The patented (no longer patent pending) EXAIR No-Drip Atomizing Spray Nozzles have been nominated and are a finalist in the Flow Control 2016 Innovation Awards. The No Drip Atomizing Nozzles are just a portion of the entire Liquid Atomizing Nozzle products that EXAIR Offers. The No-Drip’s patented liquid shut off valve design eliminates the need for a separate pilot air line to positively shut off liquid flow ensuring there are no drips or excess flow from the nozzle. These are ideal when dealing with fine surface finishes, costly liquids, or intermittent spraying needs. The nozzles are offered in both pressure fed liquid and siphon fed liquid versions.
For the pressure fed version, the nozzle will require both compressed air and a pressurized liquid source. Both pressures can be adjusted independently giving a large spectrum of adjustment to fine tune the spray pattern and droplet sizes. The siphon fed nozzles can draw liquid up to 36″ vertically or be gravity fed up to 18″ overhead. This makes installation quick and easy when a pressurized liquid source, or liquid pump is not at hand.
The No-Drip Atomizing Spray Nozzles have also proven themselves in many applications, you can even read about a few of them here on our blog, links below.
Some of the reasons the EXAIR No-Drip Atomizing Nozzles were selected for these applications are the patented no-drip valve, their ability to atomize liquids to a range of 22-71 micron droplet size, the ability to fit into a tight space as well as the many spray pattern options. These features have ranked the nozzles as a finalist in Flow Control’s 2016 Innovation Awards.
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Last week, Plant Engineering presented EXAIR’s Long Super Air Knives the Bronze award for Product of the Year in the compressed air category. In 2014, EXAIR introduced one piece, seamless Long Super Air Knives up to 108″ in length. No other company in the world can provide a one piece compressed air operated air knife over 54″ long. This one piece design allows for minimal footprint for long units, and an unparalleled uniform sheet of laminar air flow. These long Super Air Knives conserve compressed air over drilled pipes or a manifold of air nozzles. Their compact design excels at large web drying and cleaning operations i.e. paper, rolled steel, aluminum foils, or plastic sheets. Air knives also excel at cooling extrusions, molds, heated rollers, or components. The air knives entrain ambient air at 40:1 ratio (40 parts ambient to 1 part compressed air) which means it moves a tremendous volume of air and delivers it to your target. The Super Air Knives provide all of these benefits quietly and efficiently. The air knife creates only 69 dBA of noise at 80 PSIG of pressure and it would be a great addition in areas where anyone is trying to limit harmful noise exposure to personnel.
These air knives continue EXAIR’s history of pushing the envelope in air knife technology. In 2010, EXAIR introduced the first polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) air knife to the market. The PVDF Super Air Knives provide resistance to UV light, inorganic chemicals, solvents, ozone, weather, fungi, chlorinated hydrocarbons, highly corrosive acids, weak bases and salts while maintaining a quiet operation (69 dBA). This material change opened EXAIR to a variety of environments that cannot be served by blowers, aluminum, or stainless steel air knives.
With the Winder Olympics now officially underway I have been trying to figure out just how EXAIR could be a part of the process. Maybe not in the forefront, but what are some applications that are there and have potential for being done by or improved by an EXAIR product.
The first even/ sport I thought of was Hockey. When a skate is sharpened they generally do a dry grinding stone. This can heat up the blade and cause it to become brittle. The best way EXAIR can help is to offer a Cold Gun or a Mini Spot Cooler to apply a cold dry air to the grinding point and keep both the material and the stone cool to offer maximum tool life as well as a finer finish on the blade. (This could probably be used in figure skating too but we’ll stick to hockey for this example.)
The second point was during any of the celebratory events where confetti is dispensed an EXAIR Line Vac or a Super Air Amplifier to help dispense the confetti. We showcase how well this works in one of the Professor Penurious videos.
The final would be the best in my opinion which is to use a Line Vac for a T-Shirt Cannon. Which would help to spread the promotional items in the common areas. We have customers who build awesome t-shirt cannons used at sporting events, I’m just not sure they get the crowd that hyped up within the curling stadium.
So whether you are in the Olympics or simply trying to make some parts for a customer we probably have a product that can help. Feel free to contact us and find out how.