Bostitch CAP1512-OF Owner`s manual

CAP1512-OF AIR COMPRESSOR
COMPRESOR DE AIRE CAP1512-OF
COMPRESSEUR D’AIR CAP1512-OF
OPERATION and MAINTENANCE MANUAL
MANUALES DE OPERACIÓN y MANTENIMIENTO
LES MANUELS D’UTILISATION et D’ENTRETIEN
BEFORE OPERATING THIS TOOL, ALL OPERATORS SHOULD STUDY THIS MANUAL TO
UNDERSTAND AND FOLLOW THE SAFETY WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS. KEEP THESE
INSTRUCTIONS WITH THE TOOL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS,
CONTACT YOUR BOSTITCH REPRESENTATIVE OR DISTRIBUTOR.
ANTES DE OPERAR ESTA HERRAMIENTA,TODOS LOS OPERADORES DEBERÁN ESTUDIAR
ESTE MANUAL PARA PODER COMPRENDER Y SEGUIR LAS ADVERTENCIAS SOBRE
SEGURIDAD Y LAS INSTRUCCIONES. MANTENGA ESTAS INSTRUCCIONES CON LA
HERRAMIENTA PARA FUTURA REFERENCIA, SI TIENE ALGUNA DUDA, COMUNÍQUESE CON
SU REPRESENTANTE DE BOSTITCH O CON SU DISTRIBUIDOR.
LIRE ATTENTIVEMENT LE PRÉSENT MANUEL AVANT D’UTILISER L’APPAREIL. PRÉTER UNE
ATTENTION TOUTE PARTICULIÈRE AUX CONSIGNES DE SÉCURITÉ ET AUX
AVERTISSEMENTS. GARDER CE MANUEL AVEC L’OUTIL POUR FUTUR RÉFÉRENCE. SI
VOUS AVEZ DES QUESTIONS, CONTACTEZ VOTRE REPRÉSENTANT OU VOTRE
CONCESSIONNAIRE BOSTITCH.
191705REVA 01/10
Stanley Fastening Systems L.P.
INTRODUCTION
Congratulations on your purchase of a High Performance BOSTITCH Portable Air Compressor.
This compressor has been designed to provide compressed air to power various pneumatic
tools - including pneumatic fastening tools.
Before assembling, operating or maintaining this air compressor, users must read and
understand the information contained in this owner’s manual. Carefully review the Rules for
Safe Operation section in this owner’s manual and fully understand all warnings.
Danger indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, WILL
result in death or serious injury.
Warnings indicate a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided,could
result in death or serious bodily injury.
NOTICE!: Notice indicates important information that if not followed correctly could result in
damage to equipment.
INDEX
Safety Instructions ..........................................................................................................................2
Rules for Safe Operation ..........................................................................................................3, 4
Electrical Grounding Instructions ............................................................................................5, 6
Specifications ....................................................................................................................................6
Features...............................................................................................................................................7
Operation Instructions.....................................................................................................................8
General Maintenance......................................................................................................................8
Warranty .............................................................................................................................................9
Trouble Shooting guide .................................................................................................................10
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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION
Be Educated:
All users must read and fully understand all information contained in this owner’s manual
before assembling, operating, or maintaining this air compressor.
Avoid Moving Parts:
When the compressor is plugged into an electrical source and the pressure switch is in the
“ON” position, this compressor will cycle automatically.
• Never touch any moving parts.
• Keep all body parts, hair, clothing, and jewelry away from moving parts.
• Never operate the air compressor without all guards and shrouds in place.
• Never stand on the compressor.
Attachments and Accessories:
For any attachment or accessory you will be using with this compressor, the maximum
allowable recommended pressure should be clearly marked on the product or should be
clearly noted within the operations manual. Exceeding the pressure rating of these
attachments (including, but not limited to:air tools, air operated accessories, spray guns, air
hose, air hose connections, tires and other inflatables) could cause them to fly apart or
explode and could result in serious injury.
• Never exceed the maximum allowable pressure recommended by the manufacturer of any
attachment or accessory you use with this compressor.
Personal Protection:
The employer and/or user must ensure that proper eye protection is worn. Eye protection
equipment must conform to the requirements of the American National Standards Institute
ANSI Z87.1 and provide both frontal and side protection.
NOTICE!: Non-side shielded spectacles and face shields alone do not provide adequate
protection. Eye protection conforming to ANSI Z87.1 will always be marked “Z87”.
CAUTION:
Additional Safety Protection will be required in some environments. For
example, the working area may include exposure to noise level which can lead to hearing
damage. The employer and user must ensure that any necessary hearing protection is
provided and used by the operator and others in the work area. Some environments will
require the use of head protection equipment. When required, the employer and user must
ensure that head protection conforming to ANSI Z89.1.
• Always wear eye protection.
• Wear proper hearing and head protection.
• Compressed air blast must never be aimed at anyone. Compressed air can cause bodily
injury and can propel loose particles and small objects at high speed.
• Keep children away from area of operation.
Transporting:
Use the handle to move the compressor. Do not drag or pull the compressor by the power
cord or air hose. Always disconnect the air compressor before transporting.
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RULES FOR SAFE OPERATION (continued)
Air Tank:
Due to condensation associated with the process of compressing air, moisture will build up
inside your compressor’s air tank. Drain tank of moisture daily (See General Maintenance).
Failure to drain moisture from the tank properly could lead to the formation of rust and
thinning of the steel tank.
WARNING: FAILURE TO REGULARLY DRAIN TANK MAY CAUSE TANK CORROSION AND
RISK OF TANK EXPLOSION, RESULTING IN SERIOUS INJURY. TO AVOID RISK OF TANK
FAILURE DURING USE, DRAIN TANK AFTER EACH USE OR EVERY FOUR HOURS OF
OPERATION TO PREVENT CONDENSATION BUILD-UP AND TANK CORROSION.
WARNING: DO NOT PERFORM WELDING OR REPAIR OPERATIONS ON THE AIR TANK OF
THIS COMPRESSOR. WELDING ON THE AIR COMPRESSOR TANK CAN SEVERELY IMPAIR
TANK STRENGTH AND CAUSE AN EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS CONDITION. WELDING ON
THE TANK IN ANY MANNER WILL VOID THE WARRANTY.
Ventilation:
WARNING: RISK OF FIRE OR EXPLOSION - DO NOT SPRAY FLAMMABLE LIQUID IN A
CONFINED AREA. SPRAY AREA MUST BE WELL VENTILATED. DO NOT SMOKE WHILE
SPRAYING AND DO NOT SPRAY WHERE SPARK OR FLAME IS PRESENT. KEEP
COMPRESSORS AS FAR FROM SPRAYING AREA AS POSSIBLE.
Risk of Burns:
All air compressors generate heat, even operating under normal conditions. Bostitch
compressors have been designed to reduce the risk of burns by limiting access to tubes and
cylinder head parts. In areas where tubes are exposed, a protective sheathing has been
added to the tubes to reduce risk; however, risk of burns does exist.
• To avoid serious burns, never touch the cylinder head parts or tubing during or immediately
after operation.
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ELECTRICAL GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS:
This product should be electrically grounded. In the event of an electrical short circuit,
grounding reduces the risk of electrical shock by providing an escape wire for electrical
current. This product is equipped with a cord having a grounding wire with an appropriate
grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an outlet that is properly installed and
grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.
DANGER:
IMPROPER INSTALLATION OF THE GROUNDING PLUG CAN RESULT IN A RISK
OF ELECTRIC SHOCK. If a repair or replacement cord is necessary, do not connect the
grounding wire to either flat blade terminal. Check with a qualified electrician or serviceman,
if the grounding instructions are not completely understood or if there is doubt as to whether
this product is properly grounded. Do not modify the plug provided. If the supplied plug does
not fit the outlet, have the proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.
This product is shipped for use on a nominal 120-volt circuit, and has a grounding plug that
looks like the plug in sketch A. A temporary adapter that looks like the adapter illustrated in
sketches B and C may be used to connect this plug to a 2-pole receptacle as shown in sketch
B, if a properly grounded outlet is not available. The temporary adapter should be used only
until a properly grounded outlet (sketch A) can be installed by a qualified electrician. The
green colored rigid ear, lug, or like extending from the adapter must be connected to a
permanent ground such as a properly grounded outlet box cover. Whenever the adapter is
used, it must be held in place by a metal screw.
A
Cover of
grounded
outlet box
B
Metal Screw
Grounding Pin
Grounding Means
C
Grounding Pin
The motor of this compressor has a thermal overload protector in the motor winding. If the
motor should overheat, the overload protector will shut the motor off. When the temperature
returns to normal, the motor will restart automatically.
NOTICE! Do not stop the compressor by pulling out the plug. Use only the On/Off switch,
which operates a pressure relief valve on the compressor. If the compressor is plugged in
with the switch in the “On” position, the compressor may have trouble restarting against the
high pressure which could cause excessive heat build up and could damage the motor.
Safety Valve:
This compressor is equipped with a safety valve that is set to avoid over-pressurization of the
air tanks. This valve is factory pre-set at 160 PSI and will not function unless tank pressure
reaches this pressure.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO ADJUST OR ELIMINATE THIS SAFETY DEVICE. ANY
ADJUSTMENTS TO THIS VALVE COULD CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY. If this device requires
service or maintenance, see an Authorized BOSTITCH Service Center.
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ELECTRICAL GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS: (continued)
DUTY CYCLE:
To ensure long life of your BOSTITCH air compressor, do not operate on more than a 50% duty
cycle. If this air compressor pumps air more than 50% of one hour, then the compressor’s
capability is less than the air delivery required by the application. Always match the air
volume requirements of the attachment or accessory with the air volume delivery of the
compressor.
Notice!: BOSTITCH does not recommend the use of extension cords with compressors. The
use of an extension cord can result in the loss of voltage supplied to the compressor which
could prevent the compressor from starting. For optimum performance, plug the compressor
directly into an outlet and increase the length of airline as needed.
If an extension cord must be used, use these guidelines:
Distance Needed Recommended Gauge
Less than 25 ft.
12 Gauge
25 - 50 ft.
10 Gauge
Greater than 50 ft. Not Recommended
CAP1512-OF
SPECIFICATIONS
Motor:
2HP (Peak) / 1.5HP (Running)
115V – 60HZ
15 Amps minimum
0 – 150PSI
160 PSI
3.7 CFM @ 40 PSI
2.8 CFM @ 90 PSI
Fuse Requirements:
Operating Pressure:
Safety Valve Setting:
Air Delivery:
Maximum Amps at Working Pressure:
Tank Size:
Air Outlet:
Pressure Switch Settings:
12
1.2 Gallons
1/4" NPT
On @ 120 PSI
Off @ 150 PSI
22lbs.
CFM = Cubic Feet Per Minute
Weight:
PSI = Pounds Per Square Inch:
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FEATURES OF THE BOSTITCH CAP1512-OF
A. Pressure Switch: - The pressure switch is
the activation mechanism that is used to
start and stop the compressor. When the
switch is “On”, the motor and pump will
compress air until tank pressure reaches the
upper limit of the factory set operating
pressure. When tank pressure falls below
the factory set “cut in” pressure, the
compressor will again automatically start to
compress air.
E
D
A
B. Tank Pressure Gauge: The tank pressure
gauge indicates the air pressure that is
present in the tank in PSI (lbs/sq. in.).
B
C
C. Regulated Pressure Gauge: The
regulated pressure gauge indicates the
amount of pressure that is allowed into the
discharge line according to the setting of the
regulator.
D. Regulator Knob: The regulator knob is used to adjust the air pressure that is available at
the discharge line. The discharge air pressure is increased by turning the knob clockwise
and decreased by turning the knob counter clockwise.
E. Drain Valve: Ball style valve that drains moisture from the tank when opened.
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OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
Pre-Start Procedures:
1. Inspect the compressor for any damaged components. Do not operate if compressor is
damaged.
2. Verify that the tanks have been drained and are clear of any moisture or dirt (See
“Draining Tank”).
Start-Up Procedures:
1. Verify that the On/Off switch is in the Off position.
2. Verify that the tank air pressure is at 0 PSI.
3. Attach the air hose to the discharge line.
4. Plug the unit into a properly grounded outlet.
5. Push the On/Off switch to On. The On/Off switch will light-up to indicate the compressor is
on. The compressor will automatically cycle on and off to keep the tank pressure
maintained .
6. Adjust the pressure regulator to the proper pressure setting required for the air tool.
Shut-Off Procedures:
1. Push in the On/Off switch to the Off position.
GENERAL MAINTENANCE
Service and Maintenance:
Prior to performing service and maintenance to the compressor, always disconnect all
accessories and attachments from the unit, and disconnect the compressor from the
electrical source and drain tank. When replacing parts, only use Genuine BOSTITCH
replacement parts.
Notice!: This compressor is equipped with an oil-free pump. There is no oil to replace or
check.
Draining Tank - Ball-Style Drain Valves:
1. Verify that the compressor is turned “Off”.
2. Holding the handle, tilt the compressor toward the drain valve so it is positioned
at the bottom of the tank.
3. Turn the drain valve to open.
4. Keep the compressor tilted until all moisture has been removed.
ANY OTHER SERVICE SHOULD ONLY BE PERFORMED BY AN AUTHORIZED
BOSTITCH SERVICE CENTER
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LIMITED WARRANTY
Stanley Fastening Systems L.P. (“Bostitch”) warrants to the original retail purchaser that this product
is free from defects in material and workmanship, and agrees to repair or replace, at Bostitch's
option, any defective product within 1 year from the date of purchase. This warranty is not
transferable. It only covers damage resulting from defects in material or workmanship, and it does
not cover conditions or malfunctions resulting from normal wear, neglect, abuse, accident or repairs
attempted or made by other than our regional repair center or authorized warranty service center.
THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTIES. ANY WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE IS LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THIS
WARRANTY. BOSTITCH SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
This warranty is limited to sales in the United States and Canada. Some states do not allow limitations
on how long an implied warranty lasts, or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you
specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
To obtain warranty service, return the product at your expense together with proof of purchase to a
Bostitch Regional or authorized warranty repair center. You may call us at 1-800-556-6696 for the
location of authorized warranty service centers in your area.
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Replace fuse or reset breaker
Check pressure switch and verify that it is in the On position.
Verify that unit is plugged in.
Fuse or circuit tripped
Unit not turned on or not plugged in
Air leak at tank or air tank
welds.
Damaged air tank
WARNING:
DO NOT DRILL INTO , WELD OR OTHERWISE MODIFY AIR TANK.
DAMAGED OR MODIFIED TANKS CAN RUPTURE. REPLACE TANK IMMEDIATELY.
Remove head and check for
broken or deformed gasket. Replace if needed.
Close drain valve
Remove head and replace valves.
Blown gasket
Open drain valve
Worn or broken valves
Tighten bolts on head
Loose head
Unit will not build pressure
Reduce demand on compressor
Application requires excessive air demand
Unit will not build pressure
Tighten fitting. Check with soapy water. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN.
Fittings loose
Air leaks at fittings
Place compressor in warmer environment for at least 30 minutes
then try restarting.
Check guidelines for proper cord gauge
(use of extension cords is not recommended).
Extension cord causing excessive amp draw
Cold weather conditions
(typically temperatures below freezing)
Once pressure drops below “cut in” pressure, the unit will start.
Tank pressure exceeds “cut in” pressure
Unit will not run
Correction
Probable Cause
Problem
NOTE: REMOVE POWER SOURCE AND DRAIN TANK PRESSURE PRIOR TO MAKING ANY REPAIRS OR ADJUSTMENTS.
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