Plastics manufacturers support a wide range of industries, such as aerospace, building and construction, electronics, packaging, and transportation, where polymer materials play increasingly important roles as industry stakeholders seek more affordable, lighter, and durable parts and components. According to data from the Plastics Industry Trade Association, plastics manufacturing is the third-largest industry in the United States. With $404 billion in annual shipments in the United States alone, plastics manufacturing is expected to continue its steady growth in the years to come.
Compressed Air Systems proudly supports our clients in the plastics industry with a range of air compressor solutions for any required application.
Air compressors are widely used in plastics fabrication to perform a range of molding and other fabrication services, to power pneumatic tools, and to support cleaning processes. Solid air compressors for plastics manufacturing offer an array of beneficial characteristics, such as:
Air compressors power a variety of easy-to-learn tools and equipment, and compressors themselves are simple to operate. The efficiencies driven by air compressors and the tools/processes they enable increases productivity among the workforce.
Newer air compressors tend to be built for energy efficiency. Aging air compressors should be replaced with newer models that benefit from the latest technological advancements, to ensure optimal performance with minimal power usage. Compressors also provide a buffer between electrical input and production equipment, mitigating power surges and preventing damage to assembly lines.
Air compressors can withstand production environments characterized by the presence of dirt, dust, and heat. Investing in quality air compressors also means minimal maintenance-related downtime.
Compressed Air Systems offers two types of air compressors that are well-suited for plastics manufacturing use:
- Rotary Vane Compressors
Rotary vane compressors are characterized by a rotor that operates within a cylinder or stator. The rotor has longitudinal slots with individual sliding vanes, which are pushed against the stator wall by centrifugal force in order to compress the air. They are highly energy efficient, lowering the total cost of compressed air production in industrial applications. Rotary vane compressors are also simpler to maintain, easier to lubricate, and replacement parts are widely available.
- Rotary Screw Compressors
A rotary screw compressor has male and female rotors that intersect longitudinally with minimal clearance. The rotors are fitted into a stator, and compress the air during rotation. Due to their long service life, infrequent maintenance requirements, and easy mounting, rotary screw compressors are one of the most popular compressed air solutions across plastics manufacturing and a range of other industries.
Compressed Air Systems is a proud distributor of quality air compressors for plastics manufacturing. We offer plastic manufacturers a choice between rotary vane and rotary screw air compressors, depending on the manufacturer’s pressure and horsepower requirements. With our air compressors, assembly lines can operate for longer periods of time without sacrificing valuable time and money on maintenance and equipment upgrades and replacements.
To learn more about our product line of air compressors for Plastics Manufacturing, check out our product catalog.