A new 3/8-inch standard Air Wipe produces a 360° airstream that can blow off, dry, clean or cool continuously moving material such as wire, cable, pipe, hose and extruded shapes.
The instrument from Exair Corp. (Cincinnati) ejects a small amount of compressed air through a thin slotted nozzle that pulls in high volumes of surrounding room air. The airflow uniformly ejects from the 360 degrees of its inner diameter.
The coupling brackets that hold together both halves of the Air Wipe can be latched together or removed quickly. Additional shims can be installed if more blow-off force is required.
Air velocity can be varied with a pressure regulator, and instant on/off control provides precision blowoff. Air consumption is 11.1 SCFM at 80 PSIG and the sound level is only 82 dBA.
Standard Air Wipes are CE compliant and available from stock in diameters from 3/8 to 11 inches. Applications include wiping wire; drying inks; cooling hot extruded shapes; and blow off of water, plating, coatings and dust.