operation of the air compressor.
The air compressor has two low pressure cylinders which both feed into the high pressure
pressure cylinder is shown here.
cylinder. Only one
The compression cycle starts with the low pressure pistons (1) at the top of stroke.
When the pistons move down, they draw air through the air filters (2) and inlet valve (3) into the
cylinders. The air filters keep dirt out of the compressor.
closes and the pistons (1) push air out into the
On the upstroke, inlet valve
(5) gets rid of some of that heat before passing
Compressing the air heats it up. The
the air on to the high pressure
The high pressure stage works the
the 10 w pressure stage except that the high pressure
piston goes up when the low pressure pistons go down. This way, the low pressure pistons are
drawing air in while the high pressure is pushing air out.
Compressed air from the high pressure stage goes to the air tank through a connecting tube.
-TO AIR TANK