I read an article earlier this week talking about the types of toys you played with as a child and what your career lead to. Then I got to thinking, what if I had some EXAIR products and an air compressor when I was a kid? What kind of madness could ensue?
The first item that came to mind for me was using a Line Vac. This would not only be used to propel Hot Wheels a record breaking speeds into the loop of death or see how many full size cars the scaled car can jump. Also what happens to a full size car when you launch a small die cast car into it? Needless to say that is not all the ideas I have had for taking the orange track to the next level.
In case cars weren’t your thing, a Line Vac would be great to launch a parachute assault using your favorite G.I. Joe with a parachute, not to mention go quite higher than I could ever through it. It could also help launch zip lines or remove excavated dirt out of bunkers.
When I was a child, I didn’t know what compressed air or an air compressor was other than that my dad used one to inflate bike tires. Now, I work around compressed air every single day and I make sure to introduce my girls to it whenever possible, especially how to use compressed air safe.
The point is, a lot of the toys I played with as a child kept me thinking about mechanical ways to do things and thus I ended up with a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. Hopefully by introducing kids today to our products and the many uses they will help perpetuate the design cycles of Intelligent Compressed Air Products.