Reciprocating Air Compressors are belt-driven piston machines. These machines are designed for day to day D.I.Y and industrial work and can not run 24 hours. We stock all sizes, from small D.I.Y 50L machines to large 150L industrial tank sized machines
A range of portable compressors suitable for the pressure testing of pipework, powering air tools and most paint spraying equipment
An air compressor is a device that converts electrical power or gas into kinetic energy by pressurizing and compressing air, which is then released in quick bursts. There are numerous methods of air compression, divided into either positive-displacement or non-positive displacement types.
Positive-displacement air compressors work by forcing air into a chamber whose volume is reduced to effect the compression. Piston-type air compressors use this principle by pumping air into an air chamber through the use of the constant motion of pistons. They use unidirectional valves to guide air into a chamber, where the air is compressed. Rotary screw compressors also use positive-displacement compression by matching two helical screws that, when turned, guide air into a chamber, the volume of which is reduced as the screws turn. Vane compressors use a slotted rotor with varied blade placement to guide air into a chamber and compress the volume.
Non-positive-displacement air compressors include centrifugal compressors. These devices use centrifugal force generated by a spinning impeller to accelerate and then decelerate captured air, which pressurizes it.