Air Compressor Maintenance Tips

January 14, 2020

Machine efficiency can be lowered by normal wear and tear. To preserve the life span of the equipment and guarantee optimal working conditions, preventive maintenance is essential. Preventive maintenance that is planned can cause small hindrance for production, however is the better option compared to downtime due to a breakdown.

We have put together a list belown of common maintenance tips based on the typical intervals we see for these services. Service intervals may be more less frequent depending on your compressor type, therefore not all our tips may apply to your compressor type.

  • Air Filter - Change the air filter every 1000 hours or as needed. Check the air filter at least once a week and clean to eliminate dirt fragments.
  • Oil Filter - Change the oil filter every 1000 hours or as desired.
  • Lubricant - Check lubricant levels daily and change every 4000 to 8000 hours or as required. This will depend on lubricant type. We recomment synthetic oil.
  • Separator Element - When the lubricant is changed, also change out the separator element.
  • Belts - Check once a week for wear and tension. Replace belts and adjust tension as needed.
  • Motor Bearings - Grease every 2000 hours or as needed.
  • Intake Vents - Check weekly and clean as needed.
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    If you are unsure of the maintenance schedule of your machine, please reach out to the team here at Ceccato Air Compressors Australia by giving us a call on 1300 555 284 or email us here. It is important to service your compressed air system as it helps prevent downtime and having a decrease in productivity for avoidable reasons.


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