Updated: Jan 9, 2020. 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. […]
Who better to share the best service truck air compressors for the upcoming year than service truck operators? A recent poll on Facebook in the Service Trucks group, which has 17,000 members, asked what service truck operators across the United States and Canada think are the best service truck air compressors.
Portable diesel air compressors come in numerous styles, sizes and formats. In this article, we’ll talk about the most common types of diesel-powered portable air compressors, so you can make sense of your various options.
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 the air requirements of your tools and find an air compressor that can meet those requirements.
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…
Tow-behind air compressors took the world by storm a few decades ago when they met a simple need: available compressed air, wherever you want it. It was a game-changer for a lot of industries. But once the novelty of tow-behind air compressors wore off, their limitations became apparent. Manufacturers began to look at innovative ways […]
Take a deep breath. Breathe out. Breathe in… Now, let’s talk about all the contaminants in that air you’re breathing! Atmospheric air is naturally contaminated. In addition to oxygen, air also contains water vapor, dust and dirt, and a medley of other filthy particles depending on the surrounding environment. The average metropolitan area, for example, […]
People have been living with water in their compressed air lines for so long, many look upon the problem as a necessary nuisance. Some operators have just accepted that their tools drip or spew hot water, or that they need to drain the water out of their air compressor receiver tank on a regular basis. […]
California has some of the toughest regulations in the United States across many industries and air compressors are no exception. Further, California’s legislation often pioneers the laws adopted by the rest of the nation. From anti-idling laws to air receiver tank sizes, we’ll help you understand all of California’s current air compressor regulations in this […]
Federal and state air regulations play an important role in keeping communities safe and healthy and have driven significant innovation in the clean energy sector. But what does this mean for the mobile air compressor industry, which often requires an idling engine to power the air compressor? In this article, we’ll break down the major […]