This may seem biased, but my answer is, “EVERYTHING!” Now, that may SEEM biased, but consider the fact that, as an Application Engineer, I have a front row seat for the “Innovation Show” that is EXAIR. The attention to detail that gets paid to the design, testing, verification, and manufacturing of new products constantly reminds me that it’s a level of excellence that EXAIR’s founder, Roy Sweeney, instilled and promoted in our culture from when he started this business in 1983, until his passing in 2016. It’s a testament to his legacy that, not only does it continue; it shows no signs of slowing down. It’s that level of excellence that’s always made it easy for me to speak with confidence about the quality, performance, durability, and effectiveness of all of EXAIR’s engineered compressed air products.
Our Marketing folks proudly passed out copies of the new EXAIR Catalog #35 the other day, and I immediately started immersing myself in that pride as I thumbed through. I thought of 12 years (for me) worth of success stories in helping customers get the most out of their compressed air systems through the use of our products, and our expertise in not only those products’ implementation, but how they can best fit into those customers’ air systems, overall. I wasn’t too far in to my thumbing through, when the “new stuff” really started making an impression on me:
Ultrasonic Leak Detector: Model 9207 is the first new product you’ll see if you start at the beginning. It has the same functionality and tools (parabolic disc for finding out you have leaks in a particular area, and a tubular extension so you can track the leak to its exact location), and some nice upgrades: it’s powered by four AA batteries (instead of a 9V) and comes with a set of earbuds (which I personally prefer over the previous model’s earphones, which I always considered a compromise between headphone & earbuds, with the benefits of neither). It’s never been easier to find those costly leaks in your air system, and fix them.
1/2 NPT HollowStream Liquid Atomizing Spray Nozzles: We’ve had these in 1/4 and 3/8 NPT sizes for a while now, with the ability to spray up to 7.28 gallons per minute. The 1/2 NPT models almost double that capacity to a flow rate of 14 gallons per minute. These spray a ring of liquid, so their flow rates are lower than a comparably sized Full Stream Liquid Atomizing Spray Nozzle, which spray a full, filled-in circle.
Line Vac Conveyance Chart: Remember what I said above about the ability to speak confidently about our products? This new chart compiles decades of controlled in-house testing and details that some customers have shared with us on the performance of different Line Vac models with different materials they’ve been used to convey. While we can’t guarantee EXACT conveyance performance for any specific application, this is a VERY handy tool to get us “in the ballpark” and further increases our great ability to specify the right Air Operated Conveyor for your application.
ATEX Cabinet Cooler Systems: It was a pretty big deal when we introduced our HazLoc Cabinet Cooler Systems that are UL Classified for Class I Div 1, Class II Div 1, and Class III environments. And it WAS a big deal, in the United States & Canada. Now, we can offer the certification of hazardous location requirements, globally, for ATEX Zones 2 & 22. That’s ANOTHER big deal.
Speaking of big deals, come October, EXAIR will have been providing quiet, safe, and efficient compressed air products to industry for 40 years. Catalog 35 has all the products that we’ve been making since then, and everything we’ve added over the years. Click here to get one mailed out to you right away. If you’ve got questions about anything in our catalog, or how EXAIR can help you get the most out of your compressed air system, give me a call.
Russ Bowman, CCASS