For pneumatic assembly tools to operate properly and efficiently, it’s key to provide a clean, dry flow of air to the tool. Air tools are adversely affected by moisture. Since air from a compressor contains much moisture and dust, it is desirable to provide a filter and lubricator in the pipeline to remove such undesirable elements.
Determine Size for Application
- Total Air Flow (cfm) required for application
- Size of incoming air line
- Size of air line required for tool
- Air supply pressure (PSI)
- Allowable pressure drop
- Does the application require lubrication?
Never use higher air pressure to increase the output of the air tool. Overloading will drastically shorten the life of all internal parts and can lead operator being injured.
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- Use recommended ID air hose and fittings
- Replace air hose regularly to help maintain clean air
- Clear hose allows you to see water or dirt accumulation in the hose
- Use proper hose length to reduce air loss and pressure drop
- Use quick disconnect couplers for additional safety
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