November’s Promo Features Cool Products

That’s right, with the start of November this year we also start our Cold Gun promotion. This promotion runs from the start of November until December 31, 2022. The best part is that Cold Guns have a long history of providing spot cooling solutions for industry. Cold Guns have been cooling product and processes for over 35 years! Take advantage of the current promotion today!

The EXAIR Cold Gun promo is a great way to receive an additional tool to extend the use of the Cold Gun. With the purchase of a promotional Cold Gun System w/ Single Point Hose Kit or promotional High Power Cold Gun System w/ Single Point Hose Kit you will receive a Dual Point Hose Kit for free. This is a $48.00 USD value. The Cold Gun will drop your compressed air temperature by 54°F when operating at 100 psig inlet pressure. Choose the standard point tip or the 1″ fan tip to blow the cold air. The total length of the flexible discharge hose is around 11″. If more coverage is needed, the promotional Dual Point Hose Kit gives around 5-6″ of straight hose before splitting into two smaller lines that offer both point or fan tip nozzles as well. This dual point can be used to reach both sides of larger diameter cutters and components that need a blast of cool air.

The Cold Gun is easily setup in any machine that has a ferrous metal surface thanks to its integrated magnetic base that will hold the unit in place even when the machine is moving or vibrating. If you do not have ferrous metal available for the magnetic base, using rigid piping or even something like u-bolts to hold the unit into place is a common practice of customers who need the cooling and know the Cold Gun will perform.

Lastly, if you aren’t certain whether the Cold Gun is the solution, we have an entire team of Application Engineers here to discuss the application, and it is also backed by our 30-day guarantee so our US and Canadian based customers can order one, test it in their facility for 30 days. If they are not pleased with the performance for any reason, the item can be returned to EXAIR. If you want to discuss your application, contact us today!

Brian Farno
Application Engineer
BrianFarno@EXAIR.com
@EXAIR_BF

Top Ten Reasons Why EXAIR’s Super Air Knife Is So Super

1. Efficiency – With an air entrainment ratio of 40:1 (literally means it pulls in 40 SCFM of “free” air from the surrounding environment for every 1 SCFM of consumption), compressed air consumption is dramatically lower than any other blow off device.

EXAIR Intelligent Compressed Air Products such as (left to right) the Air Wipe, Super Air Knife, Super Air Nozzle, and Air Amplifier are engineered to entrain enormous amounts of air from the surrounding environment.

2. Laminar air flow – My colleague John Ball did a bang-up job in a video blog explaining the fluid mechanics theory behind this. Operationally, laminar flow is is beneficial because it’s particularly conducive to generating a stripping or sweeping action, as opposed to the turbulent flow from an open blow off, a blower, or a fan.

3. Quiet operation – The high entrainment ratio that makes the Super Air Knife so efficient also makes for amazingly low sound levels. The outermost entrained air creates a boundary layer that attenuates the sound level of the higher velocity, hard hitting center flow.

4. Lengths available – Super Air Knives are stocked in lengths from 3″ to 9ft. Custom lengths can be made if you’re space-limited for installation, and custom shims can be installed if you want to shorten the curtain width of a stock Super Air Knife. Super Air Knives can also be coupled together for even longer lengths.

Air Knife Coupling Bracket Kits are available from stock for Aluminum, 303SS, and 316SS Super Air Knives.

5. Material of construction – No matter how aggressive the environment is, odds are, EXAIR has a Super Air Knife that’ll hold up to it. Durable aluminum models are good to 180°F (82°C). There are also two Types of Stainless Steel to choose from: 303SS for high strength, and 316SS for protection from chloride pitting corrosion & higher strength. Both 303SS & 316SS are good to 800°F (427°C). For exceptionally harsh environments, PVDF (Polyvinylidene Fluoride) constructed Super Air Knives have Hastelloy C-276 hardware & PTFE shims, which are resistant to UV light, inorganic chemicals, solvents, ozone, weather, fungi, chlorinated hydrocarbons, highly corrosive acids, weak bases, and salts. They’re good to 275°F (135°C).

6. Easy installation – Like all of our products, the Super Air Knives – from the 3″ to the 9ft models – are “user friendly” as far as mounting & installation goes. The Model 9060 Universal Air Knife Mounting System makes for quick installation and easy positioning. 24″ to 42″ Super Air Knives need to be plumbed to both ends…if you hard pipe the air supply, the Super Air Knife itself will essentially be as well supported as the piping. The same holds true for longer Super Air Knives with Plumbing Kits installed. 3″ Super Air Knives can even be fitted with Stay Set Hoses, and Magnetic Bases. And the 1/4″-20 tapped holes on the bottom of the body allow for a wide range of mounting solutions…anything you can put a bolt through, really.

The 9060 Universal Air Knife Mounting Systems are perfect for simple, fast installation and positioning.
Yes, that’s a door hinge. No, it wasn’t my idea ( but I kind of wish it was.)

7. Low maintenance – With no moving parts, they’ll run darn near indefinitely, maintenance free, as long as you supply them with clean, moisture free compressed air. Oh, and keep them clean, externally, if they’re in an area where environmental contaminants can build up on the precision finished surfaces that are essential to their air entrainment.

8. Reliability – Hand in hand with #7, no moving parts also means there’s not much that can stop them from working. They can operate continuously, if needed, or you can cycle them on & off as frequently as necessary to keep from using valuable compressed air, except when needed.

EXAIR’s award winning EFC Electronic Flow Control can be set to operate a Super Air Knife (or any of our Intelligent Compressed Air Products) in cycles as low as 0.1 seconds.

9. Static Eliminator option -The laminar, high velocity air flow is ideal for many blow off applications, but if static charge is a problem, an Ionizing Bar can be installed, turning the Super Air Knife into a Super Ion Air Knife:

10. Free stuff – OK; this last one is “super” for a limited time. Order a Super Air Knife between 11/1/22 and 12/31/2022, and get a FREE Safety Air Gun. Click here for details.

If you’d like to find out how the Super Air Knife – or any of our Intelligent Compressed Air Products can help you get the most out of your compressed air system, give me a call.

Russ Bowman, CCASS

Application Engineer
EXAIR Corporation
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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 Founder’s Day 2022

EXAIR celebrates Founder’s Day each year on February 22nd (or the closest working day) in order to commemorate the birthday of our founder, Roy Sweeney.  He founded the company in 1983 and drove EXAIR to become the strong, successful and innovative company that it has over the years.  Roy led EXAIR for 33 years.  Today would have been his 88th birthday.

We choose to make this day a celebration and a day to mark our ongoing commitment to the service of others in keeping with the values that Roy and his wife Jackie felt (and feel) very strongly about.  Their humble approach to helping others provides a lasting lesson for us all.  We continue to look outside our company, outside ourselves and outside our immediate surroundings to do what we can to improve the world around us.

This year, we have selected these organizations to receive donations as part of our Founder’s Day celebration:

In addition, EXAIR has also established an Employee Volunteer Program that enables every full-time employee with at least 90 days of service to volunteer with organizations of their choice during the normal work week with full pay by EXAIR.  As we see further normalization regarding COVID, we expect that we will see more and more of our team members collectively working with organizations in our community to improve the lives of those in need.

So, as we celebrate Founder’s Day today, we wish Roy a happy birthday.  We miss having him here.  We remember what he did for all of us and for countless others.  And we pledge to continue his commitment to helping those who need it.

Happy Founder’s Day 2022 from everyone at EXAIR!

Bryan Peters
President
EXAIR Corporation