They say you can’t buy experience, well that’s about to change with the SIP Airmate range. Behind each and every SIP Airmate air compressor lies over 40 years of class leading expertise, product development and quality manufacture within the compressed air industry. This wealth of knowledge has culminated in the birth of the all-new SIP Airmate air compressor range the most comprehensive choice of air compressors bar none.

When considering value for money no other air compressor range comes close! Trade enthusiasts, small workshop and garage owners will discover a superbly packaged range of direct and belt driven models, feature packed and offering an unbeatable level of performance, the SIP Airmate Trade range really does offer something for everyone. A unique feature of Airmate Trade is the air tool usage guide which appears on each and every air receiver label providing essential information on air tool usage at point of sale. Airmate Trade compressors carry a 1 year parts and labour warranty.
Engineered without compromise, these powerful units are the culmination of years of research and development. Durable cast iron barrels and efficient slower running pumps ensure that SIP Airmate Professional air compressors provide the ultimate combination of performance, reliability and value for today’s professional. Airmate Professional compressors carry a 2 year parts and labour / 10 year air receiver warranty.
If your business relies on compressed air power you need SIP Airmate Industrial! Powerful and extremely durable, super slow running 100% cast iron pumps provide class leading noise and vibration levels. The very highest specifi cation piston type air compressors, designed for the most demanding of compressed air users. Airmate Industrial compressors carry a 3 year parts and labour / 10 year air receiver warranty.


There are a large number of compressors available in the SIP range and indeed throughout the industry. Each compressor is designed to supply a pressurised (compressed) air supply. Outputs of various pressures (measured in PSI or Bar) and various volumes or quantity (measured in CFM or L/Min). It is dependant upon the application of the task to be performed as to which compressor one should choose.

More often than not, when a tool or operation requires compressed air it will be labelled with the required pressure and volume of air needed to operate or function correctly. Usually this is found in the user manual or technical specifications.

The operation of an air compressor is technically very simple. In very basic terms it utilises only two components. (a) A Motor and (b) A Pump. Dependent on the size of compressor and air volume, it may also utilise an air reservoir, which is known as a receiver. Plus additional peripherals used on larger machines.


Motor - turns the pump it can be an electric motor or an engine.
Drive Belt - transfers rotational motion from the motor to the pump
Flywheel - part of the drive system on a belt driven compressor it also acts as a big cooling fan to cool the pump.
Pump - draws air in from the surroundings and compresses it.
Air Filter - Clean the air when it is drawing into the pump.
Cylinder Head - directs the flow of air in to and out of the pump.
Valve Plate - controls the flow of air in the pump.
Pistons - Draw the air in to the pump and pushes the air out.
Gasket - used as seal between the components in the pump.
Crankshaft & Con Rod - these work together to change rotational motion of the motor to the up/down motion of the piston.
Intercooler - part of a 2 stage pump it cools the air between compression stages.
After Cooler - part of the pump it cools the air after compression.
Non Return Valve - allow air to fl ow from the pump to the receiver but not from the receiver to the pump.
Air Receiver - used to store the compressed air from the pump.
Safety Valves - vents compressed air if the pressure rise above a set safe level.
Pressure Switch - automatically switches the compressor off when the air reaches the required pressure and restarts the compressor when the pressure drops below a certain level.
Pressure Gauge - shows the pressure of the air.
Drain Valve - a valve to drain condensed water from the air receiver.
Regulator - used to adjust the pressure of the air coming from the compressor.

Direct Drive
Belt Drive