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
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More And More Award Winning Products From EXAIR

As you might expect, a LOT of things have changed at EXAIR Corporation since 1983. Most of our current senior management had yet to graduate high school, and a fair number of current employees had yet to BE BORN. According to our computer system (another BIG change since 1983), our first ten customers were here in southwest Ohio (#11 was in Michigan), and now, we sell direct across the US & Canada, and our worldwide distributor network offers representation on six continents. One thing that hasn’t changed, though, is our founder’s vision of manufacturing quiet, safe, & efficient compressed air products for process improvement in just about any industry that uses compressed air. And THAT, dear reader, continues to gain high profile attention. The photo above shows the seven awards that our products have recently won, which were announced in 2021 or early 2022. Here’s a rundown:

Plant Engineering 2020 Product of the Year (Fluid Handling) GOLD AWARD:
1/2 NPT No Drip External Mix Air Atomizing Spray Nozzles

No Drip External Mix Atomizing Spray Nozzles

The 1/2 NPT models are the latest addition to our newest product line. The External Mix version offers the highest liquid flow rate, and largest pattern coverage. Among the applications where they’ve excelled so far are:

  • Snack food provider – applying flavoring to bulk snack materials.
  • Commercial bakery – spraying cooking oil onto pans used in a conveyor oven.
  • Sporting goods manufacturer – applying adhesive to the tops of skateboard decks to glue the grip tape on.

Plant Engineering 2020 Product of the Year (Material Handling Systems) GOLD AWARD:
2-1/2 NPT 303SS Threaded Line Vac

EXAIR's Threaded Line Vac Family
EXAIR Threaded Line Vac + Your Pipe + Compressed Air = Instant Conveyor System

For bulk material conveyance, it really doesn’t get any simpler than EXAIR Air Operated Conveyors. Stainless Steel models are especially popular when the environment – or the product – is corrosive, or hot…they’re good to 400F (204C), and can even be modified with High Temperature components for exposure up to 900F (482C). The Threaded versions have been successfully used to:

  • Recycle sprinkles applied to wafers into a return hopper in a candy production facility.
  • Replacing an auger conveyor to allow for homogenous mixing of grains & supplements in feed stock at an agricultural mill.
  • Providing a low cost solution to convey product into a hopper at a grain processing plant.

Plant Engineering 2020 Product of the Year (Maintenance Tools & Equipment) SILVER AWARD
Occupational Health & Safety 2021 New Product of the Year (Industrial Hygiene-Dust Control) WINNER
Occupational Health & Safety 2021 New Product of the Year (Health & Safety/Cleanup) PLATINUM

EasySwitch® Wet-Dry Vac

Like our Spray Nozzles product line, our Industrial Housekeeping Products line has also grown considerably over the years. The Deep Hole Vac-u-Gun and Heavy Duty HEPA Vac were real game changers when they came along, and the EasySwitch® Wet-Dry Vac Systems are likewise making an impact. Switching from wet to dry operation is, as advertised in the name itself, INCREDIBLY easy. Among our satisfied customers are:

Occupational Health & Safety 2021 New Product of the Year (Lab Safety) WINNER
Intellistat® Ion Air Gun™

The newest innovation in a long line of EXAIR static elimination solutions, the Model 8500 Intellistat® Ion Air Gun is made for laboratories, clean rooms, medical & electronic applications, and carries an ISO 14644-1 Class 5 rating for clean room use. Because of their rapid decay rates and lightweight construction, they’re used in a diverse range of applications and areas, including:

  • A supplier of fiberoptic parts uses an Intellistat® to remove dust and static charge from product prior to packaging.
  • A medical device manufacturer has one in a Class 7 clean room for silicone parts cleanliness.
  • A nutritional supplements maker uses their Intellistat® to remove static charge & powder residue from the tops of plastic bags before sealing them. The excess/residual powder causes them not to seal correctly.

Machine Design 2021 Big Idea! (Electrical Components) BRONZE AWARD
Gen4® Static Eliminator Power Supply

All EXAIR Gen4 Static Eliminators use one of two Power Supplies – your choice of the 2-port Model 7960, or the 4-port Model 7961.

EXAIR Static Eliminators produce ionized air via a Corona discharge, which requires high voltage, low current electricity. The Gen4® Static Eliminator Products feature armored & shielded cables with an internal ground, for safety and reliability. The ground path is completed through the cable and the Power Supply port, eliminating the need for an external ground connection. Faults in external ground connections result in the majority of the problems with those devices, so the internal ground is a “Big Idea!” indeed. The Gen4® Static Eliminator Power Supplies are switchable for 115VAC or 230VAC voltages, and are offered in 2, or 4 outlet designs, which can power any 2, or 4 EXAIR Static Eliminator Products. Like most EXAIR Intelligent Compressed Air Products, they’re used for a wide range of applications, in a wide range of industries:

If you’d like to find out more about these, or any of our other engineered compressed air products (we’re pretty proud of them all), give me a call. I can talk about them all day long…and sometimes I do!

Russ Bowman, CCASS

Application Engineer
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Two Specialized Air Guns for Static Removal

EXAIR manufactures a range of Static Eliminator products that are all efficient, effective, and easy to use…none more so than the Gen4 Ion Air Gun. Consider:

  • It’s “plug and play,” all the way.  Connect the cable to the Power Supply, and hook it up to your compressed air system, and you’re ready to go.
  • It’s efficient and quiet.  The high velocity jet entrains an enormous amount of air from the surrounding environment, where it’s ionized and ready to eliminate static charge quickly and effectively.
  • Instant static dissipation, at your fingertips (literally) – squeeze the trigger to blow ionized air, anywhere you want (well, within the reach of the 10 foot cable, anyway.)
  • This is our rugged, industrial use model which can be seen in assembly, packaging, painting/coating and plastics processes.
Model 8493 Gen4 Ion Air Gun Kit comes with everything you need, right out of the box. Just add compressed air.

Again, the Gen4 Ion Air Gun is just one of our Static Eliminator products.  Another handheld Static eliminator is our Intellistat Ion Air Gun, this product is more geared towards clean room type applications.

EXAIRs’ Intellistat Ion Air Gun has earned a Class 5 Cleanroom Rating making it ideal for static elimination in cleanrooms for sensitive processes. There are manufacturing processes that require certain cleanliness standards for operation in such as scientific research, solar panel manufacturing or biotechnology industries. This means that any tool or material you use in this process has to meet a certain standard. EXAIR’s Intellistat was engineered to do just that.

EXAIR Intellistat Ion Air Gun

The Intellistat Ion Air Gun is a patented handheld air gun for static elimination in sterile environments and clean rooms. This lightweight tool provides rapid static decay with a simple squeeze of a short-throw trigger reducing 5,000 volts to 500 in under second. Furthering the Intellistat’s utility, it has now been awarded the ISO 14644-1 Class 5 rating for clean rooms and controlled environments making it the perfect tool for electronics manufacturing, testing facilities and laboratories.

The Intellistat is the ideal solution for static elimination in your sensitive processes. Learn more about the Intellistat as well as the rest of EXAIR’s large line of static elimination products at www.EXAIR.com or by contacting any of our Application Engineers.

Jordan Shouse
Application Engineer

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Clean Room Static Elimination

Class 5 Cleanroom Rating

EXAIRs’ GEN 4 Intellistat Ion Air Gun has earned a Class 5 Cleanroom Rating making it ideal for static elimination in cleanrooms for sensitive processes. There are manufacturing processes that require certain cleanliness standards for operation in such as scientific research, solar panel manufacturing or biotechnology industries. This means that any tool or material you use in this process has to meet a certain standard. EXAIR’s Intellistat was engineered to do just that.

The Intellistat Ion Air Gun is a patented handheld air gun for static elimination in sterile environments and clean rooms. This lightweight tool provides rapid static decay with a simple squeeze of a short-throw trigger reducing 5,000 volts to 500 in under second. Furthering the Intellistat’s utility, it has now been awarded the ISO 14644-1 Class 5 rating for clean rooms and controlled environments making it the perfect tool for electronics manufacturing, testing facilities and laboratories.

The Intellistat is the ideal solution for static elimination in your sensitive processes. Learn more about the Intellistat as well as the rest of EXAIR’s large line of static elimination products at www.EXAIR.com or by contacting any of our Application Engineers.

Eric Kuhnash
Application Engineer
E-mail: EricKuhnash@EXAIR.com
Twitter: @EXAIR_EK