EXAIR’s Adjustable Spot Cooler: A Versatile Tool for Your Cooling Needs!

 

If you’re looking at replacing messy coolant mist systems, look no further than the Adjustable Spot Cooler. EXAIR’s Adjustable Spot Cooler incorporates Vortex Tube technology to produce temperatures ranging from -30°F – +70°F. A Vortex Tube works by imparting a rapid spinning motion to the supplied compressed air. This airflow makes its way to the end of the tube where it is forced to abruptly change directions. It is during this change of direction that energy is given off in the form of heat. The hot air then exits the tube from the hot end, while cold air exits the other end of the tube. As the valve is opened to allow more air to exhaust from the hot end, the temperature at the cold end will decrease. At a sound level of just 73 dBA when operated at 100 psig and stock generator installed, this compact cooler will keep your operation cool, clean and dry without causing unnecessarily high noise levels.

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Critical tolerances are maintained on plastic parts using the Adjustable Spot Cooler

 

When looking at a Vortex Tube based solution, the variety of options can sometimes be daunting. This is where the versatility of the Adjustable Spot Cooler shines. Through a simple turn of the control knob, you can easily adjust the temperature and cold fraction of the unit. Additionally, the kits come with (2) extra generators (15-H and 30-H) that can be swapped out for the stock generator for more/less cooling power and air consumption. The 15-H generator will deliver up to 1,000 Btu/hr of cooling capacity and the 30-H will provide up to 2,000 Btu/hr of cooling capacity. We have (2) different kits available, the Model 3825 Single Point and the Model 3925 Dual Point Kit. The 3825 is recommended for use in applications where you’re cooling a small surface such as solder joints, hot melts, or drilled plastics. The 3925 system is better served when heat is generated over a larger surface area such as saw blade cooling. The kits use flexible Loc-Line hose to allow you to precisely position the cold airflow onto your target. The Adjustable Spot Cooler provides easy mounting with a swivel magnetic base, allowing you to mount the cooler directly at the most critical point that heat is being generated.

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If you’re tired of cleaning up your coolant or have an application that requires dry machining, get one of the Adjustable Spot Cooler systems on order today. They’re in stock ready to ship!

Tyler Daniel
Application Engineer
E-mail: TylerDaniel@exair.com
Twitter: @EXAIR_TD

Yet another home use for a few EXAIR products

I feel as though my wife thinks I am the king of hobbies.  I know I have blogged before about motorcycles and several other activities that I enjoy.  So far I have found a use for an E-Vac to bleed the brakes on my Suzuki.  Now I have had my eyes opened to the art of wood working.

You see my brother in-law makes a living through custom wood working.  One day, he showed me a quick easy project – a pen.  That’s right, a plain old writing utensil.   So I followed his instructions and about an hour and a half later I had a pen that I had made all on my own. (The pencil shown below was just turned last night)

Flash forward several months and I am now making pens and pencils in my basement.  After watching the local sites and papers for cheap equipment I now have a wood lathe and have moved some of my metal working equipment to make room for wood working equipment.  The funny thing is I have still found several uses for EXAIR products.

The first is on my drill press, a very common application for us in industrial environments.  This would be the perfect spot for a Mini Spot Cooler.  I have a compressor that is just large enough to run it at full capacity and so when I am drilling through a 3 – 4″ long blank I don’t get the burning wood smell or melting acrylic.  It won’t even scream like a banshee when the bit gets in full depth of cut. (Below the Mini Spot Cooler is used to cool an abrasive cut off wheel.)

This isn’t the only place an EXAIR product can be used.   I could also use the Mini Spot Cooler or a Cold Gun on the lathe when turning acrylic blanks to keep the tool and cutting point cool.  I could even use a Mini Chip Vac to  vacuum the chips from the lathe as they are being made.  Not to mention that the 0.1 micron filter is fine enough to catch the sanding dust made when finishing the pens.

So whether you’re a hobbyist or a professional, EXAIR will have a product that will fit your needs or help make your work a little easier, safer, and quieter.  So feel free to give us a call and talk to an Application Engineer to discuss your application.

Brian Farno
Application Engineer
BrianFarno@EXAIR.com
@EXAIR_BF