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What’s the Difference Between a Reciprocating Compressor and a Rotary Compressor?

If you’re considering purchasing a new air compressor, you'll need to understand the differences between reciprocating air compressors and rotary air compressors, and the applications they're best suited for.   What Is a Reciprocating Air Compressor? A reciprocating air compressor uses pistons driven by a crankshaft to compress the air. They're efficient, low-maintenance, and perform [...] Read More

The Best Type of Air Compressors for Agriculture

With over 50,000 farms that cover 10 million acres of farmland, Michigan is the second most agriculturally diverse state. Compressed air plays a critical role in growing, processing and delivering a wide variety of produce, dairy, poultry and meat products. When considering a compressor, it's important to understand required horsepower, usage frequency and energy consumption [...] Read More

Compressed Air Solutions for the Automotive Industry

Michigan is home to some of the most reputed automotive companies in the United States. Michigan Air Solutions offers a wide array of compressed air products that cater to the automotive industry’s needs, like ELGi’s lubricated compressor series, EG Series and EN Series Compressors, as well as ELGi’s oil free air compressors such as the [...] Read More

How to Create and Maintain an Energy Efficient Compressed Air System

Now more than ever, companies are looking for ways to cut costs. When it comes to compressed air systems, power consumption accounts for nearly 90% of a compressor's 10-year life span cost, so it's imperative to maximize efficiency. Air compressors support many industries, from small auto shops powered by reciprocating compressors to large-scale vertically integrated [...] Read More

10 Tips For Compressed Air Systems Energy Savings

Now more than ever, companies are looking for ways to cut costs. When it comes to air compressors, 70% of the lifetime cost comes from power consumption. So here are some ideas and insights to help you keep your electricity costs down.   LOWER THE PRESSURE We all know that working under pressure can be [...] Read More

Top 5 Tips to Keep Your Air Compressor Running Smoothly

With growing pressure to reduce capital expenditures due to the current economic downturn, and to implement sustainable manufacturing processes, it is imperative that we optimize our compressed air use. Here are 5 essential tips to improve the efficiency of your compressed air system: 1) Start with a Clean Slate – Clean Your Compressor If you [...] Read More

24/7 Air Compressor Services During COVID-19 Shut Down

COVID-19 NOTICE: Michigan Air Solutions will still be a resource with 24/7 air compressor services and sales to some sectors during this shutdown period. As the global effect on coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, Michigan Air Solutions understands the importance that compressed air and vacuum systems play in many essential industries and commercial activities. The recent executive [...] Read More
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What Material Should I Use for Compressed Air Piping?

Customers often ask us what type of piping they should use in their compressed air system. There’s quite a variety on the market so it’s easy to see why the choice could be overwhelming. In an effort to help you make an educated decision, we’ve compiled a list of the most common materials. Aluminum Pipe [...] Read More
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Compressed Air Pipe Systems: A User’s Guide

When organizing a shop floor, planning the compressed air pipe system is often one of the last considerations. Environmental conditions and factory equipment requirements often outrank the plan to simplify supply lines. People don't worry too much about the layout of the piping system because it seems rather straightforward - simply attach a compressor to an [...] Read More

Industrial Air Compressors – Which One is Right for You?

There are several factors to consider when selecting an industrial air compressor. Factor One: Stationary or Moveable? First, will your compressor remain in one place or will it be moved to several locations. Most industrial air compressors are designed to be stationary, as they are used in one facility. These units, which are larger and [...] Read More
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