As an Application Engineer here at EXAIR, we get calls from customers looking for an air knife, but shorter than our typical 3″ stocked size. We can make an air knife to any length needed, but we will look at the 1″ and 2″ Flat Super Air Nozzles as a possible solution.
Like an air knife, the Flat Nozzles provide a wedge shaped pattern of air that maintains the width of the nozzle, to create a concentrated, powerful air flow. Thus, a 1″ Flat Super Air Nozzle has air stream 1″ wide, and the 2″ Flat Super Air Nozzle has one 2″ wide.
The Flat Super Air Nozzles are available in zinc aluminum alloy or type 316 stainless steel construction, to meet environmental conditions of the process. Both the 1″ and 2″ nozzles contain a changeable, patented shim that maintains the critical air gap, which allows the release of a precise amount of air through the thin slot, across a flat surface. The result is a wide, forceful stream of high velocity, laminar airflow, with minimal air consumption and noise.
Shims are available in thicknesses of 0.005″, 0.010″, 0.015″, 0.020″, 0.025″, and 0.030″. Shim Sets with either 2 or 3 shims are available for both sizes to allow for adjustment of the performance to best meet the application need.
Table below shows the stock offerings of 1″ and 2″ Flat Super Air Nozzles, along with Air Consumption, Force and Sound Level data for your review.
If you have any questions about the Flat Super Air Nozzles, or any EXAIR nozzle or other compressed air product, feel free to contact EXAIR and myself or one of our Application Engineers can help you determine the best solution.