Different Types of Air Compressors

Black air compressorAir compressors have many useful applications in the manufacturing industry. With the many types of industrial air compressors available on the market, it is important to know which type of equipment best fits your needs.

Below are the different types of air compressors you can use:

Reciprocating compressors

These are the most commonly used air compressors. Also, known as piston compressors, these machines are compact and use fuel or electricity. They are the most convenient to use when working at home or on small projects.

V-shaped air compressors

V-shaped air compressors use an air cooling system. They have concentric valves which have been fitted on every head cylinder unit. This machine has different compression units which might be connected to a single crankshaft on the crank pin. Place the unit at 90-degree angles for a more efficient output.

Single-acting compressor

These compressors have pistons that work on air that is moving in a single direction while the rest of the piston is usually open. This machine is relatively small in size.

Double-acting compressor

This compressor is made up of two intake and distribution valves fitted on the both sides of the piston. When compared to the single acting compressor, the performance of the double compressor is more efficient.

Understanding the different types of air compressors is critical. Doing so will help you pick the machine that best suits your needs. Choosing the wrong equipment for the job not only results in problems with your product, but it can also lead to safety hazards.