What are air compressors?
An air compressor is a tool that forces a large quantity of air into a sealed and pressurized tank. The air is then be slowly released, and the pressure is harnessed to do a variety of tasks. Compressors are available in a wide selection of sizes and configurations to fit the needs of a number of end-users.
What uses air compressors?
Air tools, such as air grinders and air sanders use the power or pressurized air to do work. Air tools are lighter than electric tools, and have a high power-to-weight ratio. They do not wear down as quickly as electric or battery-powered tools either. They can be used around flammable materials because they do not create sparks or short-circuit. Air tools are durable enough for daily use, making them a perfect choice for many trades such as automotive, manufacturing, and construction.
Industrial air compressors
Industrial compressors have large air tanks and robust components. They can provide air to multiple tools simultaneously, and are designed for regular and strenuous use. They are commonly found in manufacturing plants, auto and body shops, farms, and many other occupations. They are heavy and difficult to move once installed, so long air hoses serve to bring air from the tank to wherever it is needed.
Jobsite air compressors
A jobsite compressor is a compressor built for withstanding tough working conditions. They are portable, and some are small enough to easily carry while others are very large and mounted on wheel kits. Many professions use jobsite air compressors, from road construction, roofers, to carpet and floor installers.
Portable air compressors
Portable compressors are small and light enough to be easily carried around a work location. They are great for workers that are mobile and need a tool that isn’t going to slow them down as they move from one place to the next. Portable air compressors are quieter than larger units, making them fit for use when volume is important.
Wheeled air compressors
Some air compressors are mounted on wheels to make them easier to move. Many wheeled compressors have small gas motors so that they can be used in locations where power outlets are not available. They have large capacities, since the wheels keep them portable despite the added weight. They are perfect for workers who need lots of air power while also frequently on the move.
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