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How to Calculate Your Compressor’s True Life Cycle Cost

Posted on: February 26, 2020

When investing in equipment for your organization, you ideally want to procure machinery that strikes a balance between a reasonable up-front price and low long-term maintenance costs. This is especially true with regard to compressors. You’ll want to select a unit that’s going to last a long time and need minimal repairs. There are a […]

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The Dirty 30

Posted on: February 26, 2020

When it comes to air compressor maintenance, focus is usually placed on the consumables, filters, fluids and regulators. Often overlooked are the parts that carry compressed air from the machine itself to the tip of each pneumatic tool. In the compressed air industry, the phrase “Dirty Thirty” is often used in reference to the series […]

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How Reciprocating Compressors Are Used in Refineries

Posted on: February 16, 2020

Over the past 200 years, industrialists have found ways to turn raw materials into products. At refineries, employees use these processes to convert natural oils into products that fuel vehicles and add stability to medicines, lotions and foods. The processes that turn oil from the ground into fuel for a vehicle consist of complex steps […]

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How a Pneumatic Robot Arm Works

Posted on: February 12, 2020

We might not think about them much, but robotic arms build many of the items that we used every day. Have you ever wondered how they work? Let’s take a closer look at the inner workings of a pneumatic robotic arm. Pneumatic Arm Basics A pneumatic arm, like any other air-powered system, needs five things […]

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How to Identify Reciprocating Compressor Valve Failure

Posted on: February 12, 2020

In a reciprocating air compressor, the valves are one of the most significant parts in the regulation and flow of pressurized air. When a valve is in optimal condition and performs according to plan, compressed air is distributed evenly and effectively for numerous processes. If a valve becomes faulty, however, the system lags and processes […]

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How to Minimize Pressure Drop In Your Air Compressor System

Posted on: February 12, 2020

  Air compressor pressure drop is one of the costliest issues that can emerge in a pressurized air system. One of the most troubling aspects of an ongoing compressor pressure drop is the length of time it can take to pinpoint the problem. If you notice your productivity has decreased and processes have taken longer […]

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How to Blow Out Your Sprinkler System with an Air Compressor

Posted on: February 12, 2020

When the time comes to turn off your sprinkling system and brace for the colder months of fall and winter, there are a few crucial steps to take beforehand. If you skip these steps, your sprinklers might not work as well, if at all, when you reactivate the system next spring. So why is this […]

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Evaluating the True Cost of a Compressed Air Interruption

Posted on: November 29, 2019

Compressed air is often referred to as the fourth utility in manufacturing. Despite its importance in a vast range of industrial processes, however, it’s largely misunderstood among many parties, including those who directly use compressors. Depending on the type of facility, air compressors could be responsible for much more than a simple set of pneumatic […]

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How to Size and Select a Rotary Compressor

Posted on: June 10, 2019

Compressed air serves numerous industrial and personal functions. As the fourth utility in industry, compressed air is largely responsible for the assembly of appliances and automobiles. Most of the furniture and vehicles you see each day are the result of air-powered arms and pneumatic fasteners along conveyor belts. Pressurized air is also largely responsible for […]

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How to Calculate Your Current Air Demand

Posted on: June 10, 2019

Any industry that uses compressed air is subject to inefficiency. This is because air compressors inherently consume a lot of energy just to produce the air, and once produced, employees tend to misuse it. It’s easy to fall into the trap of feeling like compressed air is free, but unfortunately, as anyone reviewing your electricity […]

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