When installing a new air compressor, there are a lot of questions to ask yourself. How much flow and pressure do you need with your new air compressor? How often will it be in use? Are you going to install it in the same location as your existing unit?
Depending on your facility’s needs, the specific air compressor you choose can vary. If you’re looking for a reliable unit that can be used continuously throughout daily operations, then an Atlas Copco rotary screw compressor is the way to go.
Moving Up from a Piston Air Compressor
If you’re looking to install a new air compressor in your building, then you may consider piston compressors. These compressors are the cheapest option available. However, they’re often not suited for facilities that require continuous use.
Piston air compressors are intended for shops that use compressed air intermittently, not constantly. To prevent overheating, piston compressors must have a cooling period. As a result, they can only run for 30 to 35 minutes each hour, or from 50-60% of the duty cycle. They can also be extremely loud when in use, which can be disruptive or even hazardous for employees.
If you currently have a piston air compressor in your building, then you should consider upgrading to a rotary screw air compressor.
Installing a Rotary Screw Air Compressor
Rotary screw air compressors are the only viable option for facilities that require continuous access to compressed air. There are many different models of rotary screw air compressors available, but with routine maintenance, all will last for the long haul.
4 Benefits of Rotary Screw Air Compressors
There are several benefits that rotary screw air compressors have over pistons.
Operate continuously: Unlike pistons, rotary screw air compressors have a 100% continuous duty cycle. They can be used constantly throughout the day, without intermittent cooling, which is a must for many industrial facilities.
Stronger air flow: Compared to pistons, rotary screw compressors deliver a stronger air flow. They can also function without air reservoir tanks, which piston tanks often require.
Designed for durability: Rotary screw air compressors have a longer life than piston compressors. The internal rotors are sealed, preventing the various parts from wearing out over time.
Adapt to fluctuating air flow: Some rotary screw compressors are designed with variable speed drive technology. This option is optimal for any facilities where flow needs change throughout the day. It can also help to save on electricity costs.
Keeping Air Dry and Clean
Air compressor filters are designed to keep out harmful airborne particles like dirt, allergens and water. Integrating a dryer with your rotary screw air compressor is a simple additional step to keep the air as dry as possible.
Atlas Copco Air Compressors from Iacono Inc.
While rotary screw air compressors are designed to last for the long haul, they unfortunately don’t last forever.
Iacono Inc. distributes Atlas Copco Air Compressors in the New York Metropolitan area at the lowest prices. Our team of experts will install your new unit to upgrade your facility’s air compression system. We also provide routine maintenance services to keep your unit in perfect shape. Contact our office to speak with a representative and equip your facility with the best technology today!