By . Air Compressor. At Sunday, September 16th 2018, 02:40:03 AM.
Reciprocating air compressors use pistons that are driven by a crankshaft. These types of compressors come in all sizes, from small and portable to large and industrial compressors. Some are powered by electricity, and others with an internal combustion engine.
Screw compressors consists of two helical rotors which are used in compressing external air to a set pressure, ensuring dry, clean, and compressed air. The find increasing application in segments such as chemicals and petrochemicals processing, food & beverages, metals & mining, automotive, power plants, and oil & gas where large volume of high pressure air is needed especially to drive machine tools.
A portable air compressor comes in many shapes and sizes. We are only truly portable if we don't get too big. As long as we can be moved around easily and used where needed then we are considered truly portable. Once we get too big, then we are relegated to shop work and other stationary jobs. I pity these poor fools. It would be boring to just sit in one shop all day. I like getting out and seeing different places and meeting different people. I think it keeps me young.