Applications for an Air Compressor

Air compressors can be used for a wide range of purposes and in many different environments. What does an air compressor do for you at your Wisconsin home versus in a commercial or industrial environment, and what are some examples of applications for air compressors?

Let’s take a look!

Home usage

Having an air compressor available at your home makes it easier for you to accomplish a variety of home maintenance tasks, and also expands your capabilities for hobbies and any work you perform from your home.

Most air compressors designed for use in homes are small enough that they can easily be carried or wheeled around. If you have a home shop, you may be better off with a larger stationary tank to use as your air source, but you can probably still get by just fine with a smaller portable one.

Regardless, if you have a shop set up at home, you’re going to want an air compressor of some sort. Some examples of the jobs, hobbies and repairs you can accomplish with an air compressor at home include:

  • Filling up your tires on vehicles or bikes
  • Using air pressure to clean out specific items or cracks in your home that have accumulated dust and debris
  • Painting with an airbrush, either for precision projects or for large surfaces
  • Blowing up inflatable products or balloons
  • Powering pneumatic tools for home projects, like air nail guns or staplers

Commercial usage

There are many types of Wisconsin businesses that can benefit from the presence of an air compressor on their premises. Most commonly these compressors will be used to power pneumatic tools; this is especially true in the construction industry. However, businesses that provide auto service, small engine repair and various recreational activities will also be likely to use compressed air.

Here are a few examples of some of the most common applications for air compressors in small and medium-sized businesses:

  • Painting or sanding in an auto body shop or woodworking facility
  • Powering pneumatic nail guns for roofing
  • Providing various medical and dental services
  • Sandblasting at a machine shop
  • Creating snow at ski hills

Industrial usage

Compressed air is a safe, effective option for businesses that require a non-heat producing power source and a consistent flow of power. You’ll find air compressors used widely in manufacturing facilities and various industrial plants in Wisconsin, as well as in agricultural settings.

In manufacturing, you can expect air compressors to be used for operating tools, ejecting pieces out of molds, sandblasting and finishing, and performing tasks like turning nuts and driving screws.

In agriculture, expect compressors to be used for spraying crops, powering greenhouse ventilation systems, powering dairy machines and operating various forms of pneumatic handling equipment.

Interested in learning more about the various applications of air compressors in residential, commercial and industrial settings in Wisconsin? We encourage you to contact Wenniger Compressor Co. with any questions you have about the various capabilities of the equipment we provide. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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