Cold Gun Aircoolant System™: Overview

EXAIR Cold Gun Promotion

Many machining companies like to use coolant to flood their parts for drilling and milling operations.  But what if there was an alternative way?  EXAIR has an interesting technique by using cold air instead of coolant.  This would help save time by eliminating cleaning and drying of parts as well as reducing coolant waste.  EXAIR calls this product our Cold Gun Aircoolant System™.

How the Cold Gun Works

The Cold Gun Aircoolant System uses a Vortex Tube to produce a cold air stream at 50oF (28oC) below supply air temperature.  Heat is one of the major causes for dulling and premature failures for tools, and by blowing cold air, it will reduce the heat buildup in tools while also removing the chips from the surface.  The EXAIR Cold Guns are very compact, portable, and easy to use.  Just attach compressed air to the unit, and it will produce cold air.  Since they do not have any moving parts, Freon, or electricity to operate, it is maintenance-free and long-lasting.  And, EXAIR offers a 5 year “Built To Last” warranty against defects in workmanship and materials.  These systems will extend tool life, improve tolerance control, and increase production rates by replacing coolant during milling, cutting, and drilling operations.

The benefits of using the Cold Gun Aircoolant System extends beyond reducing tool wear, finishing with dry parts, and surface smearing.  It can be used in applications where liquid coolant cannot be used.  This would include wood products, MDF, and plastics.  As insulators, cutting tools will get extremely hot as the material will not remove any heat like with metal chips.  Thus, machining can soften, gall, or burn the surface of the material; allowing only slow speeds for operations.  The cold air from the Cold Gun can keep the tools sharp and the materials hard and firm.  With plastic materials, this is very beneficial as it will keep the plastic rigid for tight tolerance machining.  If burnishing or scoring is occurring, the Cold Gun Aircoolant Systems can help to improve the surface finish of your product.  Other applications would include surface grinders, laser cutters, hot melt setting, and band saws.  The Cold Gun Aircoolant Systems are a low-cost solution that can do a lot of great things to improve processes.

Cold Gun Aircoolant Systems

EXAIR offers two types, the Cold Gun and the High Power Cold Gun.  The High Power Cold Gun blows twice the amount of cold air as the Cold Gun which doubles the cooling capacity.  They come standard with either a Single Point or a Dual Point Hose Kit with a cone and flat nozzle.  All systems come with a magnetic base and a filter separator.  The magnetic base makes this device simple to attach to your machine and start using.  The four models that EXAIR stocks are in the photo above.

EXAIR is running a promotional offer on the Cold Gun Aircoolant Systems.  From now until the end of yr2019; if you buy a Single Point Cold Gun System or a Single Point High Power Cold Gun System; model W5215 and model W5230 respectively, we will include a free model 5902 Dual Point Hose Kit, a $39.00 value, with your system.  And as always, EXAIR offers a 30-day unconditional guarantee for our customers in the U.S. and Canada to try them out.  If you have an application that you believe would be better served with an EXAIR Cold Gun Aircoolant System™, contact an Application Engineer.  And take advantage of our promotional offering by receiving a FREE Dual Point Hose Kit.

 

John Ball
Application Engineer

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Twitter: @EXAIR_jb

EXAIR Super Air Knife Promotion Runs Through 12/31/17

EXAIR will be giving away a free Soft Grip Safety Air Gun with the purchase of any EXAIR Super Air Knife from November 1st through December 31st, 2017.  This special promotion will apply to all Super Air Knife orders, whether aluminum, stainless steel, or PVDF.  Use the promotional model number during the promotional period and receive a free model 1210, a value of $81.00! The Soft Grip Safety Air Gun is a Top Pick, and provides the ideal combination of forceful flow, quiet noise level and low compressed air usage.  To get the special promotional item, use the special part numbers as detailed in the link below.

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The Super Air Knife is the latest generation of the EXAIR engineered air knives with dramatically reduced compressed air usage and noise compared to other types of blowoffs.  The Super Air Knife is truly a more efficient tool for cleaning, drying or cooling parts, webs, or conveyors.  The air flow is a uniform sheet of laminar air across the entire length with a hard-hitting force.

Replacing a noisy blowoff with a Super Air Knife results is a significant reduction in sound.  Operation at a high pressure of 80 PSIG (5.5 Bar) leads to a sound level of just 69 dBA for most applications. Air amplification ratios (entrained air to compressed air) of 40:1 is produced. It also meets OSHA maximum dead-end pressure and noise requirements, for safe operation in the vicinity of plant personnel.

Typical applications for use include-

  • Post wash part drying
  • Sheet cleaning in strip mills
  • Conveyor cleaning
  • Part or component cooling
  • Web drying or cleaning
  • Environmental separation (air curtain)
  • Pre-paint blowoff and cleaning
  • Bag opening/filling operations
  • Scrap removal on converting operations

Take advantage of the Promotional Offering by clicking on the link at the top of the page.  Qualified orders receive the free model 1210 Soft Grip Safety Air Guns as shown below.

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FREE! EXAIR Model 1210 Soft Grip Safety Air Gun

If you have questions about Super Air Knives, Safety Air Guns, or would like to talk about any EXAIR Intelligent Compressed Air® Product, feel free to contact EXAIR and myself or one of our Application Engineers can help you determine the best solution.

Brian Bergmann
Application Engineer

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Rewards, Deals, And Free Stuff

I’ve got a stack of plastic in my wallet. No; it’s not credit cards…I learned my lesson (and paid my tuition) at that school long ago. See, these are the ubiquitous “rewards” type cards…the ones that get you discounts, “points” for use at future purchases, etc., when you present it to the cashier at the time of your current purchase. While I’m perfectly happy to take advantage of the savings on stuff I’m going to buy anyway, I also know that the business who gave me that card is tracking my purchases (along with everyone else’s, very likely including you, dear reader) in order to position product, set pricing, more effectively advertise, and otherwise promote their goods and/or services in the most profitable manner.

Over the course of the past week, the card that I use at my favorite lunchtime (and…full disclosure: other times too) sandwich shop has netted me a coupon, printed on my receipt for a nice discount on my next meal there. It’s only good for the next four days following, so I have to be mindful to “use it or lose it.” Which is about as likely as anyone in my household finding out what the ill effects of letting ice cream reach its expiration date in our freezer.

But I digress…back to the sandwiches. I’m currently 3 for 3 on the coupon deals. I know, in my heart of hearts, that they will not last forever. I’m not going to lie to you; that’s going to be a hard day. But I’ll manage – I do covet your thoughts and well wishes, though.

We don’t have an EXAIR “rewards” card…

Although, how cool would that be? I'm looking at YOU, Marketing Dept!!!
Although, how cool would that be? I’m looking at YOU, Marketing Dept!!!

…but we do want to help you take full advantage of “deals” that can net you big savings. The biggest of these, by far, is in the amount of compressed air our Intelligent Compressed Air Products can save you, if you’re currently using non-engineered, commercial-grade or even homemade blow off devices. For more on how we’ve helped others with this, check out our Knowledge Base’s Application Database (registration required.) For specific details on how much we’ve helped some of them save, I refer you to our Case Study Library.

Speaking of Case Studies, that’s another way we can help you save. If you have an application where we can possibly quantify the benefits of replacing your current method with an EXAIR solution, successful participation in a Case Study will get you a credit on your recent purchase, or a discount on your next.  Give me a call if you want to know more.

If you’re a fan of free stuff, we also run promotions from time to time…like the two we’re running right now:

*With the purchase of an EXAIR Safety Air Gun, we’re offering a free 1” Flat Super Air Nozzle, applicable to purchases through 9/30/2015. These highly efficient, unique nozzles use a special patented shim to release a precise amount of air, creating a wide, forceful stream of high velocity, laminar airflow, while minimizing air consumption and noise levels. Different shims (sold separately) are available to produce stark changes in performance.

Model 1126 1" Flat Super Air Nozzle is durable and versatile...and FREE, with a Safety Air Gun purchase by 9/3/15!
Model 1126 1″ Flat Super Air Nozzle is durable and versatile…and FREE, with a Safety Air Gun purchase by 9/3/15!

*Is the midsummer heat giving you fits with your electrical and electronics panels & enclosures? EXAIR Cabinet Cooler Systems provide a quick and easy to install solution. Not only can we accurately specify the system you need and ship it the same day, we’ll also give you a free AC Sensor if you buy before 8/31/2015.

Cooling capacities to 5,600 Btu/hr, installed in minutes: EXAIR Cabinet Cooler Systems. FREE AC Sensor with purchase by 8/31/15!
Cooling capacities to 5,600 Btu/hr, installed in minutes: EXAIR Cabinet Cooler Systems. FREE AC Sensor with purchase by 8/31/15!

Regardless of how we can start (or continue) saving you money, compressed air (which is money,) or improving your noise levels, safety, and overall conditions in your workplace (which can be even better than money,) we look forward to hearing from you. And soon, if you want to take advantage of our promotions.

Russ Bowman
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The Value Of Free Stuff…Sometimes, It’s Actually Worth The Price

I visited my doctor recently for my annual check-up. During the exam, he lamented that a lot of his patients didn’t take the importance of preventive care seriously enough. I joked that I’m actually one of those people, but since my health care insurance covers an annual check-up at no charge to me, I do it simply because I’m a sucker for free stuff. Again, I was JOKING…I firmly believe in the importance of preventive health care, and strongly encourage you, dear reader, to do the same and get annual check-ups.

Well, I was HALF joking, anyway…I AM a sucker for free stuff. In fact, my doctor and I went on to talk about how effective free stuff (like t-shirts) was at getting consumers to sign up for new credit cards, magazine subscriptions, etc. We had a good laugh, and I kept laughing…until I got home and looked in my t-shirt drawer…

Of course, these kinds of promotions can be great advertising – that’s obviously why they’re so popular, and at EXAIR, we’re keenly aware of that. Now, you can’t wear our free stuff for everyone to see, but, in the case of our current seasonal promotion, you can get something very useful for free:

Through May 31st, we’re so intent on helping you get into Spring Cleaning mode that, with the purchase of one of our Industrial Vacuums, we’ll give you a FREE Vac-u-Gun. VACpromo_186x149 How can an efficient, quiet compressed air operated Industrial Vacuum help get your spring cleaning into full swing?  If you need help answering that question, give me a call.  They’re all in stock, and we ship same day (U.S.) with orders received by 3pm EST.

Russ Bowman
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