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Air compressor

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Basic features and usefulness of the air compressor

The compressor is a machine that uses mechanical energy to pressurize the air. It finds numerous applications, both in various industrial and professional and artisan fields. Furthermore, it is also used in the home and hobby environment. There are fixed compressors and portable compressors. Most of the models have an electric motor but they also exist with internal combustion engines, particularly in the agricultural sector. Compressed air has an often underestimated role but it is fundamental in the modern era, in many production processes. Most of the products currently used by the company could not be made without compressors. In many cases it is not only necessary to compress the atmosphere but also to purify it from oil particles and humidity, through devices such as filters and dryers.


Types of air compressor and most common uses

Compressed air is safe, useful and effective. It does not contain exhaust fumes or toxic products. The normal atmosphere with its pressure of about 1 bar is compressed up to pressures of over 400 bar. There are different types of compressors. The most common are the volumetric ones which include the reciprocating piston model, the rotary screw and vane model. Among the most common uses we have the activation of spray guns, for example for painting or for steam cleaning, of guns for screwing and unscrewing bolts or for inflating the wheels. Other known uses are the driving of pneumatic hammers and machines for the compression of the renewed road surface. This tool can be connected to electrical devices such as a stapler or screwdriver.

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