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Used Air Compressor

Used air compressors are machines that increase the pressure of the air by reducing its volume. Large volumes of air are confined in a closed space resulting in higher pressure. A piston within a cylinder compresses the air, creating the pressure. Reciprocating air compressors are available in single or double stage styles, used and new. Single style is generally used for lower pressure, under 100 PSIG. Double style used air compressors are often used for higher pressures up to 250 PSI. Designed for heavy-duty applications and built to withstand the most demanding environments, our air compressors deliver the consistent and reliable power your business needs to thrive. Whether you run a manufacturing facility, automotive shop, construction site, or any other industrial operation, our Industrial Air Compressors are the solution to elevate your productivity and efficiency.

Used Ingersoll Rand Rotary Screw Air Compressor
Used Ingersoll Rand Rotary Screw Air Compressor
  • Tank: 240 Gallon
  • Voltage: 230/480
  • Motor: 20 HP
  • #M-0124
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Used Ingersoll Rand Rotary Screw Air Compressor
Used Ingersoll Rand Rotary Screw Air Compressor
  • Tank: 80 Gallons
  • Voltage: 200
  • Motor: 5 HP
  • #M-0126
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Used Ingersoll Rand Rotary Screw Air Compressor-80 Gallon Air Tank
Used Ingersoll Rand Rotary Screw Air Compressor-80 Gallon Air Tank
  • Motor: 7.5 HP
  • 80 Gallon Air Tank
  • Easy to Maintain
  • #M-0127 & #M-0128
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Used Quincy Rotary Screw Air Compressor-QMB/T Series
Used Quincy Rotary Screw Air Compressor-QMB/T Series
  • QMB/T Series
  • Voltage: 230/480
  • Motor: 25HP
  • #M-0125
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Used Ingersoll Rand 2 Stage Cast Iron Air Compressor
Used Ingersoll Rand 2 Stage Cast Iron Air Compressor
  • Tank: 120 Gallons
  • Voltage: 230/460
  • Motor: 10 HP
  • Out of Stock
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Used KAESER SX Series Rotary Screw Air Compressor
Used KAESER SX Series Rotary Screw Air Compressor
  • Motor: 5HP
  • Voltage: 230/460
  • SX Series Model
  • Out of Stock
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About Air Compressor

Air compressors are a pneumatic tool that converts power into potential energy stored in pressurized or compressed air. When the air tank's pressure reaches its engineered upper limit, the air compressor turns off. The pressurized air is held in the tank until needed. Once the air take pressure reaches its lower limit, the air compressor turns on to re-pressurize the air tank.

Air Compressor products are constructed to achieve maximum productivity, reliability, and peak performance. Compressed air systems are applied to carry all sorts of solids, plastics materials, trash, metal pieces, chips, and trim removal in an industrial manufacturing environment. They will deliver top performance, productivity, and ease of service. The airend, interconnecting piping and separation system have all been combined into one straightforward design that will improve effectiveness and performance.

Air compressors typically have a long life making them extremely reliable for your business’s specific needs. Its reliable operation will help to elevate your warehouse’s productivity. American Surplus only carries the highest quality of air compressors for a business’s material handling needs. All air compressors are checked prior to sale. Call one of our knowledgeable sales associates today!

Advantages of Air Compressor

Air compressors offer numerous advantages in various applications and industries. Here are some key pros of using an air compressor:

  • Versatility: Air compressors are incredibly versatile tools that can power a wide range of pneumatic equipment and tools. From air-powered tools like nail guns, impact wrenches, and paint sprayers to pneumatic systems in manufacturing and construction, air compressors provide the necessary air pressure to operate these tools effectively.
  • Efficiency: Air compressors provide a consistent and continuous supply of compressed air, ensuring smooth and uninterrupted operation of pneumatic tools and machinery. They eliminate the need for manual pumping or relying on external power sources, allowing for efficient and consistent work output.
  • Powerful Performance: Air compressors can generate high levels of compressed air, enabling pneumatic tools to deliver superior performance compared to their electric counterparts. Air-powered tools often provide higher torque, faster operation, and increased power, making them suitable for heavy-duty applications and tasks that require greater force.
  • Cost Savings: While the initial investment in an air compressor may be higher than other power sources, they can result in long-term cost savings. Air is a free and readily available resource, and using an air compressor eliminates the need for expensive fuel or electricity to power tools and machinery. Additionally, air-powered tools tend to have a longer lifespan and require less maintenance, reducing overall operating costs.
  • Safe and Clean Operation: Air compressors offer a safer working environment compared to other power sources. They eliminate the risks associated with electrical shocks and potential fire hazards, as there are no electrical components involved in their operation. Additionally, air-powered tools produce no harmful emissions, ensuring a cleaner and healthier work environment.
  • Portability: Air compressors come in various sizes, including portable options, allowing for easy transportation and use in different locations. Portable air compressors are commonly used in construction sites, workshops, and automotive repair shops, providing flexibility and convenience.
  • Adjustable Air Pressure: Air compressors allow for precise control of air pressure, providing the ability to adjust the pressure according to the specific requirements of different tools and applications. This flexibility ensures optimal performance and prevents damage to delicate components or materials.
  • Noise Reduction: With the advancement in technology, many air compressors are designed to operate quietly, minimizing noise pollution in the workplace or surrounding areas. This is especially beneficial in environments where noise regulations or employee comfort is a concern.

Air Compressor Applications

Air compressors have a wide range of applications across various industries and settings. Here are some common applications where air compressors are utilized:

  • Pneumatic Tools: Air compressors power a vast array of pneumatic tools used in construction, manufacturing, automotive repair, and woodworking. Examples include impact wrenches, nail guns, air hammers, spray guns, sanders, grinders, and drills. Air-powered tools provide high torque, speed, and precision, making them ideal for heavy-duty tasks.
  • Industrial Manufacturing: Air compressors are extensively used in industrial manufacturing processes. They power pneumatic machinery, control systems, and automation equipment. Air compressors supply compressed air for operating pneumatic cylinders, valves, and actuators, enabling precise control of machinery and production lines.
  • HVAC Systems: Air compressors play a critical role in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. They provide compressed air for pneumatic controls, pneumatic actuators, and air handling units. Air compressors help regulate airflow, control temperature, and ensure efficient operation of HVAC systems.
  • Painting and Finishing: Air compressors are essential in paint booths and finishing applications. They power air spray guns used for painting automobiles, furniture, industrial equipment, and other surfaces. Compressed air provides a consistent and even application of paint or coatings, resulting in a smooth and professional finish.
  • Dental and Medical Equipment: Air compressors are used in dental clinics and medical facilities for various applications. They power dental drills, air-driven handpieces, suction devices, and air compressors for medical instrumentation and respiratory therapy equipment. Clean and dry compressed air is crucial for maintaining sterile conditions.
  • Food and Beverage Industry: Air compressors are employed in the food and beverage industry for tasks such as pneumatic conveying, packaging, filling, and labeling. They ensure product quality and safety by providing compressed air for cleaning, drying, and controlling production processes.
  • Mining and Construction: Air compressors power pneumatic tools used in mining and construction activities. They drive rock drills, jackhammers, pneumatic breakers, and other tools required for drilling, excavation, and demolition.
  • General Maintenance and Inflation: Air compressors are handy for general maintenance tasks, such as inflating tires, cleaning dust and debris, powering air blowers, and operating pneumatic wrenches or impact drivers in workshops and garages.

Air Compressor Manufacturers

  • Atlas Copco
  • Ingersoll Rand
  • Sullair
  • Gardner Denver
  • Kaeser
  • Quincy Compressor
  • Doosan Portable Power
  • Sullivan-Palatek
  • Rolair Systems
  • ELGi
  • Campbell Hausfeld
  • Mattei
  • Husky
  • Powermate
  • Chicago Pneumatic
  • Airman
  • ABAC
  • BelAire
  • Eaton
  • Jun-Air

Air Compressor are Also Known As

  • Compressed Air System
  • Air Pump
  • Pneumatic Compressor
  • Air Supply Unit
  • Air Pressure Generator
  • Air Compressor Machine
  • Air Power Unit
  • Compressed Air Generator
  • Pneumatic Power Source
  • Air Compression Equipment
  • Air Tank
  • Air Station
  • Air Pressure Machine
  • Air Tool Compressor
  • Air Compressor Unit

Air Compressor Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is an air compressor?
A:An air compressor is a mechanical device that converts power (usually from an electric motor or gasoline/diesel engine) into potential energy stored in compressed air. It pressurizes the air, creating a continuous flow of compressed air that can be used to power pneumatic tools, equipment, and various applications.

Q: What are the different types of air compressors?
A:Factors to consider include the required air pressure (PSI), air flow (CFM), power source (electric, gasoline, diesel), tank size, intended use (home, industrial, commercial), noise level, and available space.

Q: What is the difference between oil-lubricated and oil-free air compressors?
A: Oil-lubricated air compressors use oil for lubrication and cooling of internal components, resulting in smoother operation and longer lifespan. Oil-free air compressors, on the other hand, don't require oil for lubrication, making them suitable for applications where oil contamination is a concern, such as in food processing or medical environments.

Q: How do I properly maintain an air compressor?
A:Regular maintenance includes checking and changing oil (for oil-lubricated compressors), cleaning or replacing air filters, inspecting, and tightening connections, draining condensate from the tank, and following the manufacturer's guidelines for specific maintenance tasks. It's important to keep the compressor clean and ensure proper ventilation.

Q: Can I run multiple tools simultaneously with one air compressor?
A: It depends on the capacity of your air compressor. The compressor's CFM and pressure rating should be sufficient to handle the combined air demand of the tools you intend to use simultaneously. Check the tool's air consumption specifications and ensure that the compressor can meet or exceed the total CFM requirement.

Q: How long do air compressors typically last?
A: The lifespan of an air compressor depends on various factors, including usage, maintenance, and the quality of the compressor itself. With proper care and regular maintenance, an air compressor can last for many years. Higher-quality models often have longer lifespans compared to lower-quality or less-maintained compressors.