Air Wipe Resists Corrosion And High Temperatures
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Exair’s stainless steel Super Air Wipe produces a 360-degree air stream that can blow off, dry, clean or cool the material passing through the center. The split design can be clamped around continuously moving material such as pipe, hose, cable, wire and extruded shapes. The stainless steel construction is suitable for food, chemical and pharmaceutical applications as well as those found in corrosive or high temperature locations.
The unit ejects a small amount of compressed air through a thin-slotted nozzle that pulls in high volumes of air from the surrounding room. The airflow uniformly ejects from the 360 degrees of its ID. Air velocity can be varied with the instant “on/off” control. Coupling brackets that hold each half of the stainless steel unit together can be latched together or removed quickly. Additional shims can be installed if more blowoff force is required.
The units are available in ½", 1", 2", 3" and 4" diameters. Applications include wiping wire; drying inks, paint and screen printing; cooling hot, extruded shapes; and blowing off water, plating, coatings and dust.