An air compressor is an instrument that forces air into a tank. Air compressors function in almost the same way that a pair of human lungs in the event when we hold our breath. When an air compressor pulls sucks air in a chamber, the volume of air goes down and the air pressure goes up. The compressed air is then released through a hose in a steady release form.
Inside an air compressor the pressure of the consolidated air continues to increase until it reaches a preset limit. Air pressure limits vary with the type and size of the air compressors which is evident with the difference between industrial air compressors and those built to handle minimal tasks. From floatation devices, blowing dust and debris off and out power tools air compressors have a variety of uses. Air compressors are very versatile and have some versatility and on top of that they are very long lasting, long lasting enough to give you a lifetime service if they are handled properly and given the proper care.
Electric powered tools are more popular but what people might fail to realize is that pneumatic powered tools have with them some benefits too . Pneumatically powered tools are more brawny than those powered by electricity , the former have more torque and RPM which translates to a faster and effective work performance. Compared to electricity powered tools , pneumatically powered tools are more environmental friendly as there is no toxic battery waste .
There are two types of air compressors, electric and gas but each of the type exists with some variations. Some compressors are small size and can easily be moved from one area to another easily while the other types are usually big and stationery . The power that an air compressor has will generally be determined by the size of the air compressor.
Large air compressors are better suited for industrial more so because they can be used by more than one person at one time. Another factor that sets aside air compressors is the having two stage and single stage motors, two stage motors have the ability to change speeds when performing a constant and rigorous actions, basically it works harder when needed to and lowers the speeds when needed to . Some air compressors are built to work with oil lubrication and this type runs more quietly but this means constant oil change from time to time, they require a flat surface to operate properly and they release an oil mist into the air. Many people working with air compressors prefer to work with oil lubricated air compressors due to the fact that they run quietly and tend to last longer but they are limited for some applications.