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What to consider when buying a small compressor?

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"The smaller the compressor, the simpler the way it works" – you think at first. But what should actually be considered when buying a small compressor? Today's blog article is all about the question of what distinguishes a small compressor from large compressors and what is important when buying a small compressor.

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What is a small compressor?

A small compressor can be found in small workshops and machine halls, in body shops, at tire companies and in small manufacturing companies. In short: Wherever compressed air is required in small quantities. With a small compressor, for example, tools, workpieces and hard-to-reach corners in the workshop can be blown out. Other applications such as grinding or painting can also be implemented excellently with a small compressor. Compared to electrically powered devices, small compressors are more robust and durable due to their functionality.

 

If you take a closer look at a small compressor, it differs primarily by the smaller rated engine power and size of the compressor. If a piston compressor is shortlisted, this is referred to as a small compressor with 1.5 to 5.5 kW.

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Rotary tooth compressors and screw compressors are also among the small compressors up to a certain number of kW. The rotary tooth compressor is operated as a small compressor between 15 and a maximum of 55 kW, while the small screw compressors already start at 2.2 kW. Both types of compressors are stationary and equipped without a support wheel.

 

If you take a closer look at a small compressor, it differs primarily by the smaller rated engine power and size of the compressor. If a piston compressor is shortlisted, this is referred to as a small compressor with 1.5 to 5.5 kW.

The right choice for a small compressor

The need is clear, as is the application. Now the solution has to be found! Our expert tip for you: Before buying a small compressor, you should always talk to an expert you trust in order to find the best possible and most efficient solution for you. The check list can be used to clarify important questions before buying small compressors to ensure that the small compressor is tailored to your application.

Check list when buying small compressors

  • What does my application look like?
  • How much volume flow does my company/workshop need?
  • What printing do I need?
  • Do I need clean/dry air?
  • How many hours does the compressor run per year?
  • How many shifts are worked daily?
  • Will demand fluctuate between shifts? If so, can VSD compressors be a good choice and offer significant savings?
  • Are there any plans for a future expansion?

Buy a small compressor: What are the costs?

As you have already read, a small compressor is not the same as a small compressor. The price for a small compressor depends on the design, the amount of compressed air required and the equipment required and therefore varies greatly.

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What to consider when buying a small compressor?

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