Portable Air Compressors
Quincy Compressor’s portable air compressors offer industry-leading power and efficiency in a small package. They are an excellent choice for home/DIY use, while still delivering the power and reliability necessary for commercial applications. Backed by an industry-leading extended warranty option, Quincy portable air compressors are built for the long haul, providing excellent value in nearly any situation.
If you’re on the market for a new portable air compressor, read on to learn more about why Quincy is the brand of choice for demanding customers.
How Portable Compressors Work
The majority of portable compressors — including those manufactured by Quincy — feature a single-stage, reciprocating/piston design. Piston compressors work by forcing air through an inlet valve into a cylinder, where the reciprocating motion of a piston compresses it. Once it compresses the air to the desired level, it activates a discharge valve, sending it out to power a tool or whatever attachment to which the unit will be connected.
Single-stage compressors feature a single valve and piston assembly. This makes them smaller, lighter and more portable, but limits the amount of power the unit can provide. For this reason, they are most commonly used in garages, workshops, construction sites and other applications where you can sacrifice continuous power for the sake of value or portability.
Finding the Right Product for Your Needs
To select the best portable air compressor for your application, you should consider the following factors:
- Capacity: The capacity of a compressor is the amount of air a unit can produce, measured in CFM (cubic feet/minute). A higher CFM rating means a unit will be able to power more tools at once.
- Pressure: We measure compressor pressure ratings in PSIG (pounds per square inch gauge). Most tools require a continuous pressure of 90 PSIG to operate properly. Other applications require higher or lower pressures. Be clear on your requirements before making a decision.
- Power: The horsepower (HP) of a portable compressor is not directly related to its pressure or capacity; rather, it refers to the efficiency of the unit’s motor. More horsepower is required to drive higher capacity or higher pressure compressors, though a high horsepower unit with low CFM or PSIG ratings will be inefficient and costly to run.
Other things to consider include tank size, whether you want a unit powered by gas or electricity and whether you’ll be working in a sensitive environment where an oil-free design is necessary. For more information about Quincy compressors, visit individual product pages, where you can find detailed specifications and potential applications.
Quincy Products At a Glance
Quincy’s portable single-stage air compressors boast a number of professional features at a price that’s right for any customer, including:
- A cast-iron cylinder, crankshaft and valve plate, delivering improved durability and strength
- Aluminum head and fin design for improved heat dissipation, reducing wear on the motor
- Working pressures between 110 and 135 PSI, with a standard 1/4″ pressure regulator
- A fully enclosed belt guard and ASME-standard safety valves
Contact our team to match you with the right portable air compressor for all of your needs.
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