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!
Reciprocating, Screw, air compressors
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:
Air is always contaminated with solid particles such as dust, sand, soot, salt crystals and water as it leaves the compressor. An effective
compressed air treatment system lowers the dew point of the air and takes out the elements that may harm equipment downstream of the
compressor and dryer
The ambient temperature in an air compressor’s environment can greatly affect your air compressor’s performance. All air compressors will
generate some amount of water, but depending on inlet air conditions some can produce large amounts of water.