Pneumatic Air Preparation

We stock an extensive range of pneumatic air preparation equipment including regulators, fittings, filters, and hose assemblies as well as essentials for system builders, like air guns and seal kits.

The importance of air preparation in a pneumatic system

Pneumatic air preparation equipment is designed to ensure that within a pneumatic system all of the components receive a steady rate of clean compressed air flow that is clean from moisture and oil. This allows for any pneumatic process to perform effectively and achieve optimum efficiency whilst also offering protection.

Types of air preparation equipment

  • Filters - primarily used to filter particles or moisture from the air flow to stop interference from contaminants downstream in the system. Air filters are available in different sizes dependent on the particle size that needs to be removed.
  • Regulators - these are air pressure reducing valves used for regulation of pressure and flow, responsible for maintaining a consistent output pressure regardless of the input pressure or flow rate.
  • Lubricators - used to help with preventing friction so that the pneumatic components work effectively and reduce wear and damage. Oil lubrication is a common method used where oil-fog lubricators disperse oil particles into the compressed air stream in the form of mist.
  • Combination units - air preparation systems are available that feature multiple types of equipment in one system that can save precious space. These combination systems are available as a 2 piece unit of a filter and regulator, known as FR assemblies or systems. As well as a 3 piece unit of a filter, regulator and lubricator, known as FRL assemblies or systems.

All of these devices are available in different sizes, so to ensure precision and reliability it is important to check they are compatible with the fittings in the system. By taking the steps to prepare the air before it is used within a pneumatic system will help you to keep your systems running with maximum results and extend your machine and equipment service life.

Calibrate new and existing equipment
Get a quote online, quick and easy
Return online within 30 days

Guides & Articles


article1_image

Find out more about what pneumatic fittings are, how they are used, and what types are available in our guide.

article1_image

Electromechanical questions? Head to DesignSpark and ask our community.

Dave takes a look at switch testing at APEM for IP and IK rated switches.

Related Products
Energy-Saving Air Amplifiers are a low cost solution ...
Description:
Energy-Saving Air Amplifiers are a low cost solution to enable air, smoke, fumes and similar media to be moved using the Coanda effect. Making use of small amount of compressed air, Air Amplifiers are designed to pull in large volumes of air from their surroundings and produce high volume, high ...
Energy-Saving Air Amplifiers are a low cost solution ...
Description:
Energy-Saving Air Amplifiers are a low cost solution to enable air, smoke, fumes and similar media to be moved using the Coanda effect. Making use of small amount of compressed air, Air Amplifiers are designed to pull in large volumes of air from their surroundings and produce high volume, high ...
Power supply: 230V AC.Good cooling capacity: 1000/1400/1900 W.Energy ...
Description:
Power supply: 230V AC.Good cooling capacity: 1000/1400/1900 W.Energy Saving by Triple Control.Temperature Stability: ± 2.0 ºC.Set temperature range: 10 to 30 ºC.Maximum ambient temperature: 40 ºC.Low noise design: -57 dB.
SMC's Membrane air dryer series IDG is available ...
Description:
SMC's Membrane air dryer series IDG is available in a single unit or combination unit style. IDG/M models combine a mist separator and micro mist separator with a single unit. IDG/V models combine a regulator with the IDG/M model. Options available include one-touch fitting exhaust of purge air. If purged ...