AIRBOW®

Air Supply

Your on-site air source

You’ll never run out of nail-firing power because your AIRBOW® FRAMER can be topped up at any time with a portable high pressure air compressor. Apart from nails, there are no consumables to worry about with AIRBOW.

With a typical compact high-pressure compressor, your first fill from completely empty will take about 10 to 20 minutes; but ongoing top ups will be less, especially for partial fills or quick top ups. You’ll find it convenient to recharge your AIRBOW® FRAMER while you’re taking lunch or a quick coffee break.

Due to not being locked in to proprietary nail and fuel systems, a high pressure air compressor could easily pay for itself in less than the average house lot of nails. Pretty soon you’ll be on the winning side of the equation.

Getting a compatible air compressor

Available from PlaceMakers, the TXES012M electric compressor is a robust, low-maintenance and portable compressor. It can be used to top up multiple AIRBOW® FRAMERs working at your site with the necessary high-pressure, high quality clean air. This compressor will also work for future AIRBOW® tools as our range expands.

With appropriate filtration any high pressure air compressor is capable of filling your AIRBOW® tool. If you would like advice, please contact AIRBOW® Systems.

If you are likely to have three or more AIRBOW® tools on site, you may want to consider a larger capacity high pressure compressor which will fill your tools more quickly. If you would like any advice on whether the compressor you’re looking at is right for your tools, please contact AIRBOW® Systems with details.

Important safety information

  • AIRBOW® tools can only be recharged with a high pressure air compressor that meets minimum filtration requirements. Oil contamination of air entering the tool must be less than 1mg/m3. Contact AIRBOW® for further information.
  • Your AIRBOW® FRAMER requires a source of high-pressure (4,500 psi / 310 Bar) air to operate. Attempting to connect your tool to a standard air compressor will not work (it is not capable of producing the required level of pressure). You may cause permanent damage and will void the warranty.
  • The recommended high-pressure compressor does not produce breathable air, so is not suitable for filling air tanks used with breathing apparatus, such as dive tanks.
  • AIRBOW® users are required by NZ Regulations to complete appropriate filler training before attempting to top up their tools.

Using the air compressor: Video guide

Makes economic sense

Makes economic sense.

Air is free, so your initial investment in the portable compressor will soon deliver a great return – other than the cost of electricity to run the compressor, no-cost air power for the life of the compressor.

Up to 300 shots per fill

Up to 300 shots per fill.

When your AIRBOW® FRAMER is fully charged, it can fire up to 300 nails. We recommend you top up when the gauge shows 500–1,000 psi. It can hold a nail collation of up to 60 nails.

Pressure gauge

Don’t run out.

The AIRBOW® FRAMER’s pressure gauge gives you an indication of how many shots are left, so unplanned downtime doesn’t happen.

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