As you consider the design of your air compressor system for your facility, here are a few things you might not think of to maximize the efficiency and functionality of your plant: QUICK COUPLING CONNECTORS:  Use these sparingly. Quick coupling devices should only be implemented when quick disconnecting of hand tools or paint guns is […]

Grease, as you may remember, is the word. It’s also the time, and the place, and the motion. It will also keep your air compressor running smoothly. Your air compressor motor needs lubrication to run – but not too much! The difficulty here is that for every make or model of compressor, there may be […]

The compressed air your system kicks out to keep your facility running should be – depending on your use – as free from particulates and oils as it can be.  To make this happen, you will need some sort of inline filtration. The good news is you can locate these filters just about anywhere in […]

Your compressed air system is consistently sending its product into your facility, but is it operating as well as it could? If your air compressor is operating way above the necessary PSI to run your facility (for example – 90 PSI is sufficient for your needs, but you have to operate at 130 PSI to […]

As children, we were told the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  You remember – too hot… too cold… just right? Well, Goldilocks was on to something, because there is a ‘just right’ operating temperature for your air compressor system, just like there was for the porridge. Operating temperature is important because it helps […]

Your compressed air system is, almost literally, the life blood of your facility.  You operation depends on it and any unplanned downtime can be disastrous on many levels. We talked to your technicians and asked them to list five things you can do right now to help prevent an unplanned equipment failure. Take a Look […]

A lose pneumatic hose has the potential to not only cause a lot of damage, but also to seriously injure and even kill someone. Hose whip is a commonly forgotten danger, but it’s something you absolutely want to be conscious of. When a compressed air line bursts, or a coupling breaks free on a working […]

American companies are losing billions of dollars in lost energy due to wasted energy costs. This likely includes your company. New air compressor models do a tremendous job at increasing energy efficiency but still, only about 15% of the energy created by the compressor system is actually delivered as compressed air. The remaining energy is […]

There are a number of reasons you want to make sure your air compressor is in a properly ventilated area. Obviously, safety comes first.  Some compressors can produce potentially hazardous fumes and run at high temperatures. Ensuring proper ventilation can eliminate the dangers associated with these concerns. However, there are other reasons – and other […]

Like every piece of potentially dangerous equipment in your facility, your air compressor receiver must be regularly inspected for safety and operational concerns. Even though it just stands there, dutifully holding onto compressed air until it is needed, your compressor receiving tank has its own set of dangers.  For starters, it’s filled with compressed air […]