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Air Compressor Basics

Air Tools

What Size Air Compressor Do I Need For Air Tools?

Air compressors come in many sizes, but the size doesn’t determine whether an air compressor is powerful enough for your air tools. Instead, you should assess your tools’ air requirements and find an air compressor size that can meet those requirements. Why Bigger Isn’t Always Better We’ve all heard that bigger isn’t always better, which […]

Rotary Screw

Easy Guide To Rotary Screw Air Compressors (2022 Edition)

Updated: Jan 13, 2022. Rotary screw air compressors operate by trapping air between two meshed rotors and reducing the volume of that trapped air as it moves down through the rotors. This reduction in volume results in compressed air, which can then be used to power air tools, inflate tires, or in numerous other applications. […]

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Air Compressors For Mobile Mechanics

Mobile mechanics are critical for many industries, keeping machinery working and moving. These Red Seal professionals often specialize in heavy duty mechanics, servicing vehicles and machines in remote locations that can be difficult to reach. Every second of downtime can be costly, and mobile mechanics need to work quickly and efficiently at every job site. […]

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Best Service Truck Air Compressors For 2022 & 2023

Discovering the best service truck air compressors for the upcoming year can be tough, but your fellow service truck operators are here to help! A poll on Facebook in the Service Trucks group, which has over 25,000 members, asked what service truck operators across the United States and Canada think are the best service truck […]

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The Top 10 FAQs About Compressed Air – Fun Facts About Compressed Air

You’ve got questions, and we’ve got answers! In this article, we’ll tell you everything you ever wanted to know about compressed air, and then some. Here are the top 10 compressed air questions we’ve answered for you: What is compressed air made of? How is air compressed? What causes pressure in compressed air? Why is […]

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Belt Driven Air Compressors vs. Direct Drive Air Compressors

Vehicle integrated air compressors have revolutionized mobile air power. These innovative air compressors use vehicles’ existing power sources to provide compressed air on-demand, anywhere the vehicle goes. They are also significantly lighter and take up little to no deck or cargo space, which is a huge advantage compared to traditional air compressors. VMAC’s vehicle-integrated mobile […]

Mobile Air compressor

What Are 3 Types Of Air Compressors For Mobile Applications?

Compressed air keeps the world moving and there are many air compressor options available on the market today. In this article, we will provide a quick overview of 3 types of air compressors commonly used in mobile applications. Mobile air compressors need to endure more demanding environments than stationary air compressors. They must withstand constant […]

Air Tools and CFM

How Many CFM Do I Need to Run Air Tools? – Air Tool CFM Chart

It can be tough to know how many CFM you need in an air compressor to operate your air tools. Too little CFM and you won’t be able to run your tools continuously—or at all—and too much CFM could mean you’ve overspent on your air compressor! We’ve developed this helpful air tool consumption chart to […]

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Air Compressors For Oil & Gas Service And Maintenance Work

As the oil and gas industry powers buildings and vehicles across the globe, there are thousands of workers who dedicate their lives to keeping oil and gas machinery in prime working condition. These dedicated service workers use a variety of tools and equipment to get this essential work done, including air compressors. Mobile Air Compressors […]

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How Does A Diesel Driven Air Compressor Work?

Diesel driven air compressors can be complex systems, with numerous components, but every air compressor has two core components: Air end Diesel engine The air end is the “heart” of the air compressor. It is the part of the air compressor that compresses the air, drawing air from the atmosphere and then forcing it into […]