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FRL

What is an FRL – Filter Regulator Lubricator

Air leaving a compressor is hot, dirty, and wet—which can damage and shorten the life of downstream equipment, including valves, cylinders, and air tools. So before compressed air exits the system, it needs to be cleaned and lubricated. That’s where an FRL comes in! An FRL combines a filter, regulator, and lubricator into one component […]

Rotary Screw

Easy Guide To Rotary Screw Air Compressors (2021 Edition)

Updated: Jan 25, 2021. 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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Keeping Your Cool: Managing Heat Rejection Requirements For Your Air Compressor System

After you’ve determined the size of air compressor you require and the engine needed to power that compressor, the next important step is to ensure the air compressor can operate optimally in your working environment. One important aspect of optimal performance is reducing and removing heat. The compression of air generates heat, and lots of it! […]

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Compare Air Compressor, Generator & Welder Combos For Work Trucks (2021)

It’s not an easy task to compare systems that combine an air compressor, generator and welder into one tidy package, but we’re here to help! In this article, we compare several of the most popular air compressor generator welders. We’ll tell you everything you need to know to make a smart buying decision. Air compressor […]

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Why Does My Air Compressor Perform Differently At High Altitudes?

Anyone who has used an air compressor at high altitudes knows how frustrating it can be. At higher altitudes, air compressor performance is degraded, and it can take a lot longer to complete tasks than at lower altitudes. People who move to or work in areas that are at a higher altitude are often surprised […]

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Truck Mounted Rotary Screw Air Compressors For Service Vehicles (2021)

Mobile air compressor technology has improved rapidly in recent years and operators have more options today than in the past. There are two primary categories of truck mounted rotary screw air compressors that operators can choose between: Above-deck air compressors Vehicle integrated air compressors Both above-deck and vehicle integrated air compressors provide mobile air and […]

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Survey Results: The Most Important Equipment For Service Trucks

While many organizations, including the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA), have done extensive research into service vehicles, we found a drought of information when it came to the equipment preferences of service truck operators. Instead, most of what we previously understood about equipment needs on service trucks was anecdotal. This is likely due to the […]

Hydraulic Air Compressors

What Is A Hydraulic Air Compressor?

A hydraulic air compressor is an air compressor that’s powered by the hydraulics on a vehicle or machine. It allows operators to convert their hydraulic power into air power, ultimately equipping a vehicle or machine with both hydraulic power and air power. How Does A Hydraulic Air Compressor Work? A hydraulic air compressor works by […]

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Reciprocating air compressor or a rotary screw air compressor for OEM applications?

Factors to consider when deciding between a reciprocating air compressor and a rotary screw air compressor. When deciding whether to install a new engine driven air compressor or change your existing design, it’s essential to understand the operating characteristics, capabilities and limitations of the two alternative air compressors commonly considered. To help you understand how […]

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The Big Problem With Online Gas Powered Air Compressor Reviews

If you’re like a lot of people, you do at least some of your research online. We rely on search engines, such as Google, to show us the best results for our searches and, when we search a term like “best air compressors”, we assume the results are mostly accurate.