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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 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
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 18, 2019

5 Different Air Knife set-up and application

Air knives can be compressed air operated or blower operated and different factors determine which is optimal to use. This article will be focused on the different ways you can set up a compressed air operated air knife.
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
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 22, 2019

Can a Ring Blade (Air Wipe) be used hand held?

An air wipe is a blow off product used to dry, cool, and clean an extruded product or any other piece that is fed through the unit.  The Nex Flow™ Ring Blade™ air wipe is compressed air operated and designed
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
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
July 2, 2018

ASK LES – Using Compressed Operated Air Knives as a Barrier

Compressed air operated air knives can be utilized as a barrier in some applications to prevent contaminants from one area getting into another area. This is possible because of the laminar flow produced by the air knives. The
June 4, 2018

ASK LES – Why Not Enough Compressed Air Flow?

Compressed air flow can be restricted because of improper pipe sizing, unnecessary restrictions in the line, air leaks and lack if cleanliness in the system. Nex Flow Air Products Corp. specializes in the use of compressed air technology
May 8, 2018

ASK LES – Static Bars with Compressed Air Operated Air Knives and Distance Effect

When utilizing a static bar with a compressed air operated air knife, the further you are away increases the time needed for static charge removal so you may need a stronger static bar if dwell time is inadequate
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
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