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Compressed Air

Modern's Compressed Air staff has over 50 years of experience servicing, selling and maintaining compressed air systems in the industrial segment.

Our team specializes in servicing industrial air compressors, both oil free and oil injected, all makes and models, including centrifugal air compressors.


Air Compressors

Compressed air is commonly known as the fourth utility alongside electricity, natural gas, and water. One will find air compressors, vacuums, and drying equipment in any mechanical room.


Air Treatment

Air dryers remove corrosive water vapor from compressed air or pneumatic systems, lowering the dew point, or the temperature at which air must be cooled before condensation occurs.


Moisture in a compressed air system consumes more air and increases energy usage. The damages caused by moisture require component repair or replacement, which will negatively impact a plant’s productivity and bottom line. Over time, the savings accrued by installing air dryers to pneumatic systems will more than cover the investment. 


Medical Air

Modern distributes air compressors for the medical field, such as Powerex and Kobelco, and provides air compressor parts and maintenance for all brands throughout the Midwest. 

Modern also provides custom service and parts for all brands of compressed air equipment. For more details and ordering information about medical air compressors, contact us at (319) 841-1111. 

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Compressed Air Piping

We install compressed air piping that maximizes your systems’ effectiveness. Our installers and servicemen have unrivaled industry experience with installing systems quickly and ensuring smooth operations into the future. 

Traditional materials for air compressor piping systems usually include stainless steel, copper, black iron, and galvanized steel. Recently, aluminum piping systems have proven to be a better option. Unlike steel, aluminum is not susceptible to corrosion and typically outperforms copper as well. It is also cheaper and easier to install and does not require threading to join the individual pipes.   


Modern is the regional distributor of AIR COM piping systems, with stocking locations throughout the Midwest. AIR COM offers a cost-effective, innovative, and energy-efficient aluminum compressed air piping system that is easy to assemble, change, and expand.

In addition to piping system maintenance and installation, we also have a large inventory of both fluid power and air preparation products in stock, such as air filters, regulators and lubricators, hose reels, fittings and tubing, and air compressors/dryers. Modern is truly a one-stop shop for air preparation needs and provides the entire compressed air line from start to finish. 

We're Proud of our Compressed Air Partnerships.

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