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Given their different capabilities, these types of air compressors all find different primary applications across many industries.

Oil-Injected Rotary Screw Compressors

These are excellent general-purpose air compressors, used in virtually all kinds of general manufacturing.

Oil-Free Rotary Screw Compressors

This type of compressor shares many strengths with their oil-injected counterparts, but they are specifically used in situations where air must remain pure, including pharmaceutical, chemical processing, food and beverage, and medical applications.

Oil-Free Rotary Tooth Compressors

Oil-free rotary tooth compressors are desirable in industries that prioritize ultra-clean, efficient air production. Examples include the semiconductor and electronics industries, along with biopharmaceuticals, clean packaging, and other medical-related applications.

Scroll Compressors

These find use in both residential and industrial applications, offering energy-efficient, oil-free compression for laboratories and clean rooms alongside more general-purpose HVAC systems.

Reciprocating Piston Compressors

Reciprocating piston compressors are especially popular in the automotive industry for car and truck manufacturing and repair. They are also common in a variety of other light-medium duty manufacturing settings.

Download the “Choosing the Right Air Compressor” eBook to familiarize yourself with the differences between the various types of air compressors so that you can identify the best fit for your application. In this guide, we outline the primary options for air compressors to help you make the right decision.

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