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In order to operate air tools, compressed air produced by a compressor is needed. A general distinction is made between these four compressor types:

1. one or two-stage reciprocating compressor

2. rotary compressor

3. worm compressor

4. turbo compressor

The most popular type is the reciprocating compressor. Usually the compressor is powered by a rotary current motor and the compressed air is stored in a pressure vessel (air dome). Short consumption peaks are covered by the stored compressed air in the pressure vessel. In addition the pressure tank serves as a buffer and absorbs pressure variations.