Five Reasons For Using Rotary Screw Air Compressors for Commercial Projects

by Connor Pena

When you are considering different kinds of air compressors to use on your projects, there are a lot to choose from. You might not immediately think of using a rotary screw air compressor because of its larger size, but here are some reasons why this kind of compressor might work well for you.


Rotary screw air compressors are typically fluid-cooled. Not only does fluid keep components lubricated so that friction and overheating doesn't cause premature wear and tear, it also removes debris and contaminants.

As a result of less friction and overheating, these kinds of compressors are much more energy efficient than other models. For instance, while piston compressors can only perform a 60% to 70% duty cycle, rotary compressors perform at 100%.

Produce More Air

Due to their larger size, rotary compressors can usually produce much more air than other kinds of compressors. This can help you to complete jobs more quickly and with more power. Because you can finish your projects more quickly, you might notice that your utility bills aren't as high, simply because you will no longer be using as much electricity for long periods of air compressing anymore.

Low Maintenance

Other than filter changes and oil changes, over time you will find that a rotary compressor does not need much other maintenance. In some cases, these compressors can work up to 10 years or more.

Low Sound

Even though rotary screw air compressors can be bigger than other types of compressors, they are very quiet. This can be beneficial for you if you'd like to be able to hear other things happening around you as you work with the compressor. You can also avoid wearing the ear plugs you usually wear when working with other kinds of compressors.

Newer Models are Water-Fueled

If you want to be friendly to the environment, you don't have to rely on oil compressors. Many new kinds of rotary compressors use water as their primary fluid. Not only can you avoid using oil if you want, but if you use a water-based compressor you may also discover that you save money over time since you don't have to purchase oil for your compressor.

After learning more about rotary screw air compressors, you may want to go ahead and buy one. If you have more questions or concerns about this type of compressor, contact a company like Kruge-Air Inc to find out whether it is right for your needs.