12 November 2014
Dust contamination is a huge problem in many areas of industry - especially where the product needs to be painted, decorated or laminated.
Air Control Industries says its ‘De-ionisation Air Knives’ offer operating cost savings of up to 70% and 50% greater efficiency compared to competitive solutions. The specialist adds that, in addition, there is the resulting significant benefit of fewer rejects due to surface imperfections on finished products.
ACI’s De-ionisation Air Knives are based upon the company’s standard units which are used for cleaning, cooling and drying operations, but have an ionisation bar attached to ionise delivered air to neutralise static charges for more effective cleaning.
The blower (typically between 5.5 and 7.5kW power) produces a high volume of air which exits from the air knife in a fast laminar flow (110m/sec) at a pressure of around 7 Bar. This is designed to ensure particles such as swarf and dust are removed effectively with the electrostatic charge neutralised to prevent re-attraction.
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