compressor (still fully functional...)
compressor after the (irreversible) removal of the cover:
The cavity contains a motor (in the lower part, also within the
cavity) which is attached to a piston pump (upper part, as seen
in the picture).
The thin copper pipe is the high-pressure outlet, the rest of the
cavity constitutes the low-pressure side (inlet), which is also
partially filled with a special oil (for lubrication and cooling
of the motor plus pump).
One can clearly see the motor and the piston pump. The whole assemply
was mounted via three springs to avoid vibrations.
separated piston pump...
Low-pressure inlet to the left, valve-assembly in the upper part
of the picture, high-pressure outlet to the right.
piston... (diameter approx. 1.5cm)