Choosing a BendPak Elite™ air compressor to meet your air system needs means you'll get leading-edge technology from a world leader in automotive service equipment. The Elite™ Series of BendPak air compressors feature the rugged extreme-duty one-cylinder pump designed and manufactured to operate with maximum efficiency under all load conditions. These rugged 2-stage lubricated reciprocating compressors with 100% cast-iron pumps provide the quality and performance needed for heavy-use applications like automotive and body repair to manufacturing and industrial service.
The 100% cast-iron Elite™ pump features splash lubrication for total reliability and a finned cylinder configuration that provides 360° cooling. Heavy-duty, disc-type valves are dependable and accessible without having to remove the cylinder head or performing other complicated valve maintenance procedures. The large Elite™ pump puts out a lot of air with little noise due to a slower PM speed and two-stage design. A built-in inter-cooler and air-cooled after-cooler chills the air to reduce heat and condensation.
By design, Elite™ compressors with their massive energy-efficient pumps run at considerably slower speeds resulting in lower operating temperature and maximum compressor efficiency. When making an air compressor purchase, you should always consider the power it consumes and the general maintenance required to keep it running. When you add these costs to the initial purchase price, you'll realize the true cost of ownership. Electric power costs add up based on the horsepower needed to produce the air required. The more air you can produce per horsepower, the less power is required to meet your air demands.
At first glance, you'll quickly see how the monstrous Elite™ pump stacks up against the competition. Bottom Line - they produce more air per horsepower so in short time nothing comes close to matching the value.