EXAIR offers different styles of hoses and tubes as accessories to our product lines. They are built and designed to easily fit with our products as well as being sized correctly to not affect performance. It simplifies the use, setup, and integration of EXAIR products in your facility. You do not have to determine the proper diameters, pressure ratings, or end fittings to best fit the EXAIR products to maximize their performance. Also, having these items available from one source minimizes the number of purchases and vendors necessary for a complete and working solution. In this article, I will go over the different hoses and tubes that EXAIR can provide.
The hoses above are used with our Air Operated Conveyors or Line Vacs. The Line Vacs are designed to move product from point A to point B. If the Line Vac is the “vehicle”, the Conveyance Hose is the track. The hoses are made of a durable PVC semi-flexible hose with 6 different diameters from ¾” I.D. to 3” I.D. The conveyance hose can slip easily onto the EXAIR non-threaded style of Line Vacs. EXAIR can cut-to-length Conveying Hoses up to 50 feet (15m); in increments of 10 feet (3m).
To get compressed air from the piping system to the Safety Air Guns, we offer a series of Coiled Hoses. They are made of a durable abrasion-resistant nylon material that is 12 feet long (3.6 meters). They have swivel fittings to allow for easy uncoiling, and a spring strain relief to keep the hose from kinking. The coiled design makes it easy to reach around the work area and retract back to the substation. This will help to keep the hose off the ground where potential dangers could occur. We offer 3 different connection sizes of 1/8” NPT, ¼” NPT, and 3/8” NPT to attach right to the Safety Air Guns. With the proper size, the Coiled Hoses can supply the required amount of compressed air with a minimal amount of pressure drop.
Compressed Air Hoses:
If you need a compressed air line to reach from overhead or around equipment, the EXAIR Compressed Air Hoses would work with these applications. They are made from a reinforced synthetic rubber in 3/8” I.D. and 1/2” I.D. diameters. We can make specific lengths up to 50 feet (15m). They are rated for 250 PSIG (17 bar) air pressure, and the hose material works well for long lasting protection against ozone, weathering and temperatures up to 158oF (70oC). They come with two male ends in ¼” NPT or ½” NPT.
Stay Set Hoses:
The Stay Set Hose gives you that possibility of manually adjusting or re-adjusting Super Air Nozzles. The hose has a “memory” function, and it will not creep or droop until you physically move it. They work well to direct air flows in specific target areas. They can be used with Super Air Nozzles, Safety Air Guns and Blow-off Kits. The Stay Set Hoses come in lengths from 6” (15cm) to 36” (91cm), and they are offered with ¼” NPT male on both ends or with a 1/8” NPT female and a ¼” NPT male connections. These hoses are rated for 250 PSIG (17 bar) and are made from reinforced synthetic rubber. If positioning is required for accurate blowing or re positioning for different areas, the Stay Set Hose would be a nice addition to your equipment.
For our E-Vac product line, EXAIR offers vacuum hoses to connect the E-Vac vacuum generators to the suction cups. They are made from polyurethane in ¼” O.D. and 3/8” O.D. The tubing is very flexible for moving product, and they can resist the vacuum pressures created by the E-Vac. They slip easily into our Push-In Connectors to quickly attach vacuum cups to the E-Vac system. EXAIR can sell both types of tubing up to 50 feet (15m) in increments of 10 feet (3m).
Hoses and tubes may seem like simple things, but EXAIR already did all the research in determining the best material and correct size for optimum performance. You can leverage this information to save you time and money when using EXAIR products in your application. If you need help in selecting the correct model, you can contact an Application Engineer. We will be happy to help you.