air end clearance

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Guest Staff asked 5 days ago

how can i measure the tolerance between male screw ,female screw and face of air end ?

what is the best position to measure it? (vertical or horizontal )

thank you


1 Answers
Cas Staff answered 5 days ago


Ok, to measure the drive-end clearance between rotors and end-plate:

Remove the outer casing, keeping only the drive-end endplate, with bearings and screws installed.

Keep the air-end vertically. So the screws press down. Now you can measure the clearance with a feeler gauge. (just push it between the screws and the endplate and see which one fits, to get the clearance.

(see photo below)

To measure the clearance at the non-drive end, put back the outer casing. Now you will see that the end of the screw is *almost* flush with the end of the outer casing.

Now measure this distance with a micrometer. When the end-plate is installed, this will be the clearance.