All air-driven devices like pneumatic actuators, valves and air-tools have a desired working pressure to operate and to function accordingly. Too low will make them to not work properly or cease functioning, too high pressure causes the seal to burst and leak. It really is very important to fix the pressure prior to hooking up your preferred air-tools, if you accidentally attach a tool that intended to have 85 psi to a 200 psi outlet it could be really deadly and can explode or ruin the tool itself.
Among the essential parts of an air compressor is the pneumatic-regulator unit. When you obtain a completely new air compressor that is commonly employed in transportable pneumatic or air equipment, a filter-regulator device is already fitted on it. They’re already outfitted with modular pneumatic filter-regulator unit as normal accessory.
This is where the compressor regulator comes into action. The air-regulator maintains the preset pressure before going to the device. If the pressure from the compressor tank increases the air regulator will still keep the pre-programmed pressure. The air regulator can only prevent the air pressure from going above the desired pressure however it can’t compensate it if the pressure from the air tank loses below the desired pressure. Just in case the pressure from the second side grows, it has a built-in release valve mechanism that enables it to bleed the too much pressure until it reaches the set pressure. It has a huge knob on top of it that can be turn to correct the pressure output.
A pressure gauge is normally bundled to monitor the secondary pressure. Without the gauge it will be difficult to alter the regulator system because that you have no way of telling just how much pressure is present on the secondary side. In some compressor equipments you will see 2 sets of gauge that’s for the primary and the output side.