In every pneumatic system, lubrication plays an important role because it is responsible in minimizing the friction generated by sliding surfaces. Moving parts that are properly lubricated wears off longer adding time to the air compressor’s usable life and it made sure the Quincy air compressor repair won’t need frequent repair. Lubrication also ensures that there will be no leakage, whether internal or external, in various parts such as the pistons and cylinder rods, housings and rotors, rotary actuator vanes and air motor as well as the area surrounding the valve spools. Too much lubrication could also be a bad thing since lubricants are wasted. After applying too much lubricant, be sure to never let the pneumatic system run dry because residual oil may act as a varnish to the internal surfaces resulting in poor performance, disoperation and less service life.
Another important assessment should be on the inlet filter of the air compressor because it is responsible in keeping out insects, dusts and any other airborne particles. Inlet filters should be replaced only by a technician who knows the system. Regular replacement of the filter is necessary especially in an environment where the compressor is prone to dirt and dust. Failure to do so will compromise the system’s performance, its efficiency and the output of the compressor. There are various types of inlet filter and they differ primarily in the quality of air after passing through it.
To make sure that no liquid is entrained in the output air, water separator is used. It is located after the air coolers which ensure that no condensed moisture is present. It is important that proper methods are applied in draining the condensate to make sure the equipment will perform efficiently and would need less maintenance and repair.