Topic Reciprocating Air Compressors Archives - Michigan Air Solutions

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Compressed Air Myth Busters

How much do you really know about compressed air? Our friends at ELGi Compressor put together some of the most common myths to set the facts straight. Myth: Compressed air is not desirable source of power Fact: When properly applied, compressed air can be the best choice. It's a safe, clean source of power that is easy [...]

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What is a 2 Stage Air Compressor

The main difference between single and two stage compressors is the number of times the air gets compressed between the inlet valve and the tool nozzle. In a single stage compressor, the air is compressed once; in a two stage compressor, the air is compressed twice for double the pressure. By increasing the number of [...]

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Overview : ELGi Single Stage Air Compressors

ELGi Compressor’s Single Stage series are designed for optimum efficiency while requiring minimum maintenance to meet your demands of compressed air. These compressors are recommended for applications that would require duty cycle less than 70% . For duty cycle higher than 70% , we would recommend our lubricated screw air compressor. Applications Light Manufacturing Auto Service/Gas [...]

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