Air Compressor

Air Compressor
The right compressed air solution

From raw material work to production lines, Chicago
Pneumatic compressors keep you productive at all times.

Chicago Pneumatic is the perfect partner for your
industrial processes. Our extended portfolio includes
rotary screw compressors, piston compressors, quality
air solution products and parts & services. The complete
range of products excels in solidity and robustness
ensuring quality and reliability. All CP products are
designed and built to deliver the performance that will
increase your productivity, always pushing for the best
outcome possible.

With Chicago Pneumatic compressors, optimal
performance and eficiency become a given, meeting the
compressed air needs of professionals around the globe.

Inverter-driven compressor technology for lower energy consumption

Energy takes up about 70% of the total operating cost of your compressor over a 5-year period. That is why Chicago Pneumatic R&D focuses on energy savings. Inverter-driven compressors can cut the energy bill of your compressed air installation by up to 30%.

Inverter-driven compressors reduce energy consumption through:
• Air end: energy optimization throughout the speed range
• Inverter: perfect match of air demand and air supply, no unload losses
• Drive train: direct transmission engineered for longer bearing lifetime
• Controller: intelligent energy saving features with optimum zone control and integrated sequencer (up to 6)




When you consider buying a compressor, the offer is wide and can
appear quite complex. here are 10 basic rules to help you inding the
compressor that suits your needs.

1. Determine your type of use: DIy, professional or industria

lyou just occasionally ix small things at home? Or you rather need
continuous air low to keep different applications ruling in your factory?

2. Deine the tools you will work with to deine the total Free
Air Delivery requirements (FAD). FAD is often expressed in
CFM (cubic feet per meter) or l/m (liter per minute)

Blowing up your mountain bike tires requires much less air low and
pressure than working with a professional spray gun. To select the right
compressor, you need to know the total CFM of all your individual air
applications. Add an additional margin of 25% to cover ineficiencies in your
network and future growth. FAD is the most important selection criterium.

required CFM=(CFM tool 1+ CFM tool 2 + CFM tool n) + 25% of total CF

3. Deine your frequency of use: occasional – intermittent –frequent

Piston compressor technology is suitable for many occasional and
intermittent users. Frequent users will beneit from cast iron piston and
screw compressor technology.

4. Deine the spacing requirements of your machine: ixed,
moveable, remote device and horizontal or vertical vessel

For easy moving around your compressor, look for comfortable handles and
wheels. For remote service, consider an engine driven compressor. Always on
the same spot? Go for comfort vibration dampers and a wide stable base. If
you have reduced workspace, consider a vertical vessel.

5. Deine the comfort you need in terms of noise level

With a separate compressor room and an air network, there are less
requirements considering the compressor noise level. If you want to position
your device close to your working area, silenced compressors are ideal for you.

6. Deine your electrical requirements

Check if you need a 1 phase or 3 phase compressor. When you have
variable low requirements and more than 5 minutes load, consider a
frequency driven compressor. Most of the time, your air consumption will not
be constant, so you can gain a lot on energy eficiency.

7. Deine your vessel size

For an average use of your selected compressor type, the standard
proposed vessel size suits the needs, as compressor design is based on
years of experience.

8. Deine the accessories you need

you have delicate air equipment or care extra about the environment, so you
need special clean or dry air? Quality Air solutions like dryers and ilters exist
in many forms, separate or integrated if you require moisture free air.

9. Check the quality label

For an optimal return on investment, look for guarantees, like ISO conformity
and genuine parts so you can enjoy a long, safe and eficient lifetime of your

10. Check ease of maintenance, parts and service availability
Check serviceability of the device, service intervals and if easy access to
genuine parts and services is guaranteed.