Air-Mech has a full after sales back up for all the tools we sell and for tools sold by other companies. Our Service Centre is located in Auckland where we have Service Technicians looking after equipment sent in from customers all over NZ.
We also have a Mobile Technician who services the Auckland, Hamilton and Whangarei region. Mobile services include:
- Machinery Maintenance – milling machines, copy routers, mitre saws, compressors.
- Torque Testing
- Breakdown Call Outs
- Planned Preventative Maintenance
- Airline Installations
- Airline Modifications
- Airline efficiency audits
CORRECT TOOL + CORRECT SET-UP + BACK UP SERVICE
= MAXIMUM PRODUCTIVITY
We are an authorized repair facility for :
- Atlas Copco Industrial Tools – Tools, hoists & air motors
- Paslode – Gas & Air Tools
- Stanley Bostitch
- Lobster Air Tools
- SP Air
Our workshop is fully equipped, with an in-house machine shop, a torque testing bay, in fact, with all the equipment and expertise to provide the very best service to every one of our customers. We stock a wide range of parts for various pneumatic tools.
Basic recommendations to keep your tools working at their optimum:
Overhaul and Lubrication
Even the best tool needs maintenance and overhaul. Continuous industrial use in tough working environments wears out some parts. The operating and maintenance of these tools is of vital importance to not only prolong the life of the tool but to enable it to give optimum performance. Before a tool breaks down it loses power and becomes less productive. A gradual change can be difficult to detect and because most tools are used to full capacity, overhaul and preventive maintenance is recommended at regular intervals.
Tools should, therefore, be dismantled, overhauled and cleaned after 6 to 12months (maximum). If they are not running properly, they should be taken out of service for inspection before more damage is caused to the tool.
A complete tool service involves fully dismantling the tool, all parts are cleaned accurately and defective or worn parts (i.e. O-rings, vanes) are replaced. Parts are then lubricated as required, re-assembled and the tool tested.
In the event that a tool is worn or damaged beyond economical repair, normally this is gauged as 50% of the tools replacement value, we will contact you to discuss what repair or replacement options are available.
Rust Protection and Internal Cleaning
Water in the compressed air, dust and dirt particles causes component wear, rust and sticking of vanes, valves etc. We generally recommend an air filter/regulator should be installed close to the tooling. If a lubricator is required they need to be within 3-5mtrs of the tool to be effective.
Before longer standstills, 4+ days, flush the tools which require lubrication with oil by introducing several drops directly into the air inlet, run the machine for 5–10 seconds, absorbing the exhaust oil mist in a cloth.