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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

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
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 30, 2019

Can I cool a server using a vortex tube?

In a previous article, we’ve explained why it’s not practical to use vortex tube to cool a room. Another question that gets asked sometimes is – can I cool a small server with a vortex tube and that
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
July 26, 2019

Choosing The Best Spot Cooler for my Application

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 for industrial applications are used
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?

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 the two initial inventors. It is also
May 20, 2019

5 Ways a Tool Cooler is used to Improve Factory Efficiency

5 Ways a Tool Cooler is used to Improve Factory Efficiency A tool cooler is a packaged vortex tube to make it more easily used. A vortex tube creates very cold, and even freezing temperatures from compressed air
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”.
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
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
June 22, 2018

Saving Money When Using More Compressed Air

As counter-intuitive as this may be, it can be true. For example, if you use a horse drawn carriage to take you from Chicago to New York you will save a tremendous amount of energy – virtually no
June 13, 2018

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

Vortex Tube operated cabinet enclosure coolers such as the Nex Flow Frigix-X Panel Coolers operate utilizing compressed air wherein one end gets hot, and the other end gets cold. They find applications in particularly dirty environments as well
June 10, 2018

Things To Consider – Cooling Control Panels

When choosing the means to cool control panels or any electrical and electronic enclosure, you need to consider the control panel rating and factory environment before selecting the best method. Nex Flow Air Products Corp. manufacturers and markets
June 8, 2018

Does a Vortex Tube Work with Liquids?

This question comes up occasionally and surprisingly the answer is yes, but not like how you may think. One explanation put forward is that this happens because normally a liquid used has a vapor pressure. You reduce the
June 1, 2018

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

l and electronic enclosures while Europe and many other countries utilize IP classifications. This often causes some confusion. We found a great chart from Siemon that do IT infrastructure solutions what has a very concise equivalency chart from
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
March 13, 2018

Things to Consider – Considerations in Using a Vortex Tube to Cool

Vortex Tubes are ideal for spot cooling due to their compact size and ease of use. But certain considerations must be kept in mind to use them effectively. Nex Flow Air Products Corp. manufacturers vortex tubes and packaged
February 16, 2018

ASK LES – Vortex Tubes and Effect of the Dew Point

Vortex Tubes are used for spot cooling. They utilize compressed air. When using vortex tubes you need to be aware of the effect of the dew point of the compressed air. Nex Flow Air Products manufacturers air blow
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
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