Tuesday, 30 October 2018

EXAIR Has a New Product: The Soft Grip Super Air Scraper

EXAIR has designed a new nozzle called the Super Air Scraper.  This nozzle combines a scraping blade with our 2” Flat Super Air Nozzle.  It creates a mechanical force with a compressed air force to remove stubborn sticky material. This patent-pending nozzle can be added to the EXAIR Soft Grip Air Gun to create a powerful scraping tool.
Let’s breakdown the nozzle.  The 2″ Super Air Scraper nozzle is a model 1144 which has a ¼” NPT female connection.  The model 1144-A includes a ¾ – 32 UN adaptor for connecting to the Soft Grip Safety Air Gun extensions.  The scraper can be changed when worn with a replacement blade; model 902007.  To add flexibility to the Super Air Scraper, a shim set, model 1132SS, can be used to modify the blowing force.  With these combinations, the nozzle complements the scraper as an effective way to clean with compressed air.

To get pressurized air to the nozzle, EXAIR attached the 1144-A Super Air Scraper nozzle to the Soft Grip Safety Air Gun.  This gives a comfortable and ergonomic way to use and operate this product.  We offer different extensions for hard-to-reach applications ranging from 6” (152mm) to 72” (1,829mm) in length.  With the extensions that are 36” (914mm) and longer, EXAIR installed an additional foam grip sleeve.  This gives additional leverage for scraping material at a distance like floor level.  Chip Shields are also offered to prevent blow-back onto the operator.  You can view the details of the new product at this link on our website: Soft Grip Super Air Scraper.

To give some ideas for applications, the Soft Grip Super Air Scraper can be used for removing tape, gasket material, caulk, adhesive, paint, labels, and more.  With the addition of air, the detached material is blown away during scraping, keeping the area clean to target the remaining “stuck” material.  If gummy or flaky substances are a nuisance for workers, the Soft Grip Super Air Scraper can keep the machine or work station clean and operational.

Vivek Engineers#22, 1st Floor, 1st Cross, Adj. to IIMB Compound, Bilekahalli Indl. Area, 
Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore - 560 076.
Ph : 080 -  2648 1309, 4170 1145
E- mail :p.lochan@vivekengineers.net sales@vivekengineers.net , durga@vivekengineers.net

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Gen4 Super Ion Air Knives Remove Pesky Dust from Crepe Paper Manufacturing Process

A paper manufacturer was having issues with their measuring equipment (reference photo below).  They were producing 6” (152mm) wide crepe paper which is very thin and dusty.  As it would pass through the machine, a real-time measurement of basis weight and moisture content was being performed.  The basis weight of the sheet was around 14g/m2 which is like facial tissue.  The machine was giving false errors in the basis weight measurement.  As they opened the device, they noticed dust particles on the optical lens.  Because the basis weight was so small, any dust would cause a false reading.  They contacted EXAIR to see if they could help with their problem.

With a dry fibrous material like crepe paper, static can be a big issue.  Static has a strong force that can cause small fragments to “stick” to surfaces.  As you can see in the photo, the paper material is sticking to the sides and lens of the measuring device.  For this application,  Exair's Application Engineer recommended two pieces of the model 112206 Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife Kits.  The Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife is uniquely designed to have two functions; remove static and blow off dust.  The Gen4 Ionizing Bar creates both positive and negative ions to remove any type of static charge.  The Super Air Knife creates a laminar air stream to carry the ions and also generate an even blowing force to remove the dust particles from the surface.  With this combination, it becomes a very effective non-contact way to remove the contamination.  This was an important requirement as the crepe paper is very thin and could break very easily.  They were able to mount one Super Ion Air Knife above and below the paper in order to blow the dust particles in a counter-flow direction.  This would keep the particles from entering the measurement device.

The Super Ion Air Knife Kit includes the Super Air Knife with a Gen4 Ionizing Bar attached.  The kit also includes a power supply, filter, regulator, and a shim set.  The power supply is specifically designed for the Gen4 Static Eliminators.  The Gen4 Super Ion Air Knives use the high voltage from the power supply to generate enough ions to remove static from the paper at a running speed of 49.5 ft/sec (15m/sec).  The filter will remove any contamination and liquid water from the compressed air system before it enters the Super Ion Air Knife.  This is important to keep the product clean.  The shim set is a set of three different shims with a thickness of 0.001” (0.025mm), 0.003” (0.076mm), and 0.004” (0.1mm).  They are used to dramatically change the blowing force from the stock shim at 0.002” (0.05mm) thick.  Being that the paper was extremely thin, they opted to put the 0.001 (0.025m) thick shim inside the Super Ion Air Knife.  With the regulator in the kit, the customer could “dial” in the correct amount of force to keep the machine running optimally without breaking the delicate paper.
When the customer installed the Gen4 Super Ion Air Knives just before the entrance into the measuring device, the air stream was able to carry the ions to neutralize the static and to remove the dust from the paper surface.  The system was now able to make accurate measurements without disruptions.
If your industry is needing such type of problem or any other static charge problem  then kindly contact us in below provided contact details and we are having a wide range of Exair Static Eliminator products.
Vivek Engineers#22, 1st Floor, 1st Cross, Adj. to IIMB Compound, Bilekahalli Indl. Area, 
Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore - 560 076.
Ph : 080 -  2648 1309, 4170 1145
E- mail :p.lochan@vivekengineers.net sales@vivekengineers.net , durga@vivekengineers.net

Friday, 7 September 2018

Selecting The Right Safety Air Gun

Exair provides five Safety Air Guns such as VariBlast™, Soft Grip, Heavy Duty , Back Blow and Super Blast. Safety Air Guns are available with a variety of air nozzles (listed in order of force). Stainless steel air nozzles provide more mechanical wear resistance while withstanding corrosion and high temperatures. PEEK Air Nozzles provide protection from accidental impact with the target and outstanding corrosion resistance. Air consumption, force and sound level are shown for all models.

VariBlast™ Compact Safety Air Gun is a uniquely powerful gun which produces variable force depending on trigger valve pressure. You decide how much force is needed for the application by squeezing the trigger a little or all the way for maximum force! Th is cast aluminum gun is equipped with any of our 1/8 NPT engineered air nozzles. Th e VariBlast Compact Safety Air Gun is small, comfortable and powerful while remaining light and ergonomic. Has two inlets for flexible air supply. Extension Pipes for hard to reach areas are also available.

Back Blow Safety Air Gun is perfect for cleaning out the inside of pipe, tube, hose or channels. EXAIR’s engineered back blow nozzle provides a powerful 360 degree airflow through an array of holes to remove coolant, chips or debris. Available in our VariBlast, Soft Grip, Heavy Duty or Super Blast version, each gun style can be outfitted with an up to 72" extension to reach far into your application and provide airflow. VariBlast, Soft Grip and Heavy Duty Back Blow Safety Air Guns are outfitted with a Chip Shield to protect the operator from flying debris. Since airflow is directed back toward the operator, personal protection equipment is recommended.
Soft Grip Safety Air Gun has a durable cast aluminum body that is suited for rugged industrial use. Th e ergonomic design has a large trigger for easy operation and a convenient hanger hook for easy storage. Chip Shields for worker safety are available. Extension Pipes and Stay Set Hoses for hard to reach areas are also available.
Heavy Duty Safety Air Gun is a powerful air gun with a durable cast aluminum body that is best suited for heavy use in rugged industrial environments. The ergonomic composite rubber grip and wide curved trigger can be used for hours without fatigue. Chip Shields for worker safety are available. Extension Pipes for hard to reach areas are also available.
Super Blast Safety Air Guns provide the strongest blowing force - ideal for long distance, wide
area blowoff , cooling, and drying applications. The comfortable foam rubber handle provides
a firm grip. Th e spring-loaded valve instantly shuts off the air supply if the air gun is dropped.
Extension Pipes for hard to reach areas are also available.

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Adjustable Spot Cooler Keeps Garment Industry Needle Cutter Cool

EXAIR has very good cooling component called Adjustable Spot Cooler. It works with the compressed air and it delivers very cooled/chilled air. The same one we have recommended to Garment industry where they  have stalks/bunches of layers of Synthetic fabrics to be cut as per their size and design. The CNC needle cutter machine needs to cut the design and bunches of layers. During the process the needle cutter gets heated-up, so the synthetic fabric layers stick each other. We recommended 3925-Adjustble spot cooler (Temp. adjustable), Dual point hose kit (targeting cool air position) and Air Filter (controls contaminated air). After mounting our Adjustable Spot Cooler System the needle cutter gets cool and fabric stick rate reduced  drastically.

Vivek Engineers#22, 1st Floor, 1st Cross, Adj. to IIMB Compound, Bilekahalli Indl. Area, 
Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore - 560 076.
Ph : 080 -  2648 1309, 4170 1145
TeleFax : 080- 2648 1309.
E- mail : sales@vivekengineers.net , durga@vivekengineers.net

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Coolant and Oil Blowoff

A manufacturer of shock absorbers for automobiles and motorcycles, as well as steering systems for automobiles is cutting solid rod at the beginning of their process. They have a problem with carryout of the coolant and oil used in the cutting process. Once the part is cut, it is ejected from the machine and takes a bit of these materials with it. The problem is the coolant makes a rather large mess in the area around the machine and also causes them to have to re-fill the cutting coolant often. So, they have decided to use a Model 2402 2" (51mm) Super Air Wipe to blow the rods off as they are being ejected from the machine.


The Super Air Wipe blows the coolant/oil mixture back into the machine, off the rod. The benefit is that there is no subsequent handling of the rod after ejection in order to clean it any further. The work area is cleaner and the coolant level does not need to be topped off as often now. This area had previously been identified as a problem area that needed too much human intervention as the process of making shocks and struts is highly automated.

Monday, 27 August 2018

Super Air Wipe eliminates the possibility of smoke

The Super Air Wipe eliminates the possibility of smoke during machining by wiping hydraulic oil from the bar stock as it enters the chuck.
Th e Super Air Wipe is constructed of aluminum or stainless steel. All models use stainless steel
shims and screws. Stainless steel wire braided hose is included with sizes up to 4" (102mm).
Temperature: Aluminum Super Air Wipes are rated for temperatures up to 400°F (204°C). Stainless steel models are rated for temperatures to 800°F (427°C).
Vivek Engineers#22, 1st Floor, 1st Cross, Adj. to IIMB Compound, Bilekahalli Indl. Area, 
Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore - 560 076.
Ph : 080 -  2648 1309, 4170 1145
TeleFax : 080- 2648 1309.
E- mail : sales@vivekengineers.net , durga@vivekengineers.net


Monday, 20 August 2018

Exair Air Wipes- Blowoff, dry, clean and cool pipe, cable, extruded shapes, hose, and wire!


EXAIR’s Super Air Wipe provides a uniform 360° airstream that is ideal for blowoff , drying, cleaning and cooling of pipe, cable, extruded shapes, hose, wire and more.

Cooling Extruded Tubing:
The Problem:
The extruded product, being hot and pliable, would slump and produce a crooked length of tubing. The customer tried using a series of rollers to support the extrusion until it cooled enough to become stiff . This helped somewhat, but they still experienced slump between rollers. The end product still would not meet customer specifications.
The Solution: :
Using a Model 2401 1" (25mm) Super Air Wipe positioned between two rollers, the product was cooled enough to maintain rigidity. Adding another set of Air Wipe/rollers, they were able to extrude even faster.
Standard Air Wipe
The Standard Air Wipe is a good choice when the added durability of stainless steel screws, shims and hose are not required. The Standard Air Wipe uses coated screws, plastic shims and a general purpose PVC coupling air hose on sizes up to 4" (102mm).
The Standard Air Wipe is a good choice when the added durability of stainless steel screws, shims and hose are not required. The Standard Air Wipe uses coated screws, plastic shims and a general purpose PVC coupling air hose on sizes up to 4" (102mm).


Super Air Wipe Specifications:
The Super Air Wipe is available with throat diameters (I.D.) of 3/8", 1/2", 1", 2", 3", 4", 5", 6", 7", 9", and 11" (10, 13, 25, 51, 76, 102, 127, 152, 178, 229, and 279mm). Special diameters are available.
Standard Air Wipe Specifications:
The Standard Air Wipe is available with throat diameters (I.D.) of 3/8", 1/2", 1", 2", 3", 4", 5", 6", 7", 9", and 11" (10, 13, 25, 51, 76, 102, 127, 152, 178, 229, and 279mm). Special diameters are available.
Contact us for more information
With Best Regards
Padmalochan Nayak
Vivek Engineers#22, 1st Floor, 1st Cross, Adj. to IIMB Compound, Bilekahalli Indl. Area,
Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore - 560 076.
Ph : 080 -  2648 1309, 4170 1145
E- mail:p.lochan@vivekengineers.net  sales@vivekengineers.net  durga@vivekengineers.net