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Widest range of Air Compressors Online

Air compressors have a variety of uses on the job site, as well as home projects. For that reason they can come in all shapes and sizes. We stock portable air compressors and bigger petrol air compressors, diesel air compressors and even silent ones, because they all do very different jobs. 

An air compressor increases the amount of air within a specific space by literally packing in the air, or compressing it. This, in turn, increases the air pressure, creating a force that is then used for a wide range of purposes. 12v air compressors are incredibly powerful and can be used when you need to quickly inflate items such as tyres. You might see a 12V air compressor in use at your local gas station or a smaller portable air compressor used to clean parts at a local bicycle store. Air compressor parts are found in many DIY home workshops and on professional work sites, too.

Types of Air Compressors

Air compressors have been in use for over 100 years because air is a clean, safe, convenient and flexible resource. The early air compressors were not quite as impressive as the Puma air compressor, but workers saw they use for them instantly.

The most commonly used types of compressors today are:

  • Reciprocation or Piston Compressors -These are big machines that use pistons, driven by a crankshaft to produce compressed air.
  • Rotary Screw Compressors – Often used in larger industrial jobs, or to operate machinery; including jackhammers.
  • Rotary sliding Vane Compressors – often thought to be easier to service, these air compressors also last longer.
  • Centrifugal Air Compressors - These air compressors run on electricity to produce clean pressured air.

Each air compressor, from electric to portable air compressors, will have its own unique set of advantages and disadvantages. The one you choose to buy will depend upon the type of application you plan to use it for. For example; silent air compressors have the obvious benefit of being quite, but will not have the same power as an industrial air compressor.

Air compressors serve important functions in the workshop or on the job site! Explore our collection to find the right air compressor, or air compressor parts for your need.

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