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How to Choose an Air Compressor for Your Business

GWT Enterprise | August 26, 2022

Air compressors being versatile machinery, are a great addition to any industry. A crucial feature in running both industrial and commercial businesses, these robust and reliable devices perform a variety of tasks compared to electric power tools. They serve multiple purposes in many sectors, from powering small appliances to substantial industrial applications. But choosing the right air compressor for your business can be an arduous task. GWT Enterprise is a leading distributor of compressed air systems, and we share some tips on how you can choose the best air compressor for your business needs.

Choosing the right size

Choosing the right size air compressor Singapore

Air compressors come in various sizes depending on their capacity and applications. Consumer grade air compressors are small and portable, and mostly used for DIY projects such as inflating tires. Because they’re powered by pistons, they don’t provide continuous flow of compressed air and can be prone to overheating. While portable models might not be as powerful as stationary ones, a high-quality piece of equipment will still have the capability to get the job done. Bear in mind that portable air compressors usually utilised outdoors will also require protection from the elements.

That said, indoor industrial environments can sometimes be quite harsh as well, so compressors typically come with some protective features either way.

Professional grade compressors on the other hand, are larger and can be used to power multiple air tools at once. These air compressors are an ideal choice for continuous use as they come with a more durable design, running at a constant temperature regardless of demand. Compressors of this type utilise rotary screw technology for efficient long-term use.

Check the amount of power needed

Air compressors come in a wide range of sizes and power outputs. An air compressor’s output is measured in Cubic Feet per Minute (CFM), and a high CFM means it can be used to power more applications. Each task requires a different amount of power, and understanding how much power your job demands can help with determining which compressor to use. Check the number of applications you want to power by adding their required CFM together. A compressor with a CFM about 20 to 30% over your needs would also be recommended for future business expansion.

Features of different air compressors

Air compressor Singapore Features of different air compressors

Different air compressors come equipped with different features. Some come with standard ones. while others give you the option of adding on certain mechanics you might need. Consider the benefits a feature will provide you with and factor in the costs against those advantages. Smart investments in indispensible functions will provide your business with a net benefit.

When selecting an air compressor, it is important to ensure that your chosen machine meets your needs, while maintaining efficiency and cost-effectiveness. We hope the tips listed above will be a helpful step in this process.

GWT Enterprise is a ceccato authorised distributor of air compressors in Singapore, and carries an extensive range of screw compressors and much more. Reach out to our experienced team today for more information.

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