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“Ask Les” No. 15 – Cleaning Statically Charged Surfaces with Air Knives and Amplifiers

Air amplification products such as air knives and amplifiers combined with anti-static devices can save energy and clean better.   Important factors to consider in its application are illustrated. Read More...

“Ask les” No. 14 – What to look for in a flat air nozzle.

Flat air nozzles are a popular compressed air operated blow off product and comes in different materials and designs.   For the optimum one to use, there are specific things to look for. Read More...

“Ask Les” No. 13 – What is Amplification Ratio in Compressed Air Operated Air Amplifiers?

In compressed air amplification technology for blow off the term amplification ratio is often used.  What is really means and the implication of the ratio is important to understand for effective performance. Read More...

“Ask Les” No. 12 – What is the best Compressed Air Product to use for Part Ejection on a Production or Assembly Line

  In any production line or assembly line, rejected items need to be ejected from the conveying system.   Mechanical means can be used as well as compressed air depending on size and weight of the part.  But when using com pressed air, what is the best item to use?   This video explains. Read More...

“Ask Les” No. 11 – Stiff but Flexible – useful special hose

To fix nozzles in place a special rigid but flexible hose can be ideal for holding them in place for a particular job and then easily relocating them quickly and easily.   Stainless Steel construction.  Long Life. Read More...

“Ask Les” No. 9 – Drying Cans on a production line in order to date stamp and also keeping the stamp machine cool.

  Air Amplifiers are ideal for scooping out liquid from cans to dry them in order to mark with ink jet marking.  Vortex Tubes can cool the inkjet unit if the environment is hot and/or humid. Read More...

“Ask Les” No. 8 – How fast can “air wipes” clean and dry extruded parts.

  Extruded material such as wire, cable, rope, aluminum profiles are cleaned and dried using air wipes.  How fast you an clean and dry depends on the product being extruded, the material being removed from the extrusion and the shape of the extruded part. Read More...

“Ask Les” No. 7 – Cooling Efficiently with No Chemicals and No Electricity

When using compressed air for cooling you should use some system that either makes the compressed air cooler or makes it more efficient by maximizing mass flow. For this you have two choices: vortex tube technology or air amplification technology. Both have its particular range of application as this video explains. The picture shows the use of a vortex tube used to cool the inside of a blow molded part. In this case the vortex tube technology works best Read More...