We blog about this topic quite a bit, and almost every section of our catalog has a page set aside just for special / custom product configurations that have been created by request from many of our customers.
This is the latest and greatest special that I have seen roll through the production area here at EXAIR. This is a special 4″ 303 Stainless Steel Adjustable Air Amplifier with a 4″ Tri-Clamp flange on the discharge side and a 6″ Tri-Clamp flange on the suction side of the amplifier.
This had been an ongoing project with the customer that started with them testing a stock Adjustable Air Amplifier in the application to ensure that the performance would meet their needs. The application was to boost a low flowing fume exhaust that was causing slow downs in their production line. Fans and other traditional methods would require maintenance and would wear out. The stock Adj. Air Amplifiers exceeded their performance needs but did not easily mount into their duct work because they used all standard size tri-clamp fitting in the ducting, so the next step was to see if we could manufacture a Special Adjustable Air Amplifier just for their needs. The dimensions of the existing Adjustable Air Amplifier came close enough we were able to easily create a Flanged Adjsutable Air Amplifier that would clamp straight into their existing duct work, exceed their performance expectations, help their process, and be ready to ship within a very reasonable lead time.
Like we have said before, if a stock, cataloged, product doesn’t fit your application exactly, contact us and let us find a way to customize and fit the need.
At EXAIR we are far from shy that we offer custom solutions. As a matter of fact, almost every catalog section has a handful of pictures that are special or custom units that we have made for our customers over the years. We continue to add special items to our database regularly. This could be anything from a special length Super Air Knife, a Vortex Tube with a special fitting or temperature setting, sanitary flanges on a Line Vac, or even most recently, a special 2″ Flat Super Air Nozzle.
This Special 2″ Flat Super Air Nozzle came from the customers requirement to use a mechanical fastener in order to ensure all hardware will not back out or come loose. The 2″ Flat Super Air Nozzle is already held together by two button head cap screws that are thread locked into place in order to prevent them from loosening. This customers requirement was not met by our standard procedures, so we stepped outside of the box yet again and have offered them a special 2″ Flat Super Air Nozzle with bolts that are held tight by safety wire.
Safety wire is a very popular practice in Aerospace, motorcycle racing, and even some packaging processes. The Stainless Steel wire is twisted and wrapped around the bolt heads in a manner that will not permit either bolt from loosening and falling out. However, it can be removed, the nozzle can then be cleaned, and the safety wire can then be replaced for preventative maintenance needs.
If you are in the need for something that you don’t directly see in our product offering, or maybe you simply need something like a bolt style changed. Contact us and see what we can do for you. Chances are, we will meet your needs with ease and even be in a timely fashion.
I read an article earlier this week talking about the types of toys you played with as a child and what your career lead to. Then I got to thinking, what if I had some EXAIR products and an air compressor when I was a kid? What kind of madness could ensue?
The first item that came to mind for me was using a Line Vac. This would not only be used to propel Hot Wheels a record breaking speeds into the loop of death or see how many full size cars the scaled car can jump. Also what happens to a full size car when you launch a small die cast car into it? Needless to say that is not all the ideas I have had for taking the orange track to the next level.
In case cars weren’t your thing, a Line Vac would be great to launch a parachute assault using your favorite G.I. Joe with a parachute, not to mention go quite higher than I could ever through it. It could also help launch zip lines or remove excavated dirt out of bunkers.
When I was a child, I didn’t know what compressed air or an air compressor was other than that my dad used one to inflate bike tires. Now, I work around compressed air every single day and I make sure to introduce my girls to it whenever possible, especially how to use compressed air safe.
The point is, a lot of the toys I played with as a child kept me thinking about mechanical ways to do things and thus I ended up with a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. Hopefully by introducing kids today to our products and the many uses they will help perpetuate the design cycles of Intelligent Compressed Air Products.