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  1. Compressor Cake! 50th year celebrations come to an end.

    Compressor Cake! 50th year celebrations come to an end.
    Only a few more days left of our 50th year with the final icing on the cake from ABAC. Thank you very much for our fantastic cake! It must have taken a long time to make as the detail is amazing. Looks too good to eat.... We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support & business...
  2. Air compressor maintenance: Are your air filters costing you money?

    Air compressor maintenance: Are your air filters costing you money?
    The air filter in your air compressor plays a crucial role in its efficient operation. Air filters remove water vapour and particles of dust and other matter present in atmospheric air and, in oil-filled air compressors, also remove minute droplets of oil which may be present as a result of the compression process. A blocked or damaged air filter can...
  3. Competition: Win a Bambi BB8 Silent Air Compressor

    Competition: Win a Bambi BB8 Silent Air Compressor
    It’s competition time here at Air Supplies and we're giving you the chance to win an excellent Bambi BB8 Silent Air Compressor that's ideal for model makers. All you have to do is show us your favourite model from your collection. Trains, Warhammer, Airfix, table top gaming, it doesn't matter what the model is it just has to be one...
  4. Rotary screw air compressors: ABAC SPINN series 2.2kW to 5.5kW model review

    Rotary screw air compressors: ABAC SPINN series 2.2kW to 5.5kW model review
    Originally, respected air compressor manufacturer ABAC had aimed its SPINN series of rotary screw compressors at larger industrial users. Subsequently recognising that smaller businesses might also benefit from energy-efficient and cost-effective rotary screw compressors, ABAC extended its well-received SPINN range, adding 2.2, 3, 4 and 5.5kW models in addition to its existing larger 7.5kW and 11kW models. Each of these...
  5. Industrial air tools: The incredible story of Desoutter CP Pneumatic Tools

    Industrial air tools: The incredible story of Desoutter CP Pneumatic Tools
    If you’re unfamiliar with the name Desoutter you might be surprised to learn that the company is one of the world’s oldest and most respected manufacturers of a wide range of high-quality industrial air tools. But the amazing success story of Desoutter CP Pneumatic Tools began with a potential tragedy in 1913. Andre Desoutter, the son of an immigrant French...
  6. We are 50 years old!

    We are 50 years old!
    Now at the end of the month, we have finished celebrating our 50th year in business. The family business was started in October 1963 by Thomas Thomas in a small premises on Acton Road. We still operate from Acton Road, next door to the original building, from our current 7,000sq ft location we moved into in 1989. Terry's son Gareth...
  7. Air compressor tips: Cleaning your computer with an air compressor

    Air compressor tips: Cleaning your computer with an air compressor
    When in use, modern PCs generate a lot of internal heat. Most PCs feature a number of cooling fans’ you’ll find these on the graphics card, the computer’s processor (often coupled with a big metal ‘heat sink’  and on the power supply. There will also be cooling vents and possibly more fans in the computer’s case. The problem is that...
  8. Air Supplies’ Top Ten Tips for Using Your Air Compressor Safely

    Most modern air compressors are designed and manufactured to conform to strict European standards of quality and safety in operation and are no more dangerous than any other power tool found in a workshop or garage if used correctly. More often than not, air compressor accidents will arise as a result of the operator failing to take adequate care when...
  9. Air compressor tools: Air guns

    Air compressor tools: Air guns
    One of the most useful additions to an air compressor is the blow gun. Blow guns provide a controllable stream of compressed air which can be used for a wide variety of cleaning and drying purposes such as removing dust from otherwise inaccessible corners or recesses. JWL, a Danish air tool manufacturer established in 1963 has been a key innovator...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...