Choosing the right air compressor
No two shops are the same and when it comes to Babco's wide selection of air compressors ranging from traditional reciprocating air compressors to the rotary screw variants, making an informed decision when purchasing your air compressor is paramount. If you have any questions on compressors before purchasing, contact our knowledgable sales staff who can guide you in making the right decision to pin-point what type and model that'll best suit your shop or home garage.
A reciprocating compressor or piston compressor is the traditional compressor found in most shops. It is a positive-displacement compressor that uses pistons driven by a crankshaft to deliver air at high pressure and is perfect for when you need high pressure on an 'on-demand' basis.
Rotary Screw Compressors
A rotary screw air compressor functions at a contant air flow, meaning they are on all the time. These air compressors are better for shops who need a steady supply of compressed air at all times. Usually quieter than the reciprocating compressors, these come in an array of models with various horsepower and optional air dryers.
Chicago Pneumatic refrigerated air dryers are ideal for use with piston compressors that do not have an aftercoolor or where air is over 130 °F. The CPXHT dryers are easy to install and have a compact design. Supplied with 115 Volt power means no special wiring is required and the space saving design incorporates an air-cooled aftercooler, refrigerated air dryer, moisture separator and electronic water drain.