Easy hookup: there’s not much to it – all you need is an air hose to run from your compressor, or header, to the Safety Air Gun itself. These come in different shapes and sizes, depending on what you’re using, and what you’re using it for:
Compressed air hose: EXAIR can provide reinforced synthetic rubber supply hose in 3/8″ or 1/2″ ID’s, up to 50ft long. We offer them with 1/2 or 1/4 MNPT fittings. The 3/8″ ID hoses with 1/4 MNPT fittings are perfect for most of our Safety Air Guns.
Coiled hose: For convenience and portability, we also have a selection of 12ft long Coiled Hoses, with 1/8, 1/4, or 3/8 MNPT swivel connections.
Easy reach: Sometimes the debris you’re blowing off with a handheld device is just out of reach…or maybe even farther:
You can also get around corners, behind, over, or under obstacles by using a Soft Grip Safety Air Gun fitted with a Stay Set Hose. You just bend it to the angle you want to blow at, and it “stays set” (as advertised) until you bend it again.
Easy safety: No matter what kind of day you’re having, if you make it through without needing first aid, you’ve had a better day than some. While they DON’T take the place of proper eye protection, Chip Shields fitted to an EXAIR Safety Air Gun can prevent sharp pieces from flying back and cutting you. They also keep chips, dirt, coolant, oil, grease, etc., from getting all over your clothes.
If you want to talk about how EXAIR Safety Air Guns – or any of our engineered Intelligent Compressed Air Products – can make life easier for you, give me a call. Trust me…it’s easy.
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Compressed air has many different uses ranging from simple cooling and blow off applications all the way to operating machine cylinders and robotics. One of the most common uses is for simple cleaning; whether its cleaning off a work station or blowing off personnel it can’t be denied that air powered cleaning is very useful. But if the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) regulations are not followed it can also be unsafe.
Open-ended blow offs can inadvertently be dead ended (the airflow outlet can be completely blocked), when this happens if the pressure is to high an air embolism can form in an individuals bloodstream. Blowing something off with air can result in airborne particulate traveling at a high velocity that can become embedded into your skin or in your eye.
With all that being said this is where the safety air guns step into the spotlight! It’s pretty easy to make a safety air gun that complies with the dead-end pressure regulation; just give the air another path to take when the outlet is blocked. The most common solution found is a cross drilled nozzle which allows the air to escape when the end is blocked. Generally the problem with this design is that the nozzles can be very loud and inefficient. In most cases these nozzles have paid attention to the dead end problem but ignored the noise level exposure safety issue and completely ignored compressed air efficiency.
With EXAIR’s Super Air Nozzles you get both the added benefit of being safe, quiet and efficient. Our engineered designed air nozzles are commonly installed onto a Soft Grip Safety Air Gun to make an ergonomic, safe, and quiet Safety Air Gun. These can also have a Chip Shield added to help prevent particles from flying back and hitting the user. The Soft Grip Safety Air Gun can also be coupled with a pipe extension from 6” to 72”; you can also add one of our Stay Set Hoses 6” in length to 36”.
Here are a few examples of the Soft Grip Safety Air Guns in our product line:
Air guns can be found in nearly any industrial facility that has a compressed air system within it. From the maintenance department to the production floor, operators potentially use these for anything from, cleaning up work areas, to blowing product out of a troubled spot in a process. Handheld blowoffs are often overlooked as a means to increase efficiency yet they are often observed as a means to increase safety.
When evaluating efficiency the length of use for a handheld blowoff is often variable from operator to operator as well as changes even from each use. Often, operators have several different uses throughout their day that require different levels of force needed to complete the job. Most safety air guns don’t offer a variable force. This means operators are full-force for all applications. This means full air consumption whenever that gun is used. EXAIR’s VariBlast Compact Safety Air Gun can help to give operators the adjustability they need.
The VariBlast Compact Safet Air Gun is available from stock with over a dozen options of different Super Air Nozzles as the end defector of the Safety Air Gun. These are any nozzle up to a 1/8″ NPT thread size. To couple with these engineered nozzles, we offer stock length extensions up to 72″ (1829 mm) in length. This makes many applications that are hard to reach easily managed by the operators.
To couple with the extensions and make sure the VariBlast Compact Safety Air Guns all meet or exceed OSHA standards for operator safety, we offer a Chip Shield accessory as well.
If you would like to discuss how to lower the demand placed on your air compressor from blowoffs and want to better experience what true variability as well as what an engineered blowoff is capable of, contact us.
Stuck-on debris and stubborn grime is no match for the Soft Grip Super Air Scraper. The scraper blade used in addition with the Soft Grip Safety Air Gun provides necessary leverage to allow you to get underneath and scrape away debris. The strong airflow from the 2” Flat Nozzle also gets underneath the material, allowing it to be easily blown away.
It makes quick work of applications such as removal of tape from floors, gaskets, adhesive, labels and stickers, grease, paint and sealant. The Soft Grip Super Air Scraper comes standard with a durable ¾” air extension in lengths ranging from 6”-72” as well as with optional Chip Shields to protect your operators from blowback of material.
Here in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, I’m sure you’ve noticed the floor markings that are being placed on the ground to help encourage proper social distancing. While necessary, these labels are a real pain to remove when they need to be replaced. Constant foot traffic, wear and tear, etc. quickly makes these labels illegible and they need to be replaced. The strong adhesive used to ensure they remain in place on the ground is great, for keeping them in place that is. However, when it’s time to remove them to replace, good luck! Rather than just scraping away for an hour as you try to remove each and every last piece of label, get yourself one of EXAIR’s Soft Grip Super Air Scrapers. You’ll find yourself trying to find a mess to clean up in the shop as it makes quick work of otherwise stubborn materials. Check out this demo and see for yourself:
At EXAIR, we’re committed to providing you with engineered solutions to life’s common industrial problems. No matter the problem you’re experiencing, an EXAIR Application Engineer is standing by ready to help. You’re not alone, we’re here to help with any issues that occur during your daily processes. Feel free to reach out via phone, chat, or e-mail and you can have a product in hand the very next day.