Why Does My Compressor Stop and Start Continuously?
You may be asking, why does my air compressor start, then stop? Allow us to take the guessing out of it. We understand your pain. We know that a compressor
problem can quickly result in hours (if not days) of production downtime and loss of revenue. When your compressor continuously shuts off from on,
we refer that as a short cycle. There are a few reasons that a short cycle may be happening with your compressor.
The reasons below are only for the compressors that have been working previously without issue and have no large changes have occurred in
the placement or demand of the machine.
1.The number one reason for rapid cycling is inadequate air receiver capacity especially on smaller machines.
The root cause can be as simple as the air receiver being full of condensate water because it has not been emptied.
2. Pressure switch out of adjustment: Check the switch to see if you can remedy the situation.
This part will need to be replaced and is common wear and tear on a machine.
3. You've developed a leak: If the switch isn't the issue and the machines need haven't been changed, you most likely have developed a leak.
Contact your closest service provider to help locate your air leak.
4. The machine may be undersized for the application: Understanding your businesses flow (CFM) and pressure (PSI) needs to accomplish the
frequency of the job that has to be completed is the KEY to ensuring your compressor is the right size.
Please contact a service professional to ensure this isn't the current problem you are experiencing.
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!
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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
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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.
The emergency stop, "e-stop", is for true emergency situations only. When hitting the e-stop, all power is halted from the machine
and the unload process isn't achieved. The emergency stop button is intended to help with possibly hazardous situations that are developing.
Common conditions of having to use the e-stop is the misuse of the equipment in ways that weren’t intended, predictable failures not
addressed or failing to consider all the foreseeable uses of the compressor. Read More…
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possible drawback is the amount of electricity they use; air compressors can be a huge drain on energy if used inefficiently. If you are
running them too long, allowing leaks to exist, or using the wrong type of compressor, you are wasting energy and money. This article will
go over some of the biggest power-wasters and how to