Easy to Understand Compressors and Hydraulic Piston Pumps

My buddy can find strange things. On a recent trip to the dump he found a worn out air conditioner compressor with the shaft broken off. Trash right?
Well not for him; he wanted to melt it down and cast stuff. Luckily for me, I was able to intercept and use it as a teaching tool!

Compressors and hydraulic piston pumps are a lot alike, but there is a reason they’re different. Let’s take a minute to see how they work and what makes them cool.

Corey Rasmussen

Corey Rasmussen is an award-winning professional engineer (NC and TX) with over 20 years of product design and development experience. He has two patents related to aerial lifts machinery, has advanced certifications in hydraulics and electronic controls, and specializes in designing mobile equipment. Corey is the principal engineer of Rasmussen Designs and is based out of Durham, NC.

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