Automotive Service and Repair Centers Benefit From CampBell Hausfeld Air Compressors
As one of the world's largest manufacturers of power tools and equipment, Campbell Hausfeld has established itself as a leader in the development and production of industry-specific air compressors. Founded in 1836, they boast a history that dates back more than 165 years. Within that time, they've continuously manufactured cast-iron air compressors for over 60 years.
Campbell Hausfeld is a division of Berkshire Hathaway (a company owned by Warren Buffett). Their brands also include CH, Maxus, Ridgid, Husky, and Speedaire. Combined, these companies provide a product line that offers a variety of consumer and commercial products such as:
Their rotary screw compressors and reciprocating compressors are largely geared toward applications common within automotive service facilities, body repair and customization shops, and tire outlets. Common types and configurations include:
|Campbell Hausfeld Portable Compressor Models|
|Type||Horsepower||Tank Size (Gallons)||CFM (@175 PSI)||Phase||Estimated Costs|
|Rotary Screw||5 hp||80||18.20||1||$5,800|
|Rotary Screw||15 hp||120||46||3||$7,500|
|Rotary Screw||25 hp||120||87||3||$10,200|
|Two-Stage Reciprocating||7.5 hp||80||24||3||$1,900 - $2,200|
|Two-Stage Reciprocating||10 hp||120||34.10||3||$2,700 - $5,200|
|Two-Stage Reciprocating||15 hp||120||50||3||$3,600 - $7,600|
|Moisture-Free Reciprocating||5 hp||50||16.60||1||$2,400 - $3,000|
|Moisture-Free Reciprocating||10 hp||120||34.10||3||$2,900 - $4,500|
|Moisture-Free Reciprocating||15 hp||120||50||3||$3,500 - $7,500|
Designed to address the needs of the automotive industry
Campbell Hausfeld recently expanded its commercial line of air compressors, introducing 25 new models into the marketplace since 2010. One of their singular goals with the continued development of this product line has been to meet the unique requirements of "machine shops, automotive collision repair facilities, and fleet service trucks." This focus makes the products listed above ideal for painting, repair, and similar applications.
Automotive benefits are centered on quality, convenience, and maneuverability. For example:
- Rotary screw air compressors: With an extensive range of horsepower available, Campbell Hausfeld's rotary screw air compressors are also designed to be energy efficient. They feature an airend that can run continuously, providing nonstop airflow within a wide range of repair shops and small manufacturing facilities, as well as automotive retail and service locations like Sears, Jiffy Lube, Midas, Firestone, and Meineke. While meeting the high demands of these locations, the compressor is also built to automatically reset to idle pressure during periods of inactivity, shutting the machine completely off after it's been idle for more than 15 minutes. Further elevating cost-effectiveness, the airend system features fewer interconnecting pipes and connections to boost overall efficiency by eliminating potential leak points.
- Two-stage reciprocating air compressors: Also crafted for repair shops, automotive retail outlets, or even a home garage, the reciprocating air compressor features a design that's specifically tailored to general automotive maintenance. Its construction includes a cast iron two-stage pump and an ASME Code tank that pumps out a max pressure of 200 PSI. It also features a mounted, wired motor starter that provides a simple electrical hookup in almost any automotive setting.
- Moisture-free reciprocating air compressors: Certain automotive applications (namely painting and related body work) require a special type of air compressor to achieve the best results. The moisture-free models from Campbell Hausfeld combine the performance and full functionality of a standard air compressor with the finishing aspect of a refrigerated dryer, producing an airstream that's free of moisture to ensure the smoothest, most durable finish. These compressors are fully integrated and piped for a simple setup or relocation. They also incorporate an aftercooler mounted to the enclosed metal belt guard, adding an additional cooling element that further boosts the finished result by eliminating even more moisture.