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Reciprocating / Rotary Vane

Reciprocating and Rotary Vane compressors present a lower cost option and handle intermittent application much better than their rotary screw counterparts. Ranging from ½ HP to 50 HP, these are typically the best value when it comes to smaller applications.

Reciprocating / Rotary Vane
2 HP
60 HP

What is a Reciprocating Air Compressor?

Reciprocating compressors utilize a piston drive through a connecting rod from the crankshaft. Compression takes place on the top side of the piston on each revolution of the crankshaft.

Why Choose a Reciprocating Air Compressor?

Reciprocating air compressors are generally small in size and typically located at the point of use. They do not require cooling systems and are very simple to maintain and operate. A reciprocating air compressor can handle a wide variety of applications.

Buying a Reciprocating Air Compressor

Reciprocating air compressors and their smaller size make it perfect for small scale manufacturing. Industries and companies that would use compressed air at the point of use like autobody shops, woodworking, automotive repair, and tire repair would all be good uses for reciprocating air compressors. Before purchasing, one should consider their air quality needs. Reciprocating compressors are designed to run intermittently and have relatively higher noise levels.

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