Earlier this morning I took a call from a production facility here in the U.S. with a specific application need. In this facility, bricks are made via automated processes, and during one stage of production a residue remains which affects future product progression.
To combat the residue accumulation, airguns were mounted in place with the triggers zip tied and controlled by an adjacent solenoid. Using 1/4″ NPT nozzles of unknown origin, these air guns remove the build up of small granular dirt along the edge of the bricks. An image of this setup can be seen above.
While the solution provided some relief, the compressed air use was deemed excessive and the noise level too high. The end user in this case contacted EXAIR for a more efficient and more quiet solution.
Due to the size of the existing nozzles, and the desire of the end user to only replace the nozzle portion of the setup, our recommendation was to use model 1100 or model 1126 Super Air Nozzles. Based on prior experience, I recommended to test each style of nozzle to determine which will provide the better result.
The customer responded in turn. “Not a problem. We have other applications that need this same type of upgrade. I’m sure we’ll use them both and be calling you again.”
Solving problems and upgrading existing solutions is what EXAIR products are designed to do. If you have an application you’d like to discuss, contact an Application Engineer.