Below is an example of the air setup required to run the Pocket NC V2-50. Please note that the source of air and inlet hose may differ. The user will need to supply and install the appropriate adapter into the ¼” BSPT port on the inlet side of the filter in order to hook up the desired air hose. Note the machine comes with the air regulator and filter (the tan colored piece of equipment hanging on the pegboard in the photo below) as well as all black tubing. The machine does not come with the red tubing or the air compressor shown on the left of the photo, the user will need to supply input tubing and air supply.
In the setup above, the air supply is a Gast air compressor with ¼” air hose (red) supplying air to the CKD filter and regulator that is included with the V2-50. The 4mm (black) hose supplies air to the tee on the backside of the spindle, which supplies air to the internal air sensor. The tee also carries the air to the spindle using a short length of 4mm hose connected to the blue connection on the end of the spindle motor. It is important that air comes into the tee and then out of the tee and into the spindle so that the machine recognizes that air has been provided.
The recommended air pressure for the V2-50 spindle is 25 psi or .17 MPa. This can be adjusted using the knob on the bottom of the regulator by pulling down to unlock it and then turning to the right for more pressure or the left for less. It is best to push the knob back up into its locked position after adjustment to reduce the risk of accidental pressure adjustments.
Examples of adaptors that may work with your air supply are shown below, item #5 goes with the barbed adaptors (#1 and #2) and item #4 can be paired with item #3 if your air supply is ¼”. These adaptor components are all from McMaster Carr:
If you have any questions on how to adapt your air supply to the regulator and filter please contact us at email@example.com and we would be happy to walk you through options or help locate the ideal adaptor for your existing air supply.