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The pressure (PSI) represents the force of the air and the compressed air flow (SCFM) is the volume of the air.
No. By increasing the pressure of the compressor the performance of the pneumatic tools will not be improved, they need more compressed air flow (air volume). The use of too much pressure will wear the tool.This requires a good configuration of the air network, compressed air hoses with a large diameter (and the shortest possible) and high flow quick couplers.
Compressed air coming out of the compressor contains water and particles that form undesired condensate and must be removed to prevent problems. A Water separator, a compressed air filter, a refrigerant air dryer, a condensate drain and a oil water separator will provide clean and dry air.
To eliminate piping corrosion, a compressed air filter must be use. This will reduce wear and tear of air tools and increase the service life of the system. Depending on the application (air quality required), there are five filtration levels available for compressed air treatment.
A closed-loop compressed air system with tubes large enough to provide air demand for all pneumatic tools and equipment is recommended. There are design rules to respect to maximize your compressed air.
Frl's enable optimal performance of air tools and equipment at the point of use
Filter: removes residual water vapour and particles
Lubricator: conveys the right amount of oil to the pneumatic tools to extend their service life.
Regulator: controls and regulates pressure at the point of use
Install as close to the tool as possible - within 5 meters. If it's more than 5 meters, install a in-line lubricator directly to the tool to ensure proper lubrication.
When a quick coupler comes out from a pressurised flexible hose or a pressurised hose is ruptured, the hose blows compressed air in an uncontrolled way causing serious injuries. In the event of a breakage or disconnection the Hoseguard safety valve will cut off the air supply immediately.
Available solutions: hose clamps, reusable lock-on fittings, reusable fittings for rubber hoses, or reusable fittings for polyurethane hoses.
3 reasons that you might have to adjust the spring tension:
- New, it may have too much or too little tension for your application
- Over time the spring will lose some of its strength so you may have to increase the tension on the hose
- If there is damage to the hose, say the hose stopper is cut off at the hose and the hose reel is unlatched, it will return taking all the spring tension off the hose reel
To identify plug profiles and quick couplings threads (or couplers), use the full size profile chart or the quick identification tool.
The connection of the automatic coupler is made by inserting the plug into the coupler without having to activate the sliding sleeve manually (but must be activated for disconnection). To use the manual coupling, the sleeve must be manually retracted to connect or disconnect the plug.
Under no circumstances should anyone use compressed air to clean dirth off clothing or any part of your body. It is recommended using a safety personal cleaning unit.
You must install a preset pressure regulator directly to the tool for constant and exact pressure regardless of the pressure at the inlet. The tool manufacturer will indicate the proper working pressure.
When you choose a pneumatic air tube, you must consider the operating pressure, the working environment, the flexibility and resistance to twisting, the compressed air flow required, the operating temperature and the type of fitting used.