC piping is also available for vacuum and cooling systems.

Vacuum Pumps and Accessories

Many factories use vacuum or suction grippers for part or material handling. These need vacuum pumps and suction cups, along with appropriate piping. In material handling applications the choice of suction cup material can determine the overall reliability and effectiveness of the system. An unwise choice can lead to repeated downtime and product loss!

Vacuum pumps use compressed air to generate the vacuum. JHFOSTER carries vacuum systems and components from leading vendors and can advise on the right products for your application. We also carry air amplifiers for situations where increased airflow is needed, such as for spot cooling or ensuring even heat distribution. In such applications an air amplifier is considerably more cost-effective than using jets of compressed air.

Air System Accessories

Heat exchangers, filters, silencers, flowmeters and oil/water separators all help ensure the reliability of your compressed air system and the quality of the air delivered to the points of use. JHFOSTER carries all these accessories and more from well-known brands and manufacturers such as Quincy, Stoddard and American Industrial Heat Transfer.

Most Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

JHFOSTER specializes in engineering new designs and retrofitting existing compressed air systems. Our focus is on increasing your productivity and efficiency. In addition, we are here to help answer every question you may have on your journey towards productivity with our team of specialists ready to help you achieve your goals.

We are a complete compressed air system service provider. We are ready to service, maintain and source most brands and types of compressed air equipment. In fact, our team of specialists provide new system designs and retrofit existing systems. Check out this article to see the difference we have made for other companies!

We understand making your business more efficient seems like an overwhelming process. You likely don’t know where to begin. This is why JHFOSTER is ready to take the pressure off your shoulders by providing a full audit of you compressed air system. Our team of specialists are ready to analyze every piece of your system and see where improvements can be made. We will then take care of installing all new equipment necessary to get your business on its way towards productivity and innovation.

We offer a Preventive Service Package. For reference you can view our PDF on this, or for more details call us at 855.688.0065.

To find out if you are staying under warranty, find out details on our parts program and preventative service program. For more more details, call us at 855.688.0065.

Here is a maintenance checklist for your maintenance crew to follow, but your best practice is to follow your equipment’s manual. For more resources at your fingertips, we offer a preventive service program. For more details or answers to your questions, please call us at 855.688.0065.

JHFOSTER has 24-hour Emergency Service in order to minimize unexpected and costly downtime. We dispatch highly trained technicians 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays for air compressor repair. The 24-hour emergency service can be reached at 855.688.0065.

JHFOSTER has several compressors and dryers ready for rent. JHFOSTER has electric vacuum pumps and industrial air compressor rentals to provide temporary air while your industrial compressed air systems are being serviced.

An air system assessment is perfect for customers who have their own technicians on staff who would value an evaluation and air compressor equipment assessment. This verifies equipment is working properly. Even more, JHFOSTER suggests minor adjustments and provides system recommendations for system efficiency. We work with all industries and brands of compressors. Furthermore, we work in the greater five-state area including Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Iowa. For more details call us at 855.688.0065.

Ramsey County provides a list of recycling locations for your air compressors.

We offer training events to provide your maintenance crew with the some of the skills our service team uses to maintain your system. For more details please call us at 855.688.0065.

We have technicians that are ASSE 6040 certified. Call us at 855.688.0065 for more details on how JHFOSTER could help you.

We understand making your business more efficient seems like a difficult process. You likely don’t know where to begin. This is why JHFOSTER is ready to take the pressure off your shoulders. We give full audits of your compressed air system. Our team of specialists are ready to analyze every piece of your system and see where improvements can be made. We will then take care of installing all new equipment needed to get your business on its way towards productivity and innovation.

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When it comes to choosing compressed air system components, vacuum systems, cooling systems or nitrogen generators there’s a lot to consider. We can help you understand your options and select the best products for your needs. Call 855.688.0065 to speak with a product specialist or Contact Us.

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