A reliable compressor for screen printing machine can ensure high-quality screen printing. A printer might need to choose the suitable air compressor for the press.
To conduct screen printing machine with full power, any screen printing company must need well compressor. It may be needed for other equipment. If you can’t make the right choice for the right air compressor, your press can act unnaturally. Thus it damages the quality of your work.
You can follow few steps to buy the perfect air compressor.
- Power measurement for your press
- Select the category of the compressor.
- Other requirements for compressor
- Using chiller to control air compressor.
- Hire the Professionals to set up for the machine and compressor.
Power Measurement for screen printing machine
All of you who have screen printing company, shop or business should buy a compressor that has enough power to conduct your screen printing press. An air compressor which has 7.5 horsepower is suitable for screen printing equipment. On the other hand, your press also requires Cubic Foot per minute (CFM) output. Your press manufacturer will provide CFM, and it may differ from equipment to equipment.
Select the Category of the Compressor of Screen Printing Machine
You can choose either a rotary compressor or reciprocating air compressor for screen printing press. A piston goes up and down to increase the air pressure of the reciprocating compressor. On the other hand, in the rotary compressor, there are two rotators. The rotary compressor compresses air as the rotator runs. The rotary compressor is the best choice for your press. In the comparison of the rotating and reciprocating compressor, the rotary is more powerful.
You may find many automatic screen printing machines that are running with the reciprocating compressor. While the rotary compressor is giving you air continuously, reciprocating gives you break. The Reciprocating also makes noise. Rotary compressor is long lasting, and you have to give less afford to maintain than reciprocating. However, the price of reciprocating is less than the rotating air compressor
Other Requirements for Compressor
There are few other requirements for compressors while you are buying one. The compressors require oil or lubricants as their parts rotate or move. The splash or pressure lubricating may be the choice for the reciprocating compressor. If you want to run your screen printing machine smoothly, you have to put oil continuously in a rotary compressor.
Regarding the air compressor, there is another consideration. That is the heat, and it can make a massive loss of your screen printing machine. Water is used to make cool the reciprocal compressor. But there is also some environment-friendly and air-cooled compressors. You can use them too as they are easy for your business. In the case of the rotary compressor, the oil lubricant is the coolant. It is tough to find any rotary air compressor which has the water-based cooling system.
Using Chiller to Control Air Compressor in Automatic Screen Printing Machine
Heat and water booth are the byproduct of the air compressor. Water can destroy your screen printing press as it makes its way into the system. Adding a chiller or after cooler with the air compressor is the good way to remove the water created by the air compressor. The chillers are outfitted between the air storage tank of the compressor and the compressor itself. The chillers reduce the temperature of the compressed air and make the water out in the form of condensation by giving force. Thus the chiller stops the water to reach into the system and into the storage of the press.
Hire the Professionals to Set up for the Machine and Compressor
You have the air compressor and screen printing equipment in hand to start your business. Now you have to think to hire for the skilled man who has a lot of experience with the air compressor. A professional contractor will be able to install the air compressor properly with your new digital screen printing machine or automatic press. A contractor has to alter the electric outlets and routed the gas or electric lines during the installation of the compressors.
You might need to ensure that adequate air is running from the air compressor to your screen printing press. Your contractor must ensure adequate water line running to the air compressor and also to the air cooler. While you buying new screen printing equipment make sure it has an air compressor with it. It would better if can buy a press which has the air compressor fully installed.
There is also a lot way to make the decision to buy an air compressor for your press. But you have to keep in mind; it is wise to follow the manufacturer’s recommendation for the air compressor to install properly to new screen printing machine.