Reciprocating Air Compressors
The primary setback for this type of air compressor is probably the noise that it produces while doing work. Although there are a few setbacks with this type of air compressor, the boons outmatch the banes. Reciprocating industrial air compressors are most effective when used with other hand tools and equipment. This type makes use of positive displacement for increasing the air pressure. This is probably the most common type of air compressor because it tends to attract a lot of buyers due to its low price and low maintenance and cost. It can also deal with various types of pressure.
Rotary Screw Air Compressors
Rotary screw air compressors offer a more quiet work area and makes use of less heat of compressed air. Unfortunately though, it requires an extra effort on maintenance because it has a more complicated design and framework than its Reciprocated brother.
Rotary screw air compressors are one of the most popular type for consumers. This type is usually the one with the best costumer review and with the most positive feedbacks. There are two types of Rotary screw air compressors: oil-free and oil-dependent.
Scroll air compressors
Scroll air compressors are probably the rarest type of industrial air compressor that one can find. There are no major setbacks with this type. It provides the most quiet work area as it does not produce any noise. It has the simplest design providing a user-friendly experience with the owners and it also needs less to no maintenance and supervision at all. Scroll air compressors allow the moving of air pressure through a spiral feature.
This type is one of the most expensive yet most effective type of air compressor. The air that is compressed is also much hotter than the compressed air of other types and models.
Centrifugal air compressors
Centrifugal air compressors are a type of industrial air compressors that make use of a negative displacement for air pressure. In this type, velocity is greatly used to increase the pressure. The method is called dynamic compression. Centrifugal compressors makes use of impellers that spin at a high speed and uses diffusers to break the air.
These are the basic types of air compressors used in various industries. Although they may seem different, they have one thing in common: they are used for a safe, clean and useful utilization of air.