Tap Modern Day Compressed Air Tools

Feb. 19, 2021
How to assemble a “toolbox” full of some affordable and incredibly useful modern day compressed air tools.

Most are familiar with the common tools and measuring devices that have been used on compressed air systems over the years, but you may not be aware that recent technological advances have brought some new innovations to the forefront. Gone are the days of analog gauges and flashing warning lights. Some new digital tools have been developed to help you understand and monitor your compressed air system, and most of these devices are affordable even for smaller operators. This article discusses some “modern day compressed air tools” that can help air system owners diagnose, measure, and monitor the condition, status, and efficiency of their valuable equipment. It should be noted that this is just a small sample of what is available to the plant operator.

Measuring Tools

Every air compressor and dryer has always had basic onboard gauges to help service technicians diagnose if repairs are needed. In the old days, it was common to have only analog temperature and pressure gauges, and to have a set of hour meters to determine when maintenance is needed, important variables to track for compressed air systems. And a technician might also use a simple clamp-on ammeter with a voltmeter to check the incoming voltage and current to ensure things are running properly. But the world of compressed air has changed; better tools for the “toolbox” are available to help monitor your system.

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