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Technical FAQs

What are the Suggested Lubricating Oils for Toggle-Aire and Direct-Aire Pneumatic Systems?

For Pivot Points and Rams (One-Shot Lubrication System or Manual Oiling): SAE 20 or 30 Single Viscosity Non Detergent Machine Oil Class 2 Viscosity 100-200 S.S.U.@ 100 Deg. F., minimum aniline point or 200 deg. F - for use with air tools, air motors. Valves, Air Cylinders etc. Recommended Lubricants - 2 (For temperatures above 32 Deg. F) - American Oil Co. -- Rykon Industrial Oil No. 31, - Atlantic Richfield Corp. – Duro S-150 - Cities Service Oil Co. – Citgo Pacemaker 15 - Continental Oil Co. – Dectol 33 R & 0 - Gulf Oil Co. – Harmony 44 or 43 AW - E.F. Houghton & Co. – Hi-Temp Oil 102 - Exxon – Teresstic 32, or Nuto 32 - Imperial Oil & Grease Co. – Molub-Alloy No. 603 - Keystone Div., Pennwalt Corp. – KLC-6 or KSL (very high temp.) - Mobil Oil Corp.– Vactra Heavy Duty - The Pennzoil Co. – Pennbell No. 2 - Phillips Petroleum Co. – Magnus Oil 700 - Shell Oil Co. – Tellus Oil 32 - Sun Oil Co. – Sunvis 916 or Sunvis 816 WR - Texaco Inc. – Regal Oil H & 0 32, Rando Oil 32 - Union Oil Co. - Western Region – Unax AW 315 or Turbine 0il 315 - Eastern Region – Unax AW 315 Note: Compounded oils containing graphite, fillers, etc. are not recommended for use with air line lubricators. Fire resistant oils containing phosphate esters should not be used with polycarbonate lubricator bowls.

What is the SV- Tooling Set-Up Valve and what purpose does it serve?

The Set-Up Valve is the small toggle switch feature located at the back of Direct-Aire presses - when flipped on, it activates and holds the ram to the down position. When flipped off - ram returns up. This feature is used for setting tooling to the proper depth more value added when combined with Adjustable Hard Stop option.

Is the Bolster Plate Removable?

Yes. It is not Welded. The plate is bolted and can be modified to allow parts to drop through. The opening under the bolster plate is 5" x 5".