The power air tools of a well known automobile manufacturer were failing after only a few months in service. Filtration failures were causing water corrosion and excess oil build up in the pneumatic air lines, which lead to power tool malfunction.
The filter units being used kept water out of the system for a short period of time but eventually the filter elements became saturated and water was allowed to enter into the pneumatic air lines which lead to line shut down and lost productivity.
Plant engineers called Assured Automation as they had successfully used their automated valves and flow meters on previous jobs. Assured Automation’s product specialist recommended the Eliminizer and Coalescer Combo filter series (model 3P-150-M08DC) be installed to replace the failing units. This 1” unit can support several tools from a common manifold while removing water, dirt and oil up to 0.01 µ.
The Eliminizer Series is constructed using a patented cyclonic inverse flow technology that does not lead to saturation like many competitive units.
A plastic sheath around the filter element forces air entering into the unit to swirl in a cyclone fashion (1) and enter the filter element from the bottom (2), which removes 99% of the moisture. This simple design guarantees the Eliminizer will not allow moisture downstream.
The unit also features a differential indicator (GREEN for Clean, RED for clogged), as the filter element clogs with dirt the indicator slowly transitions from GREEN to RED. This allows maintenance teams to easily identify which units require filter element replacement.
This automotive manufacturer has not had a tool failure since installing the Reading unit, saving them thousands of dollars a year.