EXAIR Catalog34: What’s new inside?

EXAIR Corporation has been manufacturing intelligent compressed air® products since 1983.  If your company uses pneumatic systems, you probably heard of us.  EXAIR has solutions to save you money in compressed air usage, improve your safety environment, and increase productivity.  You can review these products and our new products in Catalog34, which has just been released. 

We have great news for those customers that have been patiently waiting for our new catalog.  Catalog 34 is now in house.  You can now request a hard copy from our website at this link: Catalog Request Form.  If you wish to create an account on our website or are already signed in, you can find sections of the catalog in our PDF Library.  Since Catalog33, we have released quite a few new products that are now included in Catalog34.  Here they are:

TurboBlast® Safety Air Guns (page 115 – 116 in catalog) – To upgrade our large safety air guns, EXAIR decided to manufacture the TurboBlast Safety Air Guns.  We have upgraded the features to modernize our highest-forced air guns with comfort and ease-of-use.  Here are the improvements that we made:

1.            A pilot valve for single-finger button operation.

2.            A nozzle guard to protect the fins from damage.

3.            An optional gate valve to help control the outlet flow.

4.            Ergonomic soft grip and a foam sleeve to hold and balance.

As an overview, the TurboBlast Safety Air Gun comes with a 1” NPT or BSP inlet.  We offer seven different nozzle options in three different builds with adapters, extensions, and nozzle guards.  The nozzle guard helps protect the nozzle for a long operational life.  The standard unit comes with a 12” (305mm) length extension with a foam ergonomic grip, and we have optional 3-foot (0.9m) and 6-foot (1.8m) extensions.  They range in force levels from 4.5 lbs. (2Kg) to 23 lbs. (10.4Kg) at 80 PSIG (5.5 bar).  They are a great tool for cleaning large areas quickly and efficiently.  They are also OSHA safe.    

3/8” HollowStream™ Cone Liquid Atomizing Nozzles (page 103 in catalog) – EXAIR expanded our HollowStream Spray Nozzles to include a larger flow size in a 3/8” NPT or BSP liquid port.  They require no compressed air and only spray liquids efficiently and effectively. They produce droplets by spinning the liquid and breaking its surface tension through a precision orifice.  These nozzles spray a higher liquid flow rate and produce a coarser spray pattern than the EXAIR Air Atomizing Spray Nozzles.  With the higher liquid flowrates, they are ideal for quenching, cooling, washing, rinsing, sanitizing, and many other types of applications.

Intellistat® Ion Air Nozzle™ (page 143 – 144 in catalog) – The Intellistat Ion Air Nozzle is a lightweight solution for static elimination operations.  This intelligent product produces balanced-ionized compressed air to neutralize any type of static.  They come standard with a low-voltage 24Vdc power supply, a mounting fixture, 6mm tubing, and red and green LED lights for feedback.  The mounting fixture is designed to hold the nozzle with an adjustment to aim the nozzle at different angles for precise blowing.  One of the unique features is that the ionizing point is replaceable; and can decay static at a rapid rate.  The Intellistat Ion Air Nozzle is a great tool for removing particulates during clean processes, test procedures, and sensitive assemblies in laboratories, electronics, lenses, medical, and pharmaceutical areas.

Please don’t hesitate to get your new catalog.  EXAIR offers numerous ways to receive one.  You can go to our website, contact us by phone toll free at 800-903-9247 in the U.S. and Canada; or by Chat.  We have Application Engineers to help assist you with questions about any of our existing products or the new products that are now in Catalog34. We look forward to hearing from you.

John Ball
Application Engineer
Email: johnball@exair.com
Twitter: @EXAIR_jb

EXAIR’s New Catalog 33 with New Products and Added Information

EXAIR Corporation has been manufacturing intelligent compressed air® products since 1983.  If your company uses pneumatic systems, EXAIR has solutions to save you money in compressed air usage, improve your safety environment, and increase productivity.  You can review these products and our new products in Catalog33, or you can speak with an Application Engineer.  We are looking forward to working with you. 

For those of you that have been patiently waiting for the new catalog, we have great news! Catalog 33 is now in house. You can find it in our website as pdf files at this link, Catalog33.   We also have hard copies that are now available.   If you are like me and enjoy something to hold and read, you can fill out this form, Catalog Request.  Since Catalog32, we have released quite a few new products that are now included in Catalog33.  Here they are:

The EasySwitch® Wet/Dry Vacuum (page 167 – 168 in catalog) – In our Industrial Housekeeping Products, we made an industrial vacuum to pick up both liquid and solid materials.  The patent-pending EasySwitch vacuum simplifies the filter change process when switching from a dry material application to liquid, and vice versa.  Designed to handle the toughest of industrial cleanup jobs, the EasySwitch is available with either a standard or HEPA certified filter. It easily converts from liquid/dry mode by releasing the single latch and removing the filter element. For applications where dedicated wet and dry vacuum are needed, the EasySwitch is the ideal solution; one vacuum for wet, dry, light, and heavy applications.

Liquid Atomizing Spray Nozzles (FullStream/HollowStream) (page 98 – 102 in catalog) – EXAIR’s FullStream & HollowStream Spray Nozzles require no compressed air to operate. They produce droplets by spinning the liquid and breaking its surface tension through a precision orifice or by impacting the liquid onto a surface of the nozzle. These nozzles generate higher liquid flowrates and produce a coarser pattern than the Air Atomizing Spray Nozzles.  With the higher liquid flowrates, they are ideal for quenching, cooling, washing, rinsing, sanitizing, and many other applications. 

Intellistat® Ion Air Gun™ (page 138 – 139 in catalog) – The Intellistat Ion Air Gun is a lightweight solution for static elimination operations. This intelligent product utilizes balanced ionized compressed air to neutralize static and remove particulates during clean processes, test procedures, and sensitive assembly work.  The Intelistat Ion Air Gun comes equipped with a short-throw effortless trigger and the lightweight and ergonomic frame allows extended periods of use without experiencing operator fatigue.  The ionizing gun comes complete with a 6mm air connection and tubing, red and green LED lights for feedback, a removable hook for easy storage, and a low-voltage 24 VDC power supply.  The Gen4 Static Eliminators are great tools for industrial applications, and the Intellistat Ion Air Gun is ideal for laboratories, electronics, lenses, medical, pharmaceutical, etc. type of areas. 

VariBlast® Precision Safety Air Gun (page 105 in catalog) – The VariBlast Precision Safety Air Guns are very lightweight and deliver a focused blast of air.  This product line completes our Safety Air Guns from precision small blowing to the Super Blast.  Designed with the same style of variable force trigger as the VariBlast Compact Safety Air Guns, it’s easy to adjust the flow/force from the gun simply through the trigger.  New to this style of gun is the ability to install different length extensions, chip shields, and small Safety Air Nozzles. 

Catalog 33 also added additional pages containing best practices for using compressed air products.

John Ball
Application Engineer
Email: johnball@exair.com
Twitter: @EXAIR_jb

Communication Is Key

Effective communication is a key interpersonal skill and learning how each of us can improve our communication is beneficial to all. Communication is a two way process, so improving communication involves both how we deliver and listen to the message. To best service our customers, EXAIR has many ways to share and receive information.

There are the standard methods, of course, that have been around for years.  Phone and fax are still very useful, and everyone has noticed that fax is slowly becoming less utilized. As dreaded as it may be, email is certainly a valuable way to communicate, especially as it allows ‘attachments’ such as photos, which as the saying goes, are definitely worth a thousand words. If video or 3D models are exchanged I am certain the number of words increases.

The newest technology for communication is via ‘chat’ which can be accessed from the EXAIR website. Here, you can chat with an Application Engineer and do something as simple as confirming a part number to something more involved like sizing a Cabinet Cooler System.

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The US Postal System is still a valuable communication tool, as we send out the EXAIR Catalog (currently volume No. 30) and the EXAIR-Mail (Number 109/Fall 2016 issue just went out), and some Purchase Orders still are dropped off by the Postman.

Another method of communication is face to face.  We have what we call the ‘Demo Room’ here at the factory in Cincinnati, OH.  In this room, we have every type of our Intelligent Compressed Air Products, in just about every size offered, ready for demonstration and testing to your application.  We’ve had visitors from all over the world come in and share face to face their applications and collaborate with us and test out the EXAIR solution.

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There is also the EXAIR website, where we provide a plethora of information regarding the EXAIR product lines, CAD and PDF librariesCase StudiesPresentations, and the Video Library just to name a few.  Also, here is where you can Request a Catalog, Sign up for E-News, and Check List Pricing.

Lastly, and since you are reading this you already are familiar with the EXAIR Blog – a great way for us to share with you our musings and thoughts, in a way that makes it a personal take on the EXAIR products and our interactions with our customers.

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Effective communication is very important to us and what we do here every day.  Feel free to utilize one or more of the Contact Us tools to communicate with us and we’ll be in touch!

Brian Bergmann
Application Engineer

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21st Century Solutions to 21st Century Applications

The other day, I had the pleasure of helping a caller with a question about a particular EXAIR product…he referenced a certain page in our catalog, but when I turned to that page in the current catalog that I keep on my desk, I quickly realized that we weren’t looking at the same book.  I asked him which edition he had, and it was (gasp) our “Catalog 97.”  From 1997.  That’s right…the 20th Century.

Now, I’m old enough to remember when saying “20th Century” meant that something was new, modern, and technologically advanced.  That meant, among other things, color TV, cruise control, push-button phones, and dial-up modems.  Of course, let’s remember that, at the beginning of the 20th Century:

*The concept of powered flight was commonly ridiculed as a physical impossibility until two brothers from Dayton, Ohio lifted off from a North Carolina beach one day in 1903.

*An injury that broke the skin was potentially life-threatening: penicillin wasn’t developed until 1935.

*Pluto wasn’t a planet.  OK; it isn’t now either, but back then it was because it hadn’t been discovered yet.

Back to my story about the caller, though:  I grabbed our copy of “Old #97” so we’d be on the same page (literally), and was able to help him with his questions.  I also made sure that we mailed him a copy of our current Catalog 26, of course.  If you don’t have one, click here.

A collection of EXAIR Catalogs, with "Old # 97" right there in the middle (we don't really call it that)
A collection of EXAIR Catalogs, with “Old # 97” right there in the middle
(we don’t really call it that)

Inside, you’ll find details on all of our current products…some of which EXAIR has been making since 1983.  Others have been introduced during my 3-year (so far) stint here, such as our:

*USB Data Logger for the Digital Flowmeter

*A BUNCH of Super Air Nozzles: Atto, Pico, 1” Flat, and 3/8”NPT PEEK (we just put out the Press Release on that one today)

*External Mix and Siphon Fed Atomizing Spray Nozzles, AND a No-Drip option for this product line

*Chip Shields for Safety Air Guns

*3-foot and 6-foot Extensions for Super Blast Safety Air Guns

*Heavy Duty HEPA Vac

*High Temperature 316SS Dual Cabinet Cooler Systems

If you want to know what’s new at EXAIR, you have to look quick…and often.  We intend to keep providing current solutions to current applications – what’s yours?  I bet we can help.  Try us.

Russ Bowman
Application Engineer
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