Air Knives

PRODUCT OVERVIEW

Air Knife Systems utilize compressed air for industrial blow off and cooling applications. Used extensively for replacing rows of nozzles or jets or drilled pipe to reduce energy. The curtain-like airflow of the Air Knife is an efficient way to dry, clean, and cool.

Air knives are “linear” amplifiers that consist of a body with a plenum chamber, a cap and either a machined gap in the body or a shim to maintain an even gap along the length of the air knife. The efficiency of an air knife depends on the design of the inside plenum chamber as well as outside shape.  The goal is to produce the highest force/air consumption ratio.   In addition, you want to be able to get the most force over its length at the lowest possible input pressure as that also lowers compressed air cost. The Nex Flow™ X-Stream™ Air Blade™ Air Knives accomplishes that over competitive products.  Standard Air Blade™ Air knives are an older design still used in some applications (the exiting air bends 90 degrees exiting the air knife gap) but the X-Stream™ Air Blade™ Air knives are 25% more efficient and also have a greatly lower noise level.

Applications include the removal of excess oils, liquids, and dust. The Air Knife is used in printing, labeling, and packaging, and used in part or component cooling, Industries include: Converting and Packaging, Films, and Laminating, Form and Fill, Sheet and Web Materials of all types from film to metals, Bag opening/fill operations, Conveying or hold down, Food Processing, Paint preparation, and drying.

Aluminum Standard Air Blade™ Air Knives

Built and designed for significantly longer life in difficult environments than many competing products by anodizing the aluminum body.  Stainless steel shim maintains gap integrity longer than plastic shims

Flexible mounting options and easy to fit in small spaces.
Energy reduction in compressed air use up to 90% and noise reductions of 10 dbA.
Maintenance free with output easily controlled, safe to use

Stainless Steel Standard Air Blade™ Air Knives

Stainless steel for corrosive and high temperature environments.  Stainless steel shim maintains gap integrity longer than plastic shims

Flexible mounting options and easy to fit in small spaces.
Energy reduction in compressed air use up to 90% and noise reductions of 10 dbA.
Maintenance free with output easily controlled, safe to use.

Aluminum Silent X-Stream™ Air Blade™ Air Knives

Built and designed for significantly longer life in difficult environments than many competing products by anodizing the aluminum body.  Stainless steel shim maintains gap integrity longer than plastic shims.

Most energy efficient design in force/unit of air consumption.
Flexible mounting options and easy to fit in small spaces.
Energy reduction in compressed air use up to 90% and noise reductions of 15 dbA.
Maintenance free with output easily controlled, safe to use.

The Nex Flow™ X-Stream™ Air Blade™ has proven to be of high quality, high performance and one of the most quiet, if not “the most quiet” designs on the market for all types of blow-off and cooling applications. Eliminating a row of drilled pipe can save up to 90% of compressed air costs

Stainless Steel Silent X-Stream Air Blade™ Air Knives

Stainless steel for corrosive and high temperature environments.  Stainless steel shim maintains gap integrity longer than plastic shims

Most energy efficient design in force/unit of air consumption.
Flexible mounting options and easy to fit in small spaces.
Energy reduction in compressed air use up to 90% and noise reductions of 15 dbA.
Maintenance free with output easily controlled, safe to use.

Hard Anodized Aluminum X-Stream™ Air Blade™ Air Knives

Built and designed for significantly longer life in difficult environments than many competing products by using a special hard coated surface over its aluminum body for mildly corrosive environments and to address any abrasive contact to the surface.

Most energy efficient design in force/unit of air consumption.
Easy to fit in small spaces.
Energy reduction in compressed air use up to 90% and noise reductions of 15 dbA.
Maintenance free with output easily controlled, safe to use.

The Nex Flow™ X-Stream™ Air Blade™ has proven to be of high quality, high performance and one of the most quiet, if not “the most quiet” designs on the market for all types of blow-off and cooling applications. Eliminating a row of drilled pipe can save up to 90% of compressed air costs

APPLICATIONS

  • Part drying after wash
  • Sheet cleaning in strip mills
  • Conveyor cleaning
  • Part or component cooling
  • Web drying or cleaning
  • Environmental separation
  • Pre-paint blowoff
  • Bag opening/filling operations
  • Scrap removal on converting operations

ADVANTAGES

  • Quiet – 69 dBA for most applications
  • 40:1 air amplification
  • Uniform airflow across entire length
  • Variable force and flow
  • No moving parts – maintenance free
  • Easy mounting
  • Compact, rugged, easy to install
  • Stainless steel screws in all models

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PRODUCT OVERVIEW

Air Knife Systems utilize compressed air for industrial blow off and cooling applications. Used extensively for replacing rows of nozzles or jets or drilled pipe to reduce energy. The curtain-like airflow of the Air Knife is an efficient way to dry, clean, and cool.

Air knives are “linear” amplifiers that consist of a body with a plenum chamber, a cap and either a machined gap in the body or a shim to maintain an even gap along the length of the air knife. The efficiency of an air knife depends on the design of the inside plenum chamber as well as outside shape.  The goal is to produce the highest force/air consumption ratio.   In addition, you want to be able to get the most force over its length at the lowest possible input pressure as that also lowers compressed air cost. The Nex Flow™ X-Stream™ Air Blade™ Air Knives accomplishes that over competitive products.  Standard Air Blade™ Air knives are an older design still used in some applications (the exiting air bends 90 degrees exiting the air knife gap) but the X-Stream™ Air Blade™ Air knives are 25% more efficient and also have a greatly lower noise level.

Applications include the removal of excess oils, liquids, and dust. The Air Knife is used in printing, labeling, and packaging, and used in part or component cooling, Industries include: Converting and Packaging, Films, and Laminating, Form and Fill, Sheet and Web Materials of all types from film to metals, Bag opening/fill operations, Conveying or hold down, Food Processing, Paint preparation, and drying.

Aluminum Standard Air Blade™ Air Knives

Built and designed for significantly longer life in difficult environments than many competing products by anodizing the aluminum body.  Stainless steel shim maintains gap integrity longer than plastic shims

Flexible mounting options and easy to fit in small spaces.
Energy reduction in compressed air use up to 90% and noise reductions of 10 dbA.
Maintenance free with output easily controlled, safe to use

Stainless Steel Standard Air Blade™ Air Knives

Stainless steel for corrosive and high temperature environments.  Stainless steel shim maintains gap integrity longer than plastic shims

Flexible mounting options and easy to fit in small spaces.
Energy reduction in compressed air use up to 90% and noise reductions of 10 dbA.
Maintenance free with output easily controlled, safe to use.

Aluminum Silent X-Stream™ Air Blade™ Air Knives

Built and designed for significantly longer life in difficult environments than many competing products by anodizing the aluminum body.  Stainless steel shim maintains gap integrity longer than plastic shims.

Most energy efficient design in force/unit of air consumption.
Flexible mounting options and easy to fit in small spaces.
Energy reduction in compressed air use up to 90% and noise reductions of 15 dbA.
Maintenance free with output easily controlled, safe to use.

The Nex Flow™ X-Stream™ Air Blade™ has proven to be of high quality, high performance and one of the most quiet, if not “the most quiet” designs on the market for all types of blow-off and cooling applications. Eliminating a row of drilled pipe can save up to 90% of compressed air costs

Stainless Steel Silent X-Stream Air Blade™ Air Knives

Stainless steel for corrosive and high temperature environments.  Stainless steel shim maintains gap integrity longer than plastic shims

Most energy efficient design in force/unit of air consumption.
Flexible mounting options and easy to fit in small spaces.
Energy reduction in compressed air use up to 90% and noise reductions of 15 dbA.
Maintenance free with output easily controlled, safe to use.

Hard Anodized Aluminum X-Stream™ Air Blade™ Air Knives

Built and designed for significantly longer life in difficult environments than many competing products by using a special hard coated surface over its aluminum body for mildly corrosive environments and to address any abrasive contact to the surface.

Most energy efficient design in force/unit of air consumption.
Easy to fit in small spaces.
Energy reduction in compressed air use up to 90% and noise reductions of 15 dbA.
Maintenance free with output easily controlled, safe to use.

The Nex Flow™ X-Stream™ Air Blade™ has proven to be of high quality, high performance and one of the most quiet, if not “the most quiet” designs on the market for all types of blow-off and cooling applications. Eliminating a row of drilled pipe can save up to 90% of compressed air costs

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APPLICATIONS

  • Part drying after wash
  • Sheet cleaning in strip mills
  • Conveyor cleaning
  • Part or component cooling
  • Web drying or cleaning
  • Environmental separation
  • Pre-paint blowoff
  • Bag opening/filling operations
  • Scrap removal on converting operations

ADVANTAGES

  • Quiet – 69 dBA for most applications
  • 40:1 air amplification
  • Uniform airflow across entire length
  • Variable force and flow
  • No moving parts – maintenance free
  • Easy mounting
  • Compact, rugged, easy to install
  • Stainless steel screws in all models
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