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Inappropriate uses for an air compressor: Making snow

Let’s start by saying that here at Air Supplies we don’t recommend you try making your own snow machine with an air compressor. If you’re that desperate to experience a white Christmas, move somewhere colder. ... Continue Reading

Air compressor fittings: Who are Parker Legris?

Air Supplies stocks many high quality pneumatic fittings and accessories for air compressors manufactured by Parker Legris. For those unfamiliar with the name, Parker Legris – now a global provider of reliable products for air, water, oil, foodstuffs or chemical circuits including fittings, valves, tubes, piping, ball valves, couplers and blow-guns – began life as ... Continue Reading

Pneumatic fittings: the beauty of brass compressed air adaptors and fittings

Brass, a metal alloy formed by combining copper and zinc, has been the material of choice for industrial fittings and accessories for centuries. In plumbing and compressed air systems, whether domestic or industrial, brass adaptors, couplings and other fittings are the most widely used thanks to the unique properties of the alloy. The malleable properties ... Continue Reading

5 new compressor videos and the ultimate guide to choosing an compressor!

It’s taken a while and a few retakes but we have finally produced some videos that I hope you will find useful. We have also written, what we think, is the ultimate guide to choosing an air compressor. The guide has taken a while as we have tired to include everything but at the same ... Continue Reading

Announcing the Winner of our Air Compressor Competition

After racking up over 100 entries we’re pleased to announce the winner of our competition to win a Bambi BB8 Silent air compressor. To enter the competition we asked model makers and war gamers to send in a photo of their favourite model to be in with a chance of winning the prize. This morning ... Continue Reading

Air compressor components: A simple guide to the pressure switch

The pressure switch is a fundamental component of your air compressor. It performs a very simple yet vital task. A conventional domestic or small industrial air compressor works by drawing in normal air at atmospheric pressure. This air is then compressed by one or more pistons driven by an electrical or petrol-driven motor and the resulting ... Continue Reading

Air compressor maintenance: The importance of draining your air receiver

Taking proper care of your air compressor will extend its life and ensure that it continues to work at optimum efficiency. One important little task is to drain your air receiver as often as possible. Normal atmospheric air drawn into your air compressor’s receiver contains water vapour. As this air is compressed the water vapour ... Continue Reading

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 ... Continue Reading

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 ... Continue Reading

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 ... Continue Reading

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 ... Continue Reading