Air compressors can be used for a wide range of applications in the automotive industry. Pneumatic tools make auto repair and body work easier when paired with the correct compressor, but how do you choose an air compressor best suited for your application?
Choosing an Air Compressor for an Automotive Shop
When deciding on an air compressor for an automotive shop, you first need to define how the air compressor will be used. You want to match the specs of the air compressor to your needs. Taking the following questions into consideration will help guide you to the right air compressor choice.
What air pressure and CFM do you need for your tools or sprayers?
Each tool is rated to use a specific amount of CFM at a certain PSI. For example, a paint spray gun may require 5 CFM at 70 PSI, where as a 9” grinder may use 17.5 CFM at 90 PSI. Doing an audit on tools each technician uses, in addition to the average amount of time the tools are used, will help determine the size of compressor needed. Mi-T-M offers both 80-gallon and 120-gallon simplex and duplex models at 5 to 15 horsepower; 18 to 93 CFM at 175 PSI. If you’re curious about the CFM and PSI requirements on a variety of tools, check out Mi-T-M’s Air Equipment Estimating Guide.
What is your power source for the air compressor?
It’s important to know what phase and voltage power your location has. Do you have 230V 1Ø or 460V 3Ø? The air compressor you choose needs to match in order to work properly. Consult an electrician to verify which phase and voltage power you have.
How much space do you have allocated for the compressor?
It is important that air compressors are receiving a steady supply of air, so you want to make sure you have an open, ventilated space for your air compressor. Mi-T-M offers horizontal and vertical 80-gallon and 120-gallon compressor options perfect for automotive needs.
Is there a need for multiple ports?
If you have several mechanics, you will benefit from a compressor with multiple outlets for connecting tools at separate work stations.
Want to learn more about auto shop air compressors? Be sure to visit our Air Compressor FAQ page.
Remember that Mi-T-M provides a variety of equipment for use in auto shops, body shops, worksites, etc. In addition to a full line of portable and stationary air compressors, Mi-T-M carries a full line of pressure washers and wet/dry vacs for cleaning vehicles and auto shop spaces.
Start by checking out air compressor options today and Find a Mi-T-M dealer near you.
The holidays are quickly approaching, which means you need to wrap up your holiday shopping to ensure you have the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Surprise a partner, parent, sibling or friend with a product from our holiday gift guide, or help them upgrade to a newer model.
The following guide is intended to give you information necessary to make the best purchasing decision possible. Take a moment to learn about the many benefits of purchasing a Mi-T-M product.
We take pride in owning nice things, but cleaning and maintaining them is sometimes a pain. One of the most enjoyable cleaning methods around any home is with a pressure washer! Pressure washers make tough cleaning jobs easy by blasting away grease, dirt and grime quickly and efficiently.Pressure washers can be used around the home on siding, sidewalks, garage floors, driveways, decks, playhouses and much more. Using a pressure washer to clean will help to breathe life back into a variety of surfaces, giving your home a newer and cleaner feel.
Pressure washers come in a variety of styles, as well as electric or gas powered. If there are cleaning jobs to take care of indoors, the electric pressure washer is the best option as it is exhaust-free. If you’re looking for something that travels well, you’ll want to look into the hand-carry and portable units.
If the recipient of the gift already has a pressure washer, maybe now is a great time to upgrade their unit. Mi-T-M products are built to perform and built to last. Many businesses offer great incentives on certain products, so keep an eye open for your opportunity to purchase an upgrade at a store near you.
Sometimes the best gifts are the ones you’ve been wanting or needing, but haven’t gotten around to purchasing quite yet. An item that nearly everyone could use is a generator. A generator is perfect for home, camping or other recreational activities enjoyed throughout the year. You’ll be faced with two main options when looking for generators: traditional generators and inverter generators.
Inverter generators are much quieter than traditional generators. Mi-T-M ’s new line of inverters are equipped with carbon monoxide detection and automatic shut-off if CO levels become unsafe. They feature inverter technology and provide reliable clean power for sensitive electronics.
Generators are great for recreational use, such as powering lights and TVs at a tailgate, as well as emergency back-up power. Mi-T-M generators are powerful enough to act as a backup power source in case a home’s electricity ever goes out.
These handy generators are easily transportable.
The Mi-T-M ChoreMaster Series is a great option if you think the recipient would use it as both a recreational and emergency tool.
Everyone enjoys convenience, and that is exactly what Mi-T-M air compressors provide. Whomever you purchase an air compressor for, will most likely have many uses for it beyond simply filling up a tire. Whether it’s for construction, auto maintenance, cleaning, etc. an air compressor is a great addition to any workshop or garage.
There are a variety of air compressors that meet a wide range of needs. Mi-T-M air compressors are available in portable and hand-carry models and the tanks can range in size from 3 to 120-gallons. The most important part of choosing an air compressor is knowing whether it will be used indoors or outdoors. An electric compressor can be safely used inside and out, as opposed to a gas compressor that should only be used outside and in well-ventilated areas. To get expert advice on which compressor best fits your recipient’s needs, contact a Mi-T-M dealer near you.
Propane Patio Heaters:
Give the gift of quality time spent with family and friends under the warm glow of a Mi-T-M propane patio heater. These amazing heaters stand upright as a decorative piece and distribute heat evenly around your space, warming a 290 sq. ft. radius and providing the right amount of comfort. This heater works well throughout the year and is a great way to help the recipient enjoy the outdoors and entertain guests, even in chilly temperatures.
Propane Cabinet Heaters:
What hunter, do-it-yourselfer or woodworker wouldn’t love to be able to work and stay warm this winter? The propane cabinet utility heater provides portable heat for any ventilated workshop, shed, jobsite or garage. The rolling casters make it easy to move across the shop floor. Fueled by a 20-lb propane cylinder (not included), hunters can use it to warm up in the woods, too. Clean, quiet and wind resistant, this propane heater will keep those around it warm, even when temperatures are low.
If you’re looking for stocking-stuffer ideas, consider some of the best equipment accessories available from Mi-T-M . A rotating nozzle or gutter cleaning attachment can seriously boost the cleaning power of a pressure washer. You’ll also find generator covers, air compressor blow guns, air hoses and more! Easy to install and use, our accessories will be a welcomed addition to any unit. Our accessories, like our equipment, are designed and made by leading industry engineers.
If you’re unsure of which piece of equipment will make the perfect gift, simply give us a call to chat with our knowledgeable sales support team or talk with a a dealer to get the expert advice you need. They will help you identify the equipment and models that will best fit any need.
Professional contractors in the construction, painting, and cleaning industries often need a piece of industrial equipment that isn’t part of their own inventory, and that’s when they look to rentals. Rental businesses know that time is money to their customers so they make sure the equipment they rent is rugged and reliable and that’s why they choose to rent Mi-T-M equipment.
Mi-T-M industrial equipment is built with the contractor in mind, so whether they own Mi-T-M equipment or rent it, they know it will stand up to whatever application they use it for. You’ve often heard that “Mi-T-M equipment is built to last” and that is what both rental businesses and contractors depend on. Rental business not only want their customers to have a positive experience each time they rent equipment, they want to know they are investing in equipment that stays out of the repair shop.
Contractors are expected to rent more in the coming year, according to the American Rental Association. With supply chain shortages and the increased cost of goods, contractors know the ability to rent the best equipment is now more important than ever, and rental businesses know Mi-T-M equipment is the best in the industry.
Manufactured in the USA, with uncompromising quality, all Mi-T-M equipment goes through a rigorous testing process to make sure it withstands the tough environments contractors work in so there is no need to worry about downtime when renting Mi-T-M equipment.
Mi-T-M knows how important it is to have confidence in the equipment contractors use. With the wide range of jobs they tackle day-to-day, they can depend on Mi-T-M to help them get the job done.
The experts at Mi-T-M can help you choose which rental equipment works best for your needs & situation.