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How to choose the right rotary screw air compressor

When it comes to choosing any kind of device that’s meant to provide you with a major output, it’s essential to always choose the right kinds of systems to get the job done.

Rotary screw air compressors are no different. Of the different types of air compressors available in the market, these compressors were made for convenience. They range from portable to large units and can produce up to 350 horsepower, which means that they’re your best bet for most projects you take on.
So, how do you know to choose the right compressor for you? We’ve put together a short list of things you should consider when shopping for rotary screw compressors.

1. Consider your needs
You need to know how much output you need your compressor to provide for you, which means digging in and doing your research. These are the questions you’ll need to ask yourself:
a. How much horsepower do I need?
Horsepower refers to the strength of the compressor’s engine. One horsepower can produce up to 250Kg of force, so you’ll need to know how much force is required to do the job.

b. Electrical phase
You have the option to choose between single phase and triple phase electric currents to power your systems. Contact your electrician to find out which current would be best to use for certain projects.

c. Airflow
Airflow refers to the ability of an air compressor to continuously perform a task. It is measured in cubic-feet-per-minute (CFM). The CFM for most compressors start at 16; if you need to know how much CFM you need for a specific project, get in touch with us today! We also offer a handsome selection of air compression units that will suit your project needs.

2. Consider your budget
Once you know and understand what you need your compression unit to do for you, you’ll need to consider how much you’re willing to spend on one. Air compressors cost as little as R5 000 (for small/portable, low yield compressors) and as much as R450 000 (for the bigger units).
You’ll also need to carefully select which brand you go with to ensure that you get the most bang for your buck. Get in touch with us to find out what kind of rotary screw air compressor is right for you!

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