30 Inch Hard Anodized Aluminum Air Knives
For Abrasive Environments From Nex Flow


The 30 Inch Hard Anodized Aluminum Silent X-Stream™ Air-Blade™ Air Knife is just as easy to mount and maintain as our other Air Knives, reducing both compressed air consumption and noise levels.

The 30 Inch Hard Anodized Aluminum Silent X-Stream™ Air-Blade™ Air Knife has the extra benefit of a protective coating that is more resistant to sticky material such as floating oils and has excellent resistance to abrasive action such as materials that could rub onto, or brush against the air knife in production. As with the regular anodized versions, it is still the most efficient design yet achieved in Air Knife blow off technology in reducing noise levels and air consumption yet providing the optimum in blow off energy.

The 30 Inch Hard Anodized Aluminum Silent X-Stream™ Air-Blade™ Air Knife 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 a small amount of compressed air from the 30 Inch Hard Anodized Aluminum Silent X-Stream™ Air-Blade™ Air Knife to produce an output flow of up to 40 times. System payback on compressed air savings can be as soon as a few weeks in some applications.

Available in 2”, 3”, 6”, 9”, 12”, 15", 18”, 24”, 30”, 36”, 42”, 48” and 54” lengths as standard they can also be coupled together using a coupling kit for longer spans.

How The 30 Inch Hard Anodized Aluminum Silent X-Stream™ Air-Blade™ Air Knife Works

30 Inch Hard Anodized Aluminum Silent X-Stream™ Air-Blade™ Air Knife Features

  • No moving parts - Gold Anodized aluminum, Hard Anodized aluminum or stainless steel.

  • Compact design, simple, lightweight and portable.

  • Full flow - Air across entire length of Air Knife.

  • Air inlets at ends and back.

  • Driven by air not electricity.

  • Replaces drilled pipe and open jets or nozzles used for blowoff, cleaning, drying and cooling.

  • High airflow amplification.

  • Instant on-off, no electricity or explosion hazard.

2 Inch Hard Anodized Aluminum Silent X-Stream™ Air-Blade™ Air Knife Benefits

  • Longer life in difficult environments than competitive models.

  • Lower compressed air consumption than drilled pipe or rows of open jets and nozzles.

  • Can be placed end to end for continuous airflow.

  • Maintenance free with output easily controlled, safe to use.

30 Inch Hard Anodized Aluminum Silent X-Stream™ Air-Blade™ Air Knife Applications

  • Cleaning of steel sheet in strip mills

  • Parts drying

  • Cleaning or drying web processes.

  • Pre-paint drying and blowoff

  • Scrap removal

  • Parts cooling

  • Circuit board cooling

  • Use for environment separation with air curtain effect

  • Opening bags for filling

  • Sheet separation

30 Inch Hard Anodized Aluminum Silent X-Stream™ Air-Blade™ Air Knife Advantages Over Blowers

  • Compact design, simple, lightweight and portable.

  • Driven by air, not electricity for safety.

  • No moving parts - Hence safer and maintenance free.

  • Lower noise levels at 69 dBA and less with smaller space.

30 Inch Hard Anodized Silent X-Stream™ Air-Blade™ Air Knife Mounting

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.

30 Inch Hard Anodized Aluminum Silent X-Stream™ Air-Blade™ Air Knife Accessories

It is important to keep the air supply clean and dry. We recommend a water removal filter with a float type automatic drain with a minimum filtration of 5 micron. If there is a chance of oil in the lines, we suggest an oil removal filter as well with a minimum filtration of 0.3 micron, also with an automatic drain. To minimize air use, we recommend a regulator with gauge to set the minimum pressure necessary to operate the system.

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30 Inch Hard Anodized Aluminum Silent X-Stream™ Air-Blade™ Air Knife Models

MODEL NO.
AA
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
Rear Inlets
(Side Inlets)

10030XHA

30"
762mm

1"
25.4mm

1.97"
50.8mm

6"
152.4mm

0.5"
5mm

0.5"
12.7mm

0.43"
11mm

0.83"
22mm

2
(2)

 

Calculating Compressed Air Consumption & Calculate Air Savings:

Calculating Compressed Air Consumption for the X-Stream™ Air Blade™ verses hole sizes is available in the chart provided. Calculate Air Savings as shown in the example provided.

30 Inch Hard Anodized Aluminum Silent X-Stream™ Air-Blade™ Air Knife Cost Effectiveness

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" X-Stream™ 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 X-Stream 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 X-Stream™ 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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