Our piston compressors offer the professional solution for your air requirements
Our piston air compressor range is designed to deliver a reliable source of compressed air for every user. Our portfolio of reciprocating piston compressors ranges from 0.6 kW to 15 kW; small belt driven & direct driven, handyman compressors to larger professional and semi-industrial designed aluminium and cast iron, piston products.
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How does a piston compressor work?
The piston air compressor is the oldest and most common type of compressor. The mechanism works as follows:
Essentially, a piston compressor contains a valve system and two valve discs. When the piston moves down, it draws air into the cylinder. One of the valve discs folds downward, allowing the air to pass. When the piston moves upward, the large disc folds upward also, and closes. The compressed air is then delivered to the end process. Essentially, the mechanism is that of a - small - combustion engine, like the ones that are used in cars.
Why choose a piston compressor?
Choosing for a piston compressor, offers your business several advantages. First of all, the purchase costs are low. Other advantages that pistons offer is that they are easy to control, operate and can be moved around easily.
Pistons are primarily used for applications that do not need a lot of compressed air and/or only need part of the time, for example in a garage. They are also noisier, which makes them an imperfect solution in a setting such as a dentist’s office or a laboratory.