Variable or fixed speed - what is right for you?

What exactly is the difference between a fixed-speed and variable-speed air compressor, and how do you choose between the two?

Fixed-speed compressors run continuously in on/off cycles and will perform very efficiently when running at maximum capacity. In general, this type of compressor is suitable for users who has a constant, steady demand for compressed air. In addition, the fixed-speed compressor is a smaller investment than a variable-speed.

Variable-speed compressors are equipped with a different technology, where the motor will adapt to the air consumption. This makes the range well-suited for users with a varying air consumption, as it only produces the air needed, thus reducing energy consumption and the total cost of ownership.