Figure 13-15.Six-cylinder axial compressor.
Four-Cylinder Radial Compressor
Six-Cylinder Axial Compressor
The four-cylinder radial compressor (fig. 13-14)
This design uses three double-ended pistons driven
positions four pistons at right angles to each other. The
by a wobble plate (fig. 13-15). The three cylinders
pistons are driven by a central shaft connected to the
effectively produce a six-cylinder compressor. As the
engine by the electric clutch assembly and V-belt. The
shaft rotates, the wobble plate displaces the pistons
perpendicular to the shaft. Piston drive balls are used to
radial compact design of the compressor is very popular
cut down friction between the wobble plate and pistons.
on the vehicles of today.
Piston rings, also, are used to aid in sealing.