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Air Compressor

An air compressor is a mechanical device that converts electrical power to kinetic energy through a series of compression cycles. The result is a high-pressure jet of air at the exit of the compressor unit. An air compressor can either be a piston type or a rotary compressor. The piston compressor physically compresses the air in a sealed chamber whereas the rotary compressor creates increased pressure by increasing and then decreasing the speed of the air through the rotating blade row.