EMAX Compressor Tools and Equipment deliver overwhelming performance to ensure that they meet the needs of even the most demanding environments. All products are designed with exacting tolerance and specifications to deliver all the power that is needed at the Job site, Garage or Shop for extreme performance. This EMAX Industrial 5 HP 2 Stage Inline, 1 Phase vertical 80 gal. Piston Air Compressor is designed for up to 70,000 hours of commercial or industrial use with proper maintenance. This unit delivers 19 SCFM @ 100 PSI, top PSI of 175. Our unit features industrial ODP electric motors, Condor Pressure Switch, manual ball valve tank drain, powder coated ASME tank 200PSI rating, all paired with all cast iron 70,000 Hr. rated patented pressure lubricated reciprocating pump. This unit features our patented Whisper100 silent air system already installed. The Whisper100 dissipates compressor intake noise by channeling the intake air through a series of baffle plates. This low-profile system adds 4 levels of air filtration along with making the compressor quiet, lowering the decibels by more than 35%. All backed by the warranty in the industry!
Piston series 2-stage cast iron Pressure Lubricated pump, rated at up to 50000 hours based on B-10 bearing life rating
Ram-tek solid steel, heavy gauge rods are built for maximum performance and durability
Flow tek concentric disc valves deliver maximum performance and longevity
Cool-Tek - the coolest running compressors in the industry with air stream technology provides 35% lower operating temperature reducing moisture build up and extends pump life
Premium 5 layer filtration system prevents foreign matter from entering intake and extends pump life
5 HP industrial grade motor with low 1750 RPM design extends useful life
Shipment arrived earlier than projected, fully crated and in good condition! Finished the install...
Shipment arrived earlier than projected, fully crated and in good condition!
Finished the install of our new compressor over a month ago and so far so good! The compressor is a huge improvement from our old 26 Gallon (portable) for the shop. The noise level is probably the most noticeable change. Our old compressor was absolutely deafening when it kicked on, especially since it’s in a shop with concrete walls and floor. The Emax on the other hand sounds similar to let’s say an old, slightly unbalanced washing machine. Not bad at all!
For our application I wanted to be able to move the compressor away from the wall for servicing and therefore chose to leave the compressor on the pallet it came on. This allows me to disconnect the flex line from the manifold on the wall and use a pallet jack to pull the compressor out.
After quite a bit of thought I ended up hard piping the compressor with ¾” copper pipe to a large coalescing filter (one I had salvaged) then to a three stage filter / regulator that is mounted to the frame of the compressor on a custom bracket and mounting plate. From there I have a 3/4” flex line running to a ¾” copper manifold mounted on the wall. I then used ¾” Maxline pipe to do almost 200ft of main line runs throughout the shop. I also ended up running around 150ft of Rapidair ½” nylon air lines for a number of drops and other offshoots.
A couple things to note:
-The compressor does not come with a manual, installation instructions or maintenance guide. You will have to refer to the online documents for that. That is technically one negative.
-The compressor does not come with a electrical whip or cord. It will need to be hardwired or you will have to have that wired up separately. Also, the compressor needs to be wired with #6 wire if located under 50ft from the subpanel and #4 wire if over 50ft.
- The thing is around 900lbs and I didn’t notice any rigging points on the frame. So be careful if you intend to take it off the pallet.
- It does not come with a flex line to connect to the rest of your system. Would be great if it did for the price.
- It does not come with pillow blocks. This didn’t matter for me since we left it on the pallet. But again, would be great if it did for the price.
- It does not come with a regulator but the pressure switch can be adjusted. It comes preset at 175psi which is way more than I need so I changed the pressure switch 150psi.
Bottom line, the compressor is pricey yes, not to mention all the additional things you need if you are running new air lines but I feel like it’s worth it to have a compressor that doesn’t make you bleed from the ears when it kicks on and is able to provide you with the required CFM needed to run high demand air tools. This compressor should be with us for a loooooonngggg time. Looking forward to using it more in the future! I would absolutely recommend it if you are looking for something that falls in line with the specs of this model and can get past the sticker price. Your ears will thank you.
Response from Emax TeamMar 29, 2021
WOW!!! What a wonderful review!! Thank you so much for all the detail and time you gave us! Welcome to the EMAX family!!
Very good 80 gal compressor came with silent device is a plus , so quiet in my shop then my old c...
Very good 80 gal compressor came with silent device is a plus , so quiet in my shop then my old compressor. The unit look bigger then my old 80gals but it take the same space due to removable silent unit...very happy.....
Response from Emax TeamAug 20, 2018
Thank you for leaving us a review!! We appreciate it! Welcome to the EMAX family!
Ok so first off I'm going to start with a few things I was curious about during the process of purchasing this air compressor. I purchased the single phase 10 hp 80 gallon unit with the whisper 100. it came shipped in a crate standing upright and bolted to a full size pallet, not a half pallet for those wondering if a full size pallet jack may be needed.... it will be. something else I was curious about was the time it took to fill the compressor from 0 psi until it shuts off. This unit took 3 minutes and 45 second to fill from empty. I was impressed. I then slowly drained the tank to see how long it would take to refill. the computer kicked on around 125 psi and too 35 seconds until it turned off. again, impressed. for the size of this compressor I would expect it to be much louder. unit sista to be very well made and would be surprised if I ever had to buy another air compressor.
Response from Emax TeamAug 8, 2018
Thank you for leaving us such a great review and taking the time to put so much detail into it! We greatly appreciate it and thank you for choosing to become a part of the EMAX Family!
I just got the compressor set up. Compressor was shipped to the store in a large crate to protec...
I just got the compressor set up. Compressor was shipped to the store in a large crate to protect it during shipping. Plan on having a forklift capable of lifting 1000 lbs to unload it into your shop. After I got it set up and wired to a 60 amp breaker the compressor started right up and runs extremely quietly. I have another small compressor that moves 1/10th the air that is three or four times as loud as this one. It is incredible that they can make a compressor this quiet.
If you want one of the best and quietest compressors on the market look no further. The quality of this compressor excedes all others I looked at in this price range. Emax takes building quality and quiet compressors serious. There's no job too big for a compressor like this especially in your home garage. After numerous reviews and a lot of research I ended up buying this compressor and as far as I can tell so far this should be the last one I ever buy. I will definitely recommend them to everyone I know.
Response from Emax TeamJul 19, 2018
Wonderful review!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to research our compressors and then leaving your own thoughts. We appreciate it so much. Welcome to the EMAX family!
I'm very impressed with the quality of this unit. When it arrived it was well protected with a cr...
I'm very impressed with the quality of this unit. When it arrived it was well protected with a crate(No Damage). After I removed the crate, and inspected the unit I was impressed to see the quality componets that were used on this air compressor. Especially for the price point of this compressor you are getting alot for the money. This is a compressor you can plan on having for a long time.
Response from Emax TeamJul 19, 2018
Thank you for leaving a review and noting the quality of the compressor. We take great pride in our workmanship. Thank you for choosing EMAX and becoming a part of our ever growing family!