Tank or Based Mounted Compressors.
Which One is best for you?

All in One Solutions vs Tailor Made Systems

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Industrial Air Compressors usually come in one of two variants, tank or base mounted. Determining which style is going to suit your needs is totally dependent on what your air flow requirements are. 

By not knowing which solution is the best for your business’s needs may add an unnecessary bottleneck to your operation, limiting your productivity and ramping up downtime. 

The team at Focus Industrial have broken down each style and why they might work for you.

Tank Mounted Air compressors

Tank Mounted Air Compressors are an all in one solution for businesses, they include an integrated refrigerated air dryer and an air receiver tank. 

 

Refrigerated Air Dryers Cool down the air before it is stored in the tank to eliminate the moisture found in amtopshreic air, stopping your equipment from rusting or breaking down.

 

Air Receiver Tanks act as a buffer between the compressor and your equipment, they reduce the compressor from cycling constantly by keeping a reservoir of air ready to be used at all times. 

 

The compressor will only run to top up the tank. Reducing your energy consumption.

 

With Free Air Delivery options ranging from 13cfm (370 L/min) to 80cfm (2240 L/min).

 

Making them a perfect option for new start-ups or small-medium businesses with a low demand for compressed air.

Tank Mounted Air Compressor

It’s increasingly common for businesses to buy compressors based on price, neglecting their current and future demands, and they get stuck playing catch up and over spend in the process. 

Base Mounted Air Compressors

Base Mounted Air Compressors offer businesses with a tailored compressed air solution, because of the plug and play nature of tailored systems you are able to control the quality of the compressed air you’re producing by utilising in line filtration before and after the air dryer. 

They don’t include an air dryer or an included tank, however they let you build a system that meets your requirements perfectly.

Allowing you to improve your system as your business grows. Base Mounted compressors let you choose between fixed or variable speed drive options. 

Fixed Speed motors provide 100% power all of the time, this is ideal for high demand businesses that require constant air flow. 

Variable speed motors fluctuate their speed during operation to meet the current demand of the system at any given time. Because of this they have significantly better power savings when compared to fixed speed motors. 

Base Mounted Compressors are best suited for established businesses that require a custom made solution or have a high compressed air demand. 

Base Mounted Air Compressor

conclusion

It’s increasingly common for businesses to buy compressors based on price, neglecting their current and future demands, and they get stuck playing catch up and over spend in the process. 

Understanding how you will use your compressor will help you determine whether a tank or base mounted compressor will give you the maximum efficiency for the budget you have. 

Even if you are still unsure the team at Focus Industrial are standing by to help you maximise your businesses potential.

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