High air compressor loads can put too much pressure on a conventional AC electric motor. Compressor duty motors
are more suitable if there is a continuous need for high torque requirement. For an air compressor to work, it uses power from either an electric or diesel-powered motor and converting it into potential energy. To have enough pressure, the compressor will store the converted air into its tank. Once the equipment reaches its limit, the air compressor will automatically turn off. All the collected compressed air will stay in the tank. If continuous use depletes the container, the machine will then again convert power from the compressor-duty motor into pressurized air. There are three different compressor classifications - low-pressure, medium-pressure, and high-pressure. Low-pressure usually have 150 psi while medium-pressure can discharge 151 psi - 1000 psi. High-pressure, on the other hand, can go beyond 1,000 psi.