How Do Articulated Piston Pumps and Compressors Work?
The articulated piston compressor follows the same operating principle as a conventional car engine piston. The articulated piston transfers rotational energy from a motor into a reciprocating motion used to compress air in a closed cylinder. As the piston moves down inside the cylinder, the air is drawn through a one-way intake valve. When the piston moves up, the air is exhausted through a one-way exhaust valve.
The construction of this positive air displacement pump protects it from even the harshest environmental and heavy-duty application conditions.