If any company should know a thing or two about how to make a decent air compressor, its pneumatics specialist Michelin. When they’re not kitting out high-performance Formula One racing cars, the world’s largest tyre manufacturer produces a nice line in air compressors, and for all round domestic use Michelin’s MCX24 Direct Drive 2HP 24Litre Air Compressor represents great value for money. Mounted upon a robust 24-litre cast iron air receiver, MCX24 is a 2 horsepower direct drive, oil lubricated displacement air compressor capable of delivering up to 200 litres of air per minute and at pressure of up to 114psi /8 bar.
Intended for intermittent rather than continuous operation, a bespoke plastic cowl offers protection from the heat of the delivery pipe, whilst the synthetic lubricant (provided) ensures better than average heat dissipation, helping to prolong the compressor’s life. Michelin has put as much thought into the practicalities of transporting the MCX24 as they have into its performance; the air compressor boasts larger than average rubber wheels and a handle ergonomically designed for comfort, whilst twin rear stands equipped with shock-absorbing rubber pads ensure stability and minimal vibration when the MCX24 is in use. Ideally suited to a range of general domestic or light commercial uses such as spray-painting, cleaning, tyre inflation or powering a range of air tools, the MCX24 Direct Drive 2HP 24Litre Air Compressor is a portable, practical and capable air compressor that delivers all of the performance and quality that you’d expect from a leading brand such as Michelin, but at a very affordable price.