Kaishan USA | November 10, 2022 | Uncategorized
Belt-drive air compressors are a staple in the industrial world of work. They’re solid workhorses used everywhere from auto body shops to major manufacturing plants, known for their versatility and low price tag.
Plus, they’re easy to install and maintenance is relatively straightforward. They’re also relatively cool and quiet. And you can adjust the output pressure easily, replacing a pulley, for instance, to go from 90 to 175 PSIG.
Belt-drive air compressors are a frequent choice for auto body shops.
They’re perfect for light- to heavy-duty industrial applications with limited space. They range in size from 5 to 50 horsepower.
What follows is some insight into how they work and how you can optimize the performance of your belt-drive air compressor to improve energy efficiency.
Belt-drive air compressors have a circular belt, usually rubber, running from a pulley on a motor, which is normally electric, but could be diesel. The belt then connects on the other end to another pulley mounted on a rotor shaft that drives the compressor. By comparison, the rotor shaft is connected directly to the compressor's motor in a direct-drive air compressor.
A large number of general manufacturing operations use belt-drive compressors.
Belt-drive air compressors are not without their disadvantages, however, especially when compared to direct-drive alternatives:
While the disadvantages outweigh the advantages in many applications, belt-drive air compressors are here to stay, largely because of their simplicity and low cost. And while many of you out there would like to trade up to more efficient models, the reality is that a replacement may simply not be in the budget.
The good news? There are a number of ways to make sure your belt-drive air compressor is operating as effectively as possible.
If you are in the market for a belt-drive air compressor you may consider purchasing a single-stage rotary screw compressor with a premium-efficiency electric motor like the Kaishan KRSB that improves efficiency significantly. It has automatic belt tensioning to avoid slippage and is available with a tank-mounted model with integrated dryer and filter.
We designed the KRSB series to deliver reliable performance at an affordable price. You’ll find it gives you a low operating cost, high productivity, and reduced downtime, and helps ensure the safety of your workers.
The Kaishan KRSB belt-drive compressor provides great performance at an affordable price.
Kaishan manufactures 85% of the components of the compressor in-house, keeping your costs low and protecting us against the supply chain issues that plague so many companies today. From stamping sheet metal for the enclosures to pouring castings for the airend in our own foundry, we provide more cost-effective and higher quality products to our customers.
The performance of the KRSB helps you improve productivity throughout your plant:
You’ll find it hard to beat the KRSB on operating costs, because of the following factors:
The Kaishan KRSB is equipped with an SKK series airend and a laminar flow inlet valve, maximizing output and minimizing energy cost.
Key trade-up options include:
An optional air receiver tank and an integrated dryer and air filter are available for the Kaishan KRSB belt-drive compressor.
Every situation is unique. So picking the right equipment for your air compressor system can be quite a challenge. But the experts at Kaishan are happy to help. Talk to us by visiting our contact page today.
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