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September 24, 2018

Factors to consider when choosing Air knife VS Flat Jet Nozzle

July 13, 2018

ASK LES – Adding Attachments to Air Flow Amplifiers

July 6, 2018

ASK LES – How Piping Can Effect Air Nozzle Performance

July 2, 2018

ASK LES – Using Compressed Operated Air Knives as a Barrier

June 25, 2018

ASK LES – When Do Vortex Tube Operated Panel Coolers Make Sense

June 22, 2018

Saving Money When Using More Compressed Air

June 13, 2018

Are the Materials of a Vortex Cooler Important? They Sure Are!

June 10, 2018

Things To Consider No. 13 – Cooling Control Panels

June 8, 2018

Does a Vortex Tube Work with Liquids?

June 4, 2018

Ask Les No. 40 – Why Not Enough Compressed Air Flow?

June 1, 2018

NEMA AND IP CLASSIFICATIONS EQUIVALENCY – A Chart to Guide You.

May 28, 2018

EASY ENGINEERING No. 19 – Air Wipes

May 24, 2018

DETERMINING THE COST OF COMPRESSED AIR

May 19, 2018

Easy Engineering No 18 – How to Make Compressed Air Blow off less Costly Than a Blower

May 14, 2018

Cooling Grinding Wheels

May 8, 2018

“ASK Les” No. 39 – Static Bars with Compressed Air Operated Air Knives and Distance Effect

May 2, 2018

Using Compressed Air Operated Conveyors for Conveying

April 30, 2018

Things to Consider No 12 – Look at Everything When Designing a Compressed Air System

April 29, 2018

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SAVING ENERGY IN A COMPRESSED AIR SYSTEM

April 27, 2018

ASK LES No 38 – Installing Vortex Tube Operated Cabinet Enclosure Coolers

April 25, 2018

What Is An Engineered Air Nozzle – Really!!

April 22, 2018

EASY ENGINEERING No. 17 – Modifying Compressed Air Blowoff for Special Applications

April 22, 2018

EASY ENGINEERING No. 14 – All About Compressed Air Operated Air Knives

  Compressed air operated air knives are ideal for replacing rows of nozzles or drilled pipe used in blow off applications. What to look for and installation tips are explained
April 18, 2018

WHO ARE OUR CUSTOMERS OF THE FUTURE?

April 12, 2018

Things To Consider No 11 – Choosing a Compressed Air leak Detector

April 8, 2018

The Perfect Muffin “Yummy!” Sugar Blow-Off Using Compressed Air Operated Air Knives

April 4, 2018

ASK LES No. 37 – Cleaning of Air Amplifiers and Air Knives

March 30, 2018

How much Compressed Air is really coming from an Open Pipe or Tube or Hose?

March 26, 2018

Cooling Industrial Cameras with Vortex Tubes

March 23, 2018

Disruptive Industrial Technologies No. 1 – Filtering of Oil

March 19, 2018

GALVANIC CORROSION AND MATERIALS USED IN AIR KNIVES, AMPLIFIERS and VORTEX TUBE TECHNOLOGY

March 18, 2018

Ask Les No. 36 – Why is the Compressed Air Pressure Too Low?”

March 15, 2018

THREE STEPS FOR NOISE CONTROL IN COMPRESSED AIR BLOW OFF and EXHAUST

March 13, 2018

Things to Consider No. 10 – Considerations in Using a Vortex Tube to Cool

March 10, 2018

Air Compressor Market to exceed $40bn by 2024: Global Market Insights, Inc.

March 9, 2018

Ask Les no 35 – Boosting Fume Extraction Performance

March 7, 2018

HYDRAULICS AND PNEUMATICS – WHICH TO USE!!!

March 4, 2018

Things to Consider 9 – The Important Considerations for Blow Off with Compressed Air

March 1, 2018

A Reason to Use Spray Nozzles and Air Nozzles from Different Manufacturers

February 26, 2018

EASY ENGINEERING No. 16 – Compressed Air Operated Drum Pumps

February 25, 2018

Using Compressed Air Amplifiers for Venting and Moving Air, Fumes, Mist, Smoke, Etc.

February 23, 2018

ASK LES No. 34 – What is Compressed Air Amplification

February 19, 2018

MYTHS ABOUT COMPRESSED AIR

February 16, 2018

ASK LES No. 33 – Vortex Tubes and Effect of the Dew Point

February 14, 2018

Compressed Air Problems in Refinishing

February 11, 2018

Things to Consider No 8 – Static Elimination with Compressed Air Blowoff

February 8, 2018

Definition of the Coanda Effect.

February 4, 2018

Ask Les No. 32 – What to do if the Compressed Air Blow off Force is Too Low

January 27, 2018

WHAT DOES CFM (cubic feet per minute) Really Mean in Compressed Air Technology

Compressed air operated air knives are ideal for replacing rows of nozzles or drilled pipe used in blow off applications. What to look for and installation tips are explained here.
January 24, 2018

Things to Consider No 7 – Options to Consider in Cooling Parts

January 20, 2018

Can water damage my compressed air system and products?

January 18, 2018

Using Compressed Air Amplifiers for Cooling in Industrial Applications

January 17, 2018

Easy Engineering No. 15 – The Importance of Laminar Flow in Compressed Air Blowoff

January 14, 2018

Why an Air Knife is often Better than a Flat Nozzle

January 9, 2018

EASY ENGINEERING No. 14 – All About Compressed Air Operated Air Knives

January 7, 2018

Keeping Camera Lens Clean with Air Knives

January 5, 2018

“ASK Les” No. 30 – Can you Combine Air Amplification and Vortex Tube Technology?

Compressed air amplification draws in atmospheric air and mixes it with compressed air to amplify air flow. Vortex Tubes create freezing air from compressed air. But can you combine the
December 29, 2017

A New Alternative for Compressed Air Filtration Tested to ISO12500

The new ISO 12500 standard, covers the testing of compressed air filters and to provide a proven and tested basis to evaluate performance. This is a great improvement over the past
December 28, 2017

Easy Engineering No. 13 – Why Use Safety Compressed Air Nozzles, Jets and Air Knives?

  Using Safety Compressed Air Nozzles, Jets and Air Knives has advantages as outlined in this video. Nex Flow Air Products Corp. and their representatives worldwide can provide assistance in
December 23, 2017

Compressed Air Considerations for Blow off and Cooling Applications

  Despite the push by blower providers to convert compressed air blow off to blower operated systems, the fact is 70% of compressed air is still, on the average, used
December 21, 2017

Things to Consider – Part Ejection from a Conveyor using Compressed Air

  Things to consider in ejecting or pushing parts off a conveyor in a production or packaging process when using compressed air blow off. Contact Nex Flow Air Products Corp.
December 17, 2017

DRY MACHINING AND THE USE OF VORTEX COOLING

December 13, 2017

“Ask Les” No. 29 – What To Check if your Vortex Tube Does Not Work

A vortex tube is a relatively simple device. So if it does not work, a few things need to be checked. Nex Flow Air Products Corp. can assist on the
December 11, 2017

EASY ENGINEERING No. 12 – Drying Bottles and Cans on a Conveying Systems

In drying bottles and cans on a conveying system you want to do it with the least space as possible and quickly and get it as dry as possible. Contact
December 8, 2017

Compressed Air Operated Drum Pumps

There are a good number of manufacturers making compressed air operated drum pumps, some to only fill a drum and some “reversible” to both fill and empty a drum. The
December 4, 2017

BE AWARE OF INDUSTRIES THAT MAY GROW OR DIE IN A MILLENNIAL WORLD

Sales people and marketing people need to be aware of the dramatic effect a change of generation can have on the marketplace and therefore their product or service. Here is
December 1, 2017

“ASK LES” No. 28 – Drying Complex Parts

  Drying complex parts may require a combination of nozzles, jets and air knives. For assistance in drying of complex parts contact myself or any Nex Flow representative around the
November 28, 2017

Being Proactive In Compressed Air Leak Prevention

There is a great deal of information written about leak management programs, but what about a more proactive approach? Leaks in compressed air systems are expensive, detrimental to equipment, and
November 24, 2017

“ASK LES” No. 27- A Simple Way to Collect and Convey Dust a Long Distance

This video provides a cost effective solution to collect and convey dust a long distance without the use of electricity. Portable and simple. For advice or suggestions on similar applications
November 21, 2017

Using Compressed Air Amplifiers For Special Effects

One of the “fun” applications we have at Nex Flow is when our products are used for special effects in movies and even in museums and theme parks. For example,
November 18, 2017

Things To Consider No. 4 – Cooling Industrial Cameras

Various methods exist to cool industrial cameras. Vortex Tubes offer an ideal method if compressed air is available. For any questions on the use of vortex tubes please contact myself
November 16, 2017

HOW COMPRESSED AIR OPERATED DRUM PUMPS WORK

Compressed air operated drum pumps are used in environments where electric drum pumps may not hold up well and can be subject to breakdowns such as in very wet environments
November 14, 2017

EASY ENGINEERING No. 11 – Getting a Completely Dry Surface on a Part

Some processes require absolutely dry parts and this can be attained in a fast and cost effective and efficient way. It involves optimum use of compressed air and radiant heat
November 10, 2017

EASY ENGINEERING No. 10 – What to look for in a Flat Nozzle

There are different flat compressed air operated nozzles. Qualities that should be addressed are outlined in this video. For any questions concerning the use of compressed air for blow off,
November 8, 2017

EASY ENGINEERING No. 9 – When to Use a Vortex Tube Operated Cabinet or Panel Cooler System

This video outlines the conditions where vortex tube cooling units are best used for air conditioning electrical and electronic enclosures. If you have questions concerning compressed air especially in its
November 5, 2017

EASY ENGINEERING No. 8 – Implications of Being Able to Store Compressed Air

When compressed air is produced it is first stored and then utilized from storage as it is needed. This has implications on actual energy use and cost.
November 3, 2017

Clearing up the confusion of using compressed air with static eliminators for cleaning charged parts.

Plastic and other insulators can build up a static charge and attract dirt from their surroundings which can be a problem in further processes such as painting, labeling and even
October 31, 2017

Things to Consider no. 3 – Installation of a Vortex Cooler

Things to be considered in the installation of a Panel Cooler, a vortex tube operated air conditioner for electrical and electronic enclosures. If you have any questions on the use
October 27, 2017

Simple Way to Clean and Dry Extrusions

Some months ago I posted the above pic with a short comment but with little explanation of how it worked so I will explain it more now. Extruded profiles come
October 23, 2017

How to Dry Complicated Packages

Packaging of goods has gone beyond simple containers, bottles and cans such as the one depicted in the picture above. This particular packaging of pet food needs to be dried
October 19, 2017

THE HYDRAULIC COMPRESSOR – A little bit of Canadian History on a Unique Air Compressor

In doing some research on developments in compressed air technology I came across a fascinating bit of Canadian history at: http://www.coppercountryexplorer.com/2011/07/the-taylor-compressor/ Imagined and built by Canadian Charles Taylor, this amazing
October 13, 2017

SIMPLE CHECK THE LINE COMPRESSED AIR AUDITS

Formal compressed air system audits are costly and can be quite involved,. Experts are available to do this with expensive equipment in very large factory operations. But what about smaller
October 10, 2017

HOPPER LOADING WITH COMPRESSED AIR OPERATED VENTURI’S

An efficient application for compressed air operated venturi’s like Nex Flow’s Ring Vac units ( see www.nexflow.com) is hopper loading. Whether it’s loading resin for a plastic molding process, or
October 8, 2017

THINGS TO CONSIDER No. 2 – The Most Common Issue in Compressed Air Blow-off, Cooling, and Moving Product Installation

If you have any questions concerning the use of compressed air for blow off, cooling, drying, or moving, please feel free to ask!!!
October 5, 2017

CALCULATING THE STORED COMPRESSED AIR IN A RECEIVER TANK

In any good compressed air system there is a receiver which stores compressed air. One of the advantages of compressed air is that it is an “on demand” source of
October 2, 2017

Moisture in Compressed Air Systems and Why it Might be Difficult to Get away from Point of Use Filtration.

A 100 cfm compressor with a refrigeration drier, operating for 4000 hours in a temperate climate, can produce about 2200 USgal of liquid condensate in a year! Failure to remove
September 28, 2017

WHEN USING COMPRESSED AIR …

While it is known that compressed air is costly to use, there are still things that happen on the shop floor that creates a great deal of waste. The key
September 25, 2017

THINGS TO CONSIDER No. 1 – Incorrect Installation

Things work better when installed correctly.
September 19, 2017

THREE WAYS TO REDUCE COMPRESSED AIR NOISE

Compressed air noise can be responsible for up to 1/3rd of the noise in a factory operation. So controlling noise from compressed air is important. This can be achieved with
September 17, 2017

Using Compressed Air Blow-offs

High velocity compressed air blow-offs are especially useful if parts don’t need to be “super dry” (as completely free of water) or if there is a requirement to remove “excess”
September 14, 2017

Leak Reduction in Compressed Air Systems

The average leakage rate in a compressed air systems can be as high as 30%. Leaks in a compressed air system do not always get the attention they deserve because
September 12, 2017

EASY ENGINEERING No. 7 – All About Compressed Air Operated Drum Pumps

How they work and things to watch for with compressed air operated drum pumps.
September 11, 2017

RECOGNIZING PRESSURE DROP IN COMPRESSED AIR LINES

Compressed is a friendly and reliable energy source used for many applications but sometimes not enough thought is given to the “pressure drop” when using the air.   Pressure drop is
September 8, 2017

Lottery Ticket Quality Control with an Air Knife

Unusual applications for compressed air are always fun. One such unusual application was at a facility printing lottery tickets. Printing lottery tickets is much like printing money as they need
September 5, 2017

EASY ENGINEERING No. 6 – All About Compressed Air Operated Air jets

Compressed Air Operated Air Jets are ideal for applications such as part ejection and can provide advantages over air nozzles in some applications.
September 4, 2017

Which to Use? Air Knife or Flat Jet Nozzle? Steel and other metal sheet production.

In steel sheet production or other metal sheet production, which is better to use for blow-off? – a series of many small compressed air operated flat jet nozzles or, one or
September 2, 2017

Compressed Air Flow Amplifiers and Back Pressure Issues.

Compressed air flow amplifiers (also called air movers) operate using something called the Coanda effect to convert pressure to flow with minimal energy loss. The result is high flow and less
August 30, 2017

DESIGN FOR RELIABILITY IN INDUSTRY WITH MILLENIALS

This article is borrowed from a blog by the Marshall Institute at www.marshallinstitute.com Teaching the Millenials a sound reliability strategy early in their career (the Matures, Baby Boomers and Gen Xers too) can be
August 27, 2017

NEX FLOW AIR PRODUCTS CORP. DISTRIBUTOR EVENT HELD IN PATTAYA, THAILAND, FEBRUARY 2017

Nex Flow Distributor event attendees were (in no particular order) from Canada, USA, Mexico, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, India, Spain, Slovenia, Poland, Germany, Finland, Turkey,
August 23, 2017

EASY ENGINEERING No. 4 – Compressed Air Operated Air Knives! What are they? Styles? Advantages? Applications?

Compressed Air Operated Air Knives come in two styles and can both save energy and reduce noise levels as well as improve factory safety in both blow off and Compressed
August 20, 2017

IT IS SO HOT IN HERE!!!!!!!! HOW DO WE COOL DOWN!!

A happy person is a productive person but working in an environment where you sweat all day is not fun. Even in the winter time in cold countries it can be
August 16, 2017

COOLING INDUSTRIAL CAMERAS

Cameras are used extensively in production for monitoring to insure quality and are often exposed to hot and harsh environments and may require additional cooling. The most common way to cool an industrial camera
August 13, 2017

The point of use filter is a major center which maintenance is important in a compressed air line.

An area of major importance is point of use filtration in compressed air lines.   This simply means that a filter (should be) used in font of an air tool, pneumatically operated machine,
August 10, 2017

EASY ENGINEERING 3 – How to use a Vortex Tube in Industry

This video illustrates some of the things to keep in mind when using vortex tubes in industrial applications.
August 7, 2017

Importance of “Point of Use”​ Filtration in Compressed Air Blow-off and Cooling Technology

Compressed Air technology for blow off an cooling involves the use of air flow amplifying products in the form of air nozzles, air movers and air knives used in blow
August 4, 2017

Please Vacuum! Do not Blow! (When cleaning up!)

August 1, 2017

EASY ENGINEERING 2 – Guidelines in using a vortex tube

Easy Engineering two is a continuation of a series of educational videos to explain special compressed air operated items for blow off, cooling and moving on what they are made
July 28, 2017

Why You Cannot Cool a House with a Vortex Tube

A vortex tube is an interesting device that takes compressed air and divides it into a hot and cold stream. Various theories try to explain why it works but there
July 25, 2017

EASY ENGINEERING 1 – Parts that make up a vortex tube

Easy Engineering is the first in a series of educational videos to explain special compressed air operated items for blow off, cooling and moving on what they are made of,
July 21, 2017

USING A RELIABLE VORTEX AIR CONDITIONER AS A BACKUP UNIT

A vortex air conditioner like a Nex Flow Panel Cooler is probably the most reliable type of system you can use in air conditioning control panels as it operates only
July 17, 2017

Values of a Company are Important

In choosing a company to deal with you should look at the values that drive them.
July 14, 2017

Importance of Filtration of Compressed Air

Filters are an important component in any compressed air system. Clean, dry, and even oil free compressed air and gas is a basic need for many industries. In some applications
July 12, 2017

Compressed Air Safety

IMPORTANT GUIDELINES IN USING COMPRESSED AIR 1. Hoses and lines should be rated to meet the maximum operating pressure of the equipment – avoid using weak plastic tubing in open
July 9, 2017

Why Anodized Aluminum is Important in an Industrial Environment

Anodizing is an environmentally safe electrochemical process that converts the aluminum metal surface into a porous aluminum oxide, ultimately creating an end product whose finish is more durable and weather-resistant.
July 5, 2017

The Nightmare of Air Conditioning Control Panels in Harsh Environments.

Imagine a factory environment – maybe a fertilizer plant or a chemical production facility with electrical and electronic cabinets that need to be kept clean. Not only does the maintenance
July 3, 2017

A Nice Setup to Dry Different Diameters of Pipe

One of our customers made a very nice setup to be able to dry extruded pipe using Ring Blade Air Wipes manufactured by Nex Flow Air Products Corp. Very easy
July 2, 2017

Cooling Variable Frequency Drives especially in Dirty Factory Environments

Variable Frequency Drives describe equipment used to control the speed of machinery. Many industrial processes such as assembly lines must operate at different speeds for different products. Where process conditions
June 29, 2017

Cooling Castings and Forgings Quickly

In some industrial casting and forging situations the items made need to be cooled quickly for handling purposes or for an on-going process such as marking or assembly, otherwise the
June 27, 2017

Does a Millennial look at Overall Efficiency Better Than a Boomer in an Industrial Setting?

There is a big shift in thinking and therefore the way things are being done in industrial operations with the entry of more and more millennials coming into the workforce.
June 25, 2017

Impact of Kigali Agreement in Montreal Protocol in Industrial Cooling Applications

Late October, 2016 there was a landmark agreement among 170 countries to set firm dates for the curbing the use of HCFC’s in air conditioning systems with penalties for non-compliance.
June 21, 2017

How to have Control Panel Air Conditioning meet the Requirements of the Kigali Agreement.

On Oct 15, 2016 countries around the world signed on to the Kigali Agreement, an amendment to the Montreal Protocol, which hopes to reduce the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) significantly.
June 17, 2017

DRYING!!!!!!! How Much Energy do you “Really” Use in Compressed Air Blow off and is it Worthwhile to Change It to a Blower?

Compressed air is viewed as a costly method for blow off and cooling applications and some look to electric motor driven blowers as a replacement. This is a reasonable with
June 14, 2017

Static Removal and Cleaning Charged Objects

In cleaning statically charged products there are claims by some companies that static can be removed as far as 20 feet away. What they do NOT say is how fast.
June 10, 2017

A RULE FOR LEADING

Growth of a person and a business or industry occurs not from doing what everyone else does, it happens with innovation. The above quote is from Deepak Chopra.
June 8, 2017

Which to Use? Blowers or Compressed Air? Answer is not always straight forward.

Both low pressure blowers and high pressure compressed air is used for blow-off and cooling applications. Much has been made of the higher energy cost in using compressed air over
June 5, 2017

Vortex Tube Operated Air Conditioning Applications

Several companies manufacturer vortex tube operated air conditioners primarily for electrical and electronic enclosures. Some promote them as the solution to all applications when in fact that is not the
June 3, 2017

How Coanda Compressed Air Flow Amplifiers Work and their Efficiency

A compressed air flow amplifier works by entraining air along with compressed air. This is accomplished using an aerodynamic effect called the coanda effect. In this case the fluid (air)
June 1, 2017

The Quiet and People Free Factories of the Future

With the advent of new technologies manufacturing will be transitioning in ways that not even science fiction could foresee. Some trends to note…. 1. New technique such as 3D printing
May 30, 2017

Why Vortex Tube Panel Coolers are getting used more for Cooling Electrical Panels

Vortex tubes create freezing air from compressed air and are used as air conditioners for cooing control panels – even cameras in hot environments. Main complaint against using vortex tube
May 27, 2017

Save Your Hearing!! Reduce Factory Noise!!

Of the roughly 40 million Americans suffering from hearing loss, 10 million can be attributed to noise-induced hearing loss. With extended exposure, decibel levels of 85 or more can lead
May 25, 2017

“ASK LES” No. 27- A Simple Way to Collect and Convey Dust a Long Distance

This video provides a cost effective solution to collect and convey dust a long distance without the use of electricity. Portable and simple. For advice or suggestions on similar applications
May 24, 2017

“Ask Les” No. 26 – Careful when changing Air Nozzles

When changing compressed air operated air nozzles from one brand or style to another, note the effect of different air consumption as well as force. For questions concerning the use
May 20, 2017

“ASK LES” No. 25 – How to Clean an Air Amplifier

When a compressed air flow amplifier gets dirty, there is no need to remove the units from the line. For any questions on the use of compressed air for blowing,
May 16, 2017

“ASK LES” No. 24 – Effect of pressure drop in a compressed air system

Recognizing the effect of pressure drop in your compressed air system is important to make sure your equipment is working optimally. Please message me if you require assistance in the
May 14, 2017

“ASK LES” No. 23 – A Better Way to Cleanup with Compressed Air

Its better to vacuum using compressed air for cleanup for safety reasons. Units are available with attachments for this purpose.
May 13, 2017

“ASK LES” No. 22 – Best Angle for Using a Compressed Air Operated Air Knife

There are two angles to consider in utilizing a compressed air operated air knife – the impingement angle and the sweep angle.
May 10, 2017

“ASK LES” No. 21 – When to Use an Adjustable or Non-adjustable Vortex Tube Cooling System

There are certain factors to consider when using an adjustable or non-adjustable vortex tube cooling system.
May 9, 2017

“ASK LES” No. 20 – What to Look For in Purchasing a Vortex Tube

In purchasing a vortex you need to look at material, construction, adjust ability and noise abatement.
May 5, 2017

“ASK LES” No. 19 – How does a Compressed Air Operated Air Knife Work as Demonstrated at an Industrial Fair

How a compressed air operated air knife works is demonstrated at the Istanbul WIN Trade Fair in March, 2017.
May 4, 2017

“ASK LES” No. 18 – USING COMPRESSED AIR OPERATED AIR KNIVES AS A BARRIER

Compressed air operated air knives can make an ideal barrier for heat, dirt and mist when used properly.
May 2, 2017

Why an Air Knife is often Better than a Flat Nozzle

April 30, 2017

“ASK LES” No. 17 – Cooling Industrial Cameras

Using vortex tubes is one excellent option for cooling industrial cameras.
April 26, 2017

“ASK LES” NO.16 – Uneven Surface Drying of Extruded Parts with Air Wipes

In the cleaning and drying of odd shaped and uneven surfaced extruded parts, things can be done to improve the result.
April 23, 2017

“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.
April 20, 2017

“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
April 17, 2017

“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
April 16, 2017

“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
April 15, 2017

“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
April 14, 2017

“Ask Les” No. 10 – How to collect a large volume and move it a large distance/combining amplification and venturi technology

  You can combine air amplifiers with venturis to collect large volumes but also move them a long distance.
April 12, 2017

“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
April 11, 2017

“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
April 9, 2017

“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
April 7, 2017

“Ask Les” No. 6 – How Much Noise Reduction can you get from Compressed Air Amplifying Products used for Blow-off or Cooling?

April 5, 2017

“Ask Les” No. 5 – Which to Use? Compressed Air or a Blower ? Several factors need to be considered to make the appropriate choice.

April 4, 2017

“Ask Les” No. 4 – What are the Qualities of a Good Compressed Air Operated Air Knife used in Blow Off, Cooling, and Drying.

There are a few different compressed air operated air knives on the market but, what are the important qualities that they should have in order to make the appropriate choice?
April 3, 2017

“Ask Les” No. 3 – Replacing Vacuum Pumps with Low Cost Venturi’s

  Venting gas utilizes vacuum.   Which product is best to use?  All explained in the video.
April 2, 2017

“Ask Les” No. 2 – How Much fumes can be vented away with an air amplifier ?

 How much volume of fumes can be conveyed away with an air amplifier (air mover) with a ten foot hose connection on the outlet end.
April 1, 2017

“Ask Les” No. 1 – Which Air Saving Nozzle is Best ?

What happens when you replace one air saving nozzle with another?  How do you know which is the best one to use?  This video provides some answers.
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