Compressed Air


Air knife package

WindJet Air Knife has many features that make dry-off applications successful and cost effective. A unique protruding leading edge directs air out of the knife in a straight stream. A 0.40 in. slot is for high impact and a 0.60 in. slot is for high flow. A complete, customized package consists of a blower, pressure relief valve, gauge, filter, mounting adapter, and the appropriate number of knives.

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PVC air hose

Premium Air Hose is an excellent substitute for rubber hose in many applications and is rated at 400 psi. The hose weighs 25%-40% less than rubber hose, so it's easier to handle. The double-twisted polyester braid reinforcement resists kinking. Sizes include: 1/4, 3/8, and 1/2-in. ID. Colors include: yellow, red, fluorescent orange, dark blue, and black.

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Monitor air usage

efector Metris sensor continuously monitors compressed air systems to identify leakage areas and to improve energy efficiencies. The sensor can be mounted in a supply line to monitor one machine or several machines. Air consumption is measured during machine operation and at idle time.

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Build an air system

"Designing Your Compressed Air System" is an 8-p guide that takes you step-by-step through the process of selecting and determining what kind of system you need. Six elements are evaluated to provide optimum results at maximum efficiency.

Kaeser Compressors Write 324 on PE card

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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.

There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.

But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.

Read more: 2015 Salary Survey

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