Choosing a Rotary Screw Air Compressor
When choosing an air compressor, people are often confronted with a choice between a reciprocating air compressor or a rotary screw air compressor. Making the right choice will involve knowing how you intend to use the air compressor. A little knowledge of these two types of air compressors will help you make the right choice, especially if you are purchasing an air compressor for the first time.
So, why choose rotary screw air compressors? Rotary screw air compressors are great for people who need to use a lot of compressed air. Rotary screw air compressors are capable of producing more power and are ideal for large industrial applications. They can make up to 300hp where reciprocating air compressors max out around 30hp. Air Power Equipment Company is the leading provider of rotary screw air compressors in the Oklahoma City area, and can provide a great variety of size options to choose from.
Rotary Screw Air Compressors? Is This What I Need?
Ask yourself what you will be using the air compressor for. If you need an air compressor that will not be in continuous service – or for powering small hand tools which do not require substantial cfm to operate—then a rotary screw air compressor may not be what you need. On the other hand, if you have a larger sized workshop, garage, or place of business that operates numerous items requiring a 100% duty cycle compressor to maintain usable air volume – a rotary screw air compressor can be a perfect fit.
Rotary screw compressors are the newest compressor technology and operate quieter than the traditional reciprocating air compressors. The newer design allows for more CFM (cubic feet per minute) per horsepower, and they are much more efficient than the older reciprocating compressors. If you have heavy compressor usage, expect more maintenance costs from reciprocating compressors which require expensive rebuilds.
How to Choose the Right Size?
Once you have determined that your needs would best be met with a rotary screw air compressor, you will need to choose the best sized unit for your application. The way to do this is to take an inventory of all of your equipment that needs to be powered. You will want a unit capable of producing enough pressure and volume of air (CFM cubic feet per minute) to operate and sustain operation for your work needs.
Choosing the right size compressor requires consideration of a lot of variables. So it is important to ask yourself: Does all of your equipment need to be powered at once? Two at a time? Also take into consideration future business growth. Will the amount of equipment in use at the same time stay the same? Will it double? Triple? For more information on choosing the right size – look for information on choosing air tank size, pressure, and CFM in some of our other blogs.
Rotary screw air compressors are a real investment, so it’s important that you take all of these questions into consideration when making a purchase.
If you have any other questions about rotary screw compressors, give us a call. We would be happy to answer in more detail.
Air Power Equipment Company in Oklahoma City (OKC), is the leading source for new air compressor sales and used air compressor sales throughout the country. We specialize in rotary screw air compressor sales and reciprocal air compressor sales. Air Power Equipment Company is also the best source for air compressor service and air compressor parts in Oklahoma.
If you are looking for new air compressors, used air compressors, air compressor parts, or air compressor service call Air Power Equipment Company OKC. We are experts with all brands of air compressor equipment and we are a stocking distributor of air compressor brands like FS Curtis Air Compressors, Champion Air Compressors, Campbell Hausfeld Air Compressors, Kellogg Air Compressors and many more. Call us at (405) 445-1216 – we have what you need, and at the best price you will find.