EXAIR has continued to build on a large catalog of Intelligent Compressed Air Products. In catalog 27 we introduce (2) new Atomizing Nozzles to add to our product’s functionality and versatility. Today, I want to talk about one of the spray nozzles we added. Don’t worry! Next week, I will talk about the second nozzle, if you must look ahead follow this link.
Our new nozzle is the Internal Mix Deflected Fan Nozzle. The nozzle produce a flat fan of atomized liquid at a right angle to the nozzle’s orientation. The nozzle is designed for pressure fed application, where the pressurized liquid does not need to be controlled independently from pressurized air. In cases where space is limited, the directed flat fan frees up over 3 3/4″ extra inches of height clearance on the standard nozzle. With the no drip spray nozzle, it can gain you over 4 inches of clearance. This clearance can be very important when you consider the coverage you gain in a tight space.
Let me give you an example. A customer is running a 28 inch conveyor of machined parts through a 6″ tunnel and wishes to spray a solvent across the parts evenly. In the past we would have needed to use the AF2010SS No Drip nozzles. The AF2010SS nozzle would have done a great job, but the nozzle would need to be mounted at the top of the tunnel. The overall length of the nozzle would limit the spray distance to 2 3/4″ inches. With only 2 3/4″ of spray, it would require 11 nozzles to cover the 28″ span. With the AD2010SS the bulk of the nozzle and the no drip body can be mounted behind the spray nozzle, which allows the spray distance to be 5 1/2″ which would cover a wide 8 1/4″ area. With 8 1/4″ of coverage, what would have required (11) nozzles now only requires (4) nozzles.