So which one is right for you? Well, that really depends on your compressed air needs and how you think you will use your new industrial air compressor.
To start, you will have to know the flow and pressure that is required, i.e. which job(s) will the compressor have to perform, how frequently does that job have to be done or how many different jobs do you have to perform at the same time?
In addition, are you going to use your industrial air compressor intermittently or all day long? Will your demand be steady or fluctuate? In the latter case, variable speed drive technology can offer you significant savings on energy costs.
Does the physical size matter or will the compressor have to fit in a closed space? Does it have to operate quietly? Will you need an air receiver?
What will the ambient conditions be, i.e. will your compressor have to operate in a place that is particularly hot/cold or humid or located far above sea level?
Do you need quality air, i.e. do you require dry and clean air? If your compressed air comes in contact with your products, this should be an important consideration. What about your filtration, ducting and ventilation needs? Note that there is a full feature version of most Atlas Copco models that comes with a built-in dryer.
Should your industrial air compressor have a belt drive or the more efficient direct drive?
Do you need to keep redundancy and a guaranteed supply of compressed air in mind?
Are there national or local regulations that have to observed? Or are there certain industry standards that you have to comply with?
There is a good chance that all of these questions (and it’s not even a complete list) do not make the challenge of picking the right industrial air compressor seem any less daunting.
But there is more good news: Not only is the right Atlas Copco compressor to meet your needs out there, but we will even help you find it.
If you are unsure of the answers to the questions above, Atlas Copco representatives stand ready to assist you. Using our AIRselect tool, they will work with you to determine your compressed air needs, compare the different options and explain the benefits of each compressor.
So whenever you are ready, you can find them here.
Ask an air system professional about the best option for your needs.