In what states does Patton’s do business?
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
What major air compressor brands does Patton’s sell parts for and service?
- Atlas Copco
- Comp Air Kellogg
- Gardner Denver
- Grimmer Shmidt
- Alup Kompressoren
- Comp Air Kellogg
What is included in a free energy audit?
Our expert team provides audits and trains end-users in fundamental ways of saving energy in four key functional areas:
- Accurate monitoring of the plant utilities
- Reducing the energy required to generate and use utilities
- Capturing unused energy
- Recycling and reusing energy
The expert audit report provided by our team includes:
- Recommendations on short, medium and long-term measures for energy conservation
- Financial estimates and analyses of our recommended improvements
- Specific on-site measurements and tests
- Assistance with the implementation and monitoring of our energy conservation recommendations
Most customers see energy savings almost immediately after implementing our recommended improvements.
What’s is the advantage of using a rotary screw compressor?
We are the only company in the world with the ELGi EG Series Rotary Screw Compressors. These compressors are designed to:
- Utilize intermeshing helical rotors to capture air, then compress it at a higher pressure
- Operate at lower temperatures 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to keep your equipment running at peak efficiency
- Come standard with a lifetime air-end warranty
What is the difference between a new compressor and a remanufactured compressor?
New air compressors
- Typically cost more than remanufactured units
- Are the preferred choice for heavy-duty, round-the-clock use
Remanufactured air compressors
- Are rebuilt using new or recycled parts that meet or exceed OEM part tolerances
- Deliver like-new performance without the high costs of a new machine
- Are a more affordable choice for occasional or infrequent use
What’s the difference in the three types of air compressors?
Air compressors feature a powerful electric motor or engine that forces air into a steel storage tank then releases that air in a powerful stream capable of
powering pneumatic tools. Air compressors are available in three different grades:
- Made for smaller, household air applications
- Ideal for inflating sporting goods, toys, tires, etc
- Intended to operate less powerful air tools such as brad guns and staplers
- Constructed to stand up to the rugged demands of a worksite
- Intended for professional building applications
- Designed for portable use, including handheld units or as attachments to wheeled carts or work vehicles
- Can be utilized for multiple purposes, especially powering nail guns and roadside repair tools
- Built to deliver a steady supply of compressed air all day, every day
- Feature advanced technology to deliver superior performance
- Designed for heavy-duty applications including auto-body shops, manufacturing facilities and powering roller coasters and oil-rig machinery
What is the difference between a stop-start and constant run air compressor?
Start-stop air compressors
- Have a pressure switch that turns the compressor on and off
- Are typically used in consumer air compressors
Constant-run air compressors:
- Have motors that run and turn the pump continuously
- Are typically used in contractor and commercial grade air compressors in industrial shops that need air continuously every day
What size air compressor do I need?
Step 1: Check your air tool’s owner’s manual to determine:
- Its forced air requirement, measured in pounds per square inch (psi)
- Its volume requirement, measured in cubic feet per minute (cfm)
Step 2: Check the compressor’s owner’s manual for its cfm rating:
- Most compressors list their cfm as either 90 psi or 120 psi — this should be enough for occasional use or tools that work with frequent air bursts, like nail guns and staple guns
- Your compressor must deliver no less than the maximum cfm specified by your air tool’s owner’s manual
If your tools require significantly less or more than the displayed psi:
- Check the compressor manual for a complete list of the cfms the compressor delivers at different psi's
Increase the cfm requirement when using:
- Air tools frequently
- Multiple tools simultaneously
- “Constant use” tools like random orbit sanders
How to power several different pneumatic tools:
- Use the tool with the highest forced air requirement (psi)
How to power several different tools simultaneously on the same compressor:
- Add up the total of each tools’ force air requirement
Example: To run a 4 cfm @ 90 psi air gun AND a 5 cfm @ 90 psi sander, your compressor must produce at least 9 cfm @ 90 psi
What maintenance does my air compressor require?
- Change the oil after about every 7000-8000 hours of use
- Clean the air intake filter on a weekly basis
- Replace the air intake filter when you notice holes or tears in the filter
- Add an air dryer or contact Patton’s if you notice water in the compressor
- Clean or replace the compressor’s condensate trap or replace your air dryer with a larger model if you notice water in the lines
You can also contact Patton’s highly trained technicians for professional, honest advice and unsurpassed service and support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
What voltage does my air compressor run on?
- Most consumer compressors are designed to operate from a single 110V outlet
- Contractor and commercial-grade air compressors are available in either 110 or 460 voltage options
- We do not recommend using any air compressor with a generator because of power fluctuations that interfere with the constant voltage they require to operate properly
What size hose should I use?
- Most consumer air compressors are designed to operate with a ¼” hose up to 150 feet
- Contractor and commercial-grade air compressors typically use a 3/8” hose — contact Patton’s to let us help determine the maximum hose length for your air compressor
What size air tank do I need?
- Check your air tool’s owner’s manual for its exact air requirements
- The size of tank required depend on the air you need stored
- Larger tanks keep your air compressor from start and stopping as frequently
- If your operations do not require a lot of air, a smaller tank may be the more affordable choice