What Is An Air Compressor And How Air Compressors Work?

How Air Compressors WorkHow Air Compressors Work

An air compressor is a device that converts power (using an electric motor, diesel or gasoline engine, etc.) into potential energy stored in pressurized air (i.e., compressed air). By one of several methods, an air compressor forces more and more air into a storage tank, increasing the pressure. When tank pressure reaches its upper limit the air compressor shuts off. The compressed air, then, is held in the tank until called into use.

What Is An Air Compressor And How Air Compressors Work?

Air compressors are usually found at factories where products are assembled or in most places where cars are serviced, such as gas stations and auto workshops. The list of tools that run on compressed air is long, but some of the most common pneumatic tools include:

  • Drills
  • Grinders
  • Nail guns
  • Sanders
  • Spray guns
  • Staplers

In the video below, you can see an in depth look at how a single stage rotary screw air compressor works from Doosan Portable Power.

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