Super Air Wipes Clean Wire, Hose, Tube, Cable and Extrusions

Gen4 Super Ion Air Wipe

EXAIR has a wide variety of Intelligent Compressed Air Products® which are designed and engineered to improve manufacturing processes. Our Super Air Wipes provide a uniform 360 degree airstream that is ideal for blow-off, drying, cleaning and cooling of pipe, cable, extruded shapes, hose, wire and more. The split design offers easy clamping around the surface of the material moving through it, eliminating the need for threading. Sizes range from 3/8″ (10mm) up to 11″ (279mm) diameters.

Prior to the introducing the Super Air Wipes, the only way to blow-off, dry, clean and cool cylindrical, round or extruded surfaces was to use a ring of air nozzles. The nozzle option typically had higher air consumption and noise levels along with inconsistent air velocity, which produced inferior results compared to an Air Wipe. The Super Air Wipe provides a high volume, high velocity airflow that is uniformly ejected from the 360 degree of its inner diameter. The airstream attaches itself to the material running through it to effectively wipe, clean, cool or dry surfaces. Velocity can be varied from a “blast” to a “breeze”.

There is a 1/4 NPT female inlet on each half of the Super Air Wipe on sizes up to 7″ (178mm). Sizes 9″ (229mm) and larger include two 1/4 NPT female inlets on each half in order to maintain proper air volume and performance. Aluminum Super Air Wipes up to 4″ (102mm) include a brass tee that supplies one half directly and a stainless steel wire braided coupling hose rated at 400F (204C) to supply the other half. Stainless steel Super Air Wipes up to 4″ (102mm) include a stainless steel tee and stainless steel wire braided coupling hose rated at 800F (427C). Larger sizes should be piped directly.

Gen4 Super Ion Air Wipe

Tapped holes on the downstream side are provided for permanent mounting if the Super Air Wipe is not held in place with rigid pipe. Coupling brackets that hold each half of the Super Air Wipe together are provided which can be installed or removed quickly if required.

The Super Air Wipes come standard with a .002″ (0.05mm) gap setting. The compressed air exhausts through a gap which is set with a stainless steel shim positioned between the cap and body of the Super Air Wipe. Force and flow through the Super Air Wipe may be easily increased by adding shims to open the gap. Kits include a shim set. Shim sets include 92) .002″ (0.05mm) thick stainless steel shims.

If you have questions or would like to learn more about EXAIR Super Air Wipes or any of our “Intelligent Compressed Air Products” please contact any or our Application Engineers.

Eric Kuhnash
Application Engineer
Twitter: @EXAIR_EK

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