Ingersoll Rand has designed reciprocating single-stage and two-stage air compressors to last a lifetime— thanks to quick, easy maintenance with renewable components. Easy access to the pump components in our reciprocating compressors allows for routine maintenance and replacement of parts like the individually cast cylinders, the piston wear-sleeves, and the 15,000-hour bearings. Easy reciprocating air compressor component replacement lets you amortize your initial capital cost over a much longer equipment life span, for a superior payback on your investment.
Reciprocating air compressors, also known as piston air compressors, operate via positive displacement. In a typical piston compressor configuration, consisting of two stainless steel valve discs and a valve system, the piston moves downward and pulls air into a cylinder. The larger of the two discs flexes, allowing the air to pass through. The piston then moves upward, causing the larger disc to flex and form a seal against the valve seat. This process forces compressed air through a hole in the valve seat.
Reciprocating units offer several advantages over other compressor types:
As a leading manufacturer of compressed air equipment for a wide range of industries, Ingersoll Rand can provide the right reciprocating air compressor for your company's needs and budget. Our product range includes variations of our…
Our 3 and 5 up single stage solutions are perfect for anything from do-it-yourself projects to professional use as they are equipment that is designed to thrive in any environment, due to their advanced safety features and easy operation. For more demanding applications, they are fully equipped with high pressure operation up to 135 psig and a 60 gallon vertical ASME receiver tank, making Ingersoll Rand the ideal choice for flexibility and high quality performance.
Consisting of multiple models with varying horsepower, our two-stage reciprocating range is designed for heavy shop or industrial use, made easy with our electric driven system, all the way to applications where available power doesn’t allow for a single larger compressor, exactly where our electric duplex model will offer the results you need. They are built to be durable, reliable and have a compact design to allow them to be used flexibly for a range of applications. For both of our two-stage solutions, we also offer a two-year warranty with the purchase of our All-Season Select lubricant start-up kit.
Our pressure lubricated reciprocating compressors are designed to withstand even the most demanding industrial environments as the solid cast-iron construction of the head, crankcase, cylinders, and deep-finned inner coolers facilitate durability and reliability. By reducing friction through innovative pressure lubrication technology we are able to provide a solution with reduced downtime and an extended life, promising highly efficient results to keep you moving forward.
By using the same durable technology found in all of our two-stage reciprocating compressors, at Ingersoll Rand we have produced highly efficient solutions with base-mounted piston technology that can provide pressure as high as 5,000 psig (345 barg). These systems are typically used for applications such as: refuelling stations, PBM, power plants and engine starting.
We understand the importance of air purity, which is why it is the driving force behind our oil-free system. This solution combines 100% oil-less operation with quality, reliability and robust, durable components to provide a trusted service and low maintenance costs.
We believe that research and testing is key to producing high quality, efficient solutions which is why our portfolio of reciprocating compressors have been thoroughly put through their paces to ensure you are receiving the best service possible. As a system which can be incorporated into commercial and industrial applications, the consistency, reliability and durability of this range has been at the forefront of innovating these products – to us, flexibility should be confirmed and promised with every purchase made.
Reciprocating/piston air compressors have multiple uses across a broad spectrum of industries:
If you need assistance choosing the right reciprocating air compressor, reach out to the Ingersoll Rand team for help.