Air-Mite Devices, Inc.
Safety & Maintenance Procedures - Air Presses & Cylinders
1. Make certain you do not exceed maximum recommended operating line
pressure of 100-120 psi.
2. Always detach air lines supplying air to presses & cylinders before
attempting any maintenance or repair.
3. Presses & cylinders should be inspected at least once a week to see that
proper lubrication is being maintained. Standard seals are Buna N material.
4. Whenever air presses are manually operated, two hand anti-tie down safety
controls must be used.
5. If noticeable leakage develops as cylinders and presses are continually
cycled, check all tie rods to see they have remained adequately torqued.
Torque specs are as follows: 17 inch lbs. for 2-1/4" & 3" bore cylinders,
5 foot lbs. for the 4" & 5" bore cylinders, and 8 foot lbs. for the 5"
tandem & triplex cylinders.
6. Any tooling or dies affixed to cylinder rods should be continually
monitored to assure proper locking. If these loosen during normal
operation of presses or cylinders, they should be tightened again at once.
7. Periodic inspection & maintenance of the bolts securing the brackets to
press columns on air presses is mandatory. Disconnect all air lines before
8. All Air-Mite presses & cylinders are lubricated with Magnalube G lubricant.
If additional quantities are required, please consult the factory.
9. Adhere to all applicable OSHA & ANSI regulations when affixing points of
operation guards around fixtures or die sets attached to cylinder rods and/
or press bases.
10. Keep all points of operation guards in place & in proper condition.
11. All air valves should be guarded per OHSA & ANSI regulations & properly
installed two-hand safety controls used on all appropriate circuits to
effect a safe operating condition.
12. If constant leakage develops during the operation of air presses or
cylinders these units should be disconnected & then disassembled for
repair. Only the appropriate Air-Mite repair kits should be used to
repair & recondition our products. If doubt exists as to proper repair,
consult the factory or return item to us for inspection and repair.