Ring Blade™ Air Wipe Blowoff Systems

PRODUCT OVERVIEW

The Nex Flow's Ring Blade™ Air Wipe produces an even 360 degree blow off around the part, light in weight and compact. Easy to install and maintain and allows removal of a continuous piece. Reduces compressed air use for energy savings plus lower noise levels. Maintenance free with output easily controlled.

Designed as two pieces hinged together to open and close around the part. Instant on-off with no moving parts The 360 Degree Air Wipe System produces a "laminar" flow of air along its 360° angle using the "Coanda" effect which "entrains" a large volume of air from the surrounding area along with the small amount of compressed air from the Air Wipe System to produce an output flow up to 30 times

Available in 10 standard (inside) diameters AND in 3 versions:

  • 1/2" - Standard Anodized Aluminum with Brass Fittings & Rubberized Plastic Hose
  • 1/2" - X-Stream Anodized Aluminum with Brass Fittings & Stainless Steel hose for moderate temperatures up to 400 degrees F (204 degrees C)
  • 1/2" - X-Stream 316L Stainless Steel with Stainless Steel Fittings and Hose for high temperatures up to 800 degrees F (427 degrees C) and corrosive environments
  • 1" - Standard Anodized Aluminum with Brass Fittings & Rubberized Plastic Hose
  • 1" - X-Stream Anodized Aluminum with Brass Fittings & Stainless Steel hose for moderate temperatures up to 400 degrees F (204 degrees C)
  • 1" - X-Stream 316L Stainless Steel with Stainless Steel Fittings and Hose for high temperatures up to 800 degrees F (427 degrees C) and corrosive environments
  • 2" - Standard Anodized Aluminum with Brass Fittings & Rubberized Plastic Hose
  • 2" - X-Stream Anodized Aluminum with Brass Fittings & Stainless Steel hose for moderate temperatures up to 400 degrees F (204 degrees C)
  • 2" - X-Stream 316L Stainless Steel with Stainless Steel Fittings and Hose for high temperatures up to 800 degrees F (427 degrees C) and corrosive environments
  • 3" - Standard Anodized Aluminum with Brass Fittings & Rubberized Plastic Hose
  • 3" - X-Stream Anodized Aluminum with Brass Fittings & Stainless Steel hose for moderate temperatures up to 400 degrees F (204 degrees C)
  • 3" - X-Stream 316L Stainless Steel with Stainless Steel Fittings and Hose for high temperatures up to 800 degrees F (427 degrees C) and corrosive environments
  • 4" - Standard Anodized Aluminum with Brass Fittings & Rubberized Plastic Hose
  • 4" - X-Stream Anodized Aluminum with Brass Fittings & Stainless Steel hose for moderate temperatures up to 400 degrees F (204 degrees C)
  • 4" - X-Stream 316L Stainless Steel with Stainless Steel Fittings and Hose for high temperatures up to 800 degrees F (427 degrees C) and corrosive environments
  • 5" - Standard Anodized Aluminum with Brass Fittings & Rubberized Plastic Hose
  • 5" - X-Stream Anodized Aluminum with Brass Fittings & Stainless Steel hose for moderate temperatures up to 400 degrees F (204 degrees C)
  • 5" - X-Stream 316L Stainless Steel with Stainless Steel Fittings and Hose for high temperatures up to 800 degrees F (427 degrees C) and corrosive environments
  • 6" - Standard Anodized Aluminum with Brass Fittings & Rubberized Plastic Hose
  • 6" - X-Stream Anodized Aluminum with Brass Fittings & Stainless Steel hose for moderate temperatures up to 400 degrees F (204 degrees C)
  • 6" - X-Stream 316L Stainless Steel with Stainless Steel Fittings and Hose for high temperatures up to 800 degrees F (427 degrees C) and corrosive environments
  • 7" - Standard Anodized Aluminum with Brass Fittings & Rubberized Plastic Hose
  • 7" - X-Stream Anodized Aluminum with Brass Fittings & Stainless Steel hose for moderate temperatures up to 400 degrees F (204 degrees C)
  • 7" - X-Stream 316L Stainless Steel with Stainless Steel Fittings and Hose for high temperatures up to 800 degrees F (427 degrees C) and corrosive environments
  • 9" - X-Stream Anodized Aluminum for moderate temperatures up to 400 degrees F (204 degrees C) - 4 inlet connections, no hose
  • 11" - X-Stream Anodized Aluminum for moderate temperatures up to 400 degrees F (204 degrees C) - 4 inlet connections, no hose
  • Special diameters for the Air Wipe Blow-Off System - X-Stream™ Ring Blade™ are available on special request from Nex Flow™.

    Air Wipe Blow-Off System - X-Stream™ Ring Blade™ comes with a standard .002" outlet gap which will work for 90% of all applications encountered.

    If greater force is required, a second .002" (.05mm) shim may be installed to open the gap for greater flow. Materials of construction anodized aluminum or 316L stainless steel.

    APPLICATIONS

  • Drying after wash, cleaning, plating or coating
  • Blowoff dust and contaminants
  • Cool hot extruded shapes
  • Uniformly wipe surfaces
  • Dry extruded profiles, rod and medical tubing
  • Blow excess water from automotive door gaskets
  • Remove excess coatings, water and oil
  • Dry tube, hose, wire, fiber optics
  • Clean paint gun tips
  • Dry screen printed or ink jetted surfaces
  • Clean strips and ribbon
  • ADVANTAGES

  • Quiet
  • Low air consumption
  • Uniform airflow across the entire diameter
  • No electricity, no moving parts
  • Non-contact - no wiper blade
  • Lightweight, low profile
  • Split design - compact, rugged, easy to install
  • Stainless steel hardware resists corrosion
  • VIDEOS


    How The Nex Flow™ Ring-Blade™ Air Blow-Off System Works :

    Compressed air enters at point (A) into an annular chamber and throttled through a small ring nozzle at high velocity. This air stream clings to the Coanda profile directing the air stream down toward the surface which is angled to create a "cone" style directed force to best clean, wipe and dry a surface. The surrounding air is entrained at point (B) creating an amplified 360-degree conical airflow at point (C) to uniformly wipe the surface of the of the material running through the Ring Blade™. The wet or dirty material (D) direction of travel is against the flow.


    PERFORMANCE

    Air Consumption

    Size (Internal) Dianeter In Inches (mm) Air Consumption per unit with std. .002" (.05mm) gap Air Consumption per unit. with .004" (.10mm)gap (shim added) Sound Level @3FT dBA
    1/2" (12.7mm) 14 (396) 28 (793) 75
    1" (25.4mm) 19 (538) 38 (1076) 76
    2" (50.8mm) 30 (850) 60 (1699) 77
    3" (76mm) 40 (1132) 80 (2265) 79
    4" (102mm) 51 (1444) 102 (2888) 81
    5" (127mm) 60 (1700) 120 (3398) 82
    6" (152mm) 71 (2010) 142 (4021) 84
    7" (178mm) 80 (2266) 160 (4532) 85
    9" (229mm) 102 (2880) 204 (5760) 87
    11" (279mm) 123 (3480) 246 (6560) 89

    Based on an Amplification Ratio of 30:1 the air flow out would be 30 times the above.

    DIMENSIONS