Compressors exist in all shapes and sizes. MARK offers a wide range of different compressors, fit for every task. What is a rotary-screw compressor and how does it work? What types are there? And is it the compressor I need for my business? Find out everything you need to know to choose your ideal air compressor in this article.
A screw compressor - also known as a rotary screw compressor - uses positive displacement through rotary movement to compress air or gas. The heavy-duty machinery can handle larger amounts of air compression than the more traditional piston compressor, making it perfect for, among other things, industrial applications.
A screw compressor has a higher duty cycle which allows continuous running, compared to a piston compressor that typically needs to break in the running not to fail. So when it comes to selecting a compressor for a start-up, a growing business or a large manufacturing plant, a Mark screw compressor will meet your needs
Simply put, the working principle of a screw compressor is that a male rotor and a female rotor rotate in the opposite direction. In doing so, the space between the rotors decreases and forces the air to compress.
Because rotary screw compressors do not have a valve system like piston compressors, they can be operated at high air flow rates.
There are several types of rotary screw compressors, depending on how they are built:
There is a big difference between the different types of compressors. A few benefits of rotary screw compressors:
For small businesses like auto repair shops and smaller factories, a screw compressor is the natural next choice when a piston compressor can no longer meet your operations’ requirement for compressed air.
Rotary-screw compressors can generally be used in the same industries as piston compressors. In many cases, they are the next step because of their higher capacity and the fact that they can deliver a constant air flow.
Some industries specifically require a constant air flow, like the:
If you’re still not sure what type of air compressor you need, feel free to get in touch with our experts for personal advice. We’ll assess your situation and help you find the perfect compressor.