From do-it-yourself enthusiasts and entrepreneurs to small and midsized businesses, air compression is often a critical commodity that is integral to the core business offering and, as such, it must be able to perform at optimum levels.
However, in South Africa’s tough economic climate, smaller businesses make air compression choices based on cost, which can ultimately affect the quality of their product offering, warns air compressor solutions provider and manufacturer Probe Air Industrial division head Grant van Houten.
Recognising the needs of this market, Probe Industrial Technologies has launched a range of Probe air compressors that include piston air compressors and SCC screw compressors that are competitively priced yet are strong performers.
The range has a duty cycle of a 60/40 ratio, says Van Houten, which means that it must operate for 60% on and 40% off. This is around 15 to 20 minutes, which is to ensure that no damage is caused to the compressor.
Probe’s piston air compressors join the already comprehensive range of high-quality compressors that Probe Industrial Technologies holds.
“Our Probe-branded compressors complement the existing range by providing high quality at a lower price point, thus ensuring that all compression needs are catered for.”
He adds that Probe’s air compressors are the ideal solution for those businesses that require air compression for light-duty applications.
“Our Probe brand offers a range of piston compressors,” notes Van Houten. “This is the oldest form of air compression which makes it somewhat cheaper, and we have harnessed this technology into a reliable and economical solution that works well for a variety of applications.” He adds that this would include, for example, builders, handymen and home-based businesses, right through to paint shops at motor dealerships.”
A key aspect for those seeking to purchase an air compression solution for their business is to understand what the cycle of the compressor refers to, notes Van Houten.