Rotary Vane Compressors

Vane compressors, also known as Rotary Vane Air Compressors, are one of a variety of types of compressors available. Within these compressors, compressed air moves from an area of high pressure as air enters the compressor to an area of relatively low pressure as the air exits the compressor (usually back into the atmosphere). As the air moves inside the compressor, it moves the vanes, causing a the vane-housing shaft to rotate. Vanes inserted into the housing slide in and out, depending on where they are in the cycle. Centrifugal force ensures that the vanes are always kept in contact with the inside of the outer cylinder, creating an air-tight seal.