5.3 Installing the Air Compressor
(Selection of a proper installation location is essential to a long service life for the Air Compressor.)
1. Keep flammable solvents or any other hazardous chemicals away from the air compressor. Such
chemicals may be ingested into the air compressor and could cause an explosion during the
2. Do not use fire near the air compressor; otherwise the sparks may enter the airend and burn it internally.
■ Install the air compressor in a bright, wide, and airy room as follows:
If you install the air
compressor in a small room,
provide a ventilating fan to
keep the room temperature
at 104℉ (45℃) or lower.
Plug the fork slots with
the fork slot covers
■ Install the air compressor in a dry and dust-free room, and avoid the following.
Raindrops, Basements, Steam
Causes electric leak, generation of
drain/rust, microcomputer malfunction.
■ Install the air compressor on a level floor.
To ensure an appropriate amount of oil
To prevent noise and vibration
● Install the air compressor indoors. Installing it outdoors may lead to damage of the airend due to
water vapor, dust, etc.
● The air compressor installation room should have an air intake opening, an air exhaust opening and
have good ventilation. If the room is poorly ventilated, hot air exhausted by the air compressor may
cause the room temperature to rise excessively and lead to damage of the air compressor.
5. INSTALLING AND PIPING [Installing the Air Compressor]
Maintenance Space C
Provide a vibration-absorbing
mat if the foundation is
vibrative. If it is too vibrative,
look for another dequate
Maintenance Space B
Maintenance Space A
Metals, Sand, Other Hard Materials
Causes motor insulation failure, bearing
damage, microcomputer malfunction.
Do not set the air
compressor on blocks.
※ Keep spaces of indicated in the
table below, or more for daily
o p e r a t i o n a n d p e r i o d i c a l
maintenance and for keeping the
enough cooling air for coolers.
Maintenance Space inches (mm)
Air-cooled model Water-cooled model
Toxic gases such as chlorine gas, hydrogen
sulfide gas, sulfurous acid gas, high consistency
ozone, ammonia gas
Causes deterioration of oil, wear of cooler,
detachment of coating from rotor surface.
■ Do not install the air compressor near a wall.
Doing this may cause the operating noise
to resonate and increase the noise levels.