The number one reason to rebuild your air compressor air-end is economic. Rebuilding the air end will extend the life of your air compressor. There are three basic considerations when deciding to buy a new compressor air-end or rebuilding the air end before it fails.
Consideration 1: How do I prevent a failure of my compressor air end?
The best way to prevent a failure of your compressor is a proper maintenance and testing program. Following the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedules and changing the oil regularly will help keep the compressor “clean” and avoid the most common breakdown caused when contaminated oil damages the bearings and seals in the compressor air-end.
Consideration 2: When should you rebuild your compressor airend?
The best time to rebuild your compressor air end is before it fails. The life of the air-end depends on manufacturer, the environment the compressor runs in, the maintenance program that has been used on the compressor, the type of oil the compressor uses, and the way that the compressor is used. The most critical factor is the maintenance program because proper maintenance of a compressor will overcome most of the other factors. You should be running routine analysis of oil, bearing vibration, bearing temperature, and air end temperature. If these parameters start to show unwanted variances, it is probable time to rebuild the air end.
Consideration 3: How much will it cost to rebuild my air-end?
Air end rebuild costs vary depending on the manufacturer, the HP of the machine, and the condition, but in general a complete air end rebuild can be accomplished for half the price of a new air end. You must factor in costs for removal and installation, as well as any shipping costs to and from the rebuilder. Oil and filters should also be budgeted.
When looking for an air end rebuilder, go to one that you can trust such as OEM Air Compressor in Chicago. OEM Air Compressor guarantees their stationary remanufactured airends to be free from defects in material replaced or labor performed with a Lifetime Warranty. To obtain warranty coverage, the customer must complete the warranty registration for within 30 days upon initial start-up and purchase the replacement parts and lubricants from them every 2000 hrs.
To see a list of which manufacturers, models, and base prices, go to their airend rebuilding page.
Find air end pricing for these manufacturers:
Air-End Rebuilding for Atlas Copco® Air Compressors
Air-End Rebuilding for Bauer® Air Compressors
Air-End Rebuilding for Champion® Air Compressors
Air-End Rebuilding for CompAir® Air Compressors
Air-End Rebuilding foe Curtis Toledo® Air Compressors
Air-End Rebuilding for Gardner Denver® Air Compressors
Air-End Rebuilding for Ingersoll-Rand® Air Compressors
Air-End Rebuilding for Joy® Air Compressors
Air-End Rebuilding foe Kaeser® Air Compressors
Air-End Rebuilding for LeRoi® Air Compressors
Air-End Rebuilding for Quincy® Air Compressors
Air-End Rebuilding for Sullair® Air Compressors
Air-End Rebuilding for Tamrotor® Air Compressors
Air-End Rebuilding for Worthington® Air Compressors