Compressors are mechanical devices used to increase pressure in a variety of compressible fluids, or gases, the most common of these being air. Compressors are used throughout industry to provide shop or instrument air; to power air tools, paint sprayers, and abrasive blast equipment; to phase shift refrigerants for air conditioning and refrigeration; to propel gas through pipelines; etc.


Compressors may be characterised in several different ways, but are commonly divided into types based on the functional method used to generate the compressed air or gas. These types include:

  • Piston
  • Diaphragm
  • Helical Screw
  • Sliding vane
  • Scroll
  • Rotary Lobe
  • Centrifugal
  • Axial


CBC distributes a large range of air compressors. From single phase and three phase electric compressors, to high pressure petrol and diesel compressors, our wide range of Peerless branded products means we have the right compressor suitable for every application. Whether you are looking for rotary screw compressors, oil-less compressors or even air dryers… we’ve got it. Contact us today for more information.

To find out more about our comprehensive range of Compressors, and how we can better service your needs, please contact us