Ashley Oberkirch

Applications of Air Compressors for Personal and Professional Use

Posted on: October 26, 2021

Air compressors are found in a wide range of environments for an even wider range of uses. You’ll see gas stations offering compressed air to inflate your vehicle’s tires and your tire shop using compressed air with an air tool to remove your tires. You may have seen small desktop air compressors used with an […]

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How Do I Know How Much Pressure I Need for a Given Situation?

Posted on: October 26, 2021

Air compressors and pneumatic tools make it possible to achieve in seconds what might take hours to accomplish by hand. When it comes to cutting hard materials and loosening long-tightened bolts, an air-powered tool can instantly perform what would otherwise be impossible. However, it’s important to know the air pressure requirements of a given tool […]

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How Do Air Compressors Work?

Posted on: October 22, 2021

  In the modern world of pneumatics, air compressors are vital to the operations of factories and workshops across the globe. But they haven’t always been. Air compressors are a relatively recent invention in the context of machine-age history. Before air compressors, many tools got their power from complicated systems with belts, wheels and other […]

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All About Three-Phase Air Compressor Wiring

Posted on: October 14, 2021

Air compressors wired for 3-phase power will not work if you try to plug them into a single-phase system. Three-phase plugs have a different design. Even if they did fit, single-phase power would be insufficient to turn on your equipment. If you have a three-phase compressor and you only have access to single-phase power, we’ll […]

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What’s Wrong With My Air Compressor?

Posted on: September 24, 2021

The air compressor is a powerful machine that, in today’s high-tech world, is used by everyone from auto mechanics to furniture makers, in addition to manufacturers large and small. While compressed air is relied upon for heavy-duty tasks that would otherwise require tremendous manpower, a compressor will sometimes require regular maintenance to ensure proper operation. […]

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The Complete Air Compressor Buying Guide

Air Compressor Buying Guide

Posted on: September 21, 2021

Air compressors make tough jobs more manageable, continuously turning the surrounding air into a useable power source. Each year, we discover more uses for compressed air, and our air compressor technology has rapidly evolved to keep up with these constantly changing needs. An air compressor can have immediate impacts on your time and energy, saving […]

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Air Compressors and Industrial Automation

Posted on: September 17, 2021

Compressed air systems supply pressurized air throughout an industrial facility to power many devices, including tools, automated valves, slide gates, dust collectors, diverters and other precision instruments. A compressed air system functions on pressure. Most systems use a variable speed motor to pressurize the air. In an integrated system, the compressed air passes through a dryer […]

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How to Use an Air Compressor to Fill a Tire

Posted on: August 18, 2021

It is essential to keep your tires adequately filled with air. Underinflated tires can suffer from overheating, uneven wear and less efficiency. However, it can sometimes be inconvenient to take your flat tires to a professional. In that case, it is helpful to know how to fill a tire using an air compressor on your […]

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What You Should know Before Using an Air Compressor for the First Time

Posted on: August 10, 2021

Air compressors are essential pieces of machinery. They have many uses, such as powering various pneumatic tools. However, while many people regularly use air compressors, it’s essential to understand that they are potentially dangerous. Beginners using an air compressor for the first time without proper knowledge could risk hurting themselves or damaging their equipment. As […]

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How Hospitals Use Air Compressors

Posted on: August 2, 2021

Air compressors are a valuable tool in many industries, including the medical field. Hospitals rely on air compressors for a clean air supply throughout the building. Medical air compressors maintain conditions in extreme environments, such as those found in a hospital setting. How Hospitals Use Air Compressors Air compressors include a wide range of tools and […]

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