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Airmatic Compressor is the New Jersey Authorized distributor for Atlas Copco, the world’s premier air compressor and vacuum company. We fully support the sales and service of industrial gas and air compressors, compressed air treatment equipment, vacuum pumps, compressor service and parts and piping installation solutions.
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Industrial Air Compressors
Industrial air compressors are safer, more powerful, and more convenient than other energy alternatives, which is why over 70% of all manufacturers rely on some form of an air compressor system. They’re also extremely versatile and can operate at high temperatures, which makes them suitable for a variety of industrial settings and environments.
The following guide explains different types of air compressors, their applications and benefits, and which factors you need to consider before purchasing one.
Types of Air Compressors and Technologies
Air compressor technology has advanced significantly since its earliest iteration, and with each innovation, systems also become more specialized and diverse. Industrial air compressors have a variety of options available when it comes to the design, pressure level, auxiliary features, and functionality, which means they can be adapted to nearly any industrial application.
Today the most common types of industrial air compressors include:
- Oil-Injected Rotary Screw Compressor: This system uses oil to cool and lubricate the moving parts. It also cools the air during compression and minimizes leaks compared to other models.
- Oil-Free RotaryScrew: This type of compressor uses an oil alternative to lubricate and protect the compressors, which include air-cooling, water-cooling, and air-drying systems.
- ScrollCompressor: Specifically designed to compress air in a circular motion, scroll compressors don’t use the traditional piston up-and-down mechanism to operate.
- Rotary Screw Compressor: Rotary screw compressors use screws to compress air.
- Rotary Tooth Compressor: These systems contain two rotors that synchronously move in opposite directions to maximize air compression throughout the chamber.
- Reciprocating Piston Compressor: This model uses pistons and a crankshaft to circulate and compress air.
Industrial Air Compressors Capabilities
Because there are a variety of industrial air compressor models on the market, businesses can find an option that’s uniquely designed to suit their needs. For instance, rotary-tooth and oil-free compressors are popular in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries because they produce exceptionally clean air and limit the risk of cross-contamination. Likewise, scroll compressors are becoming increasingly popular with HVAC systems because they maintain consistent heating and cooling settings throughout large areas.
Some of the industries that rely on air compressors include:
- Food and Beverage
- Metal Fabrication
- Healthcare and Medical
- Oil, Gas, and Other Refineries
- Military and Defense
- Aerospace and Aviation
Industrial Air Compressor Services
When you operate an industrial air compressor, it’s critical to not only conduct routine maintenance checks but also take preventative measures to proactively protect the machine.
Here are just a few ways you stand to benefit by following preventative maintenance protocols:
- Avoid downtime
- Decrease the likelihood of damage and costly repairs
- Lower energy costs
- Increase the machine’s efficiency and performance
- Extend the system’s overall life expectancy
Industrial air compressor systems include multiple components that need to be inspected, including:
- Air compressor
- Vacuum pump
- Gas generator
- Air storage tank
- Other accessories
All these components need to be thoroughly tested and reviewed according to the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule. If you adhere to the prescribed upkeep, you can ensure your system runs smoothly and protects your business’s bottom line.
Choosing an Industrial Air Compressor
There are many factors to consider when choosing the right industrial air compressor. For instance, large-scale industrial projects require air compressors with higher power capabilities than residential air compressors. You can calculate the power requirements by adding the cubic feet per minute (CFM) figures for all your pneumatic tools. Try to include a 25% error margin to determine the most reliable figures. The pound-per-square-inch gauge (PSIG) on your compressor also should not exceed your best tool.
Here are some other factors that can affect which industrial air compressor is right for your needs:
- Fixed Speed vs. Variable Speed
A variable speed industrial air compressor can adjust its motor speed to adhere to different demands. A fixed speed industrial air compressor has two settings: full power and off.
- Dryer Selection
A dryer component can include refrigerated cycling and non-cycling, as well as desiccants that are heated via compression or a blower purge. Heatless models are also available.
- Tank Size
Air tank sizes vary depending on the device’s intended application. For instance, jobs that require short intermittent bursts should use a smaller unit, while projects that run for long periods should use larger tanks.
Industrial Air Compressors at Airmatic Compressors
Airmatic Compressors is a New Jersey-based distributor for Atlas Copco, the world’s leading air compressor and vacuum company. Our dedicated staff offers full repair and maintenance services for industrial air and gas compressors, air treatment equipment, and vacuum pumps, in addition to providing compressor and installation service. Our experienced staff is also an invaluable resource for information about buying a new unit for your business, and we take pride in our company’s dedication to environmental sustainability.
To learn more about industrial air compressors, including eco-friendly options, contact us today.
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