10 December 2020
When thinking of the advantages of a small screw compressor, it is important to remember that; compressors come in all shapes and sizes – including gigantic machines that keep entire production plants running. However, most of them are smaller, for example those used by do-it-yourselfers or operations that do not require a lot of compressed air.
First, let’s look at the price, and for that we have to consider the real costs of compressors. Yes, there is the initial investment, but that actually only makes up a small portion of the total cost of ownership. The bulk of the money you spend on your compressor will go toward energy costs. In this area, a small screw compressor like the G 2-7 range from Atlas Copco offers massive advantages over piston compressors (or its peers, for that matter).
The G 2-7 range is highly efficient and consumes a lot less energy. That not only reduces its operating costs, but also its carbon footprint.
In addition, a screw compressor is the ideal solution for businesses that are looking to expand in the future. One downside of piston compressors is that they need to cool down periodically, which means that they cannot operate continuously. Instead, they can only deliver air about 70% of the time without risking damage to the machine.
That might meet your needs now, but what if you want to grow your business? Then screw compressors like Atlas Copco’s G 2-7 range are the perfect solution because they can run 24/7 – even in tough conditions with ambient temperatures of up to 46°C.