Simplicity and Ease Of Operation…On Two Wheels

The other night, my bride and I took a wonderful tour of downtown Cincinnati. We went through Sawyer Park and Bicentennial Commons on the Cincinnati riverfront, then across the Purple People Bridge to Newport, Kentucky. There, we saw the Newport Peace Bell, the Courthouse, and the Syndicate…a night club that celebrates Newport’s Prohibition-era history as a favorite hot spot for gangsters (really). We then made our way back across the river, past Great American Ballpark, Fountain Square, and through Washington Park, which has gone through a magnificent restoration since I’d last been there not all that long ago. See, we were both born and raised in Cincinnati, so we didn’t go anywhere or see anything we hadn’t gone to or seen before.

But we’d never done it while riding on Segways…turns out, there’s a bike rental place downtown that offers guided tours, and we stumbled upon a great half-price offer. So, off we went.

Not Me on a Segway

Now, I’m not known for physical gracefulness, so I was a little apprehensive about getting on one of these things, but, with just a few instructions and pointers from our tour guide (and advanced Segway-ist), Will, we were riding around like pros in a few short minutes. Three hours, and about seven miles later, we were ready to go home, but eager to look for another half-price deal; maybe to tour another part of the city (they also do tours Eden Park, Mt. Adams, etc.).

Like I said, I was a little worried about my ability (or lack thereof) to ride a Segway. But, it’s fairly straight forward: you lean forward to go straight, lean back to stop, keep leaning back to go backwards, and lean left or right to, well, go left or right. I wish I could give you more details than that, but, like I found out, it was something I just had to find out for myself.

That’s the way it goes with devices that are designed with simplicity, and ease of use, in mind. Don’t get me wrong; a Segway is a complicated piece of machinery, with an on-board computer that controls the drive motors, based on input from gyroscopic and fluid level sensors. But their use is surprisingly intuitive, and, with few exceptions (Regina is going to enjoy telling the story of my first encounter with a speed bump for a LONG time), they do exactly what you want them to.

Similarly, EXAIR products are designed with simplicity and ease of use in mind:

*Super Air Knives have four ports to plumb compressed air to. For longer units that need to be plumbed in more than one port for proper air supply, we offer Plumbing Kits that get you down to one or two connections.

They also have ¼”-20 taps every 2” along the bottom for easy mounting. If that doesn’t work for you, we have a Universal Mounting System that provides for quick, easy, and reliable mounting & positioning.

*Our Vortex Tube cooling products, especially our Cabinet Coolers this time of year, are very popular replacements for more complex – and expensive – means of heat removal. They have no moving parts, so they can run indefinitely, maintenance free: you can “set it and forget it”…simplicity at its finest.

*Our Industrial Vacuums are ready to install on a standard drum. If you want the drum, we provide those too, in our Premium Systems.

Oh, and they’re all in stock…with an order by 3pm EST, we ship same day (2pm EST for Canada orders). Whether you’re the one in charge or purchasing them, installing them, or both, we’re all about simplicity and ease of operation. What more could you ask for? That’s not rhetorical, by the way…let us know if you have any questions; we’re eager to see how we can help.

Russ Bowman
Application Engineer
EXAIR Corporation
(513)671-3322 local
(800)923-9247 toll free
(513)671-3363 fax

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