WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS

Standard Warnings and Cautions for ROSS OPERATING VALVE, ROSS CONTROLS®, ROSS DECCO®, and Automatic Valve Industrial (collectively the “ROSS Group”).

PRE-INSTALLATION or SERVICE

1. Before servicing a valve or other pneumatic component, be sure all sources of energy are turned off, the entire pneumatic system is shut down and exhausted, and all power sources are locked out (ref: OSHA 1910.147, EN 1037).

2. All ROSS Group Products, including service kits and parts, should be installed and/or serviced only by persons having training and experience with pneumatic equipment. Because any product can be tampered with and/or need servicing after installation, persons responsible for the safety of others or the care of equipment must check ROSS Group Products on a regular basis and perform all necessary maintenance to ensure safe operating conditions.

3. All applicable instructions should be read and complied with before using any fluid power system to prevent harm to persons or equipment. In addition, overhauled or serviced valves must be functionally tested prior to installation and use. If you have any questions, call your nearest ROSS Group location.

4. Each ROSS Group Product should be used within its specification limits. In addition, use only ROSS Group components to repair ROSS Group Products.

WARNINGS: Failure to follow these instructions can result in personal injury and/or property damage. FILTRATION and LUBRICATION

FILTRATION and LUBRICATION

1. Dirt, scale, moisture, etc. are present in virtually every air system. Although some valves are more tolerant of these contaminants than others, best performance will be realized if a filter is installed to clean the air supply, thus preventing contaminants from interfering with the proper performance of the equipment. The ROSS Group recommends a filter with a 5-micron rating for normal applications.

2. All standard ROSS Group filters and lubricators with polycarbonate plastic bowls are designed for compressed air applications only. Use the metal bowl guard, where provided, to minimize danger from high pressure fragmentation in the event of bowl failure. Do not expose these products to certain fluids, such as alcohol or liquefied petroleum gas, as they can cause bowls to rupture, creating a combustible condition and hazardous leakage. Immediately replace crazed, cracked, or deteriorated bowls.

3. Only use lubricants which are compatible with materials used in the valves and other components in the system. Normally, compatible lubricants are petroleum base oils with oxidation inhibitors, an aniline point between 180°F (82° C) and 220°F (104°C), and an ISO 32, or lighter, viscosity. Avoid oils with phosphate type additives which can harm polyurethane components, potentially leading to valve failure which risks personal injury, and/or damage to property.

WARNINGS: Failure to follow these instructions can result in personal injury and/or property damage.

AVOID INTAKE/EXHAUST RESTRICTION

1. Do not restrict air flow in the supply line. To do so could reduce the pressure of the supply air below minimum requirements for the valve and thereby causing erratic action.

2. Do not restrict a valve's exhaust port as this can adversely affect its operation. Exhaust silencers must be resistant to clogging and must have flow capacities at least as great as the exhaust capacities of the valves. Contamination of the silencer can result in reduced flow and increased back pressure.

WARNINGS: Failure to follow these instructions can result in personal injury and/or property damage. SAFETY APPLICATIONS

SAFETY APPLICATIONS

1. Mechanical Power Presses and other potentially hazardous machinery using a pneumatically controlled clutch and brake mechanism must use a press control double valve with a monitoring device. A double valve without a self-contained monitoring device should be used only in conjunction with a control system which assures monitoring of the valve. All double valve installations involving hazardous applications should incorporate a monitoring system which inhibits further operation of the valve and machine in the event of a failure within the valve mechanism.

2. Safety exhaust (dump) valves without a self-contained monitoring device should be used only in conjunction with a control system which assures monitoring of the valve. All safety exhaust valve installations should incorporate a monitoring system which inhibits further operation of the valve and machine in the event of a failure within the valve mechanism.

3. Per specifications and regulations, the ROSS L-O-X® and L-O-X® with EEZ-ON®, N06 and N16 Series operation products are defined as energy isolation devices, NOT AS EMERGENCY STOP DEVICES.

WARNINGS: Failure to follow these instructions can result in personal injury and/or property damage.
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