Air compressors are some of the most common, but most misunderstood, tools in common use. Air compressors come in different styles that are intended for certain uses, and knowing what type of compressor is most suitable for a particular situation can make a difference in productivity, cost, and safety. If you are searching for

Air compressors fall into three basic categories: continuous run models, piston drive models, and rotary screw models. There is also centrifugal air compressor (which is also called ‘luftkompressor’ in the Norwegian language); this is very rarely found outside of very large industrial applications, such as that involving mass electricity generation.

Main types of compressors dominate the market, and although each has features and accessories that can expand or limit its applications, this model covers most applications for home, business, and industrial applications that require compressed air.

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A compressor that operates continuously often referred to as a compact compressor, supplies compressed air as required by the continuous operation of the compression device. This type of compressor basically shrinks the air hose, using forced air through reducing the size of the hose or nozzle, which increases the air pressure before it appears. This is often used to inflate tires, air mattresses and other items with low inflation requirements.

Compressors driven by pistons are very different from compact compressors, not only in the way they compress air but also in the fact that they have the ability to store it. This provides a stable supply of compressed air, without having to run the compressor without stopping; because air is drained in the storage tank, the compressor is activated to refill it.