The phone rang in the Application Engineering department earlier this week and on the other end of the phone was a user of EXAIR products. They were searching for a way to move a bulk quantity of sand from one location to another, and they recognized our Line Vacs.
After discussing the specifics of the application (the material to be conveyed, material size, bulk density, conveying distance and height, required conveyance rate, and available compressed air supply), we settled on a 3” Stainless Steel Line Vac, model 6066.
However, that wasn’t the intriguing part of the call. What was more interesting is that this particular end user had an installation of EXAIR Adjustable Air Amplifiers keeping a conveyor rail dry and clear of water. An Air Amplifier is an effective means of moving large volumes of air to dry, clean, or cool. However, normally when such a blow off need is required, a Super Air Nozzle will be utilized.
I came to understand that the Air Amplifiers were working wonderfully in keeping the conveyor rain clean and dry, but the water contaminants were spilling off into other processes. The end user was curious if EXAIR made any vacuum systems for industrial clean up, preferably with accessories to possibly use in this application. We discussed the merits of a Reversible Drum Vac, the available accessories, performance specifications, availability from stock, and the cost.
Today we received an order for two Reversible Drum Vac systems and a 6066 Line Vac. It was great to help a repeat user of EXAIR products, but would’ve been just as rewarding for a new customer.
If you have an application with a process disturbance and think an EXAIR solution may help, contact an EXAIR Application Engineer.