Reciprocating Compressors

A reciprocating compressor is a positive displacement compressor that uses a crankshaft-driven piston and cylinder to compress the air. A single-stage reciprocating air compressor works by drawing the air into the cylinder where it is compressed in a single piston stroke of approximately 120 PSI and then sent to a storage tank. A two-stage compressor includes an additional step where the air is compressed by a second, smaller piston to a pressure of up to 175 PSI.

TS Series 5-10 HP Reciprocating Air Compressor

ELGi Reciprocating air compressors are designed for optimum efficiency while requiring minimum maintenance to meet your demands of compressed air. These compressors are recommended for applications that would require duty cycle less than 70% . For duty cycle higher than 70% , we would recommend our lubricated screw air compressor.

Features:

  • ASME coded relief valve for interstage and tank pressure
  • All components completely pre-piped, pre-wired and operationally tested
  • Magnetic starter ensures smooth start and stop of the motor
  • NEMA Premium efficiency motor as a standard feature
  • ASME coded air receiver tanks that are safe, reliable and maintenance friendly
  • Totally enclosed belt guard confirming to OSHA Safety standards assures accident free operation

ML Series 5-30 HP Reciprocating Air Compressor

Curtis Masterline Reciprocating air compressors are the most robust, heavy-duty reciprocating air compressors available. The perfect combination of quality components and efficient design make the ML Series rugged, affordable and smart. Because every model is built tough to last a lifetime in demanding working conditions, the ML Series is an outstanding alternative to splash-lubricated reciprocating compressors and small rotary compressors. Choose higher quality. Choose superior durability. Choose ML Series pressure lubricated air compressors.

Features:

CENTRO-RING PRESSURE LUBRICATION

Patented FS-Curtis design

  • Proprietary technology is an FS-Curtis exclusive
  • Supplies pressurized oil internally to all bearings and critical wear surfaces through the rifle-drilled crankshaft and connecting rods
  • Helps ensure maximum uptime and increase service life

100% CAST-IRON CYLINDER HEADS, CONNECTING RODS, AND CRANKSHAFT

All cast-iron where it counts for longer life with less maintenance.

  • Some pumps claim 100% cast-iron yet still have aluminum cylinders, cylinder heads, connecting rods and crankshafts – not FS-Curtis
  • Ductile cast-iron crankshaft and connecting rods are stronger, more corrosion-resistant and less likely to break
  • Slow-turning pump increases pump life
  • Rugged parts and construction for industrial performance

QUALITY COMPONENTS

Built to be durable and reliable.

  • Industry-leading stainless-steel valve assemblies for increased airflow and reliability
  • Oversized tapered main roller bearings to ensure long life
  • Premium finned intercooler maximizes heat dissipation
  • Metal intake filter/silencer is superior to plastic
  • Heavy-duty stamped-steel belt guard
  • Suction valve head unloaders for continuous running air compressors

CT Series Reciprocating Air Compressor

Curtis Reciprocating air compressors combine performance and reliability with a simple industrial design, making them the most rugged — and affordable — compressors in their category. The field-proven CT Series will last longer in the same conditions than other compressors that claim 100% cast-iron construction but still use aluminum for critical components. For light automotive, light industrial and other applications, they’re the ideal choice.

Features:

More Cast-Iron For Longer Service Life.

  • Two-stage cast-iron pump is significantly more durable than pumps with aluminum components
  • Deep-finned cast-iron cylinders and heads for cool operation
  • Industry-leading cast-iron cylinders high-pressure pistons for extreme durability
  • Ductile iron crankshaft is stronger, more corrosion-resistant and less likely to break 

Built to last for superior compressor life

  • High-flow, heavy-duty stainless steel channel valve system delivers more cfm per horsepower
  • Precision-fit, industrial-grade main roller bearings support all rotating parts for longer pump life
  • Robust intercooler increases compressor efficiency
  • Oil level sight glass is conveniently located for easy monitoring
  • Metal intake filter/silencer is superior to plastic

Robust Performance At A Lower Cost

  • Provides higher pressures and longer life than single-stage pumps
  • Follows the same world-class quality design standards as other FS-Curtis products
  • Slow turning pump increases pump life
  • Robust design sets the CT Series apart from comparable entry-level models

Questions? Contact us for more information and advice on selecting and maintaining your reciprocating compressor.

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