Choosing an air compressor may often be confusing due to the many varieties and brands available in the market. However, you can narrow down your search and find the right one for yourself by defining your choice on the basis of your needs and budget.
Here are some points on how you can find the right air compressor for your industrial requirements.
Be Specific About Your Requirements:
You need to determine your needs first. You have to decide whether you will use the compressor for heavy-duty work every day or use it only occasionally. This will help determine the quality, type and the cost of the compressor you need to buy. If you want it for heavy-duty use, then it is better to choose a large commercial compressor. Alternatively, if you want it for lighter duties, then even a smaller one that does not consume much power may serve your purpose.
Type of the Compressor:
You can choose a reciprocating piston type, a rotary screw option or a scroll type compressor. Each has its pros and cons. For instance, the piston compressor is cheaper, easy to maintain but very noisy. The rotary screw machines produce less noise, provide better energy-efficiency but are complex in design, relatively more difficult to maintain and costlier. The scroll option is a compact design with nearly no noise but with much less capacity and also being quite costly.
And then you have to decide whether you want a bigger one for heavy-duty use or a smaller portable one. The larger ones generate air pressure and can store it in a storage tank, while the portable compressors do not have a storage tank and have to run continuously to generate the air pressure.
Know the Specifications:
You should check the compressor specifications first when buying. You have to be sure about the power intake and air output they generate. It may not seem such an issue, but it can affect your business in the long run. You should check the horsepower, CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute) and the PSI metrics for the compressor. It will make your search easy if you know these necessary metrics beforehand.
Space and Portability:
If you are looking to buy a stationary generator, you can see the air tank capacity it has. It will tell you how frequently you have to run it to maintain the air pressure. In addition, you should see if it is too heavy to be moved to a new place every now and then. In case portability is essential, then choose a smaller size or else moving the equipment around may become a problem.