Air Regulators

Learn about Air Regulators

Air Regulator
Air regulators reduce a supplied compressed air pressure to a desired constant lower output pressure. The secondary pressure is generally set by turning an adjustment knob. Air regulators are selected by required accuracy, pipe size, flow rate, pressure range, temperature and maximum inlet pressure. Reduced air pressure is highly desirable for energy conservation, safety requirements, improved air actuator control, controlling force or torque, industrial processes, and air instrumentation.


Pressure Regulator
Pressure regulators reduce an inlet supply pressure to a desired constant lower output pressure. The secondary pressure is generally set by turning an adjustment knob or screw. Standard self-relieving regulators vent any excessive pressure build up in the secondary line above the set point. Non-relieving regulators do not vent this pressure. The pressure regulator is generally selected by required accuracy, pipe size, flow rate, pressure range, and maximum inlet pressure.


Regulator Types

Air Pressure Regulator
Air pressure regulators reduce a supplied compressed air pressure to a lower output pressure. The secondary pressure is generally set by turning an adjustment knob. Air regulators are selected by required accuracy, pipe size, flow rate, adjustable pressure range, temperature and maximum inlet pressure.


Air Filter Regulator
Often called a piggyback filter regulator, these units combine an air pressure regulator and air filter into an integral housing with a common inlet and outlet port. Combining the air regulator and air filter saves physical space, setup time and piping costs. The air filter is designed to remove rust, scale, condensed water and other debris from the air line, which may cause wear and pre-mature failure of air tools, valves, cylinders and other pneumatic equipment.


FRL
Filter—Regulator—Lubricator is a combination of an air filter, air regulator and air lubricator into one group. The group of air components are attached together with modular brackets or pipe nipples. A pressure gauge is included with many FRL assemblies.


Pressure Transducer
I/P transducers are electro pneumatic devices that reduces a supply pressure to a regulated output pressure, directly proportional to an electrical input signal. Pressure transducers control the output pressure with a two wire current or three wire voltage input. The regulated air pressure is used to control actuators, positioners, brakes, cylinders and other pneumatic equipment.