Alternating Current

Air compressor 

is a device that converts (electrical)  power into kinetic energy by pressurizing and compressing ambient air.


is an electromechanical device that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy in the form of alternating current (AC)


are economic resources. Anything tangible or intangible that is capable of being owned or controlled to produce value and that is held to have positive economic value is considered an asset. In other words equipment and machinery are assets

Atlas Copco

is a Swedish industrial company that was founded in 1873. It manufactures industrial tooling and equipment


is a unit of pressure equal to 100 kilopascals, and roughly equal to the atmospheric pressure on Earth at sea level


Or Abrasive blasting is the operation of forcibly propelling a stream of abrasive material against a surface under high pressure to smooth a rough surface, roughen a smooth surface, shape a surface, or remove surface contaminants. A pressurized fluid, typically air, is used to propel the blasting material.


The Bobcat (Lynx rufus) is a North American mammal of the cat family, it is also a manufacturer of farm and construction equipment, part of Doosan Group


measure of how much air is flowing through a tube, in compressed air technology it is often defined in FAD, free air delivery

Centrifugal compressors 

use a rotating disk or impeller in a shaped housing to force the gas to the rim of the impeller, increasing the velocity of the gas. A diffuser (divergent duct) section converts the velocity energy to pressure energy. They are primarily used for continuous, stationary service in industries such as oil refineries, chemical and petrochemical plants and natural gas processing plants. Their application can be from 100 horsepower (75 kW) to thousands of horsepower


Cost and Freight (named destination port), Seller must pay the costs and freight to bring the goods to the port of destination. However, risk is transferred to the buyer once the goods have crossed the ship's rail. Maritime transport only and Insurance for the goods is NOT included. Insurance is at the Cost of the Buyer. see  INCOTERMS


Cost, Insurance and Freight (named destination port), Exactly the same as CFR except that the seller must in addition procure and pay for insurance for the buyer. Maritime transport only. See  INCOTERMS


Carriage and Insurance Paid (To) (named place of destination), The containerised transport/multimodal equivalent of CIF. Seller pays for carriage and insurance to the named destination point, but risk passes when the goods are handed over to the first carrier. see  INCOTERMS

Club Car

is a manufacturer of golf carts based in Augusta, Georgia. Club Car is a subsidiary of Ingersoll Rand


is an engineering and manufacturing company specialising in compressed air and gas systems. CompAir was actually formed when Holman (1801) merged with BroomWade (1898)

Compressed air 

is air which is kept under a certain pressure, usually greater than that of the atmosphere. In Europe 10 % of all electricity used by industry is used to produce compressed air

conex box

a shorthand of the Army term CONtainer Express, see also Container


is a reusable transport and storage unit for moving products and raw materials between locations or countries; the terms container or box may be used on their own within the context of shipping. Containers manufactured to ISO specifications may be referred to as ISO containers and the term high-cube is used for containers units that are taller than normal. There are approximately twenty million intermodal containers in the world.

containers dimensions

standard internal container dimensions:- 40ft std (66,83 m³) - 12.00m L x 2.33m W x 2.35m H(end door aperture width 2.28m height 2.26m), 40ft hc (75,32 m³)  - 12.00m L x 2.33m W x 2.65m H(end door aperture width 2.28m height 2.56m), 20ft std (32,85 m³)  -   5.87m L x 2.33m W x 2.35m H(end door aperture width 2.28m height 2.26m)

Cosinus phi

when generating power there is actual loss of power within the alternator. The difference between reactive power and active power is mathematically defined is a graph. The angle in the graph is Cosinus phi (cos?)


Carriage Paid To (named place of destination), The general/containerised/multimodal equivalent of CFR. The seller pays for carriage to the named point of destination, but risk passes when the goods are handed over to the first carrier. see INCOTERMS


sometimes casually abbreviated to crank, is the part of an engine which translates reciprocating linear piston motion into rotation.


Direct Current


Delivered Duty Paid (named destination place), This term means that the seller pays for all transportation costs and bears all risk until the goods have been delivered and pays the duty. Also used interchangeably with the term "Free Domicile". See INCOTERMS


decline in value of assets


the channel between the vanes of the stator of a centrifugal compressor


is a South Korean conglomerate quoted on the Korea Stock Exchange, also known for its manufacturing of heavy and small construction equipment

Down the hole drill

A Down-The-Hole Drill is called DTH in most drilling terms. The down-the-hole drill is basically a mini jack hammer that screws on the bottom of a drill string, down in the hole.


is a cutting process that uses a drill bit to cut or enlarge a hole of circular cross-section in solid materials

Electric motor 

takes electrical energy and generates mechanical motion via varying electromagnetic fields

Engine (or motor) 

is a machine designed to convert energy into useful mechanical motion


is a device that can be used to produce or achieve something, but that is not consumed in the process


s a tracked or wheeled vehicle with an approximate operating weight from 0.7 to 7.5 tonnes. It generally includes a standard backfill blade and features independent boom swing.


digging a hole


Ex works (named places), The seller makes the goods available at his premises. The buyer is responsible for all charges. See INCOTERMS


is a social networking website launched in February 2004 that is operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc., with more than 1 billion active users in 2012, which is about one person for every fourteen in the world


Free air delivery, equals the capacity of a compressor, the actual amount of air sucked into a compressor


Free Alongside Ship (named loading port), The seller must place the goods alongside the ship at the named port. The seller must clear the goods for export. See INCOTERMS


Free Carrier (named places),The seller hands over the goods, cleared for export, into the custody of the first carrier (named by the buyer) at the named place. See INCOTERMS

fleet optimisation (Blog)

optimising a fleet of equipment or vehicles to the most economic and efficient way of operating. Part of fleet optimisation is disposal of equipment also called remarketing

fleet standardisation

standardising a fleet of equipment or vehicles to a minimum economical amount of different brands. Part of standardisation is disposal of equipment also called remarketing

Fleet management

is the management of a company's vehicle or equipment fleet


Free on board (named loading port), The seller must load the goods on board the ship nominated by the buyer, cost and risk being divided at ship's rail. The seller must clear the goods for export. Maritime transport only. See INCOTERMS

Free Domicile


freight container

see containers

Gardner Denver

is a manufacturer based in Quincy, Illinois of compressors (1859)


is a device that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy


Grading in civil engineering and construction is the work of ensuring a level base, or one with a specified slope, for a construction work such as a foundation, the base course for a road or a railway, or landscape and garden improvements, or surface drainage.

High cube container

like standard container but taller, see container dimensions


is a rotor inside a tube or conduit used to increase the pressure and flow of a fluid.


or international commerce terms are a series of international sales terms, published by International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and widely used in international commercial transactions

Ingersoll Rand

global diversified industrial company founded in 1871

intermodal container

see containers

international commerce terms

abbreviation is  INCOTERMS


or bill is a commercial document issued by a seller to the buyer, indicating the products, quantities, and agreed prices for products or services the seller has provided the buyer.


The International Organization for Standardization

ISO containers

see containers , according to ISO standards


manufacturers compressed air and vacuum products, including rotary screw compressors,  and other related products. Kaeser Kompressoren is headquartered in Coburg, Germany.


is a tractor and heavy equipment manufacturer based in Osaka, Japan. The company was established in 1890.


kilo Volt Ampere, equals kW time cosinus phi (approx. factor 0,8 in power generators)


kilo Watt, measure of mechanical or electrical power


is a contract calling for the lessee (user) to pay the lessor (owner) for use of an asset

Lease contract

see lease


or Machine is a device that uses energy to perform some activity

order acknowledgement

is a document in which the seller confirms the receipt of the buyers order

Piston compressor 

is a positive-displacement compressor that uses pistons driven by a crankshaft to deliver gases at high pressure, see also Reciprocating compressor

Portable compressor

is the mobile and towable version of an air compressor


is the rate at which work is performed or energy is converted


mostly consists of engine , transmission ( steering and brakes)


is putting products in the market for a second time, commonly also known as second hand see also remarketing


(the symbol: P) is the force per unit area applied in a direction perpendicular to the surface of an object. Gauge pressure is the pressure relative to the local atmospheric or ambient pressure

Pro forma invoice

is the invoice made up prior to shipment and final invoice (pro forma) to have all payment details to be able to transfer money from bank to bank.


Pounds per square inch (lbs/inch²), is a unit of pressure equal to 1 pound per square inch.

Reciprocating compressor 

is a positive-displacement compressor that uses pistons driven by a crankshaft to deliver gases at high pressure, see also Piston compressor


is putting products in the market for a second time, commonly also known as second hand or pre owned products


is an agreement where a payment is made for the temporary use of a good, service or property owned by another

rental contract

contract accompanying a rental machine


 see remarketing

Residual value

is one of the constituents of a leasing calculus or operation. It describes the future value of a good in terms of percentage of depreciation of its initial value.


is a machine  used to reduce the size of waste material or soil / asphalt through compaction

Roll-on Roll off

or RORO is a method of shipping machines by boat or vessel using itself propelling capabilities of its own running gear to more it in and out of the ship.

Rotary screw compressor 

is a gas or air compressor which uses a rotary type positive displacement mechanism

rotary Vane compressor

is a positive-displacement compressor that consists of vanes mounted to a rotor that rotates inside of a cavity. These vanes can be variable length and/or tensioned to maintain contact with the walls as the compressor rotates

Running gear

is used to describe the wheels, suspension, steering, powertrain & (usually) chassis/body shell of a motor-car or machine or the tracks and road wheels of a  tracked vehicle or wheeled vehicle.


Abbreviation of Residual value

second hand

mostly product that are not new anymore and thus referred as second hand or pre owned , see also remarketing

shipping container

see containers

Skid Steer Loader

A skid loader or skid steer loader is a small rigid frame, engine-powered machine with lift arms used to attach a wide variety of labour-saving tools or attachments

Stationary compressor

is a static and non-movable version of an air compressor


The process of connecting an AC generator (alternator) to other AC generators is known as synchronization and is crucial for the generation of AC electrical power.


see telescopic handler

Telescopic handler

A telescopic handler, or telehandler, is a machine widely used in agriculture and industry. It is similar in appearance and function to a forklift but is more a crane than forklift, with the increased versatility of a single telescopic boom that can extend forwards and upwards from the vehicle. On the end of the boom the operator can fit one of several attachments, such as a bucket, pallet forks, muck grab, or lift table.


a belt made up from discs providing motive traction for a tracked vehicle such as a tank, bulldozer or excavator


is a website, owned and operated by Twitter Inc., which offers a social networking and microblogging service which enables its users to send and read other users' messages called tweets.


see telescopic handler

Zero tail swing ZTS

units (excavators) with a house whose diameter stays within the width of the tracks through full rotation. Zero-tail swing units allow the operator to focus on digging and not watching where he or she is swinging.