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Reciprocating air compressor vs rotary screw air compressor

For a number of businesses, compressed air is an essential for day to day operations. However, knowing which air compressor is right for your needs can be difficult as there are so many different options to choose from. When looking for an air compressor, you will probably hear of both Reciprocating air compressors and rotary […]

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Advantages and disadvantages of a rotary screw air compressor 

It can be difficult to find the right air compressor for your application so understanding the advantages and disadvantages of the different types helps to find the correct air compressor. Rotary screw air compressors, or Screw compressors, are a common type of air compressor so let’s have a look at the pros and cons of […]

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How does a rotary screw air compressor work? 

Rotary screw compressors are one of the most popular types of air compressor in industrial applications where larger volumes of compressed air are required. These compressors supply production processes in industry, trade and workshop applications to provide a reliable supply of high quality compressed air.  What is a rotary screw air compressor?  Traditionally, air compressors […]

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A guide to choosing the best oil free air compressor

Oil free air compressors, or oilless air compressors, are now widely used in factories, workshops and industrial applications. These compressors are used when the risk of oil contamination from an oil lubricated air compressor can be dangerous or where a certain level of air quality is required.  Choosing the right oil free air compressor for […]

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A guide to oil free air compressor maintenance 

One of the biggest advantages of choosing an oil free air compressor over an oil lubricated compressor is the minimal maintenance required. The permanently lubed pump cylinder does not require further lubrication so regular oil changes are not required in the same way as oil injected air compressors.  However, while oil free air compressors require […]

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Oil free air compressors: Pros and Cons

There are many different types of air compressors available and choosing the right one will depend on your needs and the application of the air compressor.  For some applications of air compressors, purity of air is essential. As a result, oil free air compressors have been developed to meet quality standards and ensure safe manufacturing […]

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Air compressor buyer’s guide: Oil vs oil free air compressors 

When choosing an air compressor for any purpose, knowing which type of compressor to buy for any application can be difficult. Two of the most popular types of air compressors are oil lubricated and oil free compressors.  Although both types of air compressor both perform the same function (compressing air) they’re very different in the […]

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How do oil free air compressors work?

Air compressors are crucial for the operation of factories, workshops and other industrial applications. They’re used to power equipment and provide a more compact, lightweight source of power than centralised power sources.  However, compressed air is only as good as its purity. When the process is exposed to oil, it becomes more difficult to keep […]

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Types of Air Compressors: From Reciprocating to Rotary Screw Compressors

As air compressors can be used as a power source for electric tools on construction sites, they are a vital appliance on any site. Compressed air is used because it provides a reliable and efficient high output, which can be used to power a range of air-operated tools required on construction sites. There are lots […]

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How to Reduce Your Air Compressor Maintenance Costs

A crucial part of working with air compressors is maintaining them to operate as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Doing so can help to prevent break-downs, minimise employee downtime, manage the equipment’s environmental impact and crucially, reduce your air compressor costs. With this in mind, having your air compressor equipment inspected, serviced and repaired when […]

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