This list of air compressor parts will help you become more familiar with the functions of your air compressor:
The actuators create a rotary or linear movement and are what outputs the compressed air to the tools or processes that pressurized air for power. Any leaks or other shortages in the air movement coming into the actuator will lead to a decrease of the air force coming out. Small particles that find their way into the air will cause blockages in the actuator as well as many other parts of your compressor
Industrial class bearings ensure a long operating life for the most demanding operations. Quality bearings will provide you peace of mind as your air compressor operates at high revolutions with high pressure. Bearing depend highly on the proper lubrication of the right viscosity
Belt tension should always be checked every 40 hours for wear and operation. While working to drive the operation of your compressor, the belts need to be of the highest quality and fit properly to avoid inconveniences.
Valve bumpers surround the valves for added protection from accidental contact. This small shielding part should be replaced when needed to prevent the more expensive replacement of valves.
Bushings create some space between moving parts to avoid friction, that is used in the internal components of the air compressor, your bushings offer better protection from serious breakdowns, minimizing side-to-side play.
This device is used to move the piston up and down in the crankcase, and the connecting rods take a heavy workload. They are a highly durable part of your air compressor. You may never need to replace connecting rods unless proper maintenance is not performed regularly on your system.
Gaskets & Seals
For dependable airflow and to maintain intended pressure, your compressor should be airtight with quality seals and gaskets. There are various sections of your air compressor that have gaskets and seals valve plate to head gasket, crankcase gasket, intercooler gasket, oil seal, and the shaft seal, to name a few. These small parts keep contaminates out and the pressurized air inside.
The gauge on your air compressor is mainly used to measures the pressure of the air in your tank. Your gauge is informative in many ways, especially for daily checks to ensure your pressure is at the intended level so that you can attend to any inadequacy as soon as possible.
Typically, your air compressor has an electric motor to run the operation of compressing air. Different compressors require different sizes of motors (horsepower). If you’re replacing a worn-out motor, be sure to have the recommended replacement motor installed.
They are used for a tight seal; O-rings help keep your system running at peak performance.
Piston Rings and Rods
These parts are under high pressure when in motion and require a lubricant-free of contaminants and the highest quality. Fluid analysis of your fluid in a rotary screw compressor is important for the overall function of your air compressor and to detect possible issues early. It’s also especially important to use the best oil to prevent premature wearing of your piston rings that prevent excessive oil carryover.
With proper operation, these rotors have an extremely long life.
Adding supporting spacers in the installation of your air compressor may be necessary. These metal shims will provide you with the needed support for a reliable system.
Many components of your compressor use spring for the mechanics of the system. Determine when to replace springs with regular service checks.
Allowing air in and out, draining water, and regulating airflow, valves are a very important component that requires regular inspection during your interval checks and regular servicing.