settle for less. When you choose a BendPak TRI-MAX™, you're getting the
most technologically advanced air-compression technology available,
backed by the world's true automotive equipment leader. Among those who
know, our TRI-MAX™ series air compressors have earned a solid reputation
for meeting the rigorous demands of everyday business in auto body
shops and manufacturing plants.
In particular, the LS7580V-601 is an ASME-certified power-house
that features the renowned TRI-MAX™ extreme-duty 3-cylinder pump,
designed and manufactured to operate with maximum efficiency under all
load conditions. This 100% cast-iron pump has a "W-3" configuration that
provides 360° cooling efficiency and splash lubrication ensures total
reliability. It features a larger pump that makes little noise, but
packs a lot of power.
Ever notice how your old compressor radiates a whole lot of
heat after it's been running? All that heat can only mean one
thing—wasted energy that could have been used to maximize your CFM.
That's why we crafted our TRI-MAX™ compressors to operate on the "run
slow; run cold" principle. It's simple: slower speeds combined with
larger pistons result in much lower operating temperatures. So you know
that you're getting the most out of your TRI-MAX™ compressor. Think of a
large wheel versus a small wheel. With the larger wheel, you get where
you're going in fewer rotations. The same holds true for the TRI-MAX™.
Move more air with less work!
To top it off, an integrated pressure unloader valve is
employed to exhaust the air between the compressor and the check valve,
allowing the compressor to begin its next cycle without any head
pressure. Longer life, less downtime, heavy-duty reed valves, finned
copper tubing for superior tubing and more horsepower—the LS580V-501 is
everything you want in an air compressor.
You're currently looking at the 7-1/2 model. If you don’t need the extra horses, check out the TRI-MAX™ LS580V-601.
BendPak offers you the peace of mind that comes with buying the best.
Our TRI-MAX™ series air compressors feature the best electric motors on
the market. For the past 80 years, Baldor Electric has led the industry
in developing electric motors that deliver fantastic performance and
reliability, all while burning through less electricity. High
performance and reliability are the hallmarks of these highly efficient
motors. Premium-grade copper wire, more iron, thinner laminations,
high-grade steel, superior bearings, larger end rings and low-loss fans
let Baldor™ products run dependably cooler and longer. Their formula,
like ours, is simple—quality products and exceptional after-sales
100% cast iron construction
A true industrial-grade air compressor like our TRI-MAX™ models feature
100% cast-iron construction on the pump, block and heads. An air
compressor pump is just like a car engine and, as you know, almost all
car engines are made from cast iron. Cast iron is the most durable
material when utilized on a high-use, high-temperature applications.
Racecar engines may use aluminum for weight reduction, but these engines
last only a few races before they must be rebuilt.
True copper piping
Back to basic chemistry: when compressed air heats and then rapidly
cools, you get condensation. The harder you work your compressor, the
warmer it will become and the more moisture you'll have, resulting in a
couple unfavorable conditions. Moisture that goes through the airlines
will eventually go to your air tools. And wet air that accumulates in
the bottom of the tank causes excessive rusting and jeopardizes the
integrity of your tank. Clearly, moisture is one of your compressor's
worst enemies. The solution? Keep the air cool so that condensation
never shows up in the first place. That's why all our TRI-MAX™ units
employ copper pipe. It dissipates the heat and resists rust like a
ASME approved tank
All TRI-MAX™ extreme-duty compressors feature an 80-gallon tank by
Manchester Tank, the world's premier manufacturer of pressure vessels.
Founded in 1946, Manchester Tank produces quality pressure vessels in
North America and Australia. Manchester Tank continues to set the
standard for quality and reliability and provides unsurpassed value in
both mass-market and customized D.O.T. and A.S.M.E. products.
The pressure switch automatically maintains the set pressure at the
control discharge. A drop in system pressure closes the pressure switch
and kick-starts the air compressor. When the pressure switch is
satisfied, it will stop and the unloader valve exhausts the air between
the compressor and the check valve. This allows the compressor to begin
its next cycle without any head pressure. The pressure gauge allows the
installer to see the start / stop pressure settings and to adjust as
necessary. In the event of a closed air line or excessive pressure
buildup in the compressor discharge, the safety valve in the line
protects the compressor from any and all potential damage.
Lower revolutions per minute
The main advantage of belt-drive compressors is that the pump can spin
considerably slower than the motor, increasing efficiency and reducing
wear and tear. Pumps on direct-drive compressors turn much faster
because the pump is connected directly to the motor shaft and maintains a
speed equal to the motor. Most electrical motors spin at a ridiculous
2,850 or 3,450 rpm. Our TRI-MAX™ models use a belt-drive so the pump can
run at a lower rate. It might seem backwards, but this is one case
where you definitely want a slower pump. The rpm of the motor is
consistently the same and cannot be changed. The listed rpm of an air
compressor always refers to the pump, not the motor. Rotations per
minute is not the most important factor when choosing a compressor—it's
cubic feet of air pumped per minute, which is determined by piston size
more than rpm. Between several compressors that are all pumping at 900
rpm, the one with the largest pistons will always win. Big chain store
air compressors usually try to disguise their higher revolutions per
minute as a feature because their pumps are so much smaller. But you
won't be fooled; higher rpm translates directly to more heat with no
guarantee of better performance.