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Maintenance Tips for your Compressor

Normal wear and tear can result in lower machine efficiency. Preventive maintenance guarantees optimal working conditions and preserves the life span of the equipment. A planned preventive maintenance may cause small hindrance for production, but that is nothing compared to actual downtime caused by a breakdown.



A familiar look inside an air compressor..

Below is a list of common maintenance tips from IQ Compressors based on the typical service intervals we see in most compressor manuals. Not all may apply to your compressor type, and your service intervals may be more or less frequent, but this is a good start to helping you know what you will need.

Air Filter– Change the air filter every 1000 hours or as needed. Check weekly and clean to eliminate any dirt and fragments. • Oil Filter – Change every 1000 hours or as desired. • Lubricant – Check level daily. Change every 4000 to 8000 hours (depending on type) or as required. We recommend synthetic oil. • Separator Element – Change out when the lubricant is changed. • Belts – Check weekly for wear and tension. Adjust tension and replace belts as needed. • Motor Bearings – Grease every 2000 hours or as needed. • Intake Vents – Check weekly and clean as needed.


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