Filters, Regulators, Lubricators and Combo Units

FA Series Air Preparation
Products

A Comprehensive Lineup of Products to Deliver Quality Air to Maximize System Performance and Safety


Quality pneumatic components and systems demand quality air. That’s why we offer a full line of air preparation products to make sure critical parts throughout your system run at their best and last a long time. Our FA Series of products features individual filters, regulators, lubricators and separators plus FRLs and other combination units to ensure clean and uniform air flow to critical parts. We also help you keep personnel and equipment out of harm’s way with lockout/tagout and soft-start valves. And, our quick exhaust valves can help improve cylinder performance. Whatever your design or budget requires, there’s a Fabco-Air air preparation product or combo to meet your exact needs, ensuring your system will perform optimally and reliably for a maximum service life.

Filters

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FA filters are an effective first line of defense against contamination. These filters can remove particles before they can contaminate and compromise components around your system. Customers can select from three standard sizes or choose the 40µ version, depending on filtration requirements. Each filter comes with polycarbonate bowls and plastic bowl guards, and air service is up to 145 psi.

  • Available in four body sizes, each with two port sizes
  • NPT port sizes from ⅛ to 1 inch
  • Choice of manual or automatic drain
  • 5µ filter (sizes 2, 3, 4); 40µ filter (size 5)
  • Maximum operating pressure: 145 psi
  • Maximum flow rate: 53 to 420 SCFM

Regulators

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FA regulators make sure your clean air is at the right pressure throughout your system. Simply adjust outlet pressure by pulling the knob away from the housing and, when the orange stripe appears, begin rotating the knob. The regulating range is 5 to 125 psi, and the maximum operating pressure is 145 psi. FA regulators feature a square embedded pressure gauge with psi scale and one MBCR-type mounting bracket and panel nut, and they are available with port sizes from ⅛ to 1 inch.

  • Available in four body sizes, each with two port sizes
  • NPT port sizes range from ⅛ to 1 inch
  • Embedded outlet pressure gauge with psi scale
  • Steel MBCR-type mounting bracket and panel nut included
  • Maximum operating pressure: 145 psi
  • Standard regulating range: 5 to 125 psi; relieving type design
  • MBCR-type mounting bracket and panel nut

Filter/Regulator Combo

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Ensure clean air and optimize its flow with one unit! This combined filter-regulator economizes space and saves installation time. Customers can select a standard filter that removes particles down to 5µ, or larger models which filter 25 or 40µ, along with regulators that include a square embedded pressure gauge with psi scale and an MBCR-type mounting bracket. The units have a maximum operating pressure of 145 psi, and they are available with port sizes from ⅛ to 1 inch.

  • Available in four body sizes, each with two port sizes
  • NPT port sizes: range from ⅛ to 1 inch
  • Embedded outlet pressure gauge with psi scale
  • Choice of manual or automatic drain
  • 5µ filter (sizes 2, 3, 4); 40µ filter (size 5)
  • Maximum operating pressure: 145 psi
  • Standard regulating range: 5 to 125 psi; relieving type design
  • Steel mounting bracket and panel nut included

Lubricators

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FA lubricators inject a small amount of oil into your system, continually giving downstream components the right amount of oil mist to help prevent corrosion, reduce wear and avoid premature part replacement. The result: a smooth-running system and maximum efficiency. The reservoir bowl includes an oil level indicator so you can maintain an ample supply. Port sizes range from ⅛ to 1 inch.

  • Available in four body sizes, each with two port sizes
  • NPT port sizes: range from ⅛ to 1 inch
  • Maximum operating pressure: 145 psi
  • Minimum dripping flow rate: 0.5 to 6.7 SCFM
  • Maximum bowl capacity: 0.5 to 4.2 fluid ounces

Mist and Micro-Mist Separators

FA...-M and FA...-MM

Keep your equipment free from contaminants. FA Series mist and micro-mist separators can filter out particles, oils and vapors that can otherwise compromise sensitive system components. Mist separators remove materials 1µ or larger, and micro-mist separators filter materials down to 0.01µ. The devices integrate with our other FRL products using the same mounting brackets and connectors. Available in five port sizes from ⅛ to ¾ inch NPT, each separator comes with polycarbonate bowls and plastic bowl guards. Air service is up to 145 psi.

  • Available in three body sizes, each with two port sizes
  • NPT port sizes range from ⅛ to ¾ inch
  • Choice of manual or automatic drain
  • Mist separator filtration: 1µ
  • Micro-mist separator filtration: 0.01µ
  • Maximum operating pressure: 145 psi

Combinations

FRL, CL, CM, FMR, FR

We combine FA Series Air Prep products to create two- and three-in-one units that provide comprehensive air management to suit your system, budget and space requirements. Combinations include FRL filter-regulator-lubricator units and two type-L mounting brackets, the CL filter-regulator combo with lubricator and T-type mounting bracket, the CM filter-regulator combo with mist separator and T-type mounting bracket, the FMR filter-mist separator-regulator and two type-L mounting brackets, and the FR filter-regulator with T-type mounting bracket.

Standard filters or filter-regulator combos operate at 145 psi and can remove particles down to 5µ, with other ratings available. Customers can choose manual or automatic filter drain and port sizes from ⅛ to ¾ inch or 1 inch for select models. The regulators have a standard range of 5 to 125 psi. Combination units with mist separators can remove materials of 1µ or larger, and have ⅛ to ¾ inch port sizes.

  • Comprehensive air management
  • Two- and three-in-one units to suit your system
  • Choice of manual or automatic filter drain
  • Maximum operating pressure: 145 psi
  • Filters can remove particles down to 5µ
  • Mist separators can remove materials down to 1µ

Soft Start Valve

FAV Series

FAV Series soft start valves protect your pneumatic system and give you peace of mind whenever installation or repair occurs. The valves raise incoming pressure, supplying air at low speed to avoid damaging critical components. When cutting off the air supply, the valves exhaust quickly. Available with ⅜ and ½ inch NPT port sizes, FAV soft start valves are compatible with other Fabco-Air prep products.

  • Prevent damage to critical components
  • NPT port sizes from ⅜ to ½ inch
  • Operating pressure up to 145 psi
  • Temperature range from 32 to 140° F (0 to 60° C)
  • Compatible with other Fabco-Air air prep products

Lockout / Tagout Valve

RLT Series

This manually operated three-way valve will shut your machine down when you need to keep personnel safe during maintenance and repair. When in exhaust position, the valve can be locked out to prevent accidental start-up. The valve connects to FRL components using an NPT port or manifold interface components. Port sizes range from ¼ to ½ inch.

  • Prevents unwanted machine operation
  • Helps keep personnel safe
  • Three-way rotary design
  • Maximum operating pressure: 150 psi
  • NPT port sizes from ¼ to ½ inch

Quick Exhaust Valve

FKP Series

When you need to improve your cylinder’s performance, install quick exhaust valves. The FKP valve rapidly purges cylinder exhaust, increasing cylinder speed while reducing cycle times. The valve can be used with most Fabco-Air pneumatic cylinders. Quick exhaust valves come in port sizes from ⅛ to ½ inch.

  • NPT port sizes from ⅛ to ½ inch
  • Increases cylinder speed and reduces cycle time
  • Maximum operating pressure: 150 psi
  • Can be used with most Fabco-Air pneumatic actuators