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Silent air compressors vs regular air compressors

In some businesses, the characteristic sound of moving air and heavy machinery simply isn’t suitable. Smaller workshops, where team members are working in close proximity to a machine for a full eight hours, require an air compressor with effective lubrication, precision engineering and additional noise insulation to absorb as much noise as possible and create a more comfortable working environment for team members. This is where Glaston’s range of silent industrial air compressors comes into play.

What is a silent air compressor?

A silent air compressor is a machine built with extra noise-damping properties that will minimise, or even eradicate, all mechanical sound. This is ideal for smaller workshops, where the compressor system is relatively close to the company workspace. It is also ideal for factories with an open-plan working environment.

A low noise, or silent, air compressor is measured by its decibel rating (dB). The higher this figure is, the louder the air compressor will be when in use. For commercial air compressors, a low noise decibel rating would be considered anywhere between 40 dB and 60 dB. Anything much lower than this would be applicable to a much smaller machine, far too small for industrial use.

How does a low noise air compressor compare to a regular air compressor?

A low noise air compressor is generally more suitable for smaller workshops and factories with a small to medium number of employees. Our silent oil-free air compressors are well-equipped to handle mid-weight volumes of compressed air per day. They are usually applicable to smaller manufacturing businesses, compressed air for medical use and smaller breweries.

A regular air compressor is generally a larger machine equipped to handle much bigger volumes of compressed air. These larger industrial machines tend to be much louder when in use, thanks to the constantly-in-motion machinery and the volume of compressed air moving through the system. There are noise-damping mechanisms that can be put in place with these machines, but this would certainly not qualify as a low noise or silent air compressor.

Where to buy silent oil-free air compressors

Glaston has a comprehensive range of silent air compressors for sale at our premises in Skelmersdale, Lancashire. We also offer the option to take out a lease-hire on your silent air compressor, helping you to spread the cost of managing your compressed air requirements with complete peace of mind and assurance.

We also hold a sufficient amount of stock on our secure unit, not far from Preston in the North West. This means you are never kept waiting for repairs or maintenance work to be carried out on your machine.

If you’d like more information about which silent air compressor would be most suitable for your process, contact one of our experts on 01695 51010 or email

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