EXAIR has been a pioneer in compressed air products for efficiency, safety, and quality. We have designed our products using some interesting inventors from the past; like Henri Coanda and Giovanni Venturi. These fluid dynamic engineers found a way to entrain ambient air. We use these phenomena to increase the efficiency of our products by adding free ambient air to the airstream. This will create a hard-hitting force without using a lot of compressed air. Since compressed air is very expensive to produce, it will save you much money when using our blow-off devices. To save even more money, EXAIR does offer valves to turn off the compressed air supply when not in use. In this blog, I will go over the types of valves that we have.
The Manual Valves allow operators to turn on and off their system by hand. The full-flow ball valves range from ¼” NPT to 1 1/4” NPT in size and will not restrict flows. EXAIR also offers a manual foot pedal valve for hands-free operations. This ¼” NPT foot valve has a 3-way operation and works great if the operator has to use both hands in their process.
EXAIR also offers Solenoid Valves to turn on and off the supply of compressed air electrically for automated systems. We offer Solenoid Valves in three different voltages; 110Vac, 240Vac, and 24Vdc. They have a large range of flows with ports ranging from ¼” NPT to 1” NPT. All models are UL listed and are CE and RoHS compliant.
In more elaborate situations, EXAIR has attached these solenoid valves to a miniature PLC-like controller. It is called the Electronic Flow Control, or EFC. It uses a photoelectric eye to detect the part and trigger a timing sequence. We have eight different timing operations to best combine the trigger mechanism with the blow-off device. This is the next step in optimization, which will keep the compressed air usage to a minimum.
EXAIR created a chart that shows “Six Steps to Optimizing Your Compressed Air System.” Even though EXAIR has the most efficient products on the market for pneumatic systems, we still want to help our customers save even more money. When not in use, the compressed air should be turned off, according to the fourth step. In this blog, I discussed some products that can assist you with this. If you wish to discuss further how to optimize your compressed air system, an Application Engineer at EXAIR will be happy to assist you.