When you buy an air compressor, it’s likely you’ll need some accessories along the way too. Since Airtools WA is you local one-stop shop for all the air compressor accessories you need, we’ve compiled a handy list of accessories you might need.
You won’t get far without hoses, since they connected your compressed air system to the tools you’re working with. Hoses can sometimes develop kinks which reduce efficiency, or they simply might be the wrong material (rubber, nylon, PVC or Polyurethane). Hoses also need to be capable of handling the volume and heat capacity of your work, so always consult experts before purchasing.
Hose reels come in all shapes and sizes and its strongly advised you have one to protect your hoses when not in use. Some retract manually and a wheel and handle style, and some feature back plates so they can be fixed in place in your workshop. For more mobility, you could choose a reel with handles or wheels which allow you to move your equipment around more easily.
Depending on the type of work you do, getting the most out of your compressed air system requires having all the necessary tool attachments. Some of the common ones we supply at Airtools WA are:
Within each category there’s many variations for specific tasks, so make sure you know in advance what you need and speak to us to get the right tools for the job. All compressed air tools have certain cubic feet per minute (CFM) and pounds per square inch (PSI) requirements, so you also want to make sure your compressor is powerful enough for your tools.
An air regulator is essential if you want to conserve your compressed air and avoid needless wear and tear on hoses and tools. If you’re operating a variety of tools, they all have different pressure requirements. For example, if your air compressor is churning out 150 PSI, but your tool only needs 90 PSI, you’re wasting air and potentially shortening the life of your equipment.
Air Line Lubricators
Every compressed air system requires oil to operate properly. Without it, all those moving metal parts are going together and wear out pretty quickly. On the other hand, if you’re using too much oil you can run into a range of problems, such as oil polluting the compressed air and ultimately damaging parts.
An air line lubricator ensures oil is sent where it needs to be, and in sufficient quantities for healthy machine operation.
No matter how careful you are, contaminants can get into your compressed air system and cause a lot of damage. Impurities like moisture, oil and condensate can lead to corrosion and clogging of pipes, and damage to end-use tools. Having effective filters on your air compressor will help you avoid these problems, increasing efficiency and saving you money on repairs and replacement parts.
Fittings and Adaptors
When you’re working with multiple tools, jobs like switching tools, cleaning and maintenance, and even switching on and off can be time consuming. Having quality fittings and adaptors in your system makes these jobs so much easier, and keeps you working efficiently. Speak to us for all your fittings and adaptor needs, and we can make sure you’re got the perfect gear for your workshop.
Contact Airtools WA For All Your Air Filter Needs
We stock a huge range of parts and accessories, and we’re also experts in air compression. This means when you deal with Airtools WA for air compressor accessories, you’re getting the right products the first time. Contact us for advice today!