Tip-Offs That Your Toy Car Factory's Air Dryer Needs Repairs

2 November 2016
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Air drying, or the act of removing moisture from compressed air, is not a very technical process. It is, however, a very necessary process, since the moisture level in the air can affect the outcome of the products your toy car factory makes. Air dryers, when they are running, are very loud and noisy; it is difficult to tell when they are broken or malfunctioning because they already produce a lot of noise. There are some tip-offs, though, that will alert you to the fact that your factory's air dryer needs some air dryer repair work.

You Are Getting a Lot of Factory "Seconds"

Factory "seconds" are products that are notably faulty. There is something wrong with the structure, the paint job, etc., and these items land on the "destroy" and "recycle" piles. If there is a major uptick in factory seconds coming off the production line, this could be a major sign that your air dryer is not working properly. For example, your toy cars have paint jobs that look as though they were dipped in dripping paint and hung to air dry instead of having very nice, even, perfectly applied paint coats. What should be racing stripes on one looks like a mass of sticky paint drips.

Also, die-cast toy cars are often heat-set to make their forms solid. Faulty air dryers can cause the cars to look "mushed" or poorly formed. If your factory uses a freeze-flash air dryer, then the cars may come out looking more like puddles of metal than cars.

The Air Dryers Are "Blowing" Funny

Most air dryers process compressed air internally and it does not generally "blow" out into the open. Instead, it may blow the dried air into an enclosed space to speed-dry something or rapid-cool something, as is the case with refrigerated air dryers. Whichever kinds of air dryers your factory uses, they should not be "blowing" air into the open. These are actually leaks, and need to be repaired right away. Additionally, any noises out of the ordinary, such as hissing or obvious vapor mists with sound, are not typical of these particular machines and should also be fixed.

Your Pneumatic Tools Stop and Start

Pneumatic tools on the assembly line generally do not act as though they have "shorts." They should not stop and start while in use, unless there is something amiss with the compressed air lines. Air dryers attached to these lines may be failing, and that causes the compressed air leading to the tools to hiccup. Fixing the air dryers and examining the air delivery lines should help eliminate this problem. The repair technician can also check the tools themselves to make sure there are no leaks between the adjoining parts of the tools in use.

For more information, talk to a professional like Air Compressor Energy Systems Inc.