1. Uses of Compressed Air in Automotive Manufacturing
The compressed air is used in almost every step of the car manufacturing process, from the cleaning, and painting to the vehicle assembly. It’s also used as the energy source to power the machine in the production process.
In summary, the variable speed air compressor is used for the following:
Cleaning and painting–Before being painted, the bare vehicle needs to be inspected for defects; thus, the VSD air compressor is required to clean the body of the vehicle. Besides, during the painting process, the variable speed compressor is also required to achieve a perfect mirror finish.
The energy source of air tools In the automotive industry air tools are preferred to electronic tools as they are light and easy to use; for this reason, the variable speed compressor is needed to create the auto parts and power the lifting, positioning, and moving, fastening machines. The variable speed screw compressor is even used to power the air-operated tools; in the garage and body shops, the VSD air compressor is even used to operate the spray guns.
Tire inflation-The variable speed air compressor is used for car tires.
Plasma cutting and welding-The variable speed compressor is also used for cutting and welding with high efficiency.
To sum up, the variable speed air compressor is used in the automotive industry to increase workers’ safety and overall efficiency.
2. How to Choose the Right Air Compressor for the Automotive Industry?
Before choosing the right air compressor for the automotive production and repair, it’s necessary to know the basic parameters of the air compressor measurement, which are the following:
Fewer contaminants in the compressed air–As we mentioned before compressed air is required in almost every step of automotive manufacturing; to achieve a perfect mirror finish during painting, it’s essential to produce clean, dry, oil and contaminant-free compressed air.
Operational continuity-Activities such as blasting, grinding, and spray painting require high levels of compressed air and continuity. Among so many types of air compressor, the variable speed rotary screw air compressor is a better choice: unlike the piston air compressor, the VSD screw compressor has no valves or other mechanical forces that cause unbalance, which allows the compressor to work at high speed.
High efficiency-Either in the automotive assembly or collision repair, the pressure loss at facilities is an inevitable problem. The air dryer and filters in the variable speed rotary screw air compressor help to reduce this loss.
3. What are the advantages of the Sollant PM VSD air compressor?
Based on all the factors mentioned above, the Sollant PM VSD air compressor is an ideal choice for the automotive industry. The advantages of variable speed rotary screw air compressor are the following:
Compressed air of high quality As we mentioned before, the clean, dry, oil and contaminant-free air are essential for a perfect mirror finish of the auto during the spray painting. Sollant PM VSD air compressor is equipped with an oil filter and air filter that removes almost 99.5% of dust and other contaminants. Thus, the VSD screw compressor will prevent the adhesion, beading, and cracking of paint on the car’s surface.
Constant air supply-The unique PM VSD drive mode ensures the operational continuity of our Variable Speed air compressor, which is critical in some production steps. For example, the variable speed screw compressor is used to prevent the condensation in the paint tank and the continuous supply of compressed air can optimize the mixing quality of the paint tank.
VSD air compressor energy savings-The motor of our variable speed rotary screw air compressor is equipped with highly efficient motor ensuring 100% transmission efficiency.
Low noise and low vibration- Compared with the piston compressor, our VSD screw compressor has lower noise and lower vibration under the same exhaust volume and exhaust pressure.
Intelligent control system-Sollant’s PM VSD air compressor is characterized by a fully intelligent control system that monitors the real-time operational status of the air compressor in the automotive industry, which ensures the output of high-quality compressed air and a long-term stable operation.
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