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Used Air Compressor Suppliers

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of used air compressor manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source used air compressor manufacturers with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate used air compressor companies that will design, engineer, and manufacture used air compressors for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading used air compressor manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for industrial used air compressors, gas air compressors, or used auto air compressors.

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  • Indianapolis, IN 800-632-4451

    All of the used air compressors that we offer come with a six month guarantee for your convenience. We are dedicated to providing nothing but a high quality product in order to keep you coming back to us for all of your air compressor related needs. It is our goal that we provide the best customer service in the industry! Visit our website today or send our customer service representatives an email containing any questions or concerns to get started!

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  • Hustisford, WI 920-349-3281

    As an air compressor manufacturer, we proudly design and produce the Rol-Air brand. Our air compressors range in 1/2 to 20 HP, and are offered as gas air compressors, electric air compressors, portable or stationary models, belt or direct drive, oilless or splash lubricated and single or two stage.

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  • Michigan City, IN 888-785-5247

    Sullair has been on the leading edge of compressed air solutions since 1965. Built on the pillars of reliability, durability, and performance, Sullair makes compressors you can count on. We were one of the first to execute rotary screw technology in our air compressors, and our machines are famous all over the world for their legendary durability. To learn more about our broad range of compressed air solutions, visit america.sullair.com.

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  • Glendora, CA 888-596-5267

    Lans Company has your needs covered, offering an array of air compressors to various industries. Our inventory includes a complete line of air compressor equipment from numerous brands. We stock most of the equipment and can fill almost any order. Contact us and speak with a Lans representative today!

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  • Warren, MI 877-523-7277

    As a distributor of air compressors, Central offers a wide variety of equipment from brands such as Champion, Powerex, Sullivan-Palatek and CompAir. Products include rotary van compressors, portable compressors, stationary piston type and scroll type units. Central`s trained support team is eager to assist you, whether it is through its 24 hour emergency operation or during regular business hours.

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Used Air Compressors Industry Information

Used Air Compressors

Used air compressors are previously owned machines that reduce the volume of air to increase its pressure. When released, pressurized air flows through hoses and tubes with great velocity and force. The mechanical energy of the motor is converted into pneumatic energy.

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Applications of Used Air Compressors

Air compressors are used in many different industries, so used compressors are widely available. The most common application for air compressors is to power pneumatic tools, such as nail guns and jackhammers. Compressed air is up to eight times as dense as regular air, so tires, tubes, and air tanks are filled using air compressors to increase their capacity. Air compressors are used industrially to circulate and purify air. Oilless air compressors are characterized by their ability to compress air without contaminating it with oil. They are also used for commercial cleaning and drying.

Used Air Compressor Design

Air compressors are generally made out of stainless steel, cast iron, or aluminum and can be powered by gas or electricity. Portable or mini air compressors are often housed in plastic and use rechargeable batteries. Compressor components include an air tank, hose, motor, and pressure gauge, as well as various fittings. Some air compressors have handles or anti-vibration feet. A critical safety feature that all compressors should have, including used or refurbished models, is a relief valve that opens if the pressure exceeds the maximum level.

Within the two categories of used air compressors there are many variations and designs, including centrifugal, mixed-flow, axial-flow, reciprocating, rotary, screw, scroll, and diaphragm compressors. Used air compressors can be purchased with confidence if approved by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). They certify the quality and safety of compressors and some states only allow the purchase and rental of ASME-approved machines.

How Used Air Compressors Work

Used air compressors are similar in operation to pumps. They both increase the pressure on a liquid or gas to convey them through a system. However, fluids are relatively incompressible, so the transportation industry only utilizes gases like air to be pressurized and used for power. Used air compressors are either positive displacement or dynamic compressors. They are identified by how they condense the air. In positive displacement compressors, a space or chamber is filled with air and then collapses. The compressed air is emptied from the chamber and stored in the tank.

Dynamic compressors have a rotating component that spins rapidly, accelerating the air. When it slows, the air molecules collide with the rotor and each other, and the air becomes denser. In the storage tank, the pressure is maintained because the crowded air molecules move faster than they would under normal conditions. The air rushes towards an open valve in an attempt to expand to its regular size, while hoses and nozzles channel and direct the air into a useful application.



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