Turn it off! When you pull your car in the garage what do you do? I believe the answer would be you turn it off. When you finish washing your hands what do you do? I believe that you turn off the water. When your finish baking your dinner, what do you do? I believe you turn off the oven. These all seem like natural habits that we learned through life but seemingly we tend to overlook, “turning it off” when using compressed air. One of the biggest savings you can find when working with your compressed air systems would be “Turning It Off” when not in use.
EXAIR has both manual and electronic driven options for turning your compressed air off while it is not needed. You can use manual (ball) valves to easily turn your compressed air on or off. Manual valves can be used at the point of use for anyone to simply turn the valve stopping the compressed air when it is not needed. A ball valve is a shut-off valve that controls the flow of a liquid or gas by means of a rotary ball having a bore. Rotating the ball a quarter turn (90 degrees) around its axis, the medium can flow through or is blocked. They are characterized by a long service life and provide a reliable closure over the life span, even when the valve is not in use for a long time.EXAIR has valves available from 1/4 NPT up to 1 NPT fittings.
Some systems may require turning your compressed air on/off on a more frequent basis so using an electronic form of shut off might be a preferred method. EXAIR has an Electronic Flow Control (EFC) that can be programmed to accommodate gaps of time ensuring the most efficient use of air. Our EFC is a user friendly, flow control for compressed air that is designed to minimize compressed air use on blow off, drying, cooling, conveying and statius elimination operations. The EFC combines a photoelectric sensor with a timing control that limits compressed air use by turning it off when no part is present. The timing control permits easy tuning to the application requirements while providing flexibility in sensing distance. The EFC also has eight programmable on and off modes.
EXAIR can help your company “go green” saving you money through efficient use of your compressed air. If you have questions or need help determining which of our products will help, please contact one of our Application Engineers as we are happy to help.
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