Air Compressor Maintenance Tips and Operation Instructions Well Explained

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How to maintain air compressors? What should we pay attention to when operating air compressors? Here let Chengdu Pudding Mechatronic Co. (CPMC) provide the advices on air compressors maintenance and instructions on how to operate the system.

For air compressors fundamental maintenance, a mechanical person should take care of the regular checking / maintenance work below. It is imperative to do so to find the potential issues earlier and once there is something not going properly, we need to fix it well before it gets worse. 1) Read the User Manual; 2) Tighten the Nuts and Bolts; 3) Clean the Intake Valves; 4) Inspect the Hoses; 5) Change the Air Filter; 6) Drain Condensate From the Tanks; 7) Clean the Compressor Fuel Tank; 8) Inspect the Air Compressor Shutoff System. Here below lets focus on 4 main section for an air compressor maintenance.

 Air Compressors Maintenance Tips – 4 Main Sectors

1. Replace the air filter;
2. Replace the oil filter;
3. Replace the oil and gas separator;
4. Replace lubricating oil;

Specific Air Compressors Operation Methods

The following operations must be performed only when the power is turned off and there is no pressure in the machine)

1. Replace the air filter

Remove the screw at the end of the air filter cover, remove the tail of the cover, remove the air filter locking screw, take out the air filter, install the new filter, and reinstall the filter and cover in the reverse steps.

2. Replace the oil filter

Use a special tool to lock the bottom of the filter and turn it forward to unscrew the filter. Use a clean cloth to clean the bottom of the filter and apply a little oil. Apply a little oil to the seal ring of the new oil filter and install the new filter. And lock it with special tools.

3. Replace The Compressor Air/Oil Filter

The method is the same as replacing the oil filter.

4. Replace lubricating oil

When the oil temperature is between 30 and 60℃, the viscosity will decrease and it will not burn your hands. At the same time, it will drain the residual oil of the unit. Therefore, if the oil is cold when changing the oil, first turn it on and run it for 2-3 minutes. When changing the oil, make sure that the unit is pressure-free before proceeding. First, disassemble the oil filling nut of the oil-gas separation barrel and prepare the residual oil with a suitable container. Open the oil drain valve under the barrel, and turn the head pulley by hand from time to time to drain the oil stored in the head.

After the oil is completely drained, close the drain valve. Inject new lubricating oil, and turn the head pulley by hand from time to time to facilitate the suction of oil into the pipe and the machine head. After immersing the oil level mirror, the oil fills 2~3cm (this is an empirical value, the actual oil level needs to be observed when the machine is turned on and loaded). After filling the oil, install and lock the oil nut, and remove the air intake Valve, inject a small amount of lubricating oil from the air inlet of the machine head, and the amount of oil is only two-thirds of the submerged rotor. Install the air inlet valve. Clean the surface of all parts of Henan air compressor.
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After power-on, directly start the air compressor, listen to whether there is any abnormal noise, observe whether there is oil leakage, and see whether the oil level is appropriate (the oil level should be observed during loading, and the position should be 1/ of the oil level mirror. 2~2/3) Otherwise, put more and less make up. After confirming that there is no abnormality, install the side panel and the rear side panel, and you are done.

Air Compressors Trade (Chengdu Pudding Mechatronic Co. Company Ltd)

Air Compressors Trade Service is online distributor for air compressors and compressed air products in Chengdu, southwest China. Not like most machinery distributors, our mission is not to sell as many air compressors or spare parts as we can. Our philosophy is to partner with more and more clients to help them salvage net profit by lowering their import cost. As is known to all that China is one of the HUGE manufature centers of the world. Every year tens of thousands of air compressors and compressors related parts go abroad from China. But due to the information gap and the lack of professionalism in air compressors services, most of the international buyers feel it is hard to find a reliable supplier with professional service and the most competitive prices. CPMC is growing to be China’s large online distributor offering BETTER prices than any of those compressors agents on Alibaba or Made-in-China because of the expensive commission, advertisement cost and transaction fee which is aggressively or outrageously  charged by those platforms due to their namely high traffic. However our own networks enable us to provide the best prices and products to our customers. Learn more about Chengdu Air Compressors Dealer.

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