Do Your Compressed Air Processes Always Have To Be On?

With all the talk of conserving energy and lowering our energy consumption going around, optimization of your compressed air system is vital to reducing the consumption your operations use.  One of the key ways you can optimize your system is by implementing an Electronic Flow Control wherever possible. 


   The advantage to using an EFC on your system is you will decrease your air consumption as long as your process can be shut off for even a second or less.  Think of the grass in your yard.  You don’t water it continuously throughout the day like in the video below.

Come to think of it I’m not sure I have ever seen someone water their lawn quite like that…back to the point.  When most people water their lawn they only use the water when the yard needs it or for a set time, this is achieved with devices like the following video portrays.

This is one of the ways to “Optimize” the system so that water is not being wasted.  The EXAIR EFC offers the same type of control for your compressed air operations.  Whether it is blowing parts off as they come down a conveyor line, sucking up some trim or debris on a given interval, or even ejecting parts from a line, the EFC has dozens of programmable modes and offers the conservation of your compressed air. 

For example if you run a conveyor with products that need to be blow off and are 6” long, have a 6” gap between each product you could set the sensor and the timing unit for the EFC to save up to 50% of your compressed air.  There have been multiple uses across multiple industries that have saved thousands of dollars for our customers.   To check out some of the applications where the EFC has cut air consumption please follow this link.

Brian Farno
Application Engineer

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