Many people choose an air compressor to operate their pneumatic equipment at home and in the industry. They work great with versatile gadgets and a wide variety of pneumatic devices. Standard fittings in pneumatic devices mean you can easily switch and work with a wide variety of things with your air compressor.
In the long run, you can save a lot of money and time if you maintain your air compressor regularly and learn subtle skills such as setting the proper pressure with your pressure switch.
Determining the right pressure is very important and will go a long way in maximizing the life and efficiency of your air compressor and pneumatic equipment.
Why Should You Adjust the Air Compressor Pressure Switch?
It is prudent to have the correct pressure in your air compressor to operate your pneumatic equipment intelligently. High pressure is harmful to your equipment and your compressor.
Pressure switch control is the most basic and important setting in your compressor.
It determines the amount of air pressure required to use the air compressor. When setting up a pressure controller, it’s important to know that a little bit is better!
If your air compressor is set to operating at 125 PSI and your pneumatic tool recommends small pressure settings, it makes sense to reduce the pressure settings on your air compressor.
Higher than the pressure settings recommended for your air tools, you run the risk of injury! It makes sense to press the pressure according to the requirements of the tool.
This will save energy and cost over time. An added benefit, of course, is a small reduction in your air pressure and apneumatic tool.
Some Things to Consider Before Adjusting Your Air Compressors Pressure Switch:
All compressors have an internal compressor that controls ‘internal cutting’ and ‘cutting’. It basically means when the car opens and when it shuts down.
The time between ‘cutting’ and ‘cutting’ is set by the manufacturer. This is called the separation value. The ‘cut’ occurs when the compressor is full.
You can reduce the time between divisions to reduce pressure. You can increase the pressure by increasing the variance. But that is not recommended at all.
For older, poorly maintained compressors, anything higher than the recommended pressure can be dangerous!
You also need to understand that there are two types of pressure changes. One comes with a set stop value and the other has variable pressure variations. Read the manual to find out what type of pressure button you have.
How to Adjust Air Compressor Pressure Switch?
- Step-by-Step Process:
Now that you have identified the goal of air compressor replacement, it is time to look at the process of adjusting the air pressure change.
• Remove your compressor and open the cover of your compression switch.
• Put the point of ‘disconnection’ first. In most cases, the ***** pressure will be too close to the car. If in doubt, see the manual. Turning it clockwise will cause it to kick in the future, under high pressure. Turning it off the clock, causing it to kick over time, under low pressure.
• Use the discharge valve on your compressor to remove the discharge pressure from your compressor and connect it. Check your new ‘cutting’ pressure. If you want to repeat it further, unplug the bag and remove the compressor before adjusting the pressure button to avoid electrical shock.
• Set the ‘cut’ pressure between 20-30 PSI above the ‘cut’ pressure. Remove the compressor, as usual, turn on the clock with a high-pressure level or turn it clockwise with low pressure. It is important to maintain a pressure difference of at least 20 PSI between ‘cut’ and ‘cut’.
• In a separate pressure switch, you have one cable. Turning the anti-clockwise will simultaneously add ‘cut out’ and press ‘cut in’. Adjusting it according to the clock will simultaneously reduce ‘cutting’ and pressing ‘cut’.
Now that you have learned to adjust the pressure settings on your air compressor, you must have the courage to try.
Before doing so please adhere to the following steps:
• Always remove your air compressor before adjusting your compression button.
• Wear safety goggles and gloves.
• Always unplug your compressor before installing its pressure switch. With water inside, you can’t set the pressure accurately. Excessive pressure can have serious consequences!
• Never magnify the pressure difference. There is a risk that your compressor and wind tools may be damaged. The compressor can also explode!
• Perform surgery in a well-ventilated, well-ventilated area.
• Lastly, do not undergo alcohol or any other medication that may interfere with clear thinking.