Manuals

Be sure to Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see how you can create your own Quadra Hose Configuration to inflate all 4 tires at the same time.

GRIPPER STANDARD USA (+ SQUARE)

Gripper Standard Manual USA
Gripper Standard Square Manual USA
Brief User Manual For Gripper Standard USA
Software Programming For Gripper Standard USA
Which Air Chuck do I use for the Gripper Standard
Gripper maintenance and Troubleshooting Manual
REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTION OF SINTERED FILTER (SA-M1449)

GRIPPER NITROGEN USA

Gripper Nitrogen Manual USA
Brief User Manual For Gripper Nitrogen USA
Software Programming For Gripper Nitrogen USA
I don’t understand how the Gripper Nitrogen machine automatically adds the Nitrogen.
How to create your own Quadra Hose Configuration

GRIPPER COIN OPERATED

Brief User Manual For Gripper Coin Operated USA
Software Programming For Gripper Coin Operated USA
How to connect the Gripper Coin Operated Tire Inflator to any Coin Operated box

 

Drawing Power Supply PCB Plus (SA-M1442)

Drawing Power Supply PCB Plus (SA-M1442)

 

Dimensions Gripper

Dimensions of the Gripper

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

I don’t understand how the Gripper Nitrogen machine automatically adds the Nitrogen.

I don’t understand how the Gripper Nitrogen machine automatically adds the Nitrogen. I am missing a step somehow. How does it exhaust the old air – where?

Where does it get the Nitrogen from to fill the tire without switching the hoses throughout the entire cycle?

Is there an air exhaust outlet within the Gripper and solenoid valves control the flow from the tires to the exhaust port and solenoids then activate to allow Nitrogen to pass through the Gripper and into the hoses on to the Tires?

Explanation:

To use the Gripper Nitrogen model for automatically releasing the air from the tires and fill them with N2 you have the following set-up and procedure:

You need:

  1. A Nitrogen Tank (Tank filled with Nitrogen) => In this case you don’t need a compressor, because the pressure inside the tank is enough
    or
  2. A Nitrogen Generator (the compressor is behind the generator in one piece of equipment)
    and
  3. A Gripper Nitrogen (N2) Model Electronic Air Inflator

Procedure: 

  1. Connect the N2 Tank or the N2 Generator to the Gripper Nitrogen Model
  2. Connect the Quadra Hose to the Gripper Nitrogen model.
  3. Connect the “odd hose” (Red Hose) with Open-End Chuck to the first tire.
  4. Connect the 3 blue/black hoses with Closed-End Chuck to the next 3 tires.

(If you don’t have a Quadra Hose setup you can also use only one Red hose for one tire => use the Open-End Chuck)

Set the programming of the Gripper Nitrogen to P4
Set the final pressure you require in the tires

Press the START button

STEP 1: The process starts and the Gripper releases the air through the small black opening next to the Solenoid Valve on the bottom of the Gripper to 3 psi

STEP 2: All 4 tires are empty and now the Gripper gives a blast of N2 to flush the tires. Pressure goes up to 15 psi.

STEP 3: After reaching 15 psi in all 4 tires, the Gripper releases all air/nitrogen from the tires again to 3 psi.

STEP 4: As soon as the 4 tires are empty again, the Gripper starts inflating N2 up to the Preset Pressure.

The moment the Preset Pressure is almost reached in all 4 tires, the Gripper comes into the dwell time (time the equalize the pressure in all 4 tires).

The moment the whole process is finished, the Gripper starts to beep and you can disconnect the Chucks *

* you first have to disconnect the Blue/Black hose with the Closed-End Chucks => last to remove is the “Odd” (Red) hose with the Open-End Chuck.

 

Why use a Quadra Hose configuration with the Gripper Nitrogen?

The 5 port brass block (Quadra Hose configuration) allows all the hoses of different colors to be attached so all 4 wheels can be done at once. 

I recognize that you use the different chucks depending on the Odd hose and other hoses. That is where I don’t clearly understand the function of each type of Hose Chuck.

The problem is that you cannot see the difference (Open-End or Closed-End) from the outside of the Chucks, that’s why the pictures look the same.

You connect the Open-End Chuck first and because the other Chucks are Closed-End, the air cannot escape. The Gripper Nitrogen always needs only one open-end connection to the environment to do the 0 (Zero) measurement (calibration).

The moment you use 2 or 4 or more hoses at the same time, you need the Gripper N2 Model with a START button as well as one Open-End Chuck and the other chucks must have a Closed-End Chuck. (as explained above).

Some Ideas:

  1. Spray or dab a bit of red paint on the Open-End chuck base and black on the Closed-End chuck base so that there is no confusion between them. The paint doesn’t have to last forever but it will allow a much more successful initial assembly of a Quadra Hose configuration with colors matching the hose they need to be on to match your instructions – that way nothing gets confusing and success is much more likely.
  2. Assemble the Quadra hose manifold piece with dabbing a bit of red paint on the Open-End (Odd) outlet, black paint on 3 Closed-End outlets and blue paint on the N2 port. That way you are reminded which color hoses connect to which port when replacing worn-out hoses at a later date.

 

How to create your own Quadra Hose Configuration – can be used on all models.

Recipe for a Quadra Hose configuration

Purchase:

  1. two Red Rubber hose 1/4 inch X 25 foot
  2. three Blue/Black hose 1/4 inch X 25 foot
  3. one Quad Port Manifold
  4. one Open Flow Straight Lock-on Air Chuck with Clip
  5. three Closed Flow Straight Lock-on Air Chuck with Clip

You can purchase all of these items with 2 days guaranteed delivery from Amazon.com with links we have provided in our Gripperair.com shopping cart. You can also purchase these items from your local Home Depot or your local Automotive parts supplier.

Assemble:

Assemble all items as shown in the diagram below. It is important that you have separate colors for the hoses connected to the Open Flow and Closed Flow Air Chucks as shown in the diagram so that you never mix up the different Air Chucks. If assembled as shown with attention to hose colors and their respective Air Chucks then everything will work as expected.

Please read the Manuals provided for your Gripper Nitrogen electronic tire inflator to see how this all works in respect to our diagram.

Some Ideas:

  1. Spray or dab a bit of red paint on the Open-End chuck base and black on the Closed-End chuck base so that there is no confusion between them. The paint doesn’t have to last forever but it will allow a much more successful initial assembly of a Quadra Hose configuration with colors matching the hose they need to be on to match your instructions – that way nothing gets confusing and success is much more likely.
  2. Assemble the Quadra hose manifold piece with dabbing a bit of red paint on the Open-End (Odd) outlet, black on 3 Closed-End outlets and Blue on the N2 gas input port on the side of the quad-port manifold. That way you are reminded which color hoses connect to which port when replacing worn-out hoses at a later date.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: In order to use multiple Hoses simultaneously, THE RED HOSE must have an OPEN-END Chuck and THE THREE BLACK HOSES must have a CLOSED-END Chuck. Those Chucks are not included in this Set but can be ordered separately.
  • ATTENTION: One Chuck must be OPEN-END (RED HOSE) and the other ones must be CLOSED-END (THREE BLACK HOSES).
  • OPERATION: Always connect the RED HOSE first, then the 3 BLACK HOSE(S), to the tires. To remove the hoses after tire inflation, always remove the RED HOSE last. So, the RED HOSE is the first to be connected and the last to be removed.
  • This configuration is recommended only for Gripper Nitrogen installs.

 

Which Air Chuck do I use for the Gripper Standard”

Connect the “odd hose” (Red Hose) with Open-End Chuck to the tire.

  • Clip Locks Onto the Valve While Inflating the Tire
  • Open Air Flow. Air flows freely through the chuck even though the tire valve is not engaged.
  • Open chuck without Internal Shut-off Valve. Works without a valve core
  • * This is the one to choose for operation with the Gripper Standard (Round or Square)

The proper air chuck is like this one:

EPAuto Open Flow Straight Lock-On Air Chuck with Clip for Tire Inflatorcheck it out here

Do not use any Closed-End Air Chucks for the Gripper Standard – it won’t work as expected. You must have an Open-End air chuck on the end of the air hose for the Gripper Standard.

Note: the Gripper has an internal air supply solenoid which controls airflow. Air pressure is only available when you push the start button. No air escapes the air hose when the Gripper is not being used.