EXAIR Safety Air Guns – On Promotion Now!

August marks the beginning of our Safety Air Gun Promotion! For a limited time, order any EXAIR Safety Air Gun and receive a FREE Model #1126 Flat Super Air Nozzle with purchase. Head over to EXAIR.com to learn more about our Safety Air Guns and if you have questions or want to learn more, please contact any of our Application Engineers.

EXAIR Safety Air Guns are durable and comfortable to use. Each model uses an engineered Air Nozzle that provides superior performance by entraining large volumes of surrounding air. Safe operation is assured along with low air consumption and noise levels. Airflow that exits the nozzle can not be blocked, as required by OSHA standard 1910.242 (b).

You can see all of our Safety Air Guns and Air Nozzles on our website http://www.EXAIR.com. The following are the different models we carry and a few key points for each:

TurboBlast® Safety Air Gun, are the newest addition to our line and designed for extended use without fatigue during the most demanding applications, which require a huge amount of force to solve. These air guns produce up to 23 pounds of force! The TurboBlast air blow guns can be found removing slag from primary metal manufacturing processes, cleaning pulp from paper manufacturing machines and covering large or distant areas in need of cleanup. The rugged cast aluminum handle is covered with a soft, durable elastomer grip. Low profile trigger button will disengage if release. Our newest Safety gun provides adjustable flow, strong blow off force, 3′ and 6′ extensions and meets OSHA noise and pressure requirements.

Features & benefits of the new TurboBlast Safety Air Gun

EXAIR Safety Air Guns are made to withstand the demands of daily use, meet OSHA standards for noise and safety, CE compliant, designed for extended use and produce high blow off force.

VariBlast Precision Safety Air Gun is extremely lightweight and the most comfortable to operate during long periods of extended use. It features a variable trigger valve which produces varying force levels depending on how much the trigger is activated. The small diameter nozzle and extension will fit into tight spaces while providing strong blowing force.

The VariBlast Precision Safety Air Guns provides the most focused and precision air flow from EXAIR’s smallest engineered air nozzles.

VariBlast Compact Safety Air Gun is a uniquely powerful gun which produces variable force depending on trigger activation. This cast aluminum gun is equipped with any of our 1/8 NPT engineered air nozzles. The VariBlast Compact Safety Air Gun is small, comfortable and powerful while remaining light and ergonomic. It has two inlets for flexible air supply options.

VariBlast Compact Safety Air Gun

Soft Grip Safety Air Gun has a durable cast aluminum body that is suited for rugged industrial use. The ergonomic design has a large trigger for easy operation and a convenient hanger hook for easy storage.

EXAIR Model 1210 Soft Grip Safety Air Gun

Heavy Duty Safety Air Guns are a powerful air gun with a durable cast aluminum body that is best suited for heavy use in rugged industrial environments. The ergonomic composite rubber grip and wide curved trigger can be used for hours without fatigue.

Heavy Duty Safety Air Gun

EXAIR’s selection of Safety Air Guns, with engineered air nozzles, will cover any air gun application in your plant, meet OSHA’s standards for safety and minimize compressed air consumption when compared to similar commercial air nozzles. Take advantage of our promotion to day and receive a free air nozzle.

Eric Kuhnash
Application Engineer
E-mail: EricKuhnash@EXAIR.com
Twitter: @EXAIR_EK

Minimizing Hazards using the CDC’s Hierarchy of Controls

CDc Hierarchy of Controls

The management and effective control to reducing or eliminating workplace hazards can be frustrating. Controlling the exposure(s) to occupational hazards is the fundamental method of protecting employees. The CDC published a useful guide called “Hierarchy of Controls” detailing 5 types of control methods as a means to implement effective control solutions.

The idea behind this hierarchy is that the control methods at the top of graphic are potentially more effective and protective than those at the bottom. Following this hierarchy normally leads to the implementation of inherently safer systems, where the risk of illness or injury has been substantially reduced.

Elimination and substitution, while most effective at reducing workplace hazards, also tend to be the most difficult to implement in an existing process. If the process is still in a development stage, elimination and substitution of hazards may be inexpensive and simple to implement. For an existing process, major changes in equipment and procedures may be required to eliminate a hazard.

With 23 lbs of hard hitting force, this 1-1/4 NPT Super Air Nozzle is perfect for the most extreme blow off and cleaning jobs.

EXAIR can help your company follow the Hierarchy of Controls, to eliminate or reduce the hazards of compressed air usage. Many EXAIR products, including Super Air Knives and Air Amplifiers are simple to use for the substitution level of the hierarchy. The simplest substitution may be any of the EXAIR Air Nozzles and Jets, which have been designed to meet OSHA standards. All are safe to be supplied with higher pressure compressed air and meet OSHA standards 29 CFR 1910.242(b) and 29 CFR-1910.95(a).

Of course, when designing new systems, keep these products in mind and begin to design safer and more efficient compressed air demand elements of your machines and processes.

If you have questions or want to talk to an EXAIR Application Engineer please contact us to discuss how our products will be beneficial to your work environment safety.

Eric Kuhnash
Application Engineer
E-mail: EricKuhnash@exair.com
Twitter: Twitter: @EXAIR_EK

Removing Oil From Your Compressed Air Helps Keep Your EXAIR Products Running Maintenance-Free

Most of EXAIR’s line of Intelligent Compressed Air Products have no moving parts and require no maintenance. The caveat to the “no maintenance” aspect is proper filtration at the point of use. Many products air demand products like nozzles, air knives and air amplifiers have very tight orifices that could get clogged from any contaminants such as particulate, condensate, and lubricant. Oil and dirt could build up inside of any of these products and keep them from working properly. EXAIR recommends point of use filtration to be installed just upstream of any EXAIR product for this purpose.

Oil is commonly present in a compressed air supply, whether that’s intentional or not can vary. Many air compressors are oil lubricated by a constant supply of oil, inevitably some of this oil ends up in the air supply. As the piston rings wear, more oil is permitted to pass by and ends up in the distribution system. While this is kept to a minimum with proper maintenance, it is impossible to prevent unless using an oil-free compressor.

Sometimes oil is present in the air supply intentionally, many pneumatic devices require a precise amount of oil to keep the internal moving parts lubricated. In the case of any EXAIR Intelligent Compressed Air Product, we recommend particulate free, condensate free, and oil free air.

In order to remove oil from the air supply, EXAIR offers a line of Oil Removal Filters. These coalescing style filters are used to remove very fine water vapor as well as any residual oil. These filters are highly recommended to be installed just prior to any dryer that contains a media that would be compromised by any lubricant passing through it. Coalescing filters utilize an element typically made up of glass fibers that “coalesce”, or combine, the fine water vapor and oil aerosols until the droplet size becomes large enough that it drops off into the bowl or filter housing. With a coalescing filter, the most common cause of pressure drop increase is due to particulate clogging the filter element. Because of this, a particulate filter should always be installed just prior to any coalescing filters.

Without any filtration, any oil in the air supply will pass through the point of use device and into or on to your product or process. With the elimination of this problem such a simple solution, don’t neglect proper air preparation to ensure you’re delivering clean, oil-free air to all of your Intelligent Compressed Air Products.

Tyler Daniel
Application Engineer
E-mail: TylerDaniel@EXAIR.com
Twitter: @EXAIR_TD

Siphon Fed Air Atomizing Spray Nozzles

Siphon fed nozzles are a great alternative for spraying where no liquid pressure is available. EXAIR has 3 sizes from 1/8 NPT, 1/4 NPT and 1/2 NPT nozzles along with “No-Drip” nozzles in the same sizes. Siphon fed nozzles require no liquid pressure and can be used with gravity fed liquids or lift liquids from a siphon height as much as 36′ (91 cm). Siphon fed nozzles work best with thinner liquids up to 200 centipoise.

Siphon Fed model

EXAIR Air Atomizing Nozzles are manufactured from 303 stainless steel for durability and corrosion resistance. The siphon fed nozzles can be easily implemented where a tank can be installed and lower the cost of the installation by not requiring a liquid pump, just point of use compressed air.

In addition to the sizes and no drip option the siphon fed nozzle comes in two spray patters. The round pattern offers more liquid pass through and can be used in cleaning, rinsing, cooling and coating applications.

No Drip Siphon Fed Round Pattern Atomizing Nozzle

The siphon fed flat fan pattern nozzles are great where no liquid pressure is available and a thin coating is needed over a wide band. Flow rate is adjustable via the adjusting valve.

For non-pressurized liquid spraying solutions, you want to consider our siphon fed air atomizing nozzles. Please contact any of our Application Engineers if you have questions regarding our Air Atomizing Spray Nozzles.

Eric Kuhnash
Application Engineer
E-mail: EricKuhnash@EXAIR.com
Twitter: @EXAIR_EK