Our German distributor, Eputec Gmbh contacted me the other day regarding a customer they have been working with to supply 3” Aluminum Super Air Knives for keeping an infrared camera lens clear. The mentioned cameras were supplied with an “air ring” of sorts from the manufacturer, but they consumed a good deal of air and were not effective for the task of keeping the lens area with a clear view of the process it was intended to monitor.
With that, the end customer wanted to improve on this characteristic of their equipment. And so they contacted the technical specialist at Eputec Gmbh to discuss options. After determining the need, they chose a Model BP110003 (3” Aluminum Super Air Knife) to blow away the smoke and other light debris that can tend to float into the view of the camera. A photo of one of the IR cameras with Model 110003 fitted along with a heat shield and an automated lens cap to keep the lens clean when not in use.
Blowing lenses of cameras, sensors, lasers and other similar devices used to monitor process and provide feedback has been one of the more common uses for the Super Air Knife over the years. If you have a similar process that could benefit from using Super Air Knives, contact us and we will be glad to render the same quick service to help you through your application.