In the application shown above the end user needed to remove excess lubricant from the outside of a tube after a forming process. The existing setup offered no removal of the excess oil, and as the tubes exited the machine, oil would fall from the tubes and drip onto the floor. To prevent these oil drops from reaching the floor and accumulating into a potential safety hazard, paper towels were placed at the exit of the machine to catch the oil and replaced as needed.
Considering that a blow off solution was needed to provide coverage to the full OD of the formed tubes, this application was an excellent candidate for a Super Air Wipe. The Super Air Wipe provides 360° blowoff for the tubes, removing excess oil as the tubes pass through the air stream of the Super Air Wipe.
An added benefit for this application in blowing the excess oil back into the machine was the need for lubrication on the machine components on the “leading” side of this application. As the tubes exit the machine, no oil is desired; but on the preceding side of the machine, oil is very much needed. Using the Air Wipe to remove excess oil from the tubes and simultaneously blow this oil back into a needed workspace made this product the perfect fit.
The exact model chosen for this application was the 2404, 4” Super Air Wipe. Available from stock with same-day shipping, we were able to meet the needs of this application while exceeding customer expectations.
If you have a similar application or would like to discuss your application needs with us, contact an EXAIR Application Engineer. We’ll be happy to help.