So, the call came in about mid-morning – an operator at a facility that fills plastic jars with peanut butter needed help with an application…
And I almost got stuck thinking about peanut butter. I like food, and peanut butter is near the top of my list. I’ve seen it successfully applied to cheeseburgers, and the peanut butter & bacon sandwich is even a breakfast staple in some of the Boy Scout groups I’ve been involved with. Crunchy or creamy, peanut butter rules.
Now, I’m a pro, so I didn’t allow this digression to supplant the attention I was giving the caller. The application was simple enough: the nozzle feeding the jars retains a small amount of the product at the tip, which drips off when it’s good & ready, thank you very much. This is oftentimes when the jar is in motion, so this little glob falls right onto the rim of the jar, causing issues with the protective seal, and a continuing mess as this jar with peanut butter on the outside of it travels down the line.
These are two words that have been important parts of my vocabulary for most of my life. As a long time fast-food burger connoisseur, these words mean I’m getting something other than a hastily cooked ground beef patty on an enriched white flour bun that may or may not have been sitting under a heat lamp for a specific period of time. If you’re anywhere near as familiar with drive-thru cuisine as I am, you’ll know that “Deluxe” usually means a variety of toppings has been added to an otherwise relatively plain sandwich…it’s been “run through the garden,” if you will. And “Premium” can mean anything from a special bun, gourmet cheese, up-scale meat, and/or the addition of bacon…they ALWAYS get me at bacon…
EXAIR’s Industrial Vacuums are also available in Deluxe and Premium Kits. Now, if you’ve already got a drum, our standard Kits will quickly and economically turn that drum into a powerful, fast, and efficient vacuum system, without the need for anything fancy. If you’re looking for complete, comprehensive clean up solutions, though, our Deluxe Kits add a drum dolly, a tool holder, and additional tools. The Premium Kits also include a durable steel drum and a set of Heavy Duty Aluminum Tools.
Whatever your needs are, we’ve got an efficient, quiet, durable, long-lasting, maintenance-free vacuum system for you. Our Reversible Drum Vac will empty…or fill…a 55 gallon drum in 90 seconds (tested with water.) Our new High Lift Reversible Drum Vac pumps that same 55 gallons in just 85 seconds, with up to 15 feet of suction head. Then, of course, the Chip Trapper uses our Reversible Drum Vac technology to filter and extend the life of your machine tool coolants, lubricating oils, etc.
For solids vacuuming situations, our Chip Vac picks up wet or dry chips, debris, etc., and deposits them directly into the drum. This is the function of the Heavy Duty Dry Vac as well. It’s more powerful than the Chip Vac, for use with heavier debris, and it’s made of a hardened alloy for superior abrasion resistance. The Heavy Duty HEPA Vac delivers the same high performance, with a high efficiency filter for total dust containment.
Whatever your Industrial Vacuum needs are, we’ve got a solution for you. And if you order before the end of March, we’ll throw in a FREE Vac-u-Gun…our lightweight and portable vacuum gun, blow gun, and transfer tool, all in one. Call me to find out more.
Since most people are still on a sugar high from “sharing” their children’s candy after trick or treating, I thought I would blog about sugar coatings that shouldn’t be. Now I must disclaim, I have not tried some of these but that doesn’t mean there hasn’t been a line that got crossed.
This past week I went to the grocery store to find they have an entire counter dedicated to freshly chocolate covered items. The two that struck me as odd were chocolate covered potato chips, and chocolate covered bacon. Now don’t get me wrong, I love bacon, just don’t think I can mix bacon and chocolate. There are certain things to me that shouldn’t have a sugar coating.
This brings me to the key point of the blog. When it comes to consumption, sound level, and force values of any product in our catalog, EXAIR doesn’t sugar coat. Some companies will rate items for their peak performance that they saw on a prototype for a fraction of a second. Others will give sound level and consumption ratings at 72 psi then record force at a higher pressure. This isn’t the case with EXAIR, we use very easily repeated values all at the same inlet pressure to the device which is 80 psig. That is except for our Spot Cooling products which are rated at 100 psig but it is clearly noted.
We don’t try to sugar coat any performance statistics of EXAIR Products because we don’t have to. They perform that sweet straight out of the package and you aren’t stuck with something you don’t like, like chocolate covered carrots.