Choosing the Right Industrial Air Compressor

air-compressor16Compressed air is a great source of power for large equipment in industrial or construction settings. Larger units take in large quantities of air inside the tank, compressing the air down to a high pressure, expelling the air through a pneumatic hose that goes into powering various tools.

Due to the price of an industrial air compressor, it helps to do some research beforehand when it comes to choosing the right unit. There are several keys to keep in mind when choosing the right industrial air compressor, and keeping these things in mind can save you time and money in the long run. Here are some things to keep in mind when it comes to choosing an industrial air compressor unit:

  • PSI Amount
  • CFM (Cubic Feet Per Minute)
  • Addition of a dryer
  • Type of Air Filter
  • Gas or electricity

The amount of PSI being used is very important as you want to ensure all of your tools are powered. Adding a dryer is useful in removing condensates, which is a very important part of air compressor maintenance. Keep in mind of the type of air filter that will be used, as well as whether you would like a gas or electricity powered unit. Air filters are another part of maintenance while the type of power being used for a unit is more of a matter of preference.

For all of your air compressor needs Air Center, Inc. should be able to help.  Air Center stocks many air compressor parts and filters for major manufacturers, designs and installs compressed air systems, and employs technicians who are able to service any compressed air equipment.