EXAIR Receives Honorable Mention in Green Manufacturer Product Innovation Award

EXAIR’s model 1126, 1″ Flat Super Air Nozzle received an honorable mention from Green Manufacturer magazine for the 2013 Product Innovation Awards. This competition was open to technology developers and manufacturers who have introduced new products designed to ensure environmental sustainability between January 1, 2012 and April 1, 2013. Green Manufacturer magazine includes a diverse range of products from biological building materials to welding tools, each with a unique set of qualifications and applications.

The competition focuses on the greenness of the product and how sustainably it is manufactured, as well as the ecopractices of the company. The claims were verified through judging which relied on third party testing and certification, reports to published databases, provision of specific metrics/quantitative information, and customer testimonials with quantitative data.

The award with the 1″ Flat Super Air Nozzles and shims

Our engineered air nozzles, when compared to open blow off or traditional commercial nozzle designs, reduce compressed air consumption and the associated costs of producing compressed air. The lower compressed air volume required from EXAIR’s engineered air nozzles results in less electricity to generate the compressed air. Engineered air nozzles also reduce noise pollution better than traditional solutions and reduce noise exposure levels for personnel.

The model #1126, 1″ Flat Super Air Nozzle is available in a zinc/aluminum alloy suitable for most environments or 316 stainless steel when a higher level of corrosion resistance is necessary. The zinc/aluminum alloy used for this nozzle generally requires less energy
than similar materials to transform into finished products, release no pollutants and no toxic residues during the work cycle, and are fully recyclable at the end of their useful lives.

EXAIR’s whole line of Flat Super Air Nozzles also utilize an internal shim which restricts large amounts of compressed use. The design entrains additional surrounding air in order to provide added volume and force for each application.

EXAIR also takes responsibility for our own processes and manufacturing facility by adhering to our own sustainability plan. This plan helps us reduce waste, recycle more material, reduce energy consumption, reduce water consumption, and keep our employees informed and responsible.

Thanks to Green Manufacturer magazine for recognizing our efforts to keep energy consumption low and sustainability high.

Kirk Edwards
Application Engineer


What’s Your Plan Stan?

We had a meeting this week that stressed the importance of being prepared for opportunity.  I believe this is a direct corollary to having a good plan. If you plan for the opportunity to come, you are prepared when it arrives.

I’m the type of person who loves to plan things out.  When I take on a new task I immediately form a plan to get from where I am to where I want to be.  Sometimes I think I over-plan, but it’s been my experience that my greatest achievements have come about as a result of a good plan.

I remember when I was 16 and I came up with a plan to buy a car.  I wrote the year, make, and model of the car I wanted on an envelope and put money into it with every paycheck until a year later when I had enough saved to finally buy the car.  Not a ground breaking achievement, but it was a good feeling to be able to actually see and drive the realization of the plan I laid out.

A plan, however, is useless without action.  It takes action to set something in motion and, more often than not, separates advancement from stagnation.

If you’re in need of a plan, or you’re unsure of the action to take regarding your application, give us a call.

Lee Evans
Application Engineer

(The car, by the way, was a 1970 Buick Electra Coupe.)