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Understanding Different Types of Air Compressor Dryers

Posted on: August 21, 2020

In the world of manufacturing, three utilities are essential to most processes: water, electricity and natural gas. That said, there is one utility considered nearly as important as these: compressed air. Many consider compressed air to be the fourth utility in manufacturing, due to the number of businesses and industries that rely on it for daily operations. The four primary […]

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15 Uses for an Air Compressor on a Farm

Posted on: August 21, 2020

Uses for an Air Compressor on a Farm Nearly everyone is familiar with the air compressor at your local garage or gas station. Compressed air is used to inflate vehicle and bicycle tires. Without it, we probably wouldn’t have the transportation system that we have today. Air compressors, however, have a much wider range of […]

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What Is an Air Compressor Pressure Switch?

Posted on: August 21, 2020

The air compressor pressure switch measures the pressure inside your air tank and shuts off your compressor when it reaches the air pressure you need. The air compressor pressure switch will also help your machinery maintain the proper pressure level as you go about your work. The switch can turn on your compressor when tank air pressure levels drop and more air […]

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History of Compressed Air Use

Posted on: August 21, 2020

No period in human history has seen as much technological development as the 20th century. During the first half of that century alone, people witnessed the introduction of automobiles, aircraft and countless products sold in stores that hail from factory assembly lines. The production for all of these things has largely been driven by compressed […]

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What You Need to Know About Air Compressor Duty Cycles

Posted on: August 11, 2020

Air compressors are purchased for different reasons by a wide range of companies and independent craftspeople. In some cases, a customer might expect to get a continuous duty cycle air compressor when making that initial investment, only to find the machine in question merely offers a 50% duty cycle. Therefore, it is important to know about duty […]

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What to Look for in a Dental Air Compressor

Posted on: July 17, 2020

Air compressors are a vital piece of any dental office, since they power many of the most important tools. Selecting the right compressor can help you build a practice poised for growth, while choosing poorly could potentially expose your patients to harm. While using a specific type of air compressor does not guarantee pathogens are […]

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A Star Is Born: The New QPVS Refrigerant Dryer From Quincy

Posted on: July 16, 2020

Dryers are an important component of compressed air networks. They are responsible for removing moisture from compressed air, which protects downstream equipment and end products from contamination. Reducing the need for maintenance and prolonging the service life of pneumatic tools lowers operating expenses over time. The problem is that conventional fixed-speed refrigerant dryers only operate […]

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How Fire Stations Use and Benefit from Air Compressors

Posted on: July 10, 2020

As growing numbers of public- and private-sector entities seek to trim their expenses, organizations are embracing ways to perform secondary functions with reduced reliance on third parties. For example, many organizations now handle maintenance tasks in-house where previously they would have lacked the necessary capabilities. Today, companies can save money by having employees take on […]

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What Is Ambient Pressure and Why Is It Important?

Posted on: June 29, 2020

Factories and workshops around the world use air compressors to power tools like grinders, spray guns, sanders, staplers, nail guns and drills. Though air compressors have many applications, optimal working conditions for compressors remain constant. Ambient temperature and ambient pressure — also known as “inlet pressure and temperature” — significantly impact an air compressor’s performance. These terms refer to the temperature and density […]

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What You Need to Know When Buying an Air Compressor

Posted on: June 20, 2020

You want air power. Compressed air is a convenience in your home shop or garage, a necessity in a wide variety of businesses and a utility in industrial manufacturing environments. The most common use of a reciprocating piston air compressor is to power air tools and you’ll find several different models of air compressors to […]

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