Earlier this week I received a call from a customer who had an issue in his facility with the hand held blow guns the operators were using. The units he had were simply too loud and he was trying to get below the 85 dBA threshold for hearing protection. Not to mention they were using a large volume of compressed air.
I discussed the application with the customer only to discover they are blowing dry aluminum chips off a table and need a three foot extension so the operators can easily reach all extents. The nozzles they had on their existing blow guns were essentially a cross drilled “safety nozzle”. The customer was using the same model air gun throughout his facility at a total of 33 machining centers. Each unit had a gun with a 3′ extension and a cross drilled nozzle like tip.
After discussing the amount of chips and what they were using I recommended he utilize a newer style adapter we have that would appear to work on his existing gun with the existing extension. This means, rather than having to replace the entire air gun, extension pipe, and nozzle, he was able to purchase a simple adapter along with our model 1100 Super Air Nozzle and retrofit his entire facility. This cut the budget needed by more than half of other solutions he was looking into from other companies. Picture of the nozzle and adapter are below.
This was just another adapter for EXAIR but it was the right adapter for the customers existing product. So if you have an existing blow off and you don’t want to replace the entire blow off device but you want to try and upgrade your system, contact us.