How to choose your air compressor ?
One important factor to consider when buying an air compressor is that it must be silent. The quietest models are piston compressors, which make about as much noise as a refrigerator. When choosing a compressor, it is also important to look for a model with enough airflow in litres per minute and bar pressure. An airbrush gun needs a minimum airflow of 20 litres per minute. A bar pressure of 3 is sufficient, but you can go up to 4 bar if you have a compressor with a pressure regulator. A compressor that comes with a tank is always better. It is essential that it supplies enough compressed air to operate the airbrush gun with a constant flow. The compressor tank stores the compressed air produced before delivering it to the airbrush gun at a constant flow rate. The tank also prevents pressure fluctuations and removes moisture more effectively than a simple air filter. Compressors with a receiver therefore provide drier and cleaner air.
In our online shop, you will find two models of single-piston compressors. One with a tank and one without. The single-piston compressor we offer is very quiet at 47 decibels. It also has an overheating protection feature and an industrial air pressure regulator with a pressure gauge. Its maximum pressure is 4 bar. To avoid overheating, the compressor automatically stops when the pressure reaches 4 bar and restarts automatically when the pressure drops to 3 bar. Its flow rate is 23 L/minute. The machine is plugged into the mains and requires a 220-240 volt power supply. This compressor is quite light too, weighing 3.32 kg. The single-piston compressor with a tank has the same characteristics as its counterpart without one. With its 40 decibels, it is slightly quieter than the tankless compressor. Unlike the tankless compressor, it has a 3-litre air tank and therefore weighs more (5.2 kg). Our compressors are suitable for all airbrushes with 0.2 mm to 0.8 mm nozzles.
How do you maintain your compressor ?
Correct maintenance of your compressor will maximise its life. Remember to clean the air filter of it regularly. If the compressed air is full of dust, this can damage it. If your compressor has a tank, remember to drain it often, and if the compressed air in your receiver is wet, condensation may form, which could damage the machine.