How to choose a cool air compressor for foam concrete machine

In the foam concrete mortars manufacturing, compressed air is required for pumping mortars from the foam concrete machine to the building place. For this purpose usually air compressor for foam concrete machine can be used.

Air compressor is a tool that converts power (using an electric motor, diesel or gasoline engine) into potential energy stored in pressurized air. The force of air pressure depends on several factors. They can also be classified according to the design and principle of operation:

  • Single-Stage Reciprocating Compressor
  • Two-Stage Reciprocating Compressor
  • Compound Compressor
  • Rotary-screw compressor
  • Rotary Vane Compressor
  • Scroll Compressor
  • Turbo compressor
  • Centrifugal compressor

Compressor for foam concrete manufacturing

Each type of these devices has its own technical characteristics and features. Knowledge of these features will not allow you to miss important factors and will make it clear how to determine how the installation and operation of the compressor will take place. After all, the convenience of compresor using in a set with a foam concrete machine and, as a result, the productivity of work depends on this.

Air compressors vary in performance, pressure, stability of operation in different environmental conditions, and in the type of design. Air compressors for foam concrete machine can be classified as stationary, operating in stationary work conditions and mobile – the most popular with consumers.

The main thing you need to pay attention to is that the compressor in the foam concrete manufacturing is capable of providing air mixing machinery.

With foam concrete machines BAS series, air compressors are used which include the receiver.

When choosing an air compressor for foam concrete machine, you need to pay attention to the performance of the compressor and the receiver tank capacity. If the compressor breaks – the amount of compressed air contained will depend on the duration of the equipment you use. In addition, the receiver tank capacity affects the elimination of pulsations when air is supplied under pressure.

We recommend belt driven piston compressor

Reliable reciprocating compressors are belt driven, which can significantly reduce the number of revolutions of the crankshaft. This is achieved by installing a drive pulley with a diameter larger than the pulley diameter on the motor. This leads to a decrease in the temperature of both the piston group and the compressed air at the outlet from it. In belt-driven compressors, the function of the cooling fan is performed by the drive pulley of the piston group, the spokes of which are at the same time the blades. Reducing the crankshaft speed allows these compressors to be used in a more intensive mode of operation.

Specifications for air compressors used for the foam concrete manufacturing

Various foam concrete machines require different air compressors with different capacities and different receiver tank capacity. When choosing a compressor for a foam concrete machine, consider the following recommendations:

Foam concrete machine BAS130productivity 200 l./min., receiver 30 l.
Foam concrete machine BAS200productivity 250 l./min., receiver 30 l.
Foam concrete machine BAS250productivity 300 l./min., receiver 50 l.
Foam concrete machine BAS350productivity 400 l./min., receiver 50 l.
Foam concrete machine BAS500productivity 500 l./min., receiver 100 l.
Specifications table for air compressor for foam concrete machine BAS series

Compressor service

As with any technical device, an air compressor for foam concrete machine requires periodic maintenance. It includes:

  • control the oil level, and, if necessary, top up it
  • control the tension of the drive belt
  • periodically drain the condensate from the receiver (if you do not want to do this, you can put an automatic drain valve on the receiver)
  • clean (blow with compressed air) the compressor group
  • monitor the condition of threaded connections

With periodic maintenance, your compressor will be reliable and will last for a long time.

Tips and tricks for choosing a compressor for the foam concrete manufacturing

When choosing an air compressor for foam concrete machine, think about the fact that maybe you will use it not only for the foam concrete manufacturing. It can be used for other things in construction. For example with a spray gun or for cleaning surfaces using a sandblasting machine.

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