Compressed air generation
In order to generate compressed air, the compressor, driven by an electric motor or internal-combustion engine, inducts air through a filter, compresses it to 6 to 10 bar and forces it - frequently via an intercooler - into a compressed air reservoir.
The compressed air flows from the compressed air reservoir into the line network. In order to be able to compensate for pressure losses in the system, the compressor generates a pressure lying approx. 1.5 to 2 bar above the required operating pressure. The compressed air reservoir equalizes the compressed air fluctuations resulting from air consumption in the system.