Fixed speed, variable speed and oil free Compressors

Compressor technology has evolved considerably over the past 20 years. Compressors today are more efficient, cleaner and better controlled than ever before. These developments are all designed to help customers save money through energy savings, whilst still providing the necessary compressed air, critical for their production needs.

Learn more about the different types of industrial air compressor by watching our short video on different compressor types

See our section on how to save energy saving and improve efficiency of your compressed air system here. Or take a look at the Compressor University for more information

Variable Speed Compressors

At the forefront of these developments is the introduction of variable speed compressors. Variable speed compressors regulate their speed so they produce only the air that is required, rather than switching themselves on and off at regular intervals to meet the required demand.

The main benefit of variable speed compressors is the energy savings they offer compared to a similar sized fixed speed unit. In fact in applications with variable demand (which is practically all of them!) variable speed compressors can save over 30% of the energy used. When you consider that over 80% of the total lifetime cost of a compressor is the energy you put into it a 30% energy saving is huge.

Oil Free Compressors

Another major area of development in the compressed air industry is the introduction of oil free compressors. Many industries such as food and pharmaceutical cannot afford for oil contamination of the end products. Oil free compressors, where no oil is used in the compression process, guarantees oil free air. Air Equipment has considerable experience installing servicing and maintaining both oil free and variable speed compressors.

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