Small Air compressor.

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Old 07-02-04, 12:32 AM
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Question Small Air compressor.

Does any know whats available in a small oiless air compressor, without a motor and capable of 2-3 cfm @ 20 psi. and capable of continuos running,
I did say small.
 
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Old 07-02-04, 05:41 AM
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Narroc,

I'm not exactly sure what you are looking for.

When you say without a motor are you just looking for the head?
To my knowlege oiless heads are not available without motors.

If this is not so, describe what you are looking for in a bit more detail.
 
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Old 07-03-04, 12:15 AM
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No, I'm just looking for a complete compressor but one which does not have a motor, Not wanting just a cylinder head on it's own.
 
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Old 07-03-04, 10:36 AM
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Question I still don't quite get it.

Narroc,

A compressor needs a motor to function.
Perhaps you mean an intgrated motor and not a belt drive unit with a belted motor.

Here is a compressor unit that is small and close to the specification you asked for:

<img src="http://www.northerntool.com/images/product/images/100033_med.gif".
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If this is not what you are looking for you can state the exact purpose of what you want.
 
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Old 07-03-04, 04:00 PM
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I want a small compressor to use for a waste oil burner, I can run this via belt drive from the main burner motor. I do not just want a compressor cylinder head and I do not want one with a motor,
A compressor CAN be separate from a motor, yes there are some which are motor combination but I thought when I said a compressor WITHOUT a motor that was clear enough.
I would think a compressor of 20 psi and about 2-3 cfm would need very very little power to drive it anyway.
 
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Old 07-03-04, 09:18 PM
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Sorry, I misunderstood you.

It is common useage here to call just the compressor without a motor a "compressor head", even though the portion of a compressor that contains the piston and cylinder are also referred to as a head.
I now know what you are asking about.

I personally do not know where you would get a compressor like this.
Oilless compressors I have come across have all been designed to operate at 1725 rpm and be direct coupled to a motor.
I'm sure one like you are looking for is available but it would be a specialty product.
Is this for a modification to allow for air injection or to replace an existing compressor?
 
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Old 07-03-04, 10:44 PM
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One of the reasons I don't want a compressor with motor is we run on 230volt and 50hz, Using a transformer to drop the voltage to 110volt is NOT a very satisfactory way as it's still 50hz, not the 60hz of the 110v motors .
We have down this road before.
 
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Old 07-04-04, 10:10 AM
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Narroc,

The products I get when I search for something are normally of a North American origin.
Do you not have comparable products where you are?
(Out of curiouosity, where are you?)

Again I'm not sure what to offer because I still don't know the scope of the project.
If this is a small residential sized burner then it may be likely that the burner motor may not have the power to even run a small compressor. It takes a fair bit of power to start up, even when unloaded.
If a commercial unit, then there may be enough power in the burner.

If you want to persue this further we would need every minute detail to be able to help you.
Even a photo would be nice.
 
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Old 08-01-04, 12:56 AM
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Contact this company, I'll bet that they can come up with what you're looking for. The units are very good quality.

http://www.eatoncompressor.com/
 
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