March 4, 2021

Air tool maintenance

When it comes to pneumatic and air tools, it’s important to ensure they’re well maintained. Not only can they cause your facility to use more horsepower than necessary (inefficient use of power), but they can become unsafe for your workforce. We have ideas and information to help you keep air moving as well as your jobs.

Pneumatic tools require lubricants, filter changes, oil changes, and more to keep them running in top condition without causing issues such as a plant shutting down or harming workers.

1. Get preventive maintenance

Pneumatic tools require lubricants, filter changes, oil changes, and more to keep them running in top condition without causing issues such as a plant shutting down or harming workers.

2. Use appropriate air pressure and flow

Run the tool at its specified pressure, which can be found in the tool manual.

3. Get air audits

Audits can help identify leaks and other issues. But more than that, they can maximize the efficiency of your pneumatic tools, saving you from buying more tools over the horsepower needed.

4. Get air tool training

Probably the most overlooked is basic training and a good maintenance plan for your air tools.

Elevated can help

Elevated Industrial Solutions (Elevated), formerly Lane Supply Company, has advice, ideas, and even products to help with your tough projects. We want to save you time and money while improving your finished product.

Tami Matthews
Author: Tami Matthews
Tami Matthews is the Director of Marketing. She’s spent 20+ years in marketing, focusing on digital and content marketing. Before coming to Elevated, formerly Lane Supply Company, in December 2020, she worked for a number of high-tech companies and a financial services company. Writing is one of her favorite things to do (see her Star Trek blog work). In her spare time, she volunteers for the Denver Muncipal Band and the KCAA PTO as well as hikes with her husband and begrudging daughter.
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