While fitting out your manufacturing premises, you may consider the cost of equipment and its benefits to your business. Most of the time, much of our production plant equipment is an absolute necessity and an investment, and other times not so much. This applies to electric compressed air machinery, office chairs, or even vending machines.
In particular, choosing air compressors for your operations can be a drawn-out process. You need to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of each model. Furthermore, you will need to weigh up the cost and its long-term value for your business.
We have put together a helpful list of considerations to keep in mind as you browse through compressors.
Although there have been major improvements in air compressors to increase noise reduction, it can be influential in your buying decision. Noise can play a significant role in your workplace, especially when you add other heavy machinery emitting loud sounds. This is a danger to your employees because, in the event of an accident, they may be unable to hear warning alarms. Additionally, excessive noise can reduce their hearing and lead to other health issues.
With a small operation, you may not need a large compressor. The advantage of shopping for appropriately sized equipment is that it is far easier to move. Your production needs may change with time, and a portable air compressor will make rearranging your plant that much simpler.
Another element to consider when it comes to sizing is how well a compressor performs. If it is far too small for your operational needs, then you will find that it struggles. This can become a problem as it overworks, leading to costly repairs over time and eventually a waste of money. If a compressor is too big for your production process, a large amount of power is wasted for no reason, rendering your investment just as useless.
Whatever you decide, it is always best to speak to industry experts. We can help you make an informed decision to purchase electric compressed air equipment that meets ‒ and exceeds ‒ your requirements and expectations.
Call us today at CED Compressed Air Inc. to learn more.