August 4, 2020

Air compressors for the manufacturing industry

Compressed air plays an important role in the manufacturing industry. It powers your facility to make everything from car parts to consumer goods. So, getting the right compressor is important.

Among the manufacturing companies needing compressed air for industrial processes include:

  • Primary product industries (suppliers of semi-finished raw materials to manufacturers)
  • Heavy goods manufacturers
  • Consumer goods processing and packaging
  • Transportation
  • Construction
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Cement production

Here are some key considerations to incorporate into the decision-making process:


Choose an air compressor that will drive tools and power your machines and processes with no hassles. Get a vendor that can provide recommendations to get just the right power (not too much or too little). Also, some vendors – such as Elevated Industrial Solutions – can provide ideas on how to save energy, working with energy companies to get you rebates.


The more power an air compressor requires, the higher the fuel cost, which is a significant operating expense. Ask for ideas on how to make your compressed air system more efficient for the manufacturing processes you’re running.

Maintenance requirements

Some compressors have higher maintenance costs than others. In addition, your manufacturing environment (such as a cement plant) could require more maintenance than others.

Choose an air compressor that requires as little maintenance as possible to ensure that your operations run smoothly. Also, ensure you’re working with an expert team certified in your compressor and who are available 24 x 7. Having people available, in case the worst happens (such as a shutdown) is imperative.


Choose an air compressor manufacturer that stands behind their product with a strong warranty.

The right vendor: Elevated

When looking into compressed air systems, it’s important to have a compressed air audit to determine your specific needs. Our specialists can also help you check if there are tasks that can be done with less expensive options for a high-performing compressed air system. We have 24 x 7 repair service available to get your facility up and running during emergencies. And we warranty our compressors so you have peace of mind.

Tami Matthews
Author: Tami Matthews
Tami Matthews is the Director of Marketing at Elevated Industrial Solutions. She’s spent 20+ years in marketing, focusing on writing, public relations, digital marketing, and content marketing. Before coming to Elevated in December 2020, she worked for a number of high-tech companies. Writing is one of her favorite pastimes. In her spare time, she volunteers for a number of causes including the Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy working on the PTO. She also hikes with her husband and begrudging daughter.
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