Air Compressors and the Modern Auto Shop

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The air compressor is the most important part of any modern workshop where air powered tools are used.  It provides all the power that you will need in order to ensure that your tools are capable of working at the optimum level, and ensures that your staff are able to get the most out of the equipment that you have invested in.

Choosing the right model for your workshop can make a huge difference to the number and variety of different jobs that you will be able to carry out.  Air powered tools are well known for being lighter and more efficient than electrically powered tools thanks to the fact that their power source is entirely external.  Users find that they are less tired when using the tools, and are generally able to work for much longer without getting fatigued.

There are so many different types that finding the exact model to meet your needs can be difficult. They come in two main varieties, those that are fixed into position, and those that can be moved around.  Depending on your needs, you can choose to either opt for a smaller portable unit that you can move around from one job to another as required, or alternatively, opt for a much larger fixed unit that supplies the various tools through a built in network of pipes.

They can be either gasoline powered, which means that they can stand alone, and provide power at any time without any other infrastructure being in place, or alternatively, choose an electric powered unit that can simply take power from the mains supply, and provide compressed air on demand.

Choosing a gas powered portable air compressor allows you to operate in a completely free manner, taking your tools directly to wherever they are needed in the workshop.  You will not need to worry about trailing pipes or cables that you could potentially trip over.  Alternatively, a stationary compressor offers a great deal of power, and is able to power multiple tools throughout an installed system.  Of course, there are many other uses beyond simply providing power to tools within your workshop, and one of the most common uses of the system is for inflation.  If your facility offers wheel repairs and tire replacement, then a compressor is an essential part of the whole process, and will ensure that you are able to get the job done properly.

One of the best known manufacturers is the Ingersoll Rand Company.  As one of the longest established businesses in the tool manufacturing industry, IR is well known for the ability to provide high efficiency and high power systems that are reliable, provide excellent value for money, and act as a real asset to your business.  There are a number of smaller companies that provide specialist air compressors including portable units that can be carried by hand and moved from one place in the workshop to another in order to allow jobs to be carried out.  Badger Air Brush is one such company, but there are many different manufacturers to choose from.  All different systems are interchangeable, and can be used in conjunction with different tools in order to ensure that your whole system is compatible with any new acquisitions that you may get for specific purposes.

One of the top selling stationary air compressors is the Ingersoll Rand IRTC2545E10VFP, which has a 120 gallon tank, making it perfect for use in a larger busy workshop where you need a fixed system that you can rely on, and where having high power is a major requirement.  It is a most efficient machine, and thanks to its comparatively low price of just $3281, it represents fantastic value for money, and is a great addition to any workshop.

If your needs are for a powerful portable air compressor that you can easily move from one place to another in order to support work across a number of different platforms, then there are many different units to choose from, including the Honda powered MTMAC1-PH55-08M, which can be moved easily around, and provides plenty of power to cover any of your needs, while being able to give you the kind of flexibility that you need from a professional standard tool.