Atlas® Reciprocating and Rotary Screw Air Compressors
Reciprocating air compressors are the most popular model sold, which are quieter compared to the noise level of its Direct Drive counterpart. The piston pump style can be powered by an electric motor or a gasoline engine. Most automotive shops, car dealers and home shops have reciprocating air compressors, while manufacturing facilities favor the use of a Rotary Screw Design.
Atlas® Single Stage and Two Stage Air Compressors
Single stage air compressors:
offer quick recovery time
produce 150 lbs. PSI
more widely used in smaller automotive shops and DIY garages
Two stage air compressors:
produce 175+ lbs PSI
more widely used in larger service shops where large air volume and increased air pressure is needed
Atlas® Electric Motor Air Compressors
Electric motor air compressors are either powered at 110 volt (low horsepower motors) or 220 volt (larger commercial compressors). 220 Volt (208V-230V) can be either single phase or three phase. Electric motors over 10 HP are usually three phase. Atlas® manufactures electric air compressors up to and including 10 HP. Please check with your electrician to determine what type of electricity you have in your building before you order your air compressor.
Atlas® Gasoline Engine Air Compressors
Most gas powered air compressors are found on the back of service trucks that perform road service for cars and semi trucks. These gas powered air compressors are used to provide air pressure for impact wrenches, air jacks, and to inflate car and truck tires. Gas engine air compressors allow the air compressor to operate in areas where there is no electricity.
Atlas® Portable Air Compressors
Atlas® offers several models of portable air compressors available on Tooltopia. Portable air compressors allow the small shop owner to move the single stage air compressor around inside the shop area. Contractors can use portable air compressors on the job site to deliver a dependable pressurized air supply.