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5 Ways To Reuse Your Air Tank (Now That You Don’t Need One)

One of the coolest benefits of rotary screw air compressors is that they don’t need an air receiver tank. Instead, these powerhouse air compressors operate at 100% duty cycle and provide instant air on demand. But there’s one “problem” that many operators experience after they upgrade their recip to rotary screw: their old air receiver […]

Air Compressor Rentals

Air Compressor Rentals Offer More Choice For Businesses

The American Rental Association (ARA) has forecasted the U.S. construction equipment rental industry to grow to almost $60 billion by 2021. Growth is forecasted in Canada as well, with the ARA predicting an increase in valuation to $6.11 billion by 2021. This growth can be attributed to an increase in construction activity in North America, […]

Fuel saving tips

Fuel Saving Tips for Trucks: Reduce Idling, Save On Gas

Study proves turning your vehicle off minimizes both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. You may have heard that it takes more fuel to turn your vehicle off and back on again than it does to stay idling when stopped. One fast food chain even made a claim that it was “Greener” to use the drive-through […]

Air Compressors in Winter Conditions

Upgrade Your Air Compressor & Improve Cold Weather Performance

Though it may feel like summer just started, the reality is that fall is just around the corner, and with it comes the rain, frost, ice, and in most cases, snow. Now is the time to start planning and ensuring that this winter your equipment is ready to work as hard as you do in […]

UNDERHOOD-ControlBox

What’s Your UNDERHOOD™ Control Box Telling You?

Every UNDERHOOD™ air compressor comes with a control box that helps the system communicate with the operator. While most operators are familiar with the very basic controls—“on” and “off”—there are dozens of unique messages the control boxes can share with you.

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Air Compressor Pressure Relief Valves: Purpose & Testing

What Are Pressure Relief Valves, And How Do They Work? A compressed air pressure vessel and its operator must be protected from an over-pressure situation—the set pressure of the pressure relief device must not exceed the maximum allowable working pressure (MAWP) marked on the air pressure vessel. A pressure relief valve is used to control […]

VAN AIR COMPRESSORS: COMMERCIAL VAN FLEETS GAIN POPULARITY

Van Series Air Compressors: Commercial Van Fleets Gain Popularity

Right-Sizing Commercial Fleets: Increased Sales Of Vans & VMAC Van Series Air Compressors The term “right-sizing” refers to converting a business unit to the optimal size to achieve maximum profit or efficiency. In this case, it describes the trend of businesses shifting their fleets from trucks to vans. Commercial van sales have been on the […]

Temperature Sensors & Switches

Why Is My Compressor Shutting Off? Temperature Sensors and Switches

Temperature Sensors and Switches Temperature switches and sensors are used on applications which require a solution to a temperature control situation. Often less complicated than most electronic controls, temperature sensors and switches are relatively easy to set up. Temperature sensors are often used for monitoring compressor coolant, oil and air inlet temperatures as well as […]