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Oiled Compressors

When purchasing an air compressor, the first step is to assess your facility's needs. Oil lubricated compressors can guarantee the high energy efficiency, consistent performance, and long-term cost-effectiveness required by industrial operations. Air compressor oil type are often two to three times the purchase price of an oil-free compressor, but they typically offer longer life and greater air capacity to power larger tools and entire crews.

Benefits of Air Compressor Oil

An air compressor oil relies on an oil dipper attached to the bottom of the connecting rod to randomly splash oil from the crankcase reservoir onto the bearings and internal parts of the compressor to keep them properly lubricated. The advantages of air compressor oil

  • Oil air compressors are more durable
  • Oil cools the components
  • Much less noisy than oil-free compressors
  • Well lubricated
  • The lubricant acts to seal the gaps between the screw elements

Oil-Free or Oiled Compressor?

The bottom line is to get the air compressor you need for the job you need to perform. Once you have figured out the size and type compressor, one last question remains, an oil lubricated or oil-free air compressor. Let's keep it simple, your choice should be based on the application and process that the compressed air will be utilized in. If you're a DIY contractor looking for a portable compressor, then an oil-free option may be desirable for its lighter weight and ability to use them in any orientation. For a commercial business looking for a compressor to power high pneumatic tools, you may opt for an oiled compressor. The most important thing to consider is that oil air compressors are much less noisy than oil-free ones. When you are going to use the compressor in a quiet environment, we recommend to purchase an oiled compressor. If you ever need help deciding, we're here to help!

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