In order to choose the right air compressor, you must first determine the frequency of use according to the compressed air requirement of your application.
You will also need to know if the compressor should be transportable, or if it will be installed in one place. If this is the case, you will need to ensure that the compressor is well ventilated to ensure optimal cooling.
Another important element to consider is the continuous operating time of your compressor. Manufacturers generally indicate a duty ratio for their products. This duty ratio determines how long the compressor will be able to operate in an hour. A compressor with a duty cycle of 30% can only operate for 18 minutes and must cool for 42 minutes. If you choose such a compressor, you must ensure that the 18 minutes of operation will be sufficient to fill the air tank to the pressure appropriate for your use for one hour.
Air compressors allow the use of different portable pneumatic tools: hammers, nail guns, air screwdrivers, breakers, air blow guns, paint sprayers, sandblasters, etc.
Stationary or transportable air compressors can also be used in important roles in industry or agriculture, for example for:
- The use of pneumatic tools on production lines.
- Ejection of parts from production molds.
- Blowing for the shaping of bottles or carboys.
- Supplying pneumatic cylinders.
- Sandblasting for finishing metal parts.
- Crop spraying.
- Supplying dairy machines.
- Ventilating greenhouses, etc.