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Reciprocating Air Compressors

Reciprocating Air Compressors (or piston compressors) are widely considered to be ‘work-horse’ compressors. The air compressor is a positive-displacement compressor that uses pistons connected to a crankshaft that delivers gases (typically air) at high pressure. The intake gas enters the suction manifold, then flows into the compression cylinder where it gets compressed by a piston driven in a reciprocating motion, and is then discharged.

Reciprocating air compressors


Reward Series Splash Lubricated

  • 5 – 25 hp
  • Maximum Pressure Up to 175 psig
  • 16.5 – 90.1 acfm at 175 psig
  • Two Stage, Splash Lubricated
  • Tank Mounted, Simplex and Duplex Models
  • Vertical or Horizontal Configurations
  • Package comes standard with up to six pre-installed options

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Reciprocating air compressors

R-Series Splash Lubricated

  • 2 – 30 hp
  • Up to 175 psig
  • 4.2 – 202 acfm at 175 psig on electric units
  • Gas and diesel engine drives available
  • Tank or Base Mounted
  • Single & Two Stage Pumps

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Reciprocating air compressors

PL-Series Pressure Lubricated

  • 3 – 30 hp
  • Up to 250 psig
  • 9.7 – 202 acfm at 175 psig on Electric units
  • Tank or Base Mounted, Simplex, Duplex and Engine Driven Models
  • Two-Stage pressure lubricated pumps
  • Loadless auto stop/start

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Reciprocating air compressors

Paradigm Splash Lubricated

  • 5, 7.5, 10 & 15 hp
  • Pressure at 175 psig
  • 16.8 – 46.6 acfm at 175 psig
  • Noise level as low as 66 dBA
  • Tank or Base Mounted
  • Two Stage, Splash-Lubricated

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Reed Valve Splash Lubricated

Reed Valve Splash Lubricated

  • 2 – 15 hp
  • Up to 175 psig
  • 4.5-48.1 acfm at 175 psig rating
  • Vertical Configuration with R-10/R-15 Pump
  • Horizontal Configuration Option with R-30 Pump

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Reciprocating air compressors

Climate Control Reciprocating Air Compressors

  • ½ -25 hp
  • 2.2 – 102.5 acfm at 80 psig
  • Up to 175 psig maximum pressure
  • Tank or Base Mounted, Simplex & Duplex
  • Single & Two Stage

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Value Plus Splash Lubricated

Value Plus Splash Lubricated Reciprocating Air Compressors

  • 5 – 15 hp, up to 175 psig
  • 14 – 44.4 acfm at 175 psig & 10.2 acfm at 100 psig
  • Single & Two-Stage Splash Lubricated
  • Electric or Engine Driven
  • Horizontal or Vertical Configuration

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Reciprocating air compressors are best suited for use in a variety of applications. Some of these applications include auto body and tire shops, woodworking facilities, hospitals, construction sites, amusement parks, industrial facilities, oil refineries, gas pipelines, chemical plants, natural gas processing plants and refrigeration plants.

Industrial reciprocating compressors are able to operate in a severe duty environments while having lower initial costs. They offer lower maintenance costs, and are ideal for intermittent duty operation. They save energy in no-load conditions and operate efficiently at partial loads. This results in a higher overall efficiency for many diverse applications. Piston air compressors are more forgiving than rotaries and normally operate more dependably in less than ideal conditions.

Also See Rotary Screw Air Compressors