X-Stream Ring Blade™ Air Wipe

Air Wipe Blow-Off System - X-Stream™ Ring Blade™ Air Wipe :

Air Wipe Blow-Off System - X-Stream™ Ring Blade™ from Nex Flow™ is easy to mount and maintain and reduces both compressed air consumption and noise levels.

Designed for use up to 400 degrees F (204 degrees C) It produces a "laminar" flow of air along its 360º 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 Ring-Blade™ air-saver wiper-blade to produce an output flow up to 30 times.

Air Wipe Blow-Off System - X-Stream™ Ring Blade™ pay back on compressed air savings can be as soon as a few weeks in some applications when compared to nozzle "rings" or simple annular slots used by other air wiping system.

Blow-off, cool & clean items like pipe, cable, wire and hose with the Air Wipe Blow-Off System Ring-Blade™ from Nex Flow.

Air Wipe Blow-Off System - X-Stream™ Ring Blade™ Features:

  • System is made of anodized aluminum to provide even air flow 360º around the part.
  • Designed as two pieces hinged together to open and close around the part.
  • Instant on-off with no moving parts, no electricity or explosion hazard.

Air Wipe Blow-Off System - X-Stream™ Ring Blade™ Benefits:
  • Even blow off around the part, light in weight and compact.
  • Easy to install and maintain and allows removal of a continuous piece.
  • Reduced compressed air use for energy savings plus lower noise levels.
  • Maintenance free with output easily controlled, safe to use.

Specifications

Available in eight standard (inside) diameters: 1/2", 1", 2", 3", 4", 5", 6" & 7"

Special diameters for the Air Wipe Blow-Off System - Ring-Blade™ are available on special request from Nex Flow™.
Air Wipe Blow-Off System - 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.

How X-Stream™ Ring Blade™ Air Wipe Works


X-Stream™ Ring-Blade™ Air Wipe - 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 TM.   The wet or dirty material (D) direction of travel is against the flow.

Dimensions

 

Std. Apps
Stainless Steel
High Temp. Apps
A
B
20000


20001


20002


20003


20004


20005


20006


20007
20000X


20001X


20002X


20003X


20004X


20005X


20006X


20007X
0.50”
13mm

1.00"
25mm

2.00"
51mm

3.00"
176mm

5:00"
127mm

4.00"
102mm

6.00"
153mm

7.00"
178mm
3.25”
82.6 mm

3.75"
95.3 mm

4.75"
121mm

5.75"
146mm

6.75"
171mm

7.75"
197mm

8.75"
222mm

9.75"
248mm
Fig : Half Inch Ring Blade™

Air Consumption


Inlet
Pressure
PSIG (BAR)
Air Consumption per unit
with std. .002" (.05mm) gap
Air Consumption per unit.
with .004" (.10mm)gap (shim added)
 
½”
1"
2"
3"
4"
5"
6"
7"
(.002" shim)
½”
1"
2"
3"
4"
5"
6"
7"
(.004" shim)
20 PSIG
(1.5 BAR)
4
(113)
5
(142)
8
(227)
10
(283)
13
(368)
15
(425)
18
(510)
20  
(566)
8
(227)
10
(283)
16
(452)
20
(566)
26
(736)
30  
(850)
36
(1019)
40  
(1133)
40 PSIG
(2.8 BAR)
7
(198)
10
(283)
15
(425)
20
(566)
26
(736)
30 
(850)
36
(1019)
40
(1133)
14
(396)
20
(566)
30
(850)
40
(1133)
52
(1472)
60 
(1700)
72
(2039)
80
(2266)
60 PSIG
(4.1 BAR)
11
(311)
14
(396)
23
(651)
30
(850)
38
(1076)
45 
(1275)
53
(1501)
60 
(1700)
22
(623)
28
(793)
46
(1303)
60
(1699)
76
(2152)
90 
(2549)
106
(3002)
120 
(3398)
80 PSIG
(5.5 BAR)
14
(396)
19
(538)
30
(850)
40
(1132)
51
(1444)
60
(1700)
71
(2010)
80 
(2266)
28
(793)
38
(1076)
60
(1699)
80
(2265)
102
(2888)
120
(3398)
142
(4021)
160 
(4532)
100 PSIG
(6.9 BAR)
18
(510)
24
(680)
37
(1048)
50
(1416)
64
(1812)
75
(2124)
88
(2492)
100
(2832)
36
(1019)
48
(1359)
74
(2095)
100
(2832)
128
(3625)
150
(4248)
176
(4984)
200
(5664)
120 PSIG
(8.4 BAR)
21
(595)
28
(793)
45
(1274)
60
(1699)
76
(2152)
90 
(2549)
106
(3002)
120
(3398) 
42
(1189)
56
(1586)
90
(2549)
120
(3398)
152
(4304)
180 
(5098)
212
(6003)
240
(6796) 


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

Air Flow Of The Compressed Air Blow Off System Through A Hole In Standard Cubic Feet Per Minute (14.7 Psia/70ºF/0% Relative Humidity)

   
36 Inlet Pressure (PSIG)
 
 
1/64
1/32
1/16
1/8
1/4
3/8
1/2
5/8
3/4
20 PSIG
.123
.491
1.96
7.86
31.4
70.7
126
196
28.3
40 PSIG
.194
.774
3.1
12.4
49.6
112
198
310
446
60 PSIG
.264
1.06
4.23
16.9
67.6
152
271
423
609
80 PSIG
.335
1.34
5.36
21.4
85.7
193
343
536
771
100 PSIG
.406
1.62
6.49
26
104
234
415
649
934
120 PSIG
.476
1.91
7.62
30.5
122
274
488
762
1097


Compressed Air Blow Off System Materials of Construction:
All Ring-Blade™ Air Wipes are anodized aluminum construction with Stainless Steel shims and brass fittings. Standard units come with rubber hose connecting the twin peices. High temperature units come with Stainless Steel hose.
See Price List for description of each part number.
dbA ½” is 75, 1” is 76, 2” is 77, 3” is 79, 4” is 81, 6” is 84

Cost Effectiveness


Compressed Air Blow Off System Is Cost Effective:

Example of an Air Saving Calculation
1. From the chart showing air flow through a hole, assume we have a circular tube that is 4" in diameter. It has a circumference of
   3.14159 X diameter or 12.57 inches. Assume it has 1/16" holes spaced ½" apart with a total number of 24 holes.
   The air pressure in the system is 60 PSIG.
2. From the chart each 1/16" hole consumes 4.23 SCFM at 60 PSIG. Total air consumed is 24 X 4.23 = 101.52 SCFM.
3. From the compressed air consumption chart , a 4" diameter Ring-BladeT consumes 49 SCFM at 60 PSIG.
4. Assuming a compressed air cost of 30 cents/1000 standard cubic feet and an 8 hour day operation for 200 days per year.
   The Drilled Circular Tube Will Cost: 101.52 cu. Ft./min. X 60 min./hr. X $.30/1000 cu. Ft. X 200 days X 8 hrs/day = $2,923.78 a year!
5. The Nex Flow™ System Will Cost: 49 cu. Ft./min. X 60 min./hr. X $ .30/1000 cu. Ft. X 200 days X 8 hrs/day = $1,411.20 a year!
6. The Savings per year using the Nex FlowT System will be:
   $2,923.78 - $1,411.20 = $1,512.58 per year!