Filters, Regulators & Lubricators
The use of Filters, Regulators and Lubricators keep your pump healthy and running smoothly. 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.
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.
Regulators provide controlled, consistent air pressure as required for specific pneumatic equipment connected to the air system. Regulators are offered with a standard adjustment range of 0 – 140 psig (0 – 9.6 barg). Alternative spring ranges are offered for easy conversion to suit different requirements.
Non-relieving regulators are offered for applications where the venting of downstream overpressure is undesirable.
Mist-type 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 air flow. Precise oil feed adjustment sets the proper oil drip rate. Lubricators should be installed close to the downstream application to ensure effective distribution of oil.
Filter-regulators, or “piggybacks,” combine the functions of both a filter and regulator. Piggybacks are compact and most effective when space is a constraint. Piggybacks can be ordered with different filter elements and can be modified with different springs, depending on the filtration and air regulating requirements.