Air Preparation for Pneumatic Automation

  • Air Preparation
There is nothing that has more impact on the reliability of a machine using pneumatic components than the quality of the compressed air going into that machine.  Dirt, rust particles, water, and incompatible oils all can reduce the life of the pneumatic components, such as valves and actuators, when they are present in excessive levels in the airlines.   We represent some of the oldest FRL (Filter, Regulator, Lubricator) manufacturers in the industry and we can definitely get you the best unit for your application.  
Different applications require different levels of air quality.  Filters use elements that will remove various sizes of dirt particles.  Standard pneumatic components require typically a 40 micron filter while applications where the air may be blowing on product might require the use of a coalescing filter element which removes particles down to 0.01 micron.  Adsorber elements will remove oil vapor and odors for the most stringent applications.
Regulators are used to control the pressure going to a machine or a pneumatic device such as an actuator.  Regulators are available in different pressure ranges and can be relieving or non-relieving depending on the application.  Precision regulators provide control down to the ¼ psi range.  Regulators come in one of two design types – either piston or diaphragm.  Piston types allow higher flows while diaphragms are faster acting and more precise.
Lubricators are used to provide oil to pneumatic devices to extend their life.  They can be general air line lubricators that provide an atomized oil mist or they can be displacement type lubricators, such as our Master Pneumatic Servoil units that provide very precise amounts directly to a device.

Provoast Automation Controls Knows Air Preparation

  • FRL’s in port sizes ranging from 1/8”NPT to 2” NPT and Metric.
  • Filters to remove a variety of particulate sizes and types including oil vapors.
  • Regulators and Gauges for a variety of pressure ranges and precision of control required
  •  Lubricators for general airline lubrication or more precise injection style lubricators for devices such as air tools.
  • Accessories such as mounting brackets, pressure switches, and diverter blocks available.
  • Large quantity of FRL’s in our inventory in our warehouse to meet your needs.

While many people think of FRL’s as simply a commodity, they are critical components for the reliability of your machine.  Our trained Technical Salespeople can help make sure that you have the right system to give you the best results.  If you would like to arrange an Audit of your airline system then please contact us.
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