Filter – Regulator – Lubricator Set Up and Why You Should Use One
1. Filter the air before it is delivered downstream to your handpiece.
2. Regulate the air pressure before it gets to your handpiece.
3. Lubricate the air traveling to your handpiece (unless you are using an oil free handpiece).
The video below will show you how to properly set up and adjust your FRL for worry-free operation.
Please note – if you are using an oil free handpiece, everything is the same as far as the filter – regulator is concerned. The air still needs to be filtered and regulated before it reaches your handpiece. However, you either need to order the FRL without the lubricator, or take it off, or just leave it empty (do not fill with oil). It will not hurt to leave the lubricator connected to the filter/regulator, just don’t fill it with oil. However, some choose to order the filter/regulator unit without the lubricator at all – this is fine too.
If you switch between an oil free handpiece and an oil type, make sure you change the clear tubing going to the handpiece before switching back to your oil free handpiece.