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Air Knife / Air Knives
Nex Flow™ Mounting Systems for Air Knives
Compressed air operated Air Knife blowoff systems from Nex Flow™ are available in different Variations :
Hard Anodized Aluminium.
Stainless Steel – 304 (Standard) and 316L (Optional)
Plastic (On request)
Air Knife strip moisture and debris from any surface passing next to the continuous sheet of high velocity laminar air flow produced by it. Air Knives are used in numerous applications which include drying of bottles, cans, sachets, steel products, removing excess food toppings, conveyor belt cleaning, etc. Nex Flow™ Air Knifes reduce both compressed air consumption and noise levels and are easy to mount and maintain.
The Silent X-Stream™ Air Blade™ Air Knife produces a "laminar" flow of air along its length using the "Coanda" effect which "entraps" a large volume of air from the surrounding area along with a small amount of compressed air from the X-Stream™ Air Blade™ Air Knife which together produce an output flow up to 40 times of supplied compressed air.
Nex Flow™ Mounting Systems for air knives provide a convenient and flexible way to utilize the products for blow-off and cooling applications. All Mounting Systems are made of powder coated steel. One knob controls the infinite flexibility of the system and secures it in place after the air knife or amplifier is properly positioned. Optional magnetic base can secure it to a magnet accepting platform. Rugged and secure positioning.
Air knife systems for Bottle Cleaning : Bottle cleaning uses two Nex Flow™ Model 10012X - 12" Silent X-Stream™ Air Blade™ Air Knives to blow water off bottles in a bottling line. This reduces compressed air use for blow off up to 50%. The units turn off when the line stops to conserve compressed air. When taking this on / off control into energy use considerations, the energy cost compared to blowers is comparable but without the costly maintenance and noise. Plastic Glass Prior to Laminating with Plastic Sheet : A Model 15030X X-Stream™ Air Blade™ Ionizer neutralizes and cleans the surface of plate glass prior to laminating with plastic sheet. Two Model 13030 RN static bars neutralize the plastic laminate preventing dust attraction. All three items are connected to one Model EN C-4-4-outlet power supply. Air Knife Ionizer in Plastic Container Cleaning : Three Model 15012 Standard Air Blade™ Ionizer with 'extra strong' model VS static bar is used to remove the static charge from containers moving at high speed prior to filling. The Ionized air is blown in to the container to remove the static charge. All the static bars will connect with 4 outlet power supply. The VS Bars have to be used because of the high speed of container. Camera Lens Cooling Standard Air Blade™ : A Model 10003 3" Standard Air Blade™ Air Knife is mounted such that the surface of the Air Knife is flush with the surface of a camera lens. The air flows along the surface of the Air Knife and continues along the lens due to a boundary layer effect. That effect provides a laminar "barrier" to the dirty environmental air, keeping the lens clean and dry. Air knife systems for Acid Agitation : A Nex Flow™ X-Stream™ Air Blade™ Air Knife acts as a barrier to keep fumes in a tank of acid being agitated. Air Blade™ Ionizer in Packaging Operation : A Model 16118X removes static from extruded rubber web on a rewind. Previously the static charge was so high that any spark would cause the rubber to burn which regularly happens. The 'extra strong' VS Bar combined with the X-stream™ Air Blade™ eliminated this unsafe situation. Air knife systems for Excess Sugar Blow Off : A stainless steel 36" Silent X-Stream™ Air Blade™ Air Knife blows off excess sugar from muffins prior to the oven to avoid burning. A Model 90009 Regulator with gauge sets the ideal pressure and flow.
PCB circuit board drying Air Blade™ Ionizer in Circuit Board Cleaning : A Model 15112X X-Stream™ Air Blade™ Ionizer is used to neutralize clean surface dust of a circuit board. The ionizing bar is well designed and closely "balanced" in positive & negative ions produced meaning a close to zero residual charge after use unlike many competitive product. Conveyor Cleaning : Model 10006X Silent X-Stream™ Air Blade™ Air Knife cleans a small conveyor of dust and debris. Standard Air Blade™ : Two Model 10012 Standard Air Blade™ Air Knives are installed on a duct (One on top, One on bottom) to draw in waste fumes & exhaust. The air leaving the Air Knives hug the inside wall creating an excellent vacuum inside the duct. Water Blow Off From Vegetables : A Model 10036XS 36" stainless steel Silent X-Stream™ Air Blade™ Air Knife removes water from vegetables on a conveyor. Engine Block Cleaning : Coolant is blown off of an engine block using three Model 10012X - 12" Silent X-Stream™ Air Blade™ Air Knives. Air Blade™ Ionizer in Bumpers Cleaning : Three 24" X-Stream™ Air Blade™ Ionizers Blow off dust from Automotive Bumpers prior to painting. The NEX FLOW™ PLCFC controls the air on and off as required minimizing air consumption. In this case the static bars were "daisy-chained" together minimizing extraneous cable and reducing the number of power supplies needed. Air Knife Rubber Sheet : This video demonstrates the power of the air coming out of a compressed air operated Air Knife. Water is easily blown off from the surface of a rubber conveyor sheet.