Video Blog: Chip Trapper Directional Control Valve Cleanout

With frequent use or when filtering out long stringy chips, the liquid flow passageways of the EXAIR Chip Trapper may become blocked with machining debris.  The video below walks you through the simple process, to clean out the directional control valve of the Chip Trapper, should you ever need to perform this service. All that is needed is a regular screwdriver, a Phillips screwdriver and a marker.

 

Lee Evans
Application Engineer
LeeEvans@EXAIR.com
@EXAIR.com

 

Thanks to Bensound (www.bensound.com) for the royalty free music in this video!

Back Blow Nozzles: When Blowing Forward Is Not An Option

Have you ever been in a situation where you need to blow debris or chips out of a pipe or a blind hole?   Maybe it is a pipe you are saw cutting and don’t want to push chips and debris further down the pipe line  You could be trying to clean out a pipe that has debris inside and and can’t push it further down the line because it could damage other system components.  Other customers cleaning out inside diameters of pipe cannot blow all the way out the other side of the pipe due to people being present on that end of the pipe and need to avoid harming them.

The Model 1006SS cleans metal shavings from inside a pipe.
The Model 1006SS cleans metal shavings from inside a pipe.

This is where EXAIR has seen an opening in our product offering and we have filled the void yet again.  We currently offer two sizes of the EXAIR Back Blow Nozzle.   The 1/4″ NPT version, model 1006SS is made to clean out pipes from 7/8″ I.D. to 4″ I.D.   The 1″ NPT version, model 1008SS, is best suited for pipes from 2″ I.D. to 16″ I.D.

Various Views of the Model 1006SS Back Blow Nozzle
Various Views of the Model 1006SS Back Blow Nozzle

 

Airflow Patterns for EXAIR Back Blow Nozzles
Airflow Patterns for EXAIR Back Blow Nozzles

 

So if you have a critical operation or even just a saw cut and don’t want to blow debris further down the pipe, tube or extrusion, contact us about the EXAIR Back Blow Nozzle.

Brian Farno
BrianFarno@EXAIR.com
@EXAIR_BF