Well, if everything went as planned, this blog is actually being posted on Friday. However, I’m writing it on Wednesday.
Our daily blogs are written a couple of days in advance, so that they can be reviewed. None of us ever draft anything that’s inappropriate. Not REALLY inappropriate, anyway…but they are indeed checked for grammar, content, accuracy, and quality. I’m probably the most conceited about my writing ability (and for good reason…see?) but I’m still humble enough to appreciate any suggestions for improvement. Heck, if they make it look better before anyone else sees it, I get to take credit for that, too. It’s not like you readers know what gets changed. If you want to know what I’m like sans edit review, you can always follow me on Twitter.
If our system of blog review and posting proves anything, it’s that it never hurts to run your plan by someone else with experience in what you’re trying to do. Case in point:
I had the pleasure of discussing an Industrial Vacuum application with a customer recently. One of our Chip Vacs had been in use within their shop for a long time, and they were quite pleased with its durability and longevity. They had begun working with some hardened steel product a while back, and, over time, those chips & shavings had worn through the Chip Vac’s aluminum body. They wanted to order a replacement Chip Vac unit, and perhaps keep another in stock for when that one wore out, and were simply calling for price and availability.
Our solution, instead, was to provide a Heavy Duty Dry Vac. They didn’t need the complete system; just the Model 6097 Heavy Duty Dry Vac unit itself, since it’s dimensionally identical to the Chip Vac. They just unscrewed the Chip Vac on the drum lid, and threaded in the Heavy Duty Dry Vac.
The EXAIR Chip Vac and Heavy Duty Dry Vac Systems.
It’s too soon to know for sure, but all signs point to a long, useful life. In fact, we’ve borne that theory out with in-house testing with numerous abrasive materials. We posted a video a while back, showing the effects of abrasive material conveyed through our Line Vac products: both the standard aluminum, and the hardened alloy Heavy Duty ones. You can see the results for yourself, here.
If you’d like to get expert suggestions on your compressed air application, please give us a call.