While some homeowners may use smaller portable or pancake air compressors just for inflating the occasional tire or using a nail gun, this won't fit the bill for everyone.
Stationary single-stage air compressors are for the homeowner who uses air tools frequently.
Whether you like to do automotive work on the side, do a lot of airbrushing, run a small shop that requires compressed air, or have any other kind of high-demand need for an air compressor, you'll want to step it up to a stationary model that holds lots of air.
Rotary screw compressors are the biggest, most powerful compressors on the market. If you have greater than a 60% duty-cycle need, then choose a rotary compressor.
You will find these in the most professional garages and factories where a large amount of compressed air is required nonstop. They often provide compressed air for precision tasks such as powder-coating or sand-blasting.
Rotary screw compressors are powered by two counter-rotating screws (rotors) which compress air as it is pushed along the grooves of the screws.
Exceptionally efficient and surprisingly quiet, rotary screw compressors are the most technologically advanced units on the market. The energy consumption is extremely low despite the great power of rotary compressors.
Our most powerful rotary screw compressors produce more than 200 CFM, but the big guys on oil rigs produce about 2000 CFM.
Virtual Air Treatment - How to Get Clean, Treated Air
Looking for ways to treat your compressed air? Whether you're using your compressor for applying a smooth coat of paint to an automobile or using it for powering air tools, air treatment is an important part of doing the job right.
Removing water and contaminants from your compressed air can prolong the life of your air tools and keep your paints clean and dry so they apply more smoothly.
Browse our virtual air treatment guide for ideas on how you can improve the quality of your compressed air.