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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?

Compressed air is safe, reliable, and used in many facets of packaging products. The compressed air systems move materials from one area of the factory to another, perform blow off, part drying, and aligning products for packaging. Bakeries
October 11, 2019

Why Noise Awareness is Important

  Our ability to hear is critical for much of our communication yet we don’t realize it until we lose or damage our ability to “hear”. High levels of noise can lead to permanent hearing damage and high
September 13, 2019

What is the Difference between pneumatics and hydraulics?

Pneumatic and hydraulic systems have many similarities. Both pneumatics and hydraulics are applications of fluid power. They each use a pump as an actuator, are controlled by valves, and use fluids to transmit mechanical energy. The biggest difference
August 21, 2019

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 of an electrolyte.  This occurs in batteries for example where the
August 8, 2019

Air Amplification Explained – Is it really free?

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 (call Air Amplifiers or Air Movers).  However
July 18, 2019

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 museums and in theme parks. The most popular products
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
April 23, 2019

Louder Does not Mean More Power

LOUDER DOES NOT MEAN MORE POWER Have you ever heard someone said something along the lines of “well that’s definitely a powerful machine – just listen to how loud it is”. While this may be true some of
April 18, 2019

Differences and Application: Pressure Amplifier VS Volume Amplifier

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 Air pressure amplifiers are
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
March 25, 2019

Plan with Nex Flow CAD Models, Drawings and Product Dimensions

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 your product should be free and accessible”.
March 18, 2019

The Coandă effect: History and Implications

The Coandă effect is the tendency of a stream of fluid (air or liquid) coming from an opening to follow an adjacent flat or curved surface and to entrain fluid from the surroundings so that a region of
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 25, 2019

Compressed Air and Industrial Automation: Challenges and Suggestions

COMPRESSED AIR and INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION Compressed air is used extensively in many industries because of its many advantages: It allows for easy to use, simpler, and more rugged tools. With no electric motors to add weight or service,
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
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
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 Flow 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 1, 2018

What are the Advantages of Air Operated Conveyor Systems?

What is an Air Operated Conveyor? 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 place to another. They
July 13, 2018

ASK LES – Adding Attachments to Air Flow Amplifiers

A compressed air flow amplifier is also called an air mover because it can move a significant amount of air. However, when you add an attachment at either the suction inlet or exhaust (amplified airflow) outlet you will
April 4, 2018

ASK LES – Cleaning of Air Amplifiers and Air Knives

Compressed air amplification products have small air exit “gaps” and if not properly filtered can get dirty and block air flow. But there is an easy way to clean. Nex Flow Air Products Corp. has representatives worldwide to assist
March 19, 2018

Galvanic corrosion and materials used in air knives, amplifiers and vortex tube technology

Galvanic corrosion occurs when two dissimilar metals come into contact. It is also necessary for there to be moisture, but it is rare to find an environment without moisture. I still remember visiting a factory and seeing a
February 23, 2018

ASK LES – What is Compressed Air Amplification

Compressed air amplification is a term that is sometimes abused and not properly explained, It is explained in this video. Nex Flow Air Products Corp. manufactures compressed air nozzles, jets, air knives and air wipes utilizing air amplification
January 5, 2018

ASK LES – 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 cold air with the amplified air efficiently and
December 1, 2017

ASK LES – 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 world. Video url : https://youtu.be/td_w8G_P2Fg
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