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I was considering a Saylor Beall VT-735-60 air compressor but was told that it has a maximum of 6 on/off cycles per hour. Additionally, I was reading their specifications and if i’m understanding correctly the duty cycle is 70%. I read a number of comments on this site that recommend 100% duty cycle. From the Sailor Beall website it appears an after cooler is required to achieve a 100% duty cycle. Am I missing something here? I was ready to purchase this model compressor without an after cooler but am now reconsidering this purchase.

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The 6 on off cycles may be more about the motor starter/motor combination. I've heard a number like that before when shopping for other high load devices, like blowers.

The main reason I shop for 100% duty cycle is hopefully ensuring that the compressor can survive a blown air line. I've come in many times over the Years to a hot equipment room and found a compressor you could fry an egg on.
 

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The main reason I shop for 100% duty cycle is hopefully ensuring that the compressor can survive a blown air line. I've come in many times over the Years to a hot equipment room and found a compressor you could fry an egg on.
Earl Weiss might still have some eggs.
 

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You don’t need a 100% duty cycle.waste of money. Just get a nice 3 phase with a 60 to 80 gallon tank. Many come with a starter and overload. If you run a big intake line, run it outside and most of the noise goes away.
 
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