The other day I received a call from the Corporate Director of a manufacturing company with multiple locations across the country. He had grown frustrated with the service and quality he was receiving from his current Air Gun & Nozzle supplier. He explained that he was unable to buy the individual components to make repairs to the air guns and described the overall quality as “disposable”.
I asked him for model air gun he had been purchasing so that I could make an accurate comparison and recommendation for the equivalent or better EXAIR offering. As I researched this competitive air gun I was surprised to find out that the specifications were vague at best. What I mean by that is EXAIR clearly publishes air consumption @ 80 PSI, force which is specified @ 12″ from the nozzle and the sound level in dBA @ 3′ from the nozzle.
I recommended the EXAIR 1699-24 (1699-12 pictured) which is the VariBlast Compact Safety Air Gun, 24″ Extension Pipe & the 1102 Mini Super Air Nozzle.
The 1699-24 (supplied with the 1102 Mini Super Air Nozzle) specifications are: 10 SCFM @ 80 PSI compressed air consumption, 9 ounces force @ 12″ from nozzle and 71 dBA @ 3′ from the nozzle. The 1102 1/8 FNPT is available in Zinc Aluminum, 316 SS or PEEK plastic.
The customer reported an average noise reduction of over 15 dBA which looks considerable, however it is a greater gain than the number would indicate. An increase of 10 dB is required before sound is perceived to be twice as loud, therefore EXAIR lowered the perceived sound by over 150%!
While this customer did not add the optional EXAIR Chip Shield you certainly can. Simply add -CS to the end of any Safety Air Gun part number. The part number for the featured VariBlast Safety Air Gun would become 1699-24-CS. Chip Shields are made from durable poly-carbonate that protect operators from flying debris often associated with blowing chips off machined parts. Chip Shields are also great for keeping coolant from spreading everywhere during drying operations. They are available for the VariBlast Safety Air Gun, Soft Grip Safety Air Gun and Heavy Duty Safety Air Gun. Also Chip Shields can be used on Safety Air Guns with or without the aluminum extension!
When you are looking for OSHA safe, quiet and efficient point of use compressed air products give us a call. Experience the EXAIR difference first hand and receive the great customer service, products and attention you deserve! We would enjoy hearing from you.
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