Air compressor identification help

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Old 06-17-16, 01:21 AM
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Air compressor identification help

Hello. I bought an air compressor off of craigslist. I think it was an alright deal. Heres the specs as i was told. 175psi. 2 stage. 80 gallon vertical. 15cfm. 220v. 5hp.

He wanted 575 we settled on 4 bills. The ***** of it is i cant figure out who made it. The only thing on the pump is "MADE IN ITALY L/3/59 ". thats it. The motor has a tag and isnt a prob. The tank has a tag but i think it is only a cert tag. Maybe its the info i need. Ill attach some pics and hopefully someone can enlighten me. Thanks all.
 
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Ok. Wtf.

How do i attach pictures?
 
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Are you sure it was made to work on U.S. power. U.S. would be 240v. 220v could mean it is 50hz for Italy not 60hz for U.S.
 
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heres tnhe pics

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Thx for the reply. I checked the tag on the motor and its def 240v.
 
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Post a picture of the whole pump.
 
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I'm with Joe, several more pictures of the ENTIRE machine and readable pictures of any nameplates.

15 CFM for a compressor having a supposed 5 horsepower motor is low. I need to know the amperage rating on the motor as well as the motor speed. I suspect it has a "special duty-compressor" motor that only develops 5 horsepower the last minute before burning up.
 
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pics of the pump, compressor, and all tags on the unit.
 

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Externally it is a fine looking machine. I do question the use of PEX tubing on that discharge manifold as I am not sure that PEX is approved for compressed air use.

The motor is indeed a compressor special model but otherwise is just fine. Putting a REAL five horsepower motor on it and increase the speed of the compressor pump and you should get closer to 20 CFM out of it if you find yourself running out of air.

From the external appearance I would say that you stole it for only $400.
 
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Thanks furd. Supposedly it was built in Bridgeport, MI. about 20 miles from here. if that helps.
 
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It may be a DeVilbiss, I know that they used compressor pumps made in Italy for a time. Unfortunately, getting information on DeVilbiss is not so easy. Like many other companies they have had their share of reorganizations, bankruptcies, mergers and acquisitions over the years. Back in the '60s they made very good equipment although often using proprietary hose threads to prevent anything but THEIR hoses and such being used.

I did notice that some of their machines have a recall due to overheating motors. Since that is definitely a special purpose "compressor" motor you might want to keep an eye on it during extended running periods.
 
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