September 11, 2022

Essential air compressor accessories

Finding the right air compressor with the appropriate PSI is crucial to getting your job done. Although you may have plenty of power in your air compressor, it’s of no use unless you have the right accessories to run it. 

What’s more, an air compressor is only as powerful as its weakest link. Whether it’s a clogged filter or ill-fitting parts, having the appropriate accessories will optimize your compressor’s functionality, allowing you to seamlessly power your tools.

Here are a few key air compressor accessories to have at your disposal, achieving a steady output from your compressor.

1. Lubrication and oil

Check to see if your air compressor requires oil to function. Some newer models are oil-free, whereas older models need oil specifically for air compressors. It’s generally recommended to change your oil once a month to ensure that your compressor runs efficiently.

2. Air hoses

kaeser accessories and parts

Air hoses connect your air compressor to your power tool. Your compressor might have come with an air hose, but it’s wise to invest in an extra hose or two. Hoses are prone to damage and wear with time, so having an extra hose can save you the time required to find a replacement.

3. Filters

Filters are required to remove air contaminants before the air is compressed and processed into your air tools. With clean filters, your machine will run more efficiently and require less maintenance in the long run. Clean and replace your air filters often to keep your compressor functioning optimally. If you need advice, ask your service technician. 

4. Regulators

With compressor regulators, you’re able to adjust your compressor’s power output to the exact PSI requirement of your power tool or equipment. Having a quality regulator ensures that you’re not wasting any energy and will save you money on your power bill. 

We’re here for all parts, accessories, and maintenance needs

Elevated Industrial Solutions has all the parts and accessories you need to prolong the life of your air compressor. Our South Carolina, Ohio, and Michigan teams would love to provide prices and timelines to you.

Plus, we offer maintenance and other services to ensure your compressed air system is up and running efficiently and effectively for a lifetime. We even have industrial supplies and coating and finishing equipment options to keep your facility at peak efficiency!

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.
Related resources
& expert advice
  • 7 deadly sins of compressed air
    December 2, 2014

    7 deadly sins of compressed air

    When putting together a compressed air system, temptation is all around you. You want the best system, but having the best doesn’t mean grabbing w…
  • Get your compressors ready after the holidays
    January 8, 2015

    Get your compressors ready after the holidays

    The holidays are over and for many plants that mean seasonal shutdowns or lower production demands are also a thing of the past. While everyone is…
  • Don’t get fooled – go with the real deal (Kaeser and dealer expertise)
    February 4, 2015

    Don’t get fooled – go with the real deal (Kaeser and dealer expertise)

    We’ve all been there. I would wager we’ve all done it. When it comes time to get an oil change or replace our windshield wipers, we want to go for…