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What you Need to Know When Buying a Rotary Screw Compressor?

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The right screw compressor can make your business more productive and more efficient, as well as improve the work environment for your team. We've put together a buyers-guide to help teach you everything you need to know when buying a Rotary Screw Air Compressor.

Why a Rotary Screw Air Compressor?

A rotary screw air compressor has a 100% duty cycle, which means it can supply compressed air 24 hours a day, 365 days a week. The Quiet Rotary Screw series, or QRS as known at CP, is the leading rotary screw compressor for service or light industrial applications. The compressor is specially designed for high performance, efficiency and reliability. How to know a Rotary Screw Compressor is the right choice for your business? Here are a few tips:

  • If you have a small or large production facility
  • Multiple machines that require compressed air
  • Large garages/ships (paint booths, tire changing, etc.)

When a Rotary Screw Isn't Right For You:

Though we love the QRS compressors, it's not the right fit for everyone's business. Making sure your operation is properly sized for the right air compressor will save you money and help with efficiency. If any of these apply to your business, the rotary screw isn't for you: 

  • Continuous air isn't needed
  • Air tools are the only items powered by compressed air
  • Compressor use is only for home or DIY type of work

If any of these apply to your type of work, a Piston (aka reciprocating) air compressor would be a better choice.

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Benefits of Using a Rotary Screw Air Compressor

Many factories and industries rely on air compressors for material handling, for spray painting and for use with machine tools.

Rotary screw air compressors are the most popular type for these jobs; mainly because they can provide the following benefits.


Applications & Sizing

Buying an air compressor is a big purchase and an extremely important one! Making sure you have enough compressed air & pressure will ensure your business is always running at it's full potential.

Here are a few industries where Rotary Screw Compressors are commonly found.
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Rotary Screw Compressor

Before we dive into rotary-screw air compressors, it’s important to understand that there are many types of air compressors. Air compressors are used in a range of applications from industrial, manufacturing, construction, and more. A screw-compressor is more often than not, the right tool for manufacturers, shops, and construction crews.

How they work, what you need, and how they benefit you.


Questions? Or want additional information? Please let us know.

Our product range of screw compressors is extensive and you will find many different variants of energy-efficient compressed air solutions. For more information about proper air compressor sizing, please email us at [email protected]. Or call us directly at, 803-817-5738.