Compressed Air

10/10/2003


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.

Spraying Systems Co. spray.com Write 321 on PE card

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.

NewAge Industries, Inc. newageindustries.com Write 322 on PE card

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.

ifm efector ifmefector.com Write 323 on PE card

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 kaeser.com Write 324 on PE card





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