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  1. A guide to Air Impact Wrenches and Torque

    One of the most popular and useful air tools, particularly for automotive use in garages and vehicle repair shops, is the air impact wrench. When tightening or loosening wheel nuts and lug nuts, small but powerful air impact wrenches are usually capable of applying more torque than can be achieved by manual wrenches. Torque, however, is a tricky little concept...
  2. Air Compressor Review: ABAC Genesis Rotary Screw Air Compressors

    Industrial rotary screw compressors used to be cumbersome, space-hogging and arduous to install, requiring a ‘Heath-Robinson’ jumble of pipework and connectors to link the various separate components of a compressed air system – compressor; receiver; dryer etc. – together. Happily, thanks to pneumatics experts ABAC the days of impractical, high-maintenance rotary screw air compression systems are long gone. Innovative research and...
  3. How do rotary vane and rotary screw air compressors differ?

    Although they might sound similar, rotary vane air compressors and rotary screw air compressors employ different methods to produce compressed air. Within the casing of a rotary vane compressor, a rotor, usually offset from the center of the casing has vanes or blades which extend outwards to form an airtight seal against the casing. As atmospheric air enters the rotary vane compressor, the rotor...
  4. Air Compressor Review: Michelin MCX24 Direct Drive 2HP 24Litre Air Compressor

    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...
  5. Air Compressor Review: ABAC BV3914/150T Belt Driven Vertical Air Compressor

    Space is a luxury that not every workshop or garage has to spare. You need an air compressor that’s got the power and reliability to tackle semi-professional or commercial tasks, but what do you do if you haven’t even got room for a portable air compressor? ABAC has the answer with its BV3914/150T Belt Driven Vertical Air Compressor. The clue’s...
  6. Hi-Line Tundra Refrigerant Air Dryers

    Based in Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, Hi-line Industries is the UK’s leading and fastest growing manufacturer and service provider of compressed air dryers and filters, whose new range of Tundra refrigeration air dryers provides maximum operational performance whilst remaining as economical as possible to run. The Tundra range comprises eighteen different models, including refrigerant air dryers from 20 to 1040scfm (standard cubic...
  7. Air compressor review: Bambi BB8 Budget Silent Air Compressor

    To describe any of Bambi’s air compressor’s as ‘budget’ is selling them short. Certainly Bambi’s BB range of air compressors is inexpensive, but the performance, build quality and reliability are anything but ‘budget’. The Bambi BB8 is the smallest silent air compressor in the budget range, making it perfect for domestic users and hobbyists working in locations where space is...
  8. Why an air stapler is perfect for furniture restoration

    Recycling or ‘upcycling’ old furniture is a popular pastime nowadays as financially challenging times bring out the ‘make do and mend’ mentality in people who would like to replace their existing furniture but can’t afford to buy new. In fact, improving the look of old furniture and making it desirable again is not only a decent hobby but can also be a...
  9. The Ultimate Sport Shoe Cleaner

    It’s no secret than an air compressor accessorised with a blow gun makes an excellent cleaning tool. Typically, hobbyists and industrial users alike will use their air compressor to safely clear working surfaces and objects of dust, wood shavings or other dirt particles. But  golf clubs and sports facilities around the world have found another cleaning task for which air...
  10. Did you know? A few fun facts about compressed air

    Did you know that thunder is actually the sound of compressed air ‘exploding’? When a lightning bolt strikes the earth a second bolt instantaneously travels back to the sky vai the same route. This secondary bolt immediately heats the air surrounding it to around 27,000oC. This heated air has no time to expand and becomes pressurised from anuthing up to...
  11. Taking delivery of ABAC Air Compressors for Nottingham showroom

    We are pleased to have taken delivery of many new ABAC Piston and Rotary Screw Air Compressors into our new showroom in Nottingham. Delivery included vertical and twin piston compressors, as well as ABAC GENESIS and SPINN screw compressors.