Know the Parts of Your Air Compressor

This alphabetized air compressor parts list consists of parts from our reciprocating piston models and rotary screw models to help you become more familiar with the functions of your air compressor:

The actuator creates rotary or linear motion and sends compressed air to tools or processes that use compressed air as a power source. Any leaks or other imperfections in the movement of the air entering the actuator will result in a reduction in the force of the air leaving the actuator. Small particles that have become airborne will cause blockages in the actuator, as well as many other parts of your air compressor.

Industrial-class bearings ensure a long life for the most demanding operations. High-quality bearings give you peace of mind when your air compressor runs at high RPM and high pressure. Bearings rely heavily on proper lubrication with the right viscosity.

Belt tension Should Be Checked for Wear and Function Every 40 Hours. to Increase the Performance of Your Compressor, Belts Must be of The Highest Quality and Fit Properly.

Valve Shock Absorbers Enclose the Valves for Added Protection Against Accidental Contact. Replace This Small Piece of Protection when Necessary to Avoid a More Expensive Valve Replacement.

Bushings create Some Space Between Moving Parts. Used On internal Air Compressor Components, Their bushings Offer Serious Puncture protection By minimizing Lateral play.

The connecting rods are used to move the piston up and down in the crankcase. Connecting rods absorb a high load. They are a very durable part of your air compressor. You may never need to replace connecting rods unless your system is not properly maintained on a regular basis.

Used on internal components to prevent leaking from the high-pressure system.

Our air dryers purify your compressed air by absorbing water vapor. A flow of ‘wet’ compressed air is passed through two pressurized tanks that contain our highly absorbent desiccant. Q-Sorb is an advanced formula of activated alumina that significantly reduces operating costs. Keep your air dryer operating efficiently with regular checks of desiccant and filters.

For reliable airflow and maintaining intended pressure, your air compressor must be airtight with quality gaskets and gaskets. There are several sections of your air compressor that have gaskets and seals: the valve plate to head gasket, crankcase gasket, intercooler gasket, oil seal, and shaft seal to name a few. These small parts keep contaminants out and compressed air in.

The gauge on your air compressor measures the pressure of the air in your tank. Your pressure gauge is informative in many ways, especially for daily checking to ensure your pressure is at the desired level so you can correct any deficiencies as soon as possible.

Generally, your air compressor has an electric motor to compress the air. Different compressors require different motor sizes (hp). If you are replacing a worn motor, make sure you have the recommended replacement motor installed.

O-Rings are used to provide a tight seal and help keep your system running at peak performance.

Our reciprocating models generate air pressure through the movement of the piston and connecting rods. These parts are under high pressure during movement and require a high quality, non-toxic lubricant.

In our rotary screw compressors, the assembly consists of two intermeshing helical rotors that compress the air entering through the inlet valve. When operated properly, these rotors have an extremely long service life.

It may be necessary to add spacers to your air compressor installation. These metal plates give you the support you need for a reliable system.

Various components of your compressor use springs for the mechanics of the system. Determine when to replace the springs with regular maintenance checks.

Allowing air in and out, draining water, and regulating air flow, valves are an essential component that require regular inspection during your interval checks and regular servicing. 

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