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Best Pneumatic Practices - Air Preparation

Chris Alto - Product Specialist

March 2018


Pneumatic systems have many components in an ever-improving industry. Whether you are sizing up a new system or maintaining a machine, there may be some easy adjustments to improve your system. Properly conditioned air can go a long way; please consider these useful tips.


1) Particulate filters should always be installed for every machine or application. Why it matters: Even if proper filtration is installed after the air compressor, contamination or condensation can potentially build up in the air lines. 40-micron elements are very common for industrial applications, while 5-micron ensures cleaner air without reducing flow. One tiny dirt spec may cause a valve to stick or scratch a cylinder wall. A filter helps protect your system.