The Compressor Controller comes as a Do It Yourself kit that allows you to cater the form and functionality to your specific business situation. The enclosure does not come with the kit and some of the auxiliary functions discussed in this quick guide may require additional components such as valves and fans. Make certain that you have all of the necessary components for the functionality that you desire prior to installation.
Model R1: Kit Contents
Model R2: Kit Contents
Once you have found the appropriate enclosure for your compressor, it must be prepared. Cut a hole in the enclosure and install the Controller, power switch, and the power supply. Cut holes for all planned cable entries and install the appropriate NEC approved fittings. On the bottom of Enclosure cut holes and install the Ambient Temperature/Humidity sensors and buzzer.
Make sure the Power is OFF and the expansion tank is empty
Choose a location on the tank platform or mounting armature that is not in the way of any potential repair or maintenance procedures and securely mount the enclosure.
Remove the pressure switch. Check the connection pipe for debris and rusting and replace if necessary. If you must replace the pipe, we suggest replacing with a brass pipe which will help prevent rusting and maintain an appropriate environment for the sensor. Leave the safety pressure release valve and pressure gauge in place.
Install the pressure sensor taking special care not to apply the wrench pressure to the sensor body during installation.
Install the Temperature sensor, by mounting under a bolt where your Compressor cylinder is attached to the body of the Compressor. If you have a two stage compressor, mount it on the first stage cylinder.
The Compressor Controller is designed to work with a variety of valves and auxiliary equipment depending on the functionality desired. Each of these components is specific to your compressor setup and do not come with the Compressor Controller kit.
Install the Vent, Normally Open Valve. We recommend a ¼”NPT or ⅛”NPT valve with an orifice.
Install the Drainage, Normally Closed Valve. We recommend using the maximum size for the elbow, piping and valve itself, to provide a clear pathway for debris and condensate drainage.
(Optional) As an additional auxiliary output, a Cooling Fan can be connected to evacuate the compressor pump heat more quickly.
Once all the sensors and valves (and fan) have been installed, everything can then be wired. Wire all sensors, low voltage parts and the power supply to the Controller. Test each connection, then wire the output relay and perform a final test.
After all connections are checked and verified, connect the power source to the compressor and turn it on for the first time. We advise to check the oil level and quality and check the belts to ensure proper tension.
Now, sit back and relax. The Compressor Controller is fully operational. You can forget about your air compressor unless alerted by the buzzer.