What are the Advantages of Having a Controller on my Air Compressor?

Air compressors are used in many different applications and provide essential compressed air to many businesses and individuals with different air needs. No matter what your CFM, PSI and HP requirements are, the electronic controller on your air compressor is the motherboard for keeping your unit running as efficiently as possible. It is your eyes into your machine.

How can I use the controller to help my business run more efficiently and effectively?

To maximize the performance of your air compressor, it is important to use the electronic controller to your advantage. The controller can/will assist you in the following tasks:

What is an electronic controller on an compressor?

All rotary screw air compressors over 10HP have some type of electronic controller.  These controllers are electronically controlled units programmed for energy saving operations, loaded/unloaded hour tracking, maintenance alerts, and dozens of other features. Our compressors feature the ES4000 Basic, Standard and Advanced, all with a varying range of features. The Airlogic controller is found on several of our larger HP machines. Any units under 10HP (including our QRSM 10) will operate under electro-pneumatic control with a pressure switch.

ES4000 Advanced Controller



Whether you have questions about which compressor is right for you, or if you’re ready to improve your operations and start saving on expenses. Ash Air has been around for over 40 years because we offer reliable and hardworking air compressors, as well as expert advice and support.

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Who we are and how Ash Air can help your business!

Ash Air has been around in New Zealand since 1979, and we’ve grown into a nationwide company with international support and a reputation for quality and reliability.We look after all things compressed air for your business!

  • Reciprocating, Screw, air compressors
  • Vacuum pumps
  • Nitrogen
  • An extensive line of air treatment components

Ash Air's range of Chicago Pneumatic, Alup, Pneumatech, and Quincy compressors are used extensively around the world in industries ranging from oil and gas to food, automotive and farming, and we bring you these world class compressors here in the land of the long white cloud.Our technicians are compressed air equipment experts and are dedicated to addressing customer needs. Supported by a 13 locations nationwide, Ash Air offers one of the widest selections of compressed air equipment and parts available today in New Zealand.

Reliability and Efficiency

With Ash Air compressors, you can count on reliability and high performance for even the most demanding applications. We focus our efforts on the following:

  • Increasing uptime
  • Reducing unexpected repairs
  • Reducing energy consumption
  • Improving the cleanliness of compressed air


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