Out With the Old and In With the New

Oh really!!  Being in my senior years I’ve been around long enough to see things come full circle. What is being touted today as new is merely something recycled from the past with a new coat of paint.  I have a closet full of ties: wide ones, thin ones, stripped ones, paisley prints, stripes, and colors of all sorts. I don’t throw them away because over time they come back into style.

When we were kids, Mom reused jelly jars for juice glasses. Grandma recycled flour sacks into pillow cases. Anything headed for the dump Dad stripped of its nuts and bolts and saved them in recycled baby food jars. As we outgrew our clothes, we recycled them down to our smaller siblings.

Then there came the era of “planned obsolescence“.  The idea was not to make products designed to last, but they should be made cheaply and simply discarded and replaced. This would create jobs and stimulate a robust economy. So we became a wasteful, consuming, throwaway society.

Today we have come full circle. Catch phrases such as sustainability, recycle, and conserve are the rage. Oh really! That’s what we used to do. So is this really new or simply recycled from the past with a new coat of paint?

EXAIR does not subscribe to planned obsolescence. For 27 years we have built our products to last and back it up with a 5 year built to last warranty. Nozzles, jets, and air knives have been around forever. So their basic concept is not new. What is new is what EXAIR has done to design them to conserve compressed air, operate at low sound levels, and be compliant to OSHA directives without sacrificing performance.

If you need help in retrofitting your inefficient nozzles or have an application that requires the use of compressed air call one of our application engineers at 1-800-903-9247

Joe Panfalone
Application Engineer

2 thoughts on “Out With the Old and In With the New

  1. Good post.
    I’m not from the generation of those who endured a World War or the Depression, but I wonder if some of those recycling practices were borne of necessity, when items we take for granted today were in short supply long ago. Being brought up in the lean years of the Depression or a major war can condition a person to be recycle-conscious and frugal, neither of which is a bad quality.
    At General Digital, we have the same attitude as Exair. We often see our rugged monitors come back–not for repair–but for an upgrade, after 20 or more years in the field. We build our display products to last–even in the most inhospitable of environments.

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