Compressed Air Treatment
Using air preparation devices, such as filters, regulators and lubricators (FRLs), is an excellent means of keeping your air supply in top condition, as well as enabling your tools and equipment to operate at their peak performance.
Air filters are designed to remove airborne solid and liquid contaminants. Filters can be ordered with different elements, including coalescing models which are capable of removing oil aerosols and particles down to 0.3 micron. Standard filters are sold with 5-micron elements
Air regulators provide controlled consistent air pressure as required for specific pneumatic equipment connected to the air system.
Filter-regulators, also known as "piggybacks," combine the functions of both a filter and regulator. Piggybacks are compact and most effective when space is a constraint.
Lubricators help ensure that pneumatic devices receive the required lubrication to maintain peak performance, reduce wear, and prolong service life. They are designed to provide the correct amount of oil required for most general applications in a pneumatic system, delivering a constant ratio of oil to airflow.
Filters, regulators, lubricators, and piggybacks can be combined together to form combinations. They are typically strung together in the F+R+L arrangement (three-piece combo) and F/R+L (two-piece combo) arrangement, although other configurations are also used depending on application needs.