Piston Air Compressors

Welcome to Griffin Air Systems, your ultimate destination for top-of-the-line compressed air solutions. We have a broad range of powerful piston compressors designed to meet all your compressed air needs. With a focus on reliability and efficiency, our piston ring air compressors provide a consistent air supply for various applications.

These compressors are crucial in numerous industries, from manufacturing and construction to automotive and beyond. By harnessing the latest technology and engineering excellence, Griffin’s piston ring air compressors ensure seamless operations, increased productivity, and reduced downtime, making them the ideal choice to elevate the performance of your business.

Explore our range of piston compressors from leading brands such as ABAC, or speak to our compressed air experts to find the perfect compressor for you.

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What are piston compressors?

Piston ring air compressors are reciprocating air compressors equipped with piston rings to ensure efficient air compression. These compressors work on the positive displacement principle, where a piston moves back and forth within a cylinder, compressing air during each stroke.

How do piston compressors work?

During the intake stroke, the piston moves downward, drawing air into the cylinder. As the piston moves upward during the compression stroke, the air gets compressed and trapped between the piston and cylinder head. Finally, the discharge stroke expels the compressed air into the storage tank or connected system.


The piston rings in these compressors play a crucial role in creating a tight seal between the piston and cylinder wall, preventing air leakage during compression. This ensures optimal efficiency and performance of the compressor.

Why choose a piston air compressor?

With Griffin’s piston air compressors, you can experience the advantages of high-pressure air delivery, making them the perfect solution for various applications across industries, including manufacturing, construction, and automotive. These compressors offer unmatched versatility while maintaining reliability and an extended service life.

Benefits of Piston Ring Air Compressors:

  • Wide range of operating pressures and capacities
  • Suitable for industrial, commercial, and DIY applications
  • Ideal for pneumatic tools, machinery, and equipment
  • Reliable and robust design for long-term use
  • Cost-effective solution for various air power needs

Choose the right piston air compressor with Griffin

Choosing the appropriate piston air compressor is critical to ensure optimal performance and cost-effectiveness for your needs. Start by assessing your compressed air requirements, understanding the applications and tools that will be using the compressed air. Determine the necessary air pressure and volume, considering current and potential future demands.

You will also want to consider the compressor’s power source and energy efficiency, as this will impact operating costs and environmental sustainability. Additionally, consider noise levels, especially in noise-sensitive environments, to maintain a comfortable working atmosphere. (Explore our range of silent air compressors for fantastic low-noise options.)

By carefully considering these factors, you can make an informed decision and select the perfect piston air compressor that aligns seamlessly with your business requirements.

There’s a lot to consider when choosing your piston air compressor. But don’t worry; we’re here to help. Our team of industry experts know the ins and outs of air compressors and can match you to the perfect model for your needs. Need help? Get in touch with Griffin today.




Piston compressor servicing and repairs

At Griffin Air Systems, we go beyond offering industry-leading piston compressors; we also provide comprehensive compressor servicing and maintenance. Our expert team offers professional installation and setup assistance, ensuring your compressor is properly integrated into your system for optimal performance.

We offer routine maintenance and inspection services, helping to identify and address potential issues before they become costly problems. Our skilled technicians are ready to provide efficient repairs and troubleshooting support to minimise downtime. For replacements, we offer genuine parts and accessories, guaranteeing the longevity and efficiency of your piston ring air compressor. Trust Griffin for unmatched air compressor service and support.

Buy piston air compressors

Discover the unmatched performance and reliability of our piston ring air compressors with Griffin Air Systems. Elevate your business with high-pressure air delivery and exceptional versatility for various applications. Choose Griffin Air Systems for top-of-the-line piston compressors, servicing and repairs. Get in touch with us today!

Piston Air Compressors FAQs

How does a piston ring air compressor differ from other air compressors?

A piston ring air compressor differs by using piston rings to ensure a tight seal between the piston and cylinder wall, making it more efficient and reliable in compressing air than other types like rotary or scroll compressors.

What are the advantages of using a piston ring air compressor in industrial settings?

The primary advantages of using a piston ring air compressor in industrial settings include high-pressure air delivery, versatility for various applications, and proven reliability for continuous operations.

How do I know which piston ring air compressor is best for my specific needs?

To determine the best piston ring air compressor for your needs, consider your compressed air requirements, necessary pressure and volume, and the specific applications it will be used for. Our expert team can help you find the right model for your needs.

What regular maintenance do piston ring air compressors need?

Regular maintenance for piston ring air compressors involves checking and replacing air filters, monitoring oil levels, inspecting and cleaning cooling systems, and ensuring proper belt tension and alignment. Regular maintenance helps maintain efficiency and prolong the compressor’s life.