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EXAIR Air Knives
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EXAIR Air Knives
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EXAIR Air Knives
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EXAIR Air Knives
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EXAIR Air Knives
EXAIR Air Knives
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EXAIR Air Knives
EXAIR Air Knives
EXAIR Air Knives
EXAIR Air Knives
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Quiet, efficient hard hitting curtain of air used for blow off, cleaning, cooling, and drying. Download the Air Knife slideshow and all of our product presentations here - …

Quiet, efficient hard hitting curtain of air used for blow off, cleaning, cooling, and drying. Download the Air Knife slideshow and all of our product presentations here - http://tinyurl.com/exair-presentations

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  • 1. Air Knives
  • 2. Super Air Knife <ul><li>Super Air Knife™ </li></ul><ul><li>Quiet, hard-hitting curtain of air for blowoff, cleaning, drying and cooling. </li></ul><ul><li>Surprisingly quiet! - only 69 dBA! </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced air consumption! </li></ul><ul><li>Uniform airflow! </li></ul>40:1 Air Amplification
  • 3. Super Air Knife <ul><li>What is the Super Air Knife? </li></ul><ul><li>A more efficient way to clean, dry or cool parts, webs or conveyors </li></ul><ul><li>Delivers a uniform sheet of laminar airflow across the entire length with hard-hitting force </li></ul><ul><li>Dramatically reduces compressed air usage and noise when compared to other blowoffs </li></ul><ul><li>Sound level at 80 PSIG (5.5 BAR) is surprisingly quiet at 69 dBA for most applications </li></ul><ul><li>Air amplification ratios (entrained air to compressed air) of 40:1 are produced </li></ul><ul><li>Meets OSHA maximum dead-ended pressure and noise requirements </li></ul>
  • 4. Super Air Knife <ul><li>Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Part drying after wash </li></ul><ul><li>Sheet cleaning in strip mills </li></ul><ul><li>Conveyor cleaning </li></ul><ul><li>Part or component cooling </li></ul><ul><li>Web drying or cleaning </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental separation </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-paint blowoff </li></ul><ul><li>Bag opening/filling operations </li></ul><ul><li>Scrap removal on converting operations </li></ul>
  • 5. Super Air Knife - Applications <ul><li>Drying Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Fast moving bottles are blown dry by (2) Model 110012 12&quot; (305mm) Super Air Knives prior to labeling. </li></ul><ul><li>A Model 110024SS 24&quot; (610mm) Stainless Steel Super Air Knife dries bolt covers exiting an electro-polishing tank. </li></ul>
  • 6. Super Air Knife - Applications <ul><li>Drying Applications (continued) </li></ul><ul><li>Axle hubs are dried using (3) Super Air Knives (one vertically on each side of the hub and one across the top). </li></ul><ul><li>A Model 110048 54&quot; (1372mm) Super Air Knife provides wide surface coverage to clean, dry or cool several parts at once. </li></ul>
  • 7. Super Air Knife - Applications <ul><li>Blowoff Applications </li></ul><ul><li>(5) Model 110003 3&quot; (76mm) Super Air Knives blow chips off the fixture, tools and ways on this boring operation. </li></ul><ul><li>(1) Model 110006&quot; (152mm) Super Air Knife blow solvent from a circuit board following a flux removal operation. </li></ul>
  • 8. Super Air Knife - Applications <ul><li>Cooling Applications </li></ul><ul><li>A Model 110018 18&quot; (457mm) Super Air Knife cools molten plastic following dip molding. </li></ul><ul><li>High volume airflow from a Model 110006 6&quot; (152mm) Super Air Knife keeps linear induction motors on an indoor roller coaster from overheating. </li></ul>
  • 9. Super Air Knife - Applications <ul><li>Cleaning Applications </li></ul><ul><li>A series of Super Air Knives blow contaminants from car bodies prior to painting. </li></ul>
  • 10. Super Air Knife <ul><li>How The Super Air Knife Works </li></ul><ul><li>Compressed air flows through an inlet (1) into the plenum chamber of the Super Air Knife. The flow is directed to a precise, slotted orifice. </li></ul>As the primary airflow exits the thin slotted nozzle (2), it follows a flat surface that directs the airflow in a perfectly straight line. This creates a uniform sheet of air across the entire length of the Super Air Knife. Velocity loss is minimized and force is maximized as the room air (3) is entrained into the primary airstream at a ratio of 40:1. The result is a well defined sheet of laminar airflow with hardhitting force and minimal wind shear.
  • 11. Super Air Knife <ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><li>Quiet - 69 dBA for most applications </li></ul><ul><li>Minimal air consumption </li></ul><ul><li>40:1 air amplification </li></ul><ul><li>Uniform airflow across entire length </li></ul><ul><li>Variable force and flow </li></ul><ul><li>No moving parts - maintenance free </li></ul><ul><li>Easy mounting - compressed air inlets on each end and bottom </li></ul><ul><li>Compact, rugged, easy to install </li></ul><ul><li>Stainless steel screws in all models </li></ul><ul><li>Recessed hardware for easy mounting </li></ul><ul><li>Stock lengths to 54&quot; (1372mm) in aluminum, 303 stainless steel, and 316 stainless steel (ss - for temperatures up to 800°F (427°C), food processing or corrosive environments) </li></ul><ul><li>Special lengths available </li></ul><ul><li>Unlimited system lengths of uninterrupted airflow available </li></ul>
  • 12. Super Air Knife <ul><li>Replacement For Expensive, Noisy Blowers </li></ul><ul><li>High purchase price </li></ul><ul><li>Blower noise </li></ul><ul><li>Bulky size </li></ul><ul><li>You might not get the part dried or cleaned on the first pass </li></ul><ul><li>AND - none of them like to talk about the downtime you'll experience when you have to send the blower head back to them to replace the bearings every year or so </li></ul>Blower manufacturers like to talk about low energy cost but conveniently ignore:
  • 13. Super Air Knife <ul><li>Important Facts About Blowers </li></ul><ul><li>Filters must be replaced every one to three months </li></ul><ul><li>Belts must be replaced every three to six months </li></ul><ul><li>Blower bearings wear out quickly due to the motor that must turn at 17-20,000 RPM in order to generate effective airflows </li></ul><ul><li>Poorly designed seals that allow dirt and moisture infiltration along with environments above 125°F (52°C) decrease the one year bearing life </li></ul><ul><li>Typical bearing replacement is at least once a year at a cost near $1000 (most are not field replaceable) </li></ul><ul><li>Sound levels often exceed OSHA noise level exposure requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Air volume and velocity are often difficult to control since mechanical adjustments are required </li></ul>
  • 14. Super Air Knife - Specials <ul><li>A special curved stainless steel Super Air Knife holds test tubes in place on a rotating index table. </li></ul><ul><li>A PVC Super Air Knife designed to withstand a phosphorus environment </li></ul>
  • 15. Super Air Knife - Specials <ul><li>A PVDF Super Air Knife resists a highly acidic environment. </li></ul><ul><li>A flat Super Air Knife, only 11/16” thick, blows plastic fibers from a mold used to make integrated circuit chips. </li></ul>
  • 16. Standard Air Knife <ul><li>Standard Air Knife™ </li></ul><ul><li>Hard hitting curtain of </li></ul><ul><li>air for web, sheet and </li></ul><ul><li>part blowoff. </li></ul>30:1 Air Amplification
  • 17. Standard Air Knife <ul><li>What is the Standard Air Knife? </li></ul><ul><li>A quiet, energy efficient way to clean, dry or cool parts, webs or conveyors. </li></ul><ul><li>Utilizes the coanda effect (wall attachment of a high velocity fluid) to create air motion in its surroundings. </li></ul><ul><li>Air amplification ratios (entrained air to compressed air) of 30:1 are produced </li></ul><ul><li>Meets OSHA maximum dead-ended pressure and noise requirements </li></ul>
  • 18. Standard Air Knife - Applications <ul><li>A Model 110018 18&quot; (457mm) Super Air Knife cools molten plastic following dip molding. </li></ul><ul><li>High volume airflow from a Model 110006 6&quot; (152mm) Super Air Knife keeps linear induction motors on an indoor roller coaster from overheating. </li></ul>
  • 19. Full-Flow Air Knife <ul><li>Full-Flow Air Knife™ </li></ul><ul><li>This low cost choice </li></ul><ul><li>provides a curtain of air </li></ul><ul><li>for blowoff, cleaning, </li></ul><ul><li>drying and cooling. </li></ul>30:1 Air Amplification
  • 20. Full-Flow Air Knife <ul><li>What is the Full-Flow Air Knife? </li></ul><ul><li>An effective way to clean, dry or cool parts, webs or conveyors. </li></ul><ul><li>Utilizes the coanda effect to pull in large volumes of surrounding air, producing a high flow, high velocity curtain of air. </li></ul><ul><li>The &quot;Full-Flow&quot; provides airflow across the entire length. A 12&quot; (305mm) Full-Flow Air Knife measures 12 &quot; (305mm). </li></ul><ul><li>It has the compressed air inlet(s) on the rear. </li></ul>
  • 21. Full-Flow Air Knife - Applications <ul><li>Three Full-Flow Air Knives dry automotive batteries following a rinse operation. </li></ul>
  • 22. EXAIR AIR Knife - Comparison Which Air Knife Is Best For You? <ul><li>Most even airflow </li></ul><ul><li>Airflow length and overall length the same </li></ul><ul><li>Overall length is 25.4mm (1inch) longer than airflow length </li></ul><ul><li>Airflow length and overall length the same </li></ul><ul><li>Higher dBA rating (83 dBA at 80 PSIG) </li></ul><ul><li>Quietest (69 dBA at 80 PSIG) </li></ul><ul><li>Higher dBA rating (80 dBA at 80 PSIG) </li></ul><ul><li>Good velocity </li></ul><ul><li>Good velocity </li></ul><ul><li>Highest efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Higher operating cost than Super Air Knife </li></ul><ul><li>Higher operating cost than Super Air Knife </li></ul><ul><li>Lowest operating cost </li></ul><ul><li>Good choice, lowest purchase price </li></ul><ul><li>Good choice, lower purchase price </li></ul><ul><li>Best choice for all applications </li></ul>Full-Flow Air Knife Standard Air Knife Super Air Knife <ul><li>Air inlets on each end and bottom </li></ul><ul><li>Air inlets on each end </li></ul><ul><li>40:1 amplification </li></ul><ul><li>30:1 amplification </li></ul><ul><li>30:1 amplification </li></ul><ul><li>Air inlet(s) on the rear </li></ul>
  • 23. Universal Air Knife Mounting Bracket <ul><li>Provides a secure, precise positioning for any Air Knife </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Super Air Knife </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Standard Air Knife </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Full-Flow Air Knife </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Super Ion Air Knife </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Standard Ion Air Knife </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Durable, stainless steel construction </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a maximum extension of 30” (762mm) </li></ul><ul><li>For Air Knives 24” (610mm) or longer, use (2) Universal Air Knife Mounting Systems </li></ul>
  • 24. EFC™ - Electronic Flow Control <ul><li>Need a Control? </li></ul><ul><li>EXAIR’s EFC™ is an electronic flow control that limits compressed air use. </li></ul><ul><li>Dramatically reduces compressed air costs by turning off the compressed air when no part is present. </li></ul>
  • 25. Questions? <ul><li>If you have questions, contact an EXAIR Application Engineer. </li></ul><ul><li>(800) 903-9247 Toll Free Phone (U.S. and Canada) </li></ul><ul><li>(513) 671-3322 (Worldwide Phone) </li></ul><ul><li>(866) 329-3924 Toll Free Fax (U.S. and Canada) </li></ul><ul><li>(513) 671-3363 (Worldwide Fax) </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] (E-mail) </li></ul><ul><li>www.exair.com </li></ul>
  • 26. Copyright © 2008 EXAIR Corporation. All Rights reserved.

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