Early one morning we received a call from a local metal stamping company that had a problem. They had outstripped the volumetric capacity of their (2) 50 HP air compressors.
They were using open copper tubes to facilitate separating the part from the die on the upstroke and then blow the part backwards into the collection chute. The (5) 1/4” copper tubes were all connected to a single manifold with a valve to control each tube. Compounding their compressed air shortage was that this setup was duplicated on approximately (8) presses. Per the plant they run the presses for approximately (4) hours per day. The volume of air required for one press was calculated as:
One 1/4” open copper pipe consumes 33 SCFM @ 80 PSIG, therefore:
Due to the award winning design of EXAIR’s engineered air nozzles the plant achieved faster separation of the part from the die and greater efficiency moving the part to the collection chute, while averting the need to purchase a larger air compressor. They are saving air, reducing energy costs and lowering the noise level in their facility.
If you would like to discuss saving air and/or reducing noise, I would enjoy hearing from you…give me a call.