An air compressor is a device that converts power into potential energy stored in the form of pressurized air most commonly known as compressed air. By one of several methods, an air compressor forces more and more air into a storage tank, increasing the pressure. When tank pressure reaches its upper limit the air compressor shuts off. The compressed air, then, is held in the tank until called into use.
The energy contained in the compressed air can be used for a variety of applications, utilizing the kinetic energy of the air as it is released and the tank depressurizes. When tank pressure reaches its lower limit, the air compressor turns on again and re-pressurizes the tank.
Air Compressors can be classified based on pressure delivered and principle of operation. The further classification can be viewed as Low-Pressure Air Compressors, Medium-Pressure Air Compressors and High-Pressure Air Compressors under 1st division. Whereas, the 2nd division consists of Screw Type Compressor and Turbo Type Compressor.
To ensure all compressor types run efficiently with no leaks, it is imperative to perform routine maintenance, such as monitoring and replacing air compressor fittings.
>> Air Compressors are an important part of Color Sorter Machines. The unwanted particles detected by the machine are removed with the help of a puff of air, which is generated by the air compressors and stored inside the air tanks.
>> Many of the large scale Food Industries make use of Air Compressors in their production line, to remove unwanted particles or damaged materials.
>> Use of Air Compressor includes supplying high-pressure clean air to fill gas cylinders, supplying moderate-pressure clean air to a submerged surface supplied diver, supplying moderate-pressure clean air for driving some office and school building pneumatic HVAC control system valves.