What you need is a water trap at your work station.
It's important to know the CFM requirement when you purchase an air tool.
Always use the largest pipe that's recommended for your shop.
The number of technicians that will be working in the shop is a key consideration.
The practice isn't prohibited, but there are safety measures and other equipment shops should be aware of when using compressed air for self-cleaning.
The cleaning tools are dependent on the shop cleaning application.
To address excessive noise in the workplace OSHA has permissible daily noise exposure specifications.
Building and safety codes in many jurisdictions can prevent uncertified lifts from being installed.
When inspections are performed by qualified personnel, they help protect users by ensuring that the lifts they work under are functioning properly and maintained in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and general guidelines.
Federal-level citations specifically within the auto repair market for hand and portable tools total over $9,000.
The Automotive Lift Institute’s (ALI) gold label is one of the best indicators that the entire lift system has been certified.
Utilizing a refrigerant identification tool is highly recommended and required on some A/C models.
Once your team has determined that adding A/C system service and repair to your shop will increase revenue, you will want to do some research to select the best piece of equipment for your needs.
Reciprocating piston compressors and rotary compressors not only differ in purchase price. They also vary in ongoing costs. Here’s what to expect.
When comparing one compressor with another, it is generally recommended to judge them based on SCFM. That’s because SCFM is a standardized metric.
Two-stage pumps are more efficient at higher pressures because the air is cooled between stages.
There is no definitive cutoff point when it comes to horsepower.
It all comes down to the properties of the metal or plastic, otherwise known as substrate.
Plastics can be split into two groups: polar and non-polar. Think of polar plastics like water and non-polar plastics like oil.
Know which grade of aluminum you are using, and use a primer designed to be applied over that aluminum.
One would think that using a very aggressive sandpaper will provide a rough surface for the paint to adhere to and be a better prep than using 320 grit. One would be wrong.
Learn the details of battery acid stratification, and how to service it.
More often than not, sulphation is caused by user neglect or in many cases, just not paying attention to your battery.
When a hybrid vehicle sits for extended periods of time the state of charge on the high-voltage battery can drop significantly.
Duty cycle plays a key roll in determining how long an air compressor can run safely.
Having the proper equipment can help shops use less compressed air.