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Do I need a filter on my air compressor?

Air filtration is vital to any compressed air system to ensure a consistent supply of clean air free from particles and contaminants. However, you’ll need to ensure that you install the correct type of air filter for your compressor and its usage.  In this blog, we’ll cover everything you need to know about air compressor […]

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What is an air dryer?

Air dryers are essential for many industries and compressed air uses. Dryers remove moisture from compressed air, preventing a build-up of condensation and subsequent damage to your machine.  If you’re thinking about investing in an air dryer for your compressor, it’s essential you understand what this machine is and how it works. We’ll cover everything […]

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What Is A Piston Compressor? 

A piston, or reciprocating, compressor is one of the oldest and most common types of industrial air compressors. It’s a type of positive displacement compressor. It draws air into a chamber where the air is internally compressed until the desired pressure is reached.  In this blog, we’ll cover everything you need to know about piston […]

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How to make an air compressor quiet: 11 tips

Industrial air compressors can be incredibly noisy, especially for people working close to them. A loud compressor is not only uncomfortable to work around, but prolonged exposure to high noise levels can harm hearing.  The good news is that there are several ways that you can reduce the sound of your compressor. Air Supply’s compressor […]

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5 Questions You Might Have About Air Compressor Tanks

An air compressor tank or receiver is an essential component of any compressed air system. They’re used to store compressed air, which can be used during peak demand.  However, although air compressor tanks are vital, not everyone knows how they work and what they do. That’s why we’ve compiled this blog with the answers to […]

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How to increase air compressor CFM

If you have a low-pressure compressor or a compressor with a small tank, you might find that your machine isn’t producing enough airflow (CFM) for your needs. You might be wondering what steps you can take to increase your compressor’s CFM. The bad news is that you can’t increase your compressor’s CFM output beyond its […]

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How to adjust an air compressor pressure switch: a step-by-step guide

Setting the correct pressure for your air compressor can help improve your machine’s efficiency and performance and ensure that any pneumatic tools you use are adequately powered. However, it’s essential that you have a thorough understanding of the correct cut-in and cut-out pressure before you start making adjustments.  In this guide, we’ll cover everything you […]

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What are air compressors used for in construction?

Air compressors are an essential component on many construction sites. They’re commonly used to power pneumatic tools and construction equipment. Compressors provide a reliable and consistent power source for various air tools. Some models are portable or towable, allowing them to easily be moved when the construction project is finished.  In this blog, we’ll cover: […]

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Single-stage vs two-stage compressor: A comparison guide

If you’re considering investing in an air compressor, you might have encountered single-stage and two-stage compressors in your research. However, you’re not sure what the difference is between them. In this comparison guide, we’ll break down everything you need to know about these compressors to ensure you make the right purchase for your business. This […]

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A guide to air compressor efficiency: how to calculate and maximise efficiency

Air compressors are widely used to power air tools and machinery across a huge range of industries. An inefficient compressor can result in higher costs and slower outputs for workshops and manufacturing plants, especially in large-scale operations.  Calculating your air compressor’s efficiency and taking steps to maximise efficiency helps ensure your system functions properly and […]

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Choosing the best air compressor for your garage

Investing in an air compressor for your home garage or workshop can simplify many jobs. From touching up paint jobs to inflating car tyres, a garage air compressor is a worthwhile investment if you’re a frequent DIYer, an avid hobby mechanic or a car enthusiast.  However, this doesn’t mean choosing the right compressor for your […]

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Desiccant air dryer vs refrigerated: How to make the right choice

Air dryers ensure that your compressed air is clean and dry, which is essential for many applications. When choosing a suitable air dryer, you have two main options: compressed air refrigerant dryers and desiccant dryers. Choosing the right type of air dryer for your compressed air system is essential. Your chosen type will impact your […]

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How are air compressors used in the oil and gas industry?

Air compressors are very common in the oil and gas industry, where they are used for a huge range of applications. Compressed air systems are a safe and cost-effective solution which is incredibly important in an industry with volatile environments such as drilling sites and refineries.  In this blog, we will cover: The types of […]

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Everything you need to know about compressed air dryers

Droplets of water are never a good sign in your compressor system. Moisture tends to indicate corrosion which can result in damage over the long term. An air dryer removes moisture from compressed air resulting in a more efficient machine and less chance of breakdown. Whether you’re already using a compressed air system or considering […]

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The ultimate guide to choosing the right dental air compressor

Dental practices rely on air compressors to power the handheld tools that clean and treat their patients’ teeth. They’re an integral part of every modern dental surgery.  However, buying a new compressor can be a significant investment, so it’s essential that you choose a suitable compressor for your practice. In this guide, we’ll cover everything […]

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How to design an air compressor system

Every compressed air system is different and uniquely configured to a business’s needs and applications. When designing a compressed air system, you’ll need to consider many factors to ensure the system works for your business. Careful design ensures the safety of the employees who will use your compressed air system and that you can use […]

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Air compressor maintenance checklist

Regular compressor maintenance ensures your machine runs efficiently and with optimal output. Yet many businesses are unsure of the best way to create a practical maintenance schedule. We’ve compiled this blog to help you create an effective compressor maintenance checklist – we’ll cover why maintenance is important, some maintenance tips, and a list of daily, […]

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How often should an air compressor be serviced?

Air compressors are essential to many businesses, and regular compressor servicing is essential to keep them running efficiently and effectively. It’s important that you know how often to service your compressor to reduce the likelihood of repairs and breakdown and increase the machine’s longevity.  In this blog, we’ll cover how often you should service your […]

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8 common air compressor problems

Air compressors are essential to many businesses and are often relied upon day in and day out. So, it can be scary when your compressor suddenly breaks down or malfunctions without prior warning.  We’ve compiled this list of 8 common compressor problems and the steps you can take to resolve them.  1. Compressor won’t start  […]

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How to choose the best air compressor repair service

Your air compressor breaking down can bring your entire business to a standstill. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take the time to find a quality repair service to help get your business moving again. Air compressors are a vital part of your business, and a repair by an inexperienced or low-quality company could have […]

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9 things to check when buying a used air compressor

Buying a used compressor can be risky because used models tend to require more frequent servicing. Rushing into buying a used compressor might mean you have a broken-down machine and costly repairs a few months later. However, if you’re well-researched and make a careful, informed decision, you can get a quality used machine for a […]

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New air compressors vs used air compressors: how to decide

If you’re considering investing in an air compressor for your business, you might be faced with choosing a cost-effective used compressor or a brand-new one. Both options have their own pros and cons, and it can be tricky to know which is right for you and your business.  This blog will tell you everything you […]

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What is the life expectancy of an air compressor?

If you’ve invested a lot of money into a brand-new industrial air compressor for your business, you might now wonder, ‘how long will it last?’.  Air compressor life expectancy depends on its type, how well it’s maintained, and how much it will be used. Because of this, compressor life expectancy is usually measured in hours […]

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Should I buy or hire an air compressor?

So, you’ve decided you need an air compressor. Perhaps your existing machine has broken down, or your business has expanded and now you need compressed air. Whatever your reason for needing a compressor, you’re faced with the choice of buying or hiring one.  Unfortunately, there’s no universal solution. Whether buying or hiring an air compressor […]

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How to hire an air compressor

It can be challenging to know where to begin if you are considering hiring or buying an air compressor.  Buying an air compressor is great if you are confident that you will use it regularly and know exactly what type will suit your business. However, there are many occasions when hiring a compressor is a […]

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The ultimate guide to portable air compressors

Portable air compressors are incredibly useful machines that you can use for various applications. Whether you want a tiny model with a handle to carry between jobs or a durable and powerful truck-mounted machine that you can use anywhere, there’s a portable air compressor that will suit your needs. This guide will cover what a […]

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When to use a silent air compressor

You may have heard of silent air compressors or seen names like ‘quiet’, ‘noiseless’ and ‘ultra-quiet’ and wondered what they mean.  All these names mean is that these models are quieter than standard models. They use high-quality materials and noise-reducing features, like noise-insulating foam and noise-dampening covers, to reduce the noise air compressors make. Have […]

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What is a silent air compressor?

You might have seen many names describing air compressors, including names like ‘quiet’,  ‘silent’, ‘noiseless’ and ‘ultra-quiet’. But what do these names mean? All these names refer to air compressors that are quieter than standard ones. If you have used or been around these machines before, then you are probably familiar with the characteristic hammering […]

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How to choose the right air compressor size

Choosing an air compressor can seem like a daunting task. There’s different types of compressors, different ways of powering them, and now you have to think about what size you’ll need too. However, once you know what type of air compressor you’re wanting (if you’re still struggling, take a look at our article on the […]

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Air compressor regulations and safety guide

Compressed air is important in many manufacturing and industrial processes. However, in the wrong hands, compressed air can be dangerous, and in the worst cases, fatal. The lack of proper installation, lack of training, and misuse of the machine can all result in accidents and fatalities. With the correct information before buying an air compressor, […]

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A guide to maintaining an industrial air compressor

As with any machine that you want to have longevity, you need to make sure you are maintaining it. This means performing more than just standard maintenance, you’ll need to undergo preventive maintenance, too to ensure the operability of the machine. The reasoning for preventive maintenance is to catch any mechanical problems before they get […]

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How does an air compressor work?

In today’s world, air compressors are a vital component to many industrial applications across the globe. They power machines big and small and come in different shapes, sizes, and types such as a rotary screw compressor or a reciprocating compressor. Although the insides of the machines may be different in how they reach the end […]

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What is an air compressor? Your complete guide

Air compressors are machines which are now very widely known and used throughout all different types of industries. There are many different versions of air compressors and each works in slightly different ways. But what exactly is an air compressor, and how (and why) is the air compressed? What is an air compressor? An air […]

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Types of air compressors: How do you make sure you choose the right compressor?

When looking into buying an air compressor it can be a little overwhelming. There are different types that all work in different ways and are more specialised for certain situations. But how do you know which one is the best for what you are looking for? And what’s the difference between them all? We’ve put […]

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Types of reciprocating air compressors explained

A reciprocating air compressor is a machine which delivers gases at high pressure by its pistons moving backwards and forwards in a reciprocating motion. Although the design may seem simple, there are actually different types of compressors to choose from. We have listed them below to help you choose the right one for you. Single-acting […]

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Advantages and disadvantages of reciprocating air compressors

Reciprocating air compressors are a positive displacement device used in many industrial applications. They are sometimes also referred to as piston compressors as gases are compressed by the machine due to the reciprocating motion of the pistons. The suction valve draws in the air by creating a vacuum, in the cylinder the pistons move in […]

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What is a reciprocating air compressor and how does it work?

A reciprocating air compressor, also known as a piston compressor, is a positive displacement compressor that delivers gases at high pressure. The piston moves backwards and forwards inside to increase pressure in the air to compress it. This is the principle of reciprocation and is the reciprocating air compressors working principle. There are many different […]

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Everything you need to know about rotary screw compressors for your business 

Rotary screw air compressors are one of the most popular air compressors for production processes in industry, trade and workshop applications and are the preferred choice for applications that require constant pressure over prolonged periods.  In this guide, we’ll talk you through everything you need to know about rotary screw air compressors and how to […]

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A guide to choosing the right rotary screw compressor for your business

Rotary screw air compressors are in high demand, which means there’s lots of choice out there. But what type of compressor is right for your business? Choosing the right one shouldn’t be a headache.  We’ve put this guide together to help you find the perfect compressor for your business and its applications.    What is a […]

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Rotary screw vs rotary vane compressor: choosing the right air compressor

When choosing an air compressor for any application, it’s important to understand how it will meet the needs of your business. Two common air compressors you can choose from are rotary screw compressors and rotary vane compressors.  Both air compressors were developed around the same time and they’re designed to produce the same end result […]

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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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Four Signs Your Air Compressor Needs Repair

Air compressors are a vital piece of equipment for many industries, including construction, agriculture and manufacturing. Every business wants to make sure they’re functioning as efficiently as possible, but a faulty or broken air compressor can cause many issues, including production delays, money losses or even danger to your employees. It’s important to be able […]

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How to Look After Your Air Compressor: Repair and Maintenance Tips

Your industrial air compressor is a significant investment and a major contributor to operating efficiently and productively. Ensuring that your air compressor or air treatment equipment is kept in good condition should mean that it is high on your list of maintenance jobs.  Luckily, these industrial machines do not require a huge amount of time […]

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Used Variable speed screw compressors for sale

Saving the planet is not an overnight project, and in the compressed air trade you may wonder how as users and retailers we can make a difference ? The answer lies within Air Supply Ltd. Based next to the longest air runway in Europe, in Elvington York, we at Air Supply have stocked the largest […]

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Top Questions to Ask an Air Compressor Company

If you’re looking for a new air compressor, finding a reliable company is key. The best thing you can do is ask questions whether that’s about the products available or their services. Not only will this you decide if the company is right for you, but you’ll have a better idea of what you need. […]

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Six Industries That Require an Air Compressor Service

An air compressor is a valuable piece of equipment used by a number of diverse industries. This range covers everything from breweries, to the automotive industry and fire departments, and we wouldn’t have many of our vital products and services without the use of air compressors. An air compressor is a specific type of gas […]

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How to Find a Reliable Air Compressor Hire Company

Air compressors can be a staple piece of equipment in many industries, so looking for a reliable compressor service or supplier is very important. If you only require the compressor for a short period or specific project, you may be wondering ‘How can I find compressor hire near me?’. Luckily, with a little research, your […]

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Things to Consider Before Purchasing Your First Air Compressor

Thinking of buying an air compressor? Well, there are a few important things to consider beforehand. With any purchase, doing a little research is always a good idea so you can make an informed decision. In this blog, we discuss some of the top things you should consider before purchasing an air compressor. What are […]

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Another modern used air compressor from Air Supply Ltd

Another modern used air compressor from Air Supply Ltd Another modern used air compressor from Air Supply Ltd at York UK cleaned, serviced run and tested, heat shrink wrapped ready for delivery to its new owner. 300 machines still in stock from 1.1kw to 315kw plus a 50 strong hire fleet oil free and oil […]

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Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying an Air Compressor

Before you start shopping for an air compressor, it’s important you’re clued up on your requirements beforehand. Unless you know your exact requirements, you could end up spending more money than necessary. Not all air compressors are created equal and finding the right air compressor for your needs can be confusing, especially if you’re new […]

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‘How Can I Find Compressed Air Supplies Near Me?’ and Other Frequently Asked Questions About Air Compressors

An air compressor is an essential tool in many different industries, from woodworking right through to auto manufacturing. In order to get the most from an air compressor and ensure it meets your specific requirements, it’s important you do some research beforehand – and often, this means asking a few questions along the way. Just […]

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The latest addition to Air Supply Ltd YORK, oil free hire fleet, #atlascopco Copco ZT250

The latest addition to Air Supply Ltd YORK, oil free hire fleet, #atlascopco Copco ZT250 The latest addition to Air Supply Ltd YORK, oil free hire fleet, #atlascopco Copco ZT250 makes a grand total of 30 oil free machines in stock from 7.5kw to 275kw air cooled without a gap in the range ! Complimenting our 250 […]

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Safety Tips For Working With Air Compressors

Health and safety is important in any workplace, but it’s particularly important if you work with heavy machinery. Air compressors are one such type of high powered machinery, and they’re used in a range of industries, including the automotive, manufacturing and electronics sectors. Air compressors are essential for many businesses, but they can pose a […]

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Everything You Need to Consider When Buying a Used Air Compressor

When running an industrial organisation, it’s vital that you reduce any downtime as much as possible. Data from recent studies have shown that downtime can cost manufacturers an astonishing £180 billion per year. Broken machines, faulty parts and repair work is impacting as much as 3% of all working days annually. This might not sound […]

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The Benefits of Pressure Washing Your Property

Whether you own a domestic or commercial property, it’s important that you keep it in the best condition possible. Doing so can save you money in the long term and will ensure that you impress your guests or clients when they come to visit. One strategy for keeping your property clean is via pressure washing; […]

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How to Choose the Best Industrial Air Compressor

Air compressors are needed for a range of applications from large-scale industrial operations to smaller businesses operating power tools. They have a wide range of applications, both in our day to day lives and across many commercial and industrial applications. If you work in an industrial environment, you may know a little about air compressors […]

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Another one of Air Supply Ltd’s 200 plus stock of quality used compressors

Another one of Air Supply Ltd’s 200 plus stock of quality used compressors Another one of Air Supply Ltd’s 200 plus stock of quality used compressors gets delivered and installed, at a fraction of the new cost, not only has the customer saved on purchase costs, he will be saving well into the future with […]

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A Brief Introduction to Air Compressors

Unless you work in a specific industry, you may have no knowledge of air compressors and how they work, but these mechanical devices are a lot more common than you might think. Any time you blow up a helium balloon, pump a tyre, or use a pneumatic tool – you’re using equipment powered by air […]

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