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Compressors – which compressor for which application?

Compressors are needed in many areas. Whether in industry, in the commercial sector or at home in the garage. Almost everyone has needed or worked with a compressor (or its generated compressed air) in some form or another.

What do compressors actually do?
As the name implies, compressors draw in ambient air, compress (compress) it, and release it at an increased pressure. The resulting compressed air can be used for a wide variety of tasks and applications.
For example, for cleaning and removing dust from machines or workshops, for filling tires or for driving tools – a compressor is used for all these applications.

Depending on the amount of compressed air you need or the level of pressure you require, you can choose from a variety of compressor types to find exactly the right one for your application. The two most common types of compressors are the screw compressor and the piston compressor.

Reciprocating compressors

Areas of application:

  • Workshop area
  • Painting and varnishing
  • In the private sector for hobby and handicraft as well as smaller trades with low air demand
  • Pneumatic tools
  • Cleaning purposes such as the pre-wash of car wash systems

Advantages of reciprocating compressors:

  • Ideal for smaller delivery quantities and occasional compressed air requirements
  • Designed for frequent load changes as well as high pressure
  • Mobile use due to small size and weight

You can find the piston compressors in different sizes in our online store.

Rotary screw compressors

Areas of application:

  • In commercial areas with large compressed air demand (continuous operation or several hours continuously).
  • Industry (automotive industry, food industry, pharmaceutical industry, medical technology)

Advantages of screw compressors:

  • Large delivery volumes and constant pressure over a longer period of time
  • Efficient operation at 100% capacity utilization with low energy costs
  • Low noise

In the online store you will find our screw compressors in different variants.

To select the right compressor for your application, you should also consider the most important parameters and include them in your decision:

  1. Delivery quantity

    This parameter is measured in liters per minute and should be at least equal to the air volume requirements of the applications or tools you use most often. If the delivery quantity is too low, you must take more frequent breaks so that the compressor vessel can fill up with compressed air again.
  2. Boiler size

    Boiler size is measured in liters and indicates how much compressed air supply the compressor can store. The size of the boiler should fit your air needs and should be selected neither too small, nor much too large.
  3. Maximum pressure

    The maximum pressure parameter is particularly relevant if you want to operate applications with high pressure requirements. In this case, a standard model, which is otherwise sufficient for most applications, may be insufficient for you and a more powerful compressor may be needed instead.

Need help choosing the right compressor?
No problem, our experts in the office and in the field will be happy to assist you at any time.

Find here complementary accessories for your compressor:

  • Compressor hoses
  • Compressor fittings
  • Tire filler
  • Manometers