Maintenance – As with any equipment, proper maintenance is key to keeping your compressor running at peak efficiency. Scales recommends the following to keep your equipment in tip top working order.
Oil – As with any equipment containing moving components, lubrication of your air compressor’s various moving parts is crucial to its ability to perform. Regularly changing the oil will ensure your compressor is getting a sufficient amount of contaminant free lubrication. At the same time, we recommend changing the oil filter, which is crucial to catching the dirt and debris that may have found its way through the compressor.
Periferals – In addition to the oiling system, it is also crucial that the peripheral equipment being used is serviced regularly as well. Components designed to contain contaminated fluids, such as catch cans, airline filters, should be drained regularly, they should be cleaned to prevent any buildup inside the reservoir. Condensers on air dryers should also be checked for dust build up, and blown off. All inline filters elements should be replaced once a year at a minimum. This will prevent poor air tool performance or poor paint jobs. Drain condensate from the compressor receiver tank at least once a day.
A regular maintenance schedule will ensure that your air system is operating at peak performance. Well maintained compressed air systems can provide better quality automotive job through put and paint shops will see great finishes on vehicle.