Portable Air Compressors 50 Litre
These machines are designed for day to day D.I.Y and can not run 24 hours.
Air Compressors 100 - 150 Litre
Reciprocating Air Compressors are belt-driven piston machines. These machines are designed
for day to day D.I.Y and industrial work and can not run 24 hours. We stock all sizes, from small
D.I.Y 50L machines to large 150L industrial tank sized machines
A range of portable compressors suitable for the pressure testing of pipework, powering air tools and most
paint spraying equipment
An air compressor is a device that converts electrical power or gas into kinetic
energy by pressurizing and compressing air, which is then released in quick bursts. There are numerous methods of
air compression, divided into either positive-displacement or non-positive displacement types.
Positive-displacement air compressors work by forcing air into a chamber whose volume
is reduced to effect the compression. Piston-type air compressors use this principle by pumping air into an air
chamber through the use of the constant motion of pistons. They use unidirectional valves to guide air into a
chamber, where the air is compressed. Rotary screw compressors also
use positive-displacement compression by matching two helical screws that, when turned, guide air into a chamber,
the volume of which is reduced as the screws turn. Vane compressors use a slotted rotor
with varied blade placement to guide air into a chamber and compress the volume.
Non-positive-displacement air compressors include centrifugal compressors. These
devices use centrifugal force generated by a spinning impeller to accelerate and then decelerate captured air,
which pressurizes it.
The air compressors seen by the public are used in 5 main
To supply a high-pressure clean air to fill gas
To supply a moderate-pressure clean air to supply air to a submerged
surface supplied diver
To supply a large amount of moderate-pressure air to power pneumatic tools
For filling tires