Compressed Air Applications In The Food and Pharmaceutical Industry


Air Blade™ Ionizer in Packaging Operation

Air Blade Ionizer in Packaging Operation

In the packaging section of a cheese plant, small dust particles were attracted to the plastic web causing severe quality issues. Due to the environment, a contact brush was not possible and a blower ionizer was too large. In addition, they needed adequate force to blow off any dust that may just "stick".

A 12" Model 15112 Air-Blade™ Ionizer neutralized the plastic preventing the dust attraction and also loosened and removed any particulate from the web. It was mounted to blow the dust away from the direction for packaging providing a clean barrier for the product.

It was compact, and essentially maintenance free. Scrap rates were reduced dramatically. The units also last because of the high quality static bar, fully shielded cable. Many competitive units had poor quality cable that leads to early failure of their static bar.

Muffin Sugar Blow-Off

Muffin Sugar Blow-Off

A 30" Model 10030X X-Stream™ Air-Blade™ Air Knife blows off excess sugar from muffins prior to entering an oven to avoid burning of the sugar improving the quality of the end product. The X-Stream™ Air-Blade™ Air Knife has a wide range of control of blow-off force by varying the pressure. The low noise level allows workers to be more comfortable around the conveyer.

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Ring-Vac™ Air Conveying System In Pet Food Operation

Ring-Vac™ Air Conveying System In Pet Food Operation

A stainless steel 1-1/4" Ring-Vac™ Air Conveyor Model 30002S is used to convey dried peas from one area to another in a per food production facility, replacing former manual handling of the product and improving plant efficiencies.

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Water Blow-Off From Vegetables

Water Blow-Off From Vegetables

Tests indicate that the Nex Flow™ X-Stream Air-Blade™ Air Knife system is the most quiet and efficient of any air blade available. Unlike many competitive air knife products the X-stream Air Blade air knife is "anodized" for longer material life. After all - would you buy a car that is not painted?

All of Nex Flow™ air knife systems come with stainless steel shims – not cheap plastic ones that wear out, all at no extra charge.

Applications Include:

A 30" Model 10030X X-Stream Air-Blade™ Air Knife blows off excess sugar from muffins prior to entering an oven to avoid burning of the sugar improving the quality of the end product. The X-Stream™ Air-Blade™ Air Knife has a wide range of control of blow-off force by varying the pressure. The low noise level allows workers to be more comfortable around the conveyer.

An 18" Standard Air-Blade™ Air Knife is used to blow excess water off vegetables after initial wash during their processing, preventing water buildup on the conveyor lines which previously caused undue maintenance downtime.

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Electrical Cabinet Panel Cooler

Electrical Cabinet Panel Cooler

A very critical electrical control panel with 10 horsepower of frequency drives in a remote pharmaceutical operation was overheating during the summer. Previously they had tried external fans that were inadequate in the hot summer days.

They tried an HCFC based air conditioner on the panel but the compressor tended to fail during the hottest days. Reliability was extremely important so they installed a model 63025 Frigid-X™ Electrical Cabinet Panel Cooler control panel cooling system with on-off control.

The unit normally was not required to operate in the winter so the thermostat and solenoid valve automatically turned the unit on when needed, and off when adequately cooler. They got both reliability and essentially maintenance free operation.


Compressed Air Solutions To Meet Your Application Needs

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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Our Products

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
  • Canada Address:
    10520 Yonge Street, Unit 35B-220
    Richmond Hill, ON
            L4C 3C7