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Filter Regulators

A filter regulator is a device that combines the functions of a filter and a regulator in a single unit. It is used in pneumatic systems to filter out contaminants and moisture from the compressed air supply, as well as to regulate the pressure of the air as it flows through the system.

The filter element of a filter regulator removes contaminants such as dirt, dust, and oil from the compressed air, while the regulator element controls the pressure of the air. The filter element is typically made of synthetic material, such as a sintered metal or a porous plastic, which allows air to pass through while trapping contaminants. The regulator element is typically a diaphragm or a piston that moves in response to changes in pressure, controlling the flow of air through the system.

Filter regulators are commonly used in various industrial and manufacturing applications, such as in the automotive and aerospace industries, as well as in food processing and packaging operations. They are also used in pneumatic control systems, which use compressed air to actuate valves, cylinders, and other components.

There are several different types of filter regulators available, including general-purpose models, high-flow models, and models with special features such as automatic drain valves or pressure gauges. The type of filter regulator needed for a particular application depends on the system’s specific requirements, including the size and type of contaminants, the flow rate and pressure range, and the operating environment.

To ensure proper operation, filter regulators should be installed and maintained according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. This includes cleaning or replacing the filter element on a regular basis, as well as periodically checking and adjusting the regulator element to ensure that it is functioning properly.

In addition to filter regulators, there are also separate filter and regulator components that can be used in pneumatic systems. These can be used in cases where a single unit is not suitable or where it is more convenient to have the two functions separated.

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We have a wide range of knowledge about Filter Regulators at Compressed Air Systems UK, having been in business for 30 years. Call us at 0121 7533 330 to talk with a member of our team regarding our air dryers, who will be happy to answer your inquiries and provide you with further information about our products and services.

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