Piston and Rotary Screw Compressors Compared [Infographic]

By: Kaeser Compressors, Inc.

Are you considering buying a new compressor and debating between a piston and a rotary screw? Here’s a quick infographic with a side-by-side comparison. If you’d like more information, check out Michael Camber’s blog post on this same topic. Continue reading “Piston and Rotary Screw Compressors Compared [Infographic]”

Piston Versus Rotary Screw Compressors

By: Michael Camber

Automotive Re-manufacturers

Piston compressors are still the most common type of compressor found in the automotive service industry that includes gas stations, general service, quick lube shops, tire stores, fleet maintenance facilities, dealer fixed operations, and collision repair. For most of these facilities, the relatively low air demand and quality needed make the piston a cost effective choice. Collision repair shops, however, typically use much more compressed air and have higher air quality needs than other automotive service businesses. In these respects, collision repair is similar to manufacturing. In fact, many modern body shops might be more accurately referred to as automotive re-manufacturers. Continue reading “Piston Versus Rotary Screw Compressors”