Air compressors are utilized in several industries. One of the most common types of air compressors is the rotary screw air compressor, which uses a rotary-type positive-displacement mechanism. But just like any other piece of machinery, it needs proper maintenance and quality parts in order to continually function. However, no matter how good your air compressor is now, it will soon wear out over time, so it is important to know what to do before that happens.

To ready yourself for worst-case scenarios, you must primarily know the causes of malfunction. Usually, if not always, air compressors give in due to faulty parts that burn out. So in order to fix part problems, you should at least know what each of them does. 

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Every component serves a different purpose. When you know this, it will be less difficult for you to determine which part needs replacing or repairing. Learn more about the ins and outs of your rotary air compressor by checking out the infographic below.

Rotary Air Compressor Parts and How They Work