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Air compressor news story: the most valuable air tool ever – a human heart

Replacing a diseased or defective human heart with an artificial model is nothing new, but the usual outcome is that the recipient of an artificial heart is confined to bed and connected to an immovable life support system. Thanks to a portable air compressor, however, for the first time in history the patient of an ... Continue Reading

New Zealand trucker ‘blown up like balloon’ by air hose

A New Zealand truck driver who fell on a compressed air hose that pierced his buttock has survived being blown up like a balloon. Steven McCormack had fallen between the cab and the trailer of his truck, breaking the air hose. Read the full story here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13537084 ... Continue Reading

The end of the compressed air car? Looks like it.

It sounds like a good idea: Use electricity to compress air, stuff it in a tank and use the power expelled by the air’s release to power a vehicle. Certainly a lot easier to understand than nano-constructed cathodes on a lithium ion cell! ... Continue Reading

Compressor powered motor!

Check out this little compressor powered a radio controlled car. Pretty cool, we thought. ... Continue Reading

Compressed Air Mouse Trap

With a gazillion ways to kill mice — some stylish, some utterly, utterly erroneous — you'd think there was no room for a new mousetrap. Wrong! ... Continue Reading

Compressed Air Sticker

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Noise level

Abac offers a selection of silenced or super silenced compressors. The standard silenced compressors offer noise levels of 62-65 dB(A) and make use of acoustic cabinets or enclosures to reduce noise levels. The Super silent models give a lower output of air, but have noise levels of 45 dB(A) or less, and are ideal for ... Continue Reading

How not to inflate a tire using compressed air

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Giant air compressors used to inflate dam

Water officials are floating an idea for a 700-foot-wide inflatable rubber dam across the Santa Ana River near Colton, United States to capture runoff and recharge groundwater basins — a hedge against continuing drought and restrictions on imported supplies. The dam would be a thick rubber cylinder bolted onto a concrete foundation in the streambed. ... Continue Reading

Robotic/prosthetic hand powered by compressed air

The Virginia Tech College of Engineering’s Robotics and Mechanisms Laboratory (RoMeLa) has captured another top award for its updated innovative robotic hand that can automatically change its grasping force using compressed air. A team of five undergraduate students recently won First Place in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Student Mechanism and Robot Design ... Continue Reading

Compressed air – the new energy?

Towards these ends, Boston has been cultivating a technology called Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES). Along with the energy start-up company Energy Storage & Power, the city has their eye on developing a next-generation compressed air storage plant for the price tag of $250 million. Expensive but less costly than traditional gas plants. The technology ... Continue Reading