Recently, I was able to work with a gentlemen from a stamping company that produces small metal stamped lids for the cosmetic industry. He was frustrated because the current blow off setup, a copper tube and nozzle (shown below), was too weak and narrow to be effective with parts ranging from 1″ to 2.5″ wide. Whenever a lid did not get completely discharged, the machine would jam and double hit on the next cycle, ruining (2) parts in the process, not to mention, potentially damaging the the tooling.
After reviewing the process, which is very high speed, we wanted a strong, concentrated blast of air that matched the part profile to maximize the air flow contact patch. We agreed the model HP1125 – 2″ High Power Flat Super Air Nozzle would be a good nozzle to implement and test. In addition to the Nozzle, the customer ordered the model HP1132SS Shim Set, to allow for flow and force adjustment of the nozzle to obtain the best possible performance under production conditions. The HP1125 nozzle provides 2.2 lbs of force with the standard .025 patented shim installed, and can be decreased or increased by changing the shim to .020″ or .030″ thick. Preliminary testing has proven successful, and reliability testing and data collection is underway.
To discuss your part ejection, blowoff, cooling or drying application, feel free to contact EXAIR and one our Application Engineers can help you determine the best solution.