Airpot have announced their family of filter/regulator (FFR) products designed for use with their low friction line of Airpel air cylinders and Airpel AB air bearing controlled actuators. Airpot FFR systems, available from CGB Precision Products , offer engineers, designers and manufacturing professionals the precise control, optimal air quality and properly sized components needed to optimise Airpot’s anti-stiction and low friction technology.
Each Airpot FFR system is a complete modular air preparation system composed of components selected by Airpot engineers, based on their application experience with low friction pneumatic motion control products. These systems are suitable for use with Airpot actuators and Airpel cylinders, where low friction/low hysteresis, sensitive response, long life, clean operation, and extreme temperatures are critical requirements.
Offered in both compact and standard configurations for moderate and high flow, Airpot FFR systems are available with standard or precision regulators for precise control and sensitivity for demanding applications, and those in which low speed, and pressure requirements exist.
Airpot FFR systems are composed of lightweight aluminium/resin hybrid material, which is light and built into a compact and modular 40mm x 40mm envelope per component (compact series). A two fastener attachment bracket system allows easy upgrading, maintenance and rearrangement of the modules. Standard and precision series (with increased low pressure sensitivity) regulators are available with hand adjustability and single push lock operation. The precision series offers a pressure range of 0.005 to 0.4 MPa and sensitivity within 0.1% of the full scale. Port connections are available with NPT or G metric threads. Each system is equipped with dual filtration modules that remove particles, dust, oil, moisture and mist down to 0.01 micron assuring that the recommended quality of clean, dry compressed air is delivered to the actuators and cylinders.
This two stage filtration system is comprised of a five micron dust and moisture filter augmented by a 0.01 micron coalescing filter. The long life media transitions from a coarse outer surface to an interior structure reduce clogging, prolongs life and prevents rust formation. All filters have a standard corrosion resistant filter bowl guard, one quarter turn filter element removal and an O ring slip prevention design. FFR gauges offer visible colour zone indicators, field adjustable limit marks, flat face design with a non- protruding (standard series, compact and high flow types) gauge embedded in the module made to JIS3 grade with either MPa or PSI readings.