Automotive Equipment Division
If you’re an owner or employee of an automotive shop needing an industrial air compressor to power your equipment, or you need a lift installed or serviced, you’ve come to the right place. Our knowledgeable staff is here to help you find the right air compressor for your needs, and our experienced technicians can help you with automotive lift installs, maintenance, and repair services.
We understand that your automotive equipment needs to be reliable and safe, so we are ALA certified for safety inspections. We work to ensure that you are always equipped with the best possible tools and equipment. Read below to learn more about where our industrial air compressors can be used in your shop.
Two Post & Four Post Lifts
AAV’s industrial Air Compressors can be used to power two and four post lifts by providing pressurized air to the hydraulic cylinders that lift and lower the vehicle. The air pressure is used to move the hydraulic fluid through the cylinders, allowing for a smooth and controlled lifting and lowering of the vehicle.
How does this work in Two Post lifts?
In a two-post lift, the lift arms are attached to a carriage that slides up and down two vertical columns. The hydraulic system uses compressed air to move the carriage and lift the vehicle off the ground. Our air compressors supply compressed air to a pneumatic cylinder, which then moves the hydraulic fluid that powers the lift.
How does this work in Four Post lifts?
In a four-post lift, the lift arms are attached to four vertical posts, with two posts at the front of the lift and two at the rear. The hydraulic system uses compressed air to move a piston that is connected to a cable system, which then moves the lift arms and raises the vehicle. Our air compressors supply compressed air to a pneumatic cylinder, which then moves the hydraulic fluid that powers the lift.
AAV’s industrial air compressors are often used to power alignment racks, as they provide the necessary compressed air that is required to operate the alignment rack. The air compressor is connected to the alignment rack via an air line, and the compressed air is then used to power the hydraulic system within the alignment rack. This allows the alignment rack to be adjusted and operated in order to align the wheels
of a vehicle.
How does this work?
Alignment racks typically use pneumatic cylinders to move the wheel clamps and alignment sensors into position. These cylinders are connected to a control valve that regulates the flow of compressed air to the cylinders, allowing the operator to adjust the position of the sensors and clamps as needed. Air compressors supply compressed air to a storage tank or receiver, which is used to maintain a constant supply of compressed air for the alignment rack. When the operator activates the control valve, the compressed air is directed to the pneumatic cylinders, which move the wheel clamps and sensors into position.
AAV’s industrial air compressors can be used in conjunction with balancers to help balance rotating objects such as wheels, shafts, and turbines. The process is called dynamic balancing, and it involves determining the amount and location of weight that needs to be added or removed from a rotating object to eliminate vibrations and improve its performance.
Our air compressors can also be used to power air-driven accessories such as airassisted spinners and air-powered tire demounting tools, which are used to prep the tire for mounting on the balancer.
How does this work?
Air compressors are often used in dynamic balancing machines to provide a continuous flow of compressed air. This air flow is used to suspend the rotating object in mid-air, allowing it to spin freely without touching any surfaces. The compressed air also provides a source of pressure that can be used to move the object slightly in different directions, making it easier to measure and adjust its balance.
Balancers equipped with air compressors can measure the amount of vibration produced by the rotating object at different speeds and angles. This information is then used to determine the amount and location of weight that needs to be added or removed to balance the object. The air compressor can also be used to apply the necessary amount of force to the object to add or remove the required weight.
AAV’s industrial air compressors can power automotive hose reels by using an air hose connected to the compressor. The air hose is then connected to the reel, allowing compressed air to be released through the hose when the handle is pulled, or the pressure is released. This air pressure is used to drive the reel and power the hose. The air pressure is regulated by the compressor, which can be adjusted to provide the desired amount of pressure for the task at hand.
How does this work?
Hose reels can be designed to be powered by compressed air from an air compressor in several ways.
One common way is to use a pneumatic motor to drive the reel mechanism. The compressed air powers the motor, which rotates the reel and winds or unwinds the hose. Another way is to use a pneumatic cylinder to push or pull the hose reel, which can also be controlled by the compressed air.
In addition to powering the hose reel, the compressed air from the air compressor can also be used to blow out and clean hoses before storing them. This helps remove any dirt, debris, or moisture that may be present in the hose, ensuring it stays clean and ready for use the next time it’s needed.
Air compressors can play a critical role in making hose reels more convenient and efficient to use, by providing a source of compressed air to power the reel mechanism, as well as to clean and prepare the hoses for storage.