It is an Honor to be Nominated…

This year Plant Engineering has nominated (4) EXAIR products for their Product of the Year award.  Even though all of our products utilize compressed air, we are nominated in several different categories: fluid handling, electric controls, environmental health, and compressed air.  As a company, we stick to designing products that efficiently use compressed air, it’s our breadth of product line which affords us the opportunity to be nominated in numerous categories.

It is an honor to be nominated… winning would be further validation of everyone’s hard work around here.  We know it’s a team effort all around; from receiving in raw materials to machining and assembly to shipping quality product out the door on time. We rely on the talents of our sales and marketing teams and have come to count on our customer service folks to be the best in industry. Our engineers continue to design new products and expand product lines at an impressive speed and the accounting people help keep it all in check. If you are willing, please visit Plant Engineering’s Product of the Year website to view all of the nominees and vote for EXAIR products.  Below is a brief description of our nominated products and links to our website for more information.

We really got our start in designing safe, effective and efficient compressed air blow offs.  We continued that tradition this year by creating a 1″ Flat Super Air Nozzle, model 1126.  This nozzle produces a powerful 1″ wide air stream with 9.8 ounces of force 12″ away from the nozzle.  Because the air flow cannot be blocked, model 1126 meets OSHA standards 29 CFR – 1910.95(a) and 1910.242(b).  It also maintains a quiet 75 dBA, and uses 10.5 SCFM when supplied with an inlet pressure 80 PSIG.  Please vote for this product here.

Did you know that you can cool up to 5,600 Btu/hr with compressed air?  Our Cabinet Cooler Systems utilizes vortex tube technology to create cold air, which can be used to cool electrical panels.  This year we released a dual Cabinet Cooler System made of 316 stainless steel for wash down environments and NEMA 4X enclosures that need more than 2,800 BTU/Hr of cooling that a single cooler can provide.  Please vote for this product here.

In industrial environments, electrical vacuums do not hold up for very long.  EXAIR has been manufacturing industrial vacuums to replace the standard duty and electric vacuums for over a decade, but what do you do if the environment is very dusty with fine particulate? With EXAIR’s Heavy Duty HEPA Vac, we remove the danger of this fine particulate from being ingested or inhaled from the air with a HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter that tested to IEST-RP-CC-007 HEPA standards.  The filters have a minimum of 99.97% filtration at the 0.3 micron level. Please vote for this product here.

Finally, we are nominated for a our No Drip Atomizing Spray Nozzle.  These nozzles are available in a variety spray patterns and flow rates.  The no-drip feature allows precise control of the amount of liquid used.  When precisely metering the liquid used in your coating process, the no-dip nozzle keeps up with your intermittent flow without forming a drip or a bubble to mar the uniform spray pattern that you need. Please vote for this product here.

Please take a look at these products and give EXAIR your vote.

Dave Woerner
Application Engineer
davewoerner@exair.com
@EXAIR_DW

Super Ion Air Knife Cleans Product Exiting Cutting Application

Yesterday, I had a customer call in to discuss his application regarding chip and debris removal from his product. The customer described his process of cutting lenses for light fixtures that their company manufactures. While he was explaining the application and the problem, I was building a picture of it in my mind.  To help in the understanding the customer e-mailed me a photo of the application so I could really see the mess he was trying to deal with.

Once I saw the photo, I could see that my understanding was off just a little concerning the automatic nature of the cutting machine. Instead of having an operator pulling the cut lenses off the machine and blow them down, he wanted the lenses to come out already cut and blown free of static, debris and dust.

Once I saw the photo above, I could see that the flat nature of the target product was a perfect fit for the Super Ion Air Knife Kit model 111218. That unit fit the customer’s machine guard just right in order to accommodate the various widths of material that he processed through the cutting function. He set the Super Ion Air Knife up to blow down at a 45° angle opposite the travel of the material. In effect, he was blowing back toward the saw blade which had a vacuum system attached. Not only was the material able to exit cleaned, but it kept the processing area cleaner as well as the chips and other debris were deflected back to where the vacuum system could pull them in.

The customer’s improvement in productivity actually doubled as an aid in their housekeeping within the processing area.

Neal Raker
Application Engineer
nealraker@exair.com