Agriculture, it’s a word that invokes a lot of imagery. From the vast rolling fields, to animals roaming, to a simple life of tending to the land. For some it is the perfect life of hard work and simple living. Agriculture can make one think of tractors, heavy equipment, silos, fencing, and much more. But there is one thing that does not typically come to mind, and that is compressed air. Even though compressed air is not commonly thought of being used in agriculture does not mean that it cannot be used. In fact, it can be very useful.
In one application a manufacturer of corn meal needed to take a sample of the product to test the moisture content and quality before it was loaded into a rail car. The lab tech use to have to go out to the silo to scoop up about a pint and transport it back to the lab to be tested. To eliminate the manual retrieval and delivery of the corn meal EXAIR recommended a model #163300-316 3″ St. St. Sanitary Flange Line Vac Kit and was sold to the customer. A system of 100ft of pipe was installed from the silo to the lab so that the test sample could be conveyed by the Line Vac directly to the lab to be tested. This simple fix improved the reliability of the sample and decreased the time it takes to grab a sample. Along with the added benefit that now the lab tech does not need to walk over and scoop the sample out of the container or off the ground.
Line Vacs are a great product for conveying bulk material from point A to point B and excel with “bucket and ladder” type scenarios where personnel is manually loading or unloading batches of material or scrap. EXAIR’s Air Operated Conveyors have always been well suited for applications involving food as the internal components are smooth and can be cleaned out easily and sanitized. With a 316 Stainless Steel body the unit provides superior corrosion resistance and can withstand most caustic cleaners and oxidants. The flange style connection also makes it easy to hook up and remove for cleaning purposes.
Sanitary Flange Line Vacs are all made from 316 Stainless Steel and come in four sizes: 1-1/2”, 2”, 2-1/2”, and 3”.
If you are interested in more applications, check out our application database on our Website. Or if you have any questions on our Line Vacs give us a call, we have a team of application engineers ready to answer your questions and recommend a solution for your applications.
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EXAIR not only has products that will reduce your air consumption, cost and noise levels but also has the tools to help you calculate the annual savings and Return on Investment (ROI). Sometimes you have the materials in house to make your own pneumatic tools so you get that piece of pipe in the maintenance crib, drill several holes and connect your compressed air. It works, your team is proud of the solution and everyone moves on to the next fire, right?
Several projects later you notice that your compressed air usage seems very high so a team is assembled and challenged with a cost savings program geared towards compressed air savings. EXAIR is the company that can help. We have Intelligent Compressed Air Products, Free Expert Technical Help and savings calculators that can be used to show the savings in your reports and presentations. EXAIR’s cost savings calculator will simplify the savings for each process you study and help your efforts in purchase justifications.
We have several examples of helping our customers save money such as this blog by one of our talented Application Engineers. You will realize more than cost savings as you should also see significant sound reductions and safety improvements as all of our products meet or exceed OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.95 (a) which outlines allowable noise exposure for personnel and OSHA standard 29 CFR1910.242 (b) Dead End Pressure requirements.
When you begin compressed air cost savings program and have questions as to where to start, how to calculate and how to prepare your justifications please give EXAIR a call and talk with one of our many talented Application Engineers. EXAIR’s Intelligent Compressed Air products and Application Engineers will support all your efforts to decrease compressed air usage, reduce sound levels and increase the safety of your environment.
EXAIR has a wide variety of Safety Air Guns for safe and comfortable use in all industrial environments. Each Style uses an engineered Air Nozzle that provides superior performance by entraining large volumes of surrounding air. Safe operation is assured along with low air consumption and noise levels.
The newest addition to EXAIR’s Safety Air Gun selection is the VariBlast® Precision Safety Air Guns! They are extremely lightweight and have a focused blast of air that provides remarkable cleaning capability. Designed with a variable flow trigger, the air flow is easily adjustable and able to produce a range of different force values. It comes equipped with a small diameter nozzle and a stock extension that easily fits into tight spaces and delivers a pinpoint, but powerful blast. Two other extension lengths are available at 12” and 20”!
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EXAIR has a wide variety of Air Nozzles with all of them meeting or exceeding OSHA Maximum Allowable Noise Exposure OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.95 (a) and Dead End Pressure Standard 29 CFR 1910-.242 (b). EXAIR takes pride in engineering products that help improve the safety of your environment.
Our Back blow nozzles are no exception as these nozzles are designed to clean the inside of pipe, tube, hose or channel. The Back Blow Nozzle is designed with a series of holes providing a 360 degree of force of air flow clearing out coolant, chips or debris left behind from your manufacturing process. The nozzle prevents buildup of debris from moving deeper into a pipe or out the other end, causing safety hazard(s). Because debris is moving towards the operator it is recommended that the operator wear personal protective equipment. The Back Blow Nozzles come in 3 sizes for your custom use.
Model 1004SS is the smallest with M4 x 0.5 male thread. It delivers a effective high performance and recommended for diameters ranging from 1/4″ (6.3mm) up to 1″ (25.4mm). This nozzle has a SCFM rating at 4.5 at 80 PSIG and a sound level of 75 dBA.
Model 1006SS has a 1/4″ FNPT thread. It also has an effective high performance with recommended ranges from 7/8″ (22mm) up to 4″ (102mm) diameters. This nozzle has a SCFM rating at 22 at 80 PSIG and a sound level of 80 dBA.
Model 1008SS being the largest with 1FNPT thread. This nozzle is capable of of being used in diameters ranging from 2″ (51 mm) up to 16″ (406mm). This nozzle has a SCFM rating at 80 at 80 PSIG and a sound level of 80 dBA.
These nozzles are specifically designed for clearing debris and will most like need an extension and Chip Shield. EXAIR can help you with your selection, design, quote and order. If you need our help please contact any of our Application Engineers are and eager and ready to help.