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The Diaphragm Compressor

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You might already know there are two basic principles of air compression. One of those is the principle of displacement compression. There are a lot of compressor types that classify as a displacement compressor. One of these is the diaphragm compressor.

What are diaphragm compressors?

a graphic showing the diaphragm compressor from the inside

Diaphragm compressors form a different group. Their diaphragm is actuated mechanically or hydraulically. The mechanical diaphragm compressors are used with a small flow and low pressure or as vacuum pumps. Hydraulic diaphragm compressors are used for high pressure applications.

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