- Oil or Lubricant. This is one of the most important elements of an air compressor thus the need to know more about its purpose and function. Though it can get very hot at times, the oil is designed to withstand high temperature during the machine’s operation. This is the very reason why it is not recommended to use car oil. The lubricant serves the following purposes – for lubrication in order to make sure the equipment is running smoothly, to make sure that the compression does not accumulate too much heat and to ensure that air will not leak which is important in keeping the compressor’s efficiency.
- Pressure Switch. It does not matter what kind of air compressor you have, one thing that is constant in its composition is the pressure switch. It might not look similar in all types of air compressor but it serves the same function, to identify whether the compressor should operate or not. In the case of the latest air compressors, the pressure switch uses sensor in order to determine the pressure automatically and display it on an LCD screen. The sensor has its own controller. For older models, the pressure switch is operated manually and is controlled with the help of two pairs of screws.
- Tank. With this part of the air compressor, the size should matter greatly. A bigger tank means more compressed air can be stored thus requiring the machine to run less frequently. This could also help lengthen the life of the equipment. For simple uses where a small amount of air is needed, the tank of the air compressor should not be a significant factor. A bigger tank could also mean a more expensive machine and weighs heavier which is inconvenient for transport.
- Hose. Most of the time when you buy an air compressor, it comes with a hose. When it becomes worn out or damaged, you will have to replace it immediately. For a much better compressor operation, it is recommended that the hose should be made of sturdier material with higher capability.
Because of the many applications of an industrial air compressor, different accessories must also be used in order to function properly. Once purchased, these accessories must also be maintained regularly to retain its efficiency. Maintenance is a must because most of these tools are easily broken if mishandled and accumulates dust and dirt. A basic knowledge of all the industrial air compressor accessories is also important in case you need to send your machine for repair and would like to explain to the serviceman the problem more accurately. Listed below are some of the commonly used industrial air compressor accessories.
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