The sleek, new 87R redefines industry standards by delivering higher-pressure performance at significantly lower sound levels. Re-engineered from the ground up, these oil-less rocking piston compressors and vacuum pumps offer outstanding performance, durability, and flexibility making them the ideal choice for a wide array of applications. Not to mention, they're also easy to retrofit, have lower exhaust temperatures and carry a longer life span.
This family of products can be upgraded with Sound Shield which delivers up to a 25% dB(A) drop and a 40% Sone decrease compared to our standard offerings. Please review the chart at the bottom of the page to determine if your configuration (single or twin cylinder, pressure or flow) is available. To learn more about Sound Shield technology and to hear it for yourself, please click on the "Sound Shield Available" button or contact your local GAST authorized distributor.
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Does my 86R or 87R compressor or pump come from the factory with Sound Shield installed?
There are a few answers. Sound Shield is offered as an aftermarket upgrade to be installed yourself or at an authorized GAST distributor. Over time, GAST plans to introduce new 86R and 87R models with Sound Shield installed at the factory so please consult your local GAST distributor for availability. However, customers looking to buy GAST 86R or 86R models in bulk can consult the factory to consider creating a unique SKU with Sound Shield installed.
Does Sound Shield cause an increase in temperatures in or around the compressor or pump?
Each compressor or pump configuration yields slightly different results, however, GAST testing has shown either a reduction in exhaust temperature or negligible temperature changes. Please consult the factory for specific model temperature data.
How does Sound Shield affect life of the pump/compressor?
There is no impact to the life of the compressor/pump when proper preventative maintenance (PM) is performed. We recommend installing or replacing our Sound Shield PM kit every 2000 hours or 2 years, whichever comes first. Sound Shield PM kits can be found on shop.gastmfg.com or consult your local GAST authorized distributor.
Does Sound Shield impact air flow for either pressure or vacuum configurations?
Each compressor or pump configuration yields slightly different results, however, GAST testing has shown that vacuum models see negligible changes while pressure models see minimal changes in flow. Please consult the factory for specific model flow data.
If I install Sound Shield, does it affect my factory warranty?
If properly fitted and operated under normal conditions of use, the remainder of the factory warranty will continue with Sound Shield installed.
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