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May 5, 2021

What is the Difference between pneumatics and hydraulics?

Pneumatics vs Hydraulics With the advent of the Covid 19 pandemic, there has been an acceleration toward automation. Packaging solutions and advances have also become important. Pneumatics plays a very large part in both automation and packaging as
December 23, 2019

Ring Vac (Air Operated Conveyor) Compatibility to Convey Different Types of Materials

A Ring Vac is a compressed air operated conveyor that works on a Venturi principle.  Compressed air is input into the Ring Vac internal plenum chamber and exits from several holes drilled around the inside diameter of the unit
December 4, 2019

How is Compressed Air used to Package Products?

Industrial Panel Air Conditioning Options and Trends The various options for cooling electrical cabinet coolers include, traditional compressor-based air conditioners, air-to-air heat exchangers (with heat pipes), thermoelectric air conditioners, and finally vortex coolers. Each cooling method has its
November 29, 2019

Vortex Tubes: Solution to Refrigerants’ Flammability and Cost Issues

A solution to Refrigerants’ Flammability Air conditioners are everywhere, in homes, cars, office buildings, and even factories. They are also used to cool small enclosures, in particular electrical and electronic control panels. It is these small enclosures that
November 23, 2019

Which is best for venting? Air Amplifiers or Ring vacs??

Both Air Amplifiers (especially the FX40 fixed unit and 40002 adjustable unit) and Ring vacs (of various sizes and materials) are used for gas venting applications. In fact, we have manufactured Teflon Ring Vacs for moving gasses in
November 15, 2019

The Nex Flow Difference: Why we treat our materials differently?

The Nex Flow Difference: Why we treat our materials differently? Nex Flow Air Products Corp. sets itself apart from its competitors by doing a few things differently with the materials that we use in manufacturing our products. While
November 8, 2019

Use Air Amplifiers and Vortex tubes to Emulate Wind Tunnel for lab tests

Wind tunnels are large tubes with air moving inside. These tunnels are used to test models of aircraft or other flying objects on their actions in flight. These models are scaled down versions of actual objects that will
October 18, 2019

How is Compressed Air used to Package Products?

Using Compressed Air in Packaging Compressed air is safe, reliable, and used in packaging products. The compressed air systems move materials from one area of the factory to another, perform blow-off, part drying, and align products for packaging.
October 11, 2019

Split Your Cold Vortex Tube Air Stream to Cool Multiple Spots

Vortex tubes are ideal for spot cooling and enclosure cooling.  Typically one vortex tube is used for one “spot” and for “one” enclosure.  But there are some situations where one vortex tube can be split into multiple “spots”
September 19, 2019

Vortex Tubes – An Alternative to Refrigerant for Industrial Cooling

Alternative to Refrigerant for Industrial Cooling One of the major contributors to the destruction of the ozone layer was chlorofluorocarbons or CFC’s used in air conditioning and refrigeration. Work on alternatives for CFC’s in refrigerants began in the
August 21, 2019

Galvanic Corrosion – What it is and how to prevent it?

Galvanic Corrosion – What it is and how to prevent it? Galvanic corrosion (also called bimetallic corrosion) is an electrochemical process in which one metal corrodes preferentially when it is in electrical contact with another, in the presence
August 16, 2019

Why Nex Flow Ring Blade Air Wipes are much better than other options

WHY NEX FLOW RING BLADE AIR WIPES ARE SO MUCH BETTER THAN COMPETITIVE OLD TECHNOLOGIES AND EVEN OTHER OPTIONS   Older technology compressed air operated air wipes are built from UHMW blocks or similar material. These air wipe
August 8, 2019

Air Amplification Explained – Is it really free?

Air Amplification Explained compressed air-operated amplifiers presume to reduce compressed air use and lower noise levels in blow-off and cooling applications. The term air amplifier is normally applied to annular-shaped units (called Air Amplifiers or Air Movers).  However,
August 2, 2019

Why static makes cleaning hard and how to neutralize this when manufacturing?

Static electricity is an imbalance between positive and negative charges in materials.  Most people have experienced it in everyday life whether it be with their laundry being “clingy,” making a balloon stick to a wall after rubbing it
July 26, 2019

Choosing The Best Spot Cooler for my Application

Choosing the best Spot Cooler What are Spot coolers and their Importance? Spot coolers are self-contained air conditioning systems that have all the components of larger air conditioning systems but are compact and easy to move.  Spot cooling
July 18, 2019

Hollywood Special Effects with Nex Flow® Compressed Air Accessories

Hollywood Special Effects with Nex Flow® Compressed Air Accessories Not only have Nex Flow® products been used for Hollywood special effects for US made movies but also for movies made by other jurisdictions and for special effects in
July 11, 2019

Is Connecting Vortex Tube Output to Another Compressed Air Accessory Possible?

Vortex tubes are devices that take compressed air and spins it inside the unit creating a spinning air flow in one direction and spins the air flow back in the opposite direction within the first spinning air flow.
June 28, 2019

How was the first Vortex tube Created?

How was the first Vortex tube Created? What is a Vortex tube? The Vortex tube is a mechanical device that separates compressed gas into two extreme temperature air currents.  It was initially named the Ranque-Hilsch Vortex tube, after the names of
June 16, 2019

Five Criteria for Choosing the Best Blow Off Product

To choose the perfect blow off product for your manufacturing environment it is important to consider the application, placement in the factory, energy savings, health and safety, and finally material durability. Application One of the primary criteria for
June 7, 2019

Case Study: Nex Flow Air Knife Making Chicken Nuggets and Delicious Muffins

Case Study: Nex Flow Air Knife Making Chicken Nuggets and Delicious Muffins Making muffins, or any mass food production operation has critical standards of quality that must be met. If cooking or baking is involved the heat needs
May 27, 2019

Case study: Nex Flow Blaster Beam Control Static Electricity for factory in Thailand

Static can be a major problem in manufacturing processes involving plastic. When producing, cutting or plastic materials and other types of insulating materials, static charge can build up.  Even metals and conductive materials can have issues with dust
May 13, 2019

How often should I Perform Routine Check-ups on my Compressed Air System? What should I Look for?

In the previous blog, we focused on tips to prolong the life of your compressed air accessories. Today we will discuss the importance of establishing an inspection routine for your entire compressed air system along with a checklist
May 7, 2019

How to Prolong the Life and Get Superior Performance from Compressed Air Accessories

Nex Flow compressed air accessories can complement and enhance your compressed air systems. Awareness of the best accessories (based on application) can save energy, extend the lifespan of equipment, and provide a safe environment for workers when using
April 18, 2019

Differences and Application: Pressure Amplifier VS Volume Amplifier

Pressure and Volume amplifier differences Differences and Application: Pressure Amplifier VS Volume Amplifier Sometimes when promoting our air amplifiers there is confusion as to whether it is an air “flow” amplifier or an air “pressure” amplifier. Pressure Amplifiers
April 18, 2019

Compressed Air: 5 Associated Injuries and How to Stay Safe

Compressed Air: 5 Associated Injuries and How to Stay Safe While compressed air is relatively safe compared to many other sources of power, especially electricity, there are still safety issues that need to be considered with using compressed
April 4, 2019

How is Compressed Air Used to Convey Products?

How is Compressed Air Used to Convey Products? Compressed air systems are used to convey all types of solids, plastics materials, metal pieces, waste, chip, and trim removal in a manufacturing environment. Internal air conveyor describes items that
April 3, 2019

Everything about Bypass System for Control Panels

Everything about Bypass System for Control Panels The Nex Flow Panel Cooler is a vortex tube operated air conditioning system used to cool electrical and electronic control cabinets. They have many advantages such as simplicity in installation, near
March 25, 2019

Plan with Nex Flow CAD Models, Drawings and Product Dimensions

Plan With Nex Flow CAD Models Today! Some product manufacturers require you to register your personal data to obtain drawings and technical data. Nex Flow does not – as we believe “information that will help you in choosing
March 11, 2019

Compressed Air Uses in the Automotive Manufacturing Industry

Compressed Air Uses in the Automotive Manufacturing Industry Advanced computer technologies, automated assembly systems, and high-quality compressed air systems have changed the automotive manufacturing industry. Consumers can purchase safer, more fuel-efficient and reliable vehicles today than ever before.
March 11, 2019

Commonly used tools for Industrial Ventilation

What is Industrial Ventilation? Industrial ventilation is a mechanical system that brings in fresh outdoor air into the workplace (factory or manufacturing plant) and removes contaminated indoor air.  Ventilation is used in a factory to provide a healthy
February 18, 2019

Compressed Air Standards ISO 8573, ISO 12500, CFR 1910.242(b) and related terms

Recommended compressed air standards and related terms There are several major standards to consider with the use of compressed air – two with regard to air quality, one for compressed air safety and any local standards related to
February 8, 2019

What are the Compressed Air Standards in the Food Industry?

Compressed air is a very important tool for food processing and packaging. Food production includes processes like canning, freezing, and dehydration. In this industry – compressed air is used for blow-off applications, cleaning, sorting, cutting, shaping, and conveying
January 30, 2019

Alternatives to Flood Coolant. Mist Cooling System or Dry Machining?

Should I use a Mist Cooling System or go the route of Dry Machining to replace Flood Coolant? Machine operations still commonly use flood coolant but are working on ways to replace with alternate systems.   One such system
January 7, 2019

Air Amplifier vs. Air Jet vs. Air knife – How do I know which one to use

What are Air Amplifiers, Jets, and Knives? Air Amplifier There are two types of Air Amplifiers – Air Pressure Amplifiers and Air Volume Amplifiers.   This article talks about volume amplifiers, which harness the energy from a small parcel
December 3, 2018

What are the Compressed air Standards in the Pharmaceutical Industry?

Have you ever considered the manufacturing standards required for sterile products such as medication or medical appliances? Food and pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities require higher quality of air because the products are ingested or placed in humans and animals.
November 21, 2018

How Vortex Tubes use compressed air to generate cold and hot air simultaneously?

What is a Vortex Tube? A durable, stainless steel “Vortex tube” is used to convert compressed air into cold temperatures, as low as -50 oF (- 46 oC) to spot cool as well as to air condition an
November 6, 2018

What does dBA mean when someone talks about noise levels?

“What does dBA mean when someone talks about noise levels?” Compressed air exhaust produces noise whether from cylinders, solenoid valves, or from blow off nozzles.  Air conditioning and cooling technology has become more advanced as individual, industrial, and
November 2, 2018

How is compressed air used in the food and packaging industry?

COMPRESSED AIR USED IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY The food industry is huge worldwide.  In the USA alone, there are approximately 1,300 facilities employing about 112,000 people mainly for canning, freezing, and dehydrating fruits and vegetables. This segment represents
October 29, 2018

Air Volume Amplifiers: How it works, Common Applications and Troubleshooting

Air Volume Amplifiers: How it works, Common Applications and Troubleshooting How do Air amplifiers work? There are two types of Air Amplifiers – Air Pressure Amplifiers and Air Volume Amplifiers.   This article will describe volume amplifiers. Air Amplifiers
October 16, 2018

Factors to Consider when Selecting an Air Nozzle

What is an Air Nozzle? An air nozzle controls the direction or characteristics of air flow by converting pressure into the flow. Air Nozzles are the smallest air amplifiers for point application. Frequently Nozzles control the flow rate,
October 1, 2018

What are the Advantages of Air Operated Conveyor Systems?

What are the Advantages of an Air Operated Conveyor System? Air operated conveyors are clean, quick, and efficient machines that are designed to transport or vent a wide variety of lightweight products, raw materials, or fumes from one
September 24, 2018

Factors to consider when choosing Air knife VS Flat Jet Nozzle

An air knife is used to blow off a curved or flat surface of unwanted liquid (such as water), grime, airborne debris, dirt, or dust from surfaces or objects using a high-intensity, uniform sheet of amplified airflow. While
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