Ring Blade Air Wipes | Nex Flow Air Products

Ring Blade™ Air Wipe Blowoff Systems

Ring Balde Air Wipe

Product Overview

The Nex Flow’s Ring Blade™ Air Wipe is a lightweight, compact, and easy to install, piece of equipment that  produces an even 360 degree blow off around the part. It reduces compressed air use for energy saving as well as significantly lowers noise levels. The systems are essentially maintenance free with blow off output easily controlled with a regulator.

Air wipes are basically air knives arranged in an annular form – like Air Amplifiers – but split into two half circles and then joined together.   These units are used as efficient blow-off system for all types of extrusions – wire, cable rope, window profiles, automotive trip, extruded pipe, and other applications. Nex Flow produces sizes from 3/8” diameter to 11” diameter as a standard and have produced special sizes when necessary.

They are designed as two separate pieces hinged together to open and close around the extruded or moving part. Instant on-off with no moving parts, The 360 Degree Air Wipe System produces a “laminar” flow of air along its 360º angle using the “Coanda” effect which “entrains” a large volume of air from the surrounding area along with the small amount of compressed air from the Air Wipe System to produce an output flow up to 30 times the compressed air input.  The blow off is angled against the direction of flow of the part to shear off moisture and dirt effectively, even for irregular shaped parts.

Available in 10 standard (inside) diameters AND in 3 Versions

Special diameters for the Air Wipe Blow-Off System are available on special request from Nex Flow™.

Each Ring Blade™ comes with a standard .002″ outlet gap which will work for 90% of all applications encountered.   If greater force is required, a second .002″ (.05mm) shim may be installed to open the gap for greater flow and force. Materials of construction are anodized aluminum or 316L stainless steel.

Applications

  • Drying after wash, cleaning, plating or coating
  • Blow off dust and contaminants
  • Cool hot extruded shapes
  • Uniformly wipe surfaces
  • Dry extruded profiles, rod and medical tubing
  • Blow excess water from automotive door gaskets
  • Remove excess coatings, water and oil
  • Dry tube, hose, wire, fiber optics
  • Clean paint gun tips
  • Dry screen printed or ink jetted surfaces
  • Clean strips and ribbon

Features / Advantages

  • Quiet
  • Low air consumption
  • Uniform airflow across the entire diameter
  • No electricity, no moving parts
  • Non-contact – no wiper blade
  • Lightweight, low profile
  • Split design – compact, rugged, easy to install
  • Stainless steel hardware resists corrosion

Videos

How The Nex Flow™ Ring-Blade™ Air Blow-Off System Works

Compressed air enters at point (A) into an annular chamber and throttled through a small ring nozzle at high velocity. This air stream clings to the Coanda profile directing the air stream down toward the surface which is angled to create a “cone” style directed force to best clean, wipe and dry a surface. The surrounding air is entrained at point (B) creating an amplified 360-degree conical airflow at point (C) to uniformly wipe the surface of the of the material running through the Ring Blade™. The wet or dirty material (D) direction of travel is against the flow.

Performance

Air Consumption Inlet Pressure 80 PSIG (5.5BAR)

Size (Internal) Diameter In Inches (mm) Air Consumption per unit with std. .002″ (.05mm) gap Air Consumption per unit. with .004″ (.10mm)gap (shim added) Sound Level @3FT dBA
3/8″ (10mm) 11.1 SCFM (314 SLPM ) 22 SCFM (628 SLPM) 82
1/2″ (12.7mm) 14 SCFM (396 SLPM ) 28 SCFM (793 SLPM) 80
1″ (25.4mm) 19 SCFM (538 SLPM) 38 SCFM (1076 SLPM) 80
2″ (50.8mm) 30 SCFM (850 SLPM) 60 SCFM (1699 SLPM) 81
3″ (76mm) 40 SCFM (1132 SLPM) 80 SCFM (2265 SLPM) 82
4″ (102mm) 51 SCFM (1444 SLPM) 102 SCFM(2888 SLPM) 82
5″ (127mm) 60 SCFM (1700 SLPM) 120 SCFM (3398 SLPM) 82
6″ (152mm) 71 SCFM (2010) SLPM) 142 SCFM (4021 SLPM) 84
7″ (178mm) 80 SCFM (2266 SLPM) 160 SCFM (4532 SLPM) 85
9″ (229mm) 102 SCFM(2880 SLPM) 204 SCFM (5760 SLPM) 87
11″ (279mm) 123 SCFM (3480 SLPM) 246 SCFM (6560 SLPM) 89

Based on an Amplification Ratio of 30:1 the air flow out would be 30 times the above.

Dimensions

Standard Applications X-Stream Moderate TEMP. to 400°F (204°C) 316L Stainless High TEMP. to 800°F (427°C) and Corrosive Environments A Inches (mm) B Inches (mm) C Inches (mm) Compressed Air Connection
29999 29999X N/A 0.83″
(10)
2.69″
(68.3)
2.50″
(63.5)
1/4” NPT
20000 20000X 20000XS-316L 0.50” (12.7) 3.25″ (82.6) 2.63″ (66.8) 1/4” NPT
20001 20001X 20001XS-316L 1.00” (25.4) 3.75″ (95.3) 3.00″ (76.2) 1/4” NPT
20002 20002X 20002XS-316L 2.00″ (50.8) 4.75″ (121) 4.00” (102.6) 1/4” NPT
20003 20003X 20003XS-316L 3.00″ (76.2) 5.75″ (146) 5.00″ (127) 1/4” NPT
20004 20004X 20004XS-316L 4.00″ (102.6) 6.75″ (171) 6.00″ (153) 1/4” NPT
20005 20005X 20005XS-316L 5.00″ (127.0) 7.75″ (197) 7.00″ (178) 3/8” NPT
20006 20006X 20006XS-316L 6.00″ (153) 8.75″ (222) 8.00″ (203) 3/8” NPT
20007 20007X 20007XS-316L 7.00″ (178) 9.75″ (248) 9.00″ (229) 3/8” NPT
20009X 9.00″ (229) 11.75″ (298.5) 11.00″ (279) 4×1/4” NPT
20011X 11.00″ (279) 13.75″ (349) 13.00″ (330) 4×1/4” NPT




Prices are in US dollars – ex works Cincinnati, OH, USA for orders in USA

Richmond Hill, ON, Canada for international orders.

website : www.nexflow.com

email : sales@nexflow.com


Overview

Product Overview

The Nex Flow’s Ring Blade™ Air Wipe is a lightweight, compact, and easy to install, piece of equipment that  produces an even 360 degree blow off around the part. It reduces compressed air use for energy saving as well as significantly lowers noise levels. The systems are essentially maintenance free with blow off output easily controlled with a regulator.

Air wipes are basically air knives arranged in an annular form – like Air Amplifiers – but split into two half circles and then joined together.   These units are used as efficient blow-off system for all types of extrusions – wire, cable rope, window profiles, automotive trip, extruded pipe, and other applications. Nex Flow produces sizes from 3/8” diameter to 11” diameter as a standard and have produced special sizes when necessary.

They are designed as two separate pieces hinged together to open and close around the extruded or moving part. Instant on-off with no moving parts, The 360 Degree Air Wipe System produces a “laminar” flow of air along its 360º angle using the “Coanda” effect which “entrains” a large volume of air from the surrounding area along with the small amount of compressed air from the Air Wipe System to produce an output flow up to 30 times the compressed air input.  The blow off is angled against the direction of flow of the part to shear off moisture and dirt effectively, even for irregular shaped parts.

Available in 10 standard (inside) diameters AND in 3 Versions

Special diameters for the Air Wipe Blow-Off System are available on special request from Nex Flow™.

Each Ring Blade™ comes with a standard .002″ outlet gap which will work for 90% of all applications encountered.   If greater force is required, a second .002″ (.05mm) shim may be installed to open the gap for greater flow and force. Materials of construction are anodized aluminum or 316L stainless steel.

Applications

  • Drying after wash, cleaning, plating or coating
  • Blow off dust and contaminants
  • Cool hot extruded shapes
  • Uniformly wipe surfaces
  • Dry extruded profiles, rod and medical tubing
  • Blow excess water from automotive door gaskets
  • Remove excess coatings, water and oil
  • Dry tube, hose, wire, fiber optics
  • Clean paint gun tips
  • Dry screen printed or ink jetted surfaces
  • Clean strips and ribbon
Advantages

Features / Advantages

  • Quiet
  • Low air consumption
  • Uniform airflow across the entire diameter
  • No electricity, no moving parts
  • Non-contact – no wiper blade
  • Lightweight, low profile
  • Split design – compact, rugged, easy to install
  • Stainless steel hardware resists corrosion
Videos

Videos

How The Nex Flow™ Ring-Blade™ Air Blow-Off System Works

Compressed air enters at point (A) into an annular chamber and throttled through a small ring nozzle at high velocity. This air stream clings to the Coanda profile directing the air stream down toward the surface which is angled to create a “cone” style directed force to best clean, wipe and dry a surface. The surrounding air is entrained at point (B) creating an amplified 360-degree conical airflow at point (C) to uniformly wipe the surface of the of the material running through the Ring Blade™. The wet or dirty material (D) direction of travel is against the flow.

Performance

Performance

Air Consumption Inlet Pressure 80 PSIG (5.5BAR)

Size (Internal) Diameter In Inches (mm) Air Consumption per unit with std. .002″ (.05mm) gap Air Consumption per unit. with .004″ (.10mm)gap (shim added) Sound Level @3FT dBA
3/8″ (10mm) 11.1 SCFM (314 SLPM ) 22 SCFM (628 SLPM) 82
1/2″ (12.7mm) 14 SCFM (396 SLPM ) 28 SCFM (793 SLPM) 80
1″ (25.4mm) 19 SCFM (538 SLPM) 38 SCFM (1076 SLPM) 80
2″ (50.8mm) 30 SCFM (850 SLPM) 60 SCFM (1699 SLPM) 81
3″ (76mm) 40 SCFM (1132 SLPM) 80 SCFM (2265 SLPM) 82
4″ (102mm) 51 SCFM (1444 SLPM) 102 SCFM(2888 SLPM) 82
5″ (127mm) 60 SCFM (1700 SLPM) 120 SCFM (3398 SLPM) 82
6″ (152mm) 71 SCFM (2010) SLPM) 142 SCFM (4021 SLPM) 84
7″ (178mm) 80 SCFM (2266 SLPM) 160 SCFM (4532 SLPM) 85
9″ (229mm) 102 SCFM(2880 SLPM) 204 SCFM (5760 SLPM) 87
11″ (279mm) 123 SCFM (3480 SLPM) 246 SCFM (6560 SLPM) 89

Based on an Amplification Ratio of 30:1 the air flow out would be 30 times the above.

Dimensions

Dimensions

Standard Applications X-Stream Moderate TEMP. to 400°F (204°C) 316L Stainless High TEMP. to 800°F (427°C) and Corrosive Environments A Inches (mm) B Inches (mm) C Inches (mm) Compressed Air Connection
29999 29999X N/A 0.83″
(10)
2.69″
(68.3)
2.50″
(63.5)
1/4” NPT
20000 20000X 20000XS-316L 0.50” (12.7) 3.25″ (82.6) 2.63″ (66.8) 1/4” NPT
20001 20001X 20001XS-316L 1.00” (25.4) 3.75″ (95.3) 3.00″ (76.2) 1/4” NPT
20002 20002X 20002XS-316L 2.00″ (50.8) 4.75″ (121) 4.00” (102.6) 1/4” NPT
20003 20003X 20003XS-316L 3.00″ (76.2) 5.75″ (146) 5.00″ (127) 1/4” NPT
20004 20004X 20004XS-316L 4.00″ (102.6) 6.75″ (171) 6.00″ (153) 1/4” NPT
20005 20005X 20005XS-316L 5.00″ (127.0) 7.75″ (197) 7.00″ (178) 3/8” NPT
20006 20006X 20006XS-316L 6.00″ (153) 8.75″ (222) 8.00″ (203) 3/8” NPT
20007 20007X 20007XS-316L 7.00″ (178) 9.75″ (248) 9.00″ (229) 3/8” NPT
20009X 9.00″ (229) 11.75″ (298.5) 11.00″ (279) 4×1/4” NPT
20011X 11.00″ (279) 13.75″ (349) 13.00″ (330) 4×1/4” NPT
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Prices are in US dollars – ex works Cincinnati, OH, USA for orders in USA

Richmond Hill, ON, Canada for international orders.

website : www.nexflow.com

email : sales@nexflow.com


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