6 Inch Air Knife Blow-Off System from Nex Flow™


The 6 Inch Air-Blade™ Air Knife Model 10006 Blow Off System from Nex Flow™ is easy to mount and maintain and reduces both compressed air consumption and noise levels.

The 6 Inch Stainless Steel Air-Blade™ Air Knife Model 10006S Blow Off System from Nex Flow™ produces a “laminar” flow of air along its length using the ”Coanda” effect which “entrains” a large volume of air from the surrounding area along with the small amount of compressed air from the Air-Blade™ to produce an output flow up to 30 times.

Air-Blade™ Air Knife Blow Off System payback on compressed air savings can be as soon as a few weeks in some applications.

Nex Flow™ Mounting Systems for air knives and air amplifiers provide a convenient and flexible way to utilize the products for blow-off and cooling applications.

6 Inch Air-Blade™ Air Knife Features:

The low cost air knives are rugged with a multiple port design for mounting flexibility. It is coated for longer life compared to competitive products that advertise a full flowing air knife type of system.

  • It is made of a coated aluminum body and hard-coated cap.

  • Stainless steel models are available for high temperature and corrosive applications.

  • The multiple air inlet ports at the back ends in a compact design with additional mounting holes.

  • Airflow amplification is approximately 30:1 compared to 3:1 for drilled pipe or open jets and tubes.

  • There is instant on-off mechanism with no moving parts. There are no electricity or explosion hazards.

6 Inch Air-Blade™ Air KnifeBenefits:

  • It is built and designed for significantly longer life in difficult environments compared to competing products.

  • There are flexible mounting options and can easily fit in small spaces.

  • Energy reduction in compressed air can use up to 90% and noise reductions of 10 DBA.

  • It is maintenance-free. The output is easily controlled and safe to use.

    Also available in 3”, 6”, 8", 12”, 18”, 24”, 30” and 36” lengths as standard they can also be coupled together using a coupling kit for longer spans.

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How The 6 Inch Air Blade™ Air Knife Works


Compressed air enters the air knife at the rear (or end) ports at (A). Air is entrained at point (B) by the compressed air stream that leaves the air knife from a small gap. The entrained air follows the coanda profile and along the front face (C) that directs the airflow in a perfect straight line at 90 degrees to create a uniform sheet of air along the entire length of the Air Blade TM air knife at it leaves the air knife at point (D). The amplified air stream maximized velocity and force is maximized as a well-defined sheet of laminar flow with minimal wind shear for reduced energy use in blow off and cooling.

Air Knife, Stainless Steel Air Knife, Air-Blade™ Air Knife Blow Off System from Nex Flow™ produces a curtain of air along the length of the application using the same "Coanda" effect utilized in our Air Amplifiers. There are no moving parts, with compressed air from a local production line source being used to amplify end entrain surrounding air. Output volumes almost twenty times higher than those at the input can be achieved.

Offered in aluminum or stainless steel and can be manufactured in any length from a combination of our standard sizes.

3 Inch Air Blade™ Air Knife Applications

Typical applications replace drilled pipe, or rows of nozzles used for blow-off, cleaning, drying or cooling.

  • Automotive
    Remove water, coolant, dust, and scrap in parts manufacturing and in assembly operations.
    Can be used to cool parts.

  • Bottling
    Blow off of water prior to labeling, palletizing or packaging. Moving light materials.
    Open and close packaging lids or tops.

  • Chemicals
    Blow off of chemicals or water prior to labeling or packaging as with bottling operations.

  • Food
    Remove water from product or packaging. Control application of some materials to the food product such as sugar, icing etc. Open pouches in bagging operations. Dry food.

  • General Manufacturing
    Part ejection, air curtain barrier, dust and liquid blow off from all types of parts.
    Ideal for replacing fans in some cooling operations.

  • Metals
    Coolant and other liquid removal on process lines from Aluminum, Steel, Brass or other materials. Dry metals prior to other operations such as plating or polishing. Cool metal parts prior to coating or painting.

  • Paper & Lumber
    Paper dust removal and control. Dust removal from plywood and panel board.

  • Plastic
    Dust and scrap blow off. Cool off molten plastic in dip molding.

  • Printing
    Cooling to set some inks, scrap blow off, hold down labels prior to printing, cool adhesives to allow faster speeds in label applications and binding operations.

  • Pharmaceutical
    Remove liquid prior to labeling or packaging waste removal from solid materials.

  • Textile
    Cleaning and drying of cloth or other materials.

Inlet Pressure
Air Consumption SCFM per in.
(SLPM per 25 mm)
with std. .002" (.05 mm) gap
Air Consumption SCFM per in.
(SLPM per 25 mm)
with .004" (.10 mm) gap (shim added)
20 PSIG
1.4 BAR
1.3 SCFM/inch
36.8
2.5 SCFM/inch
70.8
40 PSIG
2.8 BAR
2.0 SCFM/inch
56.6
4.0 SCFM/inch
113.3
60 PSIG
4.1 BAR
2.7 SCFM/inch
75.8
5.5 SCFM/inch
155.7
80 PSIG
5.5 BAR
3.4 SCFM/inch
96.3
6.7 SCFM/inch
189.7
100 PSIG
6.9 BAR
4.1 SCFM/inch
116.3
8.1 SCFM/inch
229.4
120 PSIG
8.4 BAR
4.8 SCFM/inch
135.9
9.5 SCFM/inch
269.0

 

Based on an Amplification Ratio of 30:1 the air flow out would be 30 times the above.

Compressed Air Flow Through A Hole In Standard Cubic Feet Per Minute
(14.7 Psia/70ºF/0% Relative Humidity)

Inlet Pressure (PSIG)
Diameter Of Hole In Inches
 
1/64
1/32
1/16
1/8
1/4
3/8
1/2
5/8
3/4
20
.123
.491
1.96
7.86
31.4
70.7
126
196
28.3
40
.194
.774
3.1
12.4
49.6
112
198
310
446
60
.264
1.06
4.23
16.9
67.6
152
271
423
609
80
.335
1.34
5.36
21.4
85.7
193
343
536
771
100
.406
1.62
6.49
26
104
234
415
649
934
120
.476
1.91
7.62
30.5
122
274
488
762
1097

Air-Blade™ Air Knife - Specifications

Air-Blade™ Air Knife is available in eight standard lengths:

  • 6" (150mm)

Special lengths of our Air-Blade™ Air Knife are available on special order including lengths combining several units.

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Model
(Aluminum & SS)
AA
A
B
C
D
E
F
# of Rear Inlets
G
# of Side
Inlets
10006
10006S
6"
150mm
1.2"
30mm
-
-
-
-
4.7"
120mm
0.3"
8mm
1
2

(Extra Middle mounting hole only on the 36" Air-Blade´┐Ż 457mm from each end)

Air-Blade™ Air Knife comes with a standard machined .002" outlet gap which will work for 90% of all applications encountered. If greater force is required, a .002" shim may be installed to open the gap for greater flow. Materials of construction are either coated aluminum or stainless steel.

Effective Length
Model Number
Materials Of Construction
6"
10006
Aluminum
6"
10006S
Stainless

Standard Air Blade™ Air Knife Product Drawings:

6 Inch Air Knife
10006.pdf
10006_3D.PDF
10006_Mod.igs
10006-Outline.dwg

 


Cost Effectiveness of the 6 Inch Air-Blade™ Air Knife

Example Of An Air Saving Calculation

1. From the chart showing air flow through a hole, assume we have a pipe 30 inches long with 1/16" holes spaced ½” apart with a total number of 59 holes. The air pressure in the system is 60 PSIG.

2. From the chart each 1/16" hole consumes 4.23 SCFM at 60 PSIG. Total air consumed is 59 X 4.23 = 249.57 SCFM.

3. From the Compressed Air Consumption Chart a 30" Air-Blade™ Air Knife consumes 2.7 SCFM per inch or 30 X 2.7 = 81 SCFM at 60 PSIG.

4. Assuming a compressed air cost of 30 cents/1000 standard cubic feet and an 8 hour day operation for 200 days per year, the Drilled Pipe Will Cost:

  • 249.57 cu. ft./min. X 60 min./hr. X $.30/1000 cu. ft. X 200 days X 8 hrs/day equaling $7,187.62 a year.

5. The Air-Blade™ Air Knife Will Cost:

  • 81 cu. ft./min. X 60 min./hr. X $ .30/1000 cu. ft. X 200 days X 8 hrs/day equaling $2,332.80 a year.

6. The Savings Per Year using the Air-Blade™ Air Knife will be:

  • $7,187.62 - $2,332.80 = $4,854.82 per year!


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About Nex Flow™

Nex Flow™ Air Products Corp. is a manufacturer of compressed air-operated products made to improve plant efficiency, improve energy efficiency, improve quality and enhance the environment. Our product line includes air blow-off products that reduce noise levels and compressed air use, and vortex tube technology using vortex tubes for spot cooling, control panel cooling, tool cooling and other unique applications. It also includes air operated conveying products and static control technology.

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Nex Flow™ Air Products Corp. is a manufacturer of Air Amplifiers, Air Knives, Air Jets, Air Nozzles, Air Operated Conveyors, Cabinet Panel Coolers, Industrial Housekeeping Products, Static Control Products, Vortex Tubes and Tool Coolers. Our brand names are Frigid-X™, Silent X-Stream™, X-Stream™, Air-Edger™, Ring-Vac™ and Air-Blade™.

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Nex Flow™ Air Products Corp. provides an indepth information on Air Amplifiers, showing our Standard Air Amplifiers, Adjustable Air Amplifiers and Adjustable Gauged Air Amplifiers. Air Knives feature our Standard Air-Blade™ Air Knives, Stainless Steel Air-Blade™ Air Knife, X-Stream™ Air-Blade™ Air Knife and our X-Stream™ Hard Anodized Air-Blade™ Air Knife. Air Jets and Air Nozzles feature our Standard Air Jets and Nozzles, X-Stream™ Air Nozzles and our Air Edger™ Flat Jet Nozzle. Much more information on our product line is available on this web site.

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  • USA/Canada:
    (877) 797 2777
  • International:
    (416) 410 1806
  • Email:
    sales@nex-flow.com
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    300 International Drive, Unit 100
    Williamsville, NY, 14221
  • Canada Address:
    10520 Yonge Street, Unit 35B-220
    Richmond Hill, ON
            L4C 3C7