54 Inch Silent X-Stream™ Air-Blade™ Air Knife
Models 10054X/10054XS


54 Inch Silent X-Stream™ Air-Blade™ Air Knife Models 10054X/10054XS made of either gold anodized aluminum or stainless steel are easy to mount and maintain thereby reducing compressed air consumption and noise levels. It is the most efficient design for air knife curtain blow-off technology. This reduces noise levels and provides optimum blow-off energy.

It produces a “laminar” flow of air using the Coanda effect. This draws a large volume of air from the surrounding area along with the small amount of compressed air from the Air-Blade. It also produces an output flow up to 40 times.

The air knife system payback on compressed air savings can be seen in some applications.

The 54 Inch Silent X-Stream™ Air-Blade™ Air Knife make up a full flow design with rear port mounting. This avoids interference in the entrained air flow.

It also optimizes air amplification and minimizes noise levels. It is gold coated for longer life. It is made of aluminum and coated for long life. Stainless steel models are available for high temperature and corrosive applications.

Air inlet ports are ideal for compact design and minimal air interference. Airflow amplification of approximately is 40:1 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.

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.

Also 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.

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54 Inch Silent X-Stream™ Air-Blade™ Air Knife
Product Drawings

X-Stream™ Air-Blade™ Air Knife
Akuminum
X-Stream™ Air-Blade™ Air Knife
Stainless Steel
10054X.pdf 10054XS.pdf
10054-X_3D.pdf 10054XS_3D.pdf
10054-X_Mod.igs 10054XS_Mod.igs
10054X-OL.dwg 10054XS-OL.dwg

 

Benefits:

54 Inch Silent X-Stream™ Air-Blade™ Air Knife 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 15 DBA. It is maintenance-free. The output is easily controlled and safe use.

How The 54 Inch Silent X-Stream™ Air-Blade™ Air Knife Works:

54 Inch Silent X-Stream™ Air Blade™ Air Knife - Compressed air enters the air knife at the rear (or end) ports at (A). Air is entrained at point (B) and (D) by the compressed air stream that leaves the air knife from a small gap at point (C). The entrained air follows the profile that directs the airflow in a perfect straight line to create a uniform sheet of air along the entire length of the Air Blade™ air knife. 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.

Silent X-Stream™ Air Blade™ Air Knife

54 Inch Silent X-Stream™ Air-Blade™ Air Knife 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.

Compressed Air Consumption Chart

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
1.2 SCFM/inch
34
2.4 SCFM/inch
68
40 PSIG
2.8 BAR
1.7 SCFM/inch
48
3.4 SCFM/inch
96
60 PSIG
4.1 BAR
2.3 SCFM/inch
65
4.6 SCFM/inch
130
80 PSIG
5.5 BAR
2.8 SCFM/inch
79
5.6 SCFM/inch
158
100 PSIG
6.9 BAR
3.3 SCFM/inch
93
6.6 SCFM/inch
186
120 PSIG
8.4 BAR
3.9 SCFM/inch
110
7.8 SCFM/inch
220

 

Based on an Amplification Ratio of 40:1 the air flow out would be 40 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

54 Inch Silent X-Stream™ Air-Blade™ Air Knife Specifications

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

  • 54” (1372 mm)

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

Air-Blade, Air Knife, X-Stream, Nex Flow
Air-Blade, Air Knife, X-Stream, Nex Flow

Air-Blade, Air Knife, X-Stream, Nex Flow
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PART NO.
(Aluminum &
Stainless Steel)
AA
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
Rear Inlets
(Side Inlets)

10054X
10054XS

54"
1371.6 mm

1"
25.4 mm

2"
50.8mm

9"
228.6 mm

0.5"
5mm

0.5"
12.7mm

0.43"
11mm

0.83"
22mm

3
(2)


54 Inch Silent X-Stream™ Air-Blade™ Air Knife units are supplied with air inlet ports to suit either 1/4" NPT or BSP (metric). Please state preference when ordering. All screws are stainless steel. All units are supplied fully assembled with a 0.002" stainless steel shim producing a precise 0.002" air gap. Additional shims available upon request.

Effective Length
Model Number
Materials Of Construction
54" 10054X Aluminum
54" 10054XS Stainless


Comparision

Air-Blade, Air Knife, X-Stream, Nex Flow
Air-Blade, Air Knife, X-Stream, Nex Flow

 

Calculating Compressed Air Consumption & Calculate Air Savings:

Calculating Compressed Air Consumption for the 54 Inch X-Stream™ Air Blade™ verses hole sizes is available in the chart provided. Calculate Air Savings as shown in the example provided.

Cost Effective
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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  • USA/Canada:
    (877) 797 2777
  • International:
    (416) 410 1806
  • Email:
    sales@nex-flow.com
  • USA Address:
    300 International Drive, Unit 100
    Williamsville, NY, 14221
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    Richmond Hill, ON
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