Industry News

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

    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 artificial heart transplant is up...
  2. 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:
  3. 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!
  4. Compressor powered motor!

    Check out this little compressor powered a radio controlled car. Pretty cool, we thought.
  5. 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!
  6. Compressed Air Sticker

  7. 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 use with airbrushes, laboratories, etc...
  8. How not to inflate a tire using compressed air

  9. 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. It would be inflated "like...
  10. 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 Competition at the International Design...
  11. 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 works in that primarily using...

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