Manufacturing Sustainability: Green Manufacturing News


Air Knife Reduces Compressed Air Usage by Up to 90 Percent

posted by William R. Stott
Published: April 10, 2012

The Nex Flow Curved X-Stream Air Blade Knife

The Nex Flow Curved X-Stream Air Blade Air Knife, is a unique design from Nex Flow for producing a wide angle “fan” of amplified air flow for blow-off. It can replace rows of nozzles or jets or drilled pipe to reduce energy. This unit was developed to fit into areas of limited space requiring larger areas for blow-off and when straight Nex Flow X-Stream Air Blade Air Knives may not fit.

The Nex Flow Curved X-Stream Air Blade Air Knife is easy to mount and maintain, reducing both compressed air consumption and noise levels. It is the most efficient design yet achieved for air curtain blow off technology for reducing noise levels yet providing the optimum in blow off energy.

The Nex Flow Curved X-Stream Air Blade Air Knife works by producing a laminar flow of air along its length using the “Coanda” effect, which entrains a large volume of air from the surrounding area along with a small amount of compressed air from the unit itself to produce an output flow up to 40 times.

System payback on compressed air savings can be as soon as a few weeks in some applications.

The Nex Flow Curved X-Stream Air Blade Air Knife measures approximately at a 5” radius. All Nex Flow X-Stream Air Blade Air Knives have 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 or nozzles can save up to 90% of compressed air costs.

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