The Super Air Knife directs the compressed airflow to a precise, slotted orifice. It creates a uniform sheet of air across the entire length that immediately pulls in surrounding room air. Air amplification ratios (entrained air to compressed air) of 40:1 are produced. The air saving is 63% when compared to typical blowoffs.
Compressed air inlets are provided on each end and the bottom of the Super Air Knife for easy mounting. Multiple units can be mounted end to end without dead spots. An optional universal mounting system provides secure, precise positioning. Many lengths from 3" to 48" (76mm to 1219mm) are available from stock in aluminium or stainless steel.
APPLICATIONS of 48" Super Air Knife to Blow, Dry and Cool:
Part drying after wash
Sheet cleaning in strip mills
Part or component cooling
Web drying or cleaning
Bag opening/fill operations
Scrap removal on converting operations
- A paper products company eliminates wrinkling of a high speed web by floating it with the sheet of air from 2 x 30" Super Air Knives.
- A water bottling plant eliminated the collapse of their corrugated bulk containers by drying their bottles with 2 x 9" Super Air Knives prior to packing.
- A small appliance manufacturer cools toaster elements after testing with a 12" Super Air Knife. They were able to eliminate a staging area dedicated to cooling.
- After washing aerosol cans, a manufacturer of personal care products dries them with a 12" Super Air Knife mounted vertically on each side of the can and a 3" Super Air Knife across the top.
- A manufacturer of baby powder dries the bottles with 2 x 6" Super Air Knives as they exit a steam steriliser.
- A manufacturer of children's toys uses the 30" Super Air Knife to blow out a mould cavity used to make 2" polyurethane balls.
- A window manufacturer uses a 24" Super Air Knife to blow dust and debris off windows prior to laminating.
- A manufacturer of stamped electrical junction boxes removes the oil and lubricant with a 6" Super Air Knife so the bar code label adheres.
- Prior to ink jetting the barcode, a processor of poultry dries the plastic bags of whole chickens using the 3" Stainless Steel Super Air Knife.
- A manufacturer of industrial camera housings uses a Vortex Tube to keep the camera cool while a 6" Super Air Knife is used to keep the lens clear.
- A woven wire products manufacturer dips the wire screen into a paint solution and removes the excess with the 48" Super Air Knife for an improved finish.
- A brewery uses 2 x 12" Super Air Knives on each side of a conveyor to blow water from bottles prior to labelling.