Air Filters and FRLs http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/taxonomy/term/6604/more en Minimal Lubrication, Maximum Life http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/air-filters-and-frls/minimal-lubrication-maximum-life <div class="field-byline"> Dave Hone, Master Pneumatic, Sterling Heights, Mich. </div> <div class="field-deck"> The proper use of air-line lubricators helps ensure better overall performance and longer equipment life. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Despite all of today&rsquo;s hype about &ldquo;oilless&rdquo; pneumatics, the fact remains that many pneumatic systems and almost all pneumatic tools perform better when lubricated with oil. Using air-line lubricators to introduce oil into the airstream can continuously lubricate valves, cylinders, and air motors. Benefits include lower friction; cooler, smoother, and quieter operation; better control of speed and torque; lower maintenance and replacement costs; and longer service life.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/air-filters-and-frls/minimal-lubrication-maximum-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/air-filters-and-frls/minimal-lubrication-maximum-life#comments Air Filters and FRLs Thu, 05 Jun 2014 18:46:00 +0000 27181 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com ORAs Improve Filter Breathers http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/air-filters-and-frls/oras-improve-filter-breathers <div class="field-byline"> Alan Hitchcox, Editor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Gangnon’s Oilmiser Reservoir Aspirator (ORA) is installed between a standard reservoir and filter breather. It has two airflow passageways, each with a check valve. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/air-filters-and-frls/oras-improve-filter-breathers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/air-filters-and-frls/oras-improve-filter-breathers#comments Air Filters and FRLs Tue, 03 Jun 2014 16:13:00 +0000 27071 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Reclassifying air mufflers http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/air-filters-and-frls/reclassifying-air-mufflers <div class="node-body article-body">Reclassifying mufflers can be installed directly into the exhaust port of cylinders, valves, and other air-powered equipment to reduce work-area noise and harmful oil mist. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/air-filters-and-frls/reclassifying-air-mufflers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/air-filters-and-frls/reclassifying-air-mufflers#comments Air Filters and FRLs Fri, 18 Oct 2013 20:35:00 +0000 24031 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Ten Tips for Better FRL Efficiency http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/air-filters-and-frls/ten-tips-better-frl-efficiency <div class="field-deck"> Here are some guidelines for supplying clean, compressed air at the lowest cost. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Here are some guidelines for supplying clean, compressed air at the lowest cost. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/air-filters-and-frls/ten-tips-better-frl-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/air-filters-and-frls/ten-tips-better-frl-efficiency#comments Air Filters and FRLs Fri, 04 Oct 2013 19:58:00 +0000 23791 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Compact dryer handles wide-ranging applications http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/air-filters-and-frls/compact-dryer-handles-wide-ranging-applications <div class="field-deck"> A combination filter-dryer delivers contaminant-free compressed air to large and small pneumatic equipment. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> Most engineers, maintenance technicians, and plant managers recognize that clean, dry compressed air increases uptime and productivity of pneumatically powered equipment. Removing water, contaminants, and oil vapor from the air improves the performance, reduces the need for maintenance, and extends the life of cylinders and valves. And it ensures high product quality and eliminates defects when air is used as part of a manufacturing or packaging process. However, traditional desiccant and refrigeration air dryers can be bulky, costly, and maintenance intensive.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/air-filters-and-frls/compact-dryer-handles-wide-ranging-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/air-filters-and-frls/compact-dryer-handles-wide-ranging-applications#comments Air Filters and FRLs Tue, 09 Jul 2013 19:50:00 +0000 22271 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Compressed air filtration http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/air-filters-and-frls/compressed-air-filtration <div class="node-body article-body"><p> Series of Extractor/Dryers is designed to be used as point-of-use filters that efficiently remove moisture and contaminants to improve and extend the life of pneumatic components. Two-stage filter operates most effectively within 25 ft of the point of use. <img alt="" src="/site-files/hydraulicspneumatics.com/files/uploads/uploads/2013/05/laman-extractordryer300-resjpg-2.gif" style="width: 135px; height: 180px; margin: 5px; float: right;" />Each model offers a standard 5-&mu;m rating with lower ratings available. They are rated for flows of 15 to 2000 scfm and pressure ratings to 250 psi.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/air-filters-and-frls/compressed-air-filtration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/air-filters-and-frls/compressed-air-filtration#comments Air Filters and FRLs Tue, 28 May 2013 16:09:00 +0000 21101 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Pneumatic in-line filter http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/air-filters-and-frls/pneumatic-line-filter <div class="node-body article-body"><p> Clear-VU EZ Connect Filter is an in-line filter for use in most pneumatic, vacuum, and liquid applications. Push-to-connect filter features a clear plastic housing with color coded filter element to indicate micron rating.<img alt="" src="/site-files/hydraulicspneumatics.com/files/uploads/uploads/2013/05/indusspec-clearvuno-tube.gif" style="width: 348px; height: 230px; margin: 5px; float: right;" /> Push-in connections allow for quick replacement of the disposable filter without having to cut or replace the tubing. They are available in 6-mm and 1&frasl;4-in.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/air-filters-and-frls/pneumatic-line-filter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/air-filters-and-frls/pneumatic-line-filter#comments Air Filters and FRLs Tue, 28 May 2013 15:45:00 +0000 21081 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com Filters promote air-system reliability http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/air-filters-and-frls/filters-promote-air-system-reliability <div class="field-deck"> Proper filtration is the key to keeping pneumatic systems up and running. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> Filters remove dirt, water, and other contaminants that, left unchecked, can hasten the demise of air-powered equipment. Many of the latest versions have high dirt-holding capacity for longer life, improved flow paths that lead to better energy efficiency, and can even alert users when they need maintenance. Here&rsquo;s a look at some of the newest products on the market.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/air-filters-and-frls/filters-promote-air-system-reliability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/air-filters-and-frls/filters-promote-air-system-reliability#comments Air Filters and FRLs Thu, 11 Apr 2013 19:31:00 +0000 20461 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com ISO released two new technical standards http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/air-filters-and-frls/iso-released-two-new-technical-standards <div class="node-body article-body"><p> Two new technical documents have recently been published from ISO and are now available from the <a href="http://www.nfpa.com" target="_blank">National Fluid Power Association (NFPA)</a>.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/air-filters-and-frls/iso-released-two-new-technical-standards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/air-filters-and-frls/iso-released-two-new-technical-standards#comments Air Filters and FRLs Fri, 22 Feb 2013 13:20:00 +0000 19351 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com How dry is dry enough? http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/air-filters-and-frls/how-dry-dry-enough <div class="field-byline"> By Christopher Ursillo Product Manager – Air treatment products Ingersoll Rand Davidson, N.C. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Understand the pressure dew point to determine the best dryer for your facility. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> Compressed air systems can account for a significant portion of a facility&rsquo;s overall operating costs, so it goes without saying that air should be used wisely. One important factor is selecting the right type of compressed air dryer. Matching the dryer to a facility&rsquo;s specific processes can save thousands of dollars in up-front costs and yield major dividends over the operating life of the system. The key is knowing how dry is &ldquo;dry enough.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/air-filters-and-frls/how-dry-dry-enough" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://hydraulicspneumatics.com/air-filters-and-frls/how-dry-dry-enough#comments Air Filters and FRLs Fri, 09 Nov 2012 16:55:00 +0000 17231 at http://hydraulicspneumatics.com