Aluminum Standard Air Blade Air Knife

PRODUCT OVERVIEW

The Standard Aluminum Air Knife from Nex Flow is easy to install and maintain. It can reduce both compressed air consumption and noise levels. used to blow off liquid or debris from products as they travel on conveyors.

Built and designed for significantly longer life in difficult environments than many competing products. Flexible mounting options and easy to fit in small spaces. Energy reduction in compressed air use up to 90% and noise reductions of 10 dbA.  Maintenance free with output easily controlled, safe to use.

It produces a "laminar" flow of air using the Coanda effect. This draws a large volume of air from the surrounding area along with the small amount of compressed air from the Air-Blade. It also produces an output flow up to 30 times.

APPLICATIONS

  • Part drying after wash
  • Sheet cleaning in strip mills
  • Conveyor cleaning
  • Part or component cooling
  • Web drying or cleaning
  • Environmental separation
  • Pre-paint blowoff
  • Bag opening/filling operations
  • Scrap removal on converting operations
  • ADVANTAGES

  • Quiet - 69 dBA for most applications
  • 30:1 air amplification
  • Uniform airflow across entire length
  • Variable force and flow
  • No moving parts - maintenance free
  • Easy mounting
  • Compact, rugged, easy to install
  • Stainless steel screws in all models
  • VIDEOS


    How The Standard Air Blade™ Air Knife Works

    Compressed air enters the air knife at the rear (or end) ports at (A). Air is entrained at point (B) by the compressed air stream that leaves the air knife from a small gap. The entrained air follows the Coanda profile and along the front face (C) that directs the airflow in a perfect straight line at 90 degrees to create a uniform sheet of air along the entire length of the Air Blade TM air knife at it leaves the air knife at point (D). The amplified air stream maximized velocity and force are maximized as a well-defined sheet of laminar flow with minimal wind shear for reduced energy use in the blow off and cooling.
    Offered in aluminum or stainless steel and can be manufactured in any length from a combination of our standard sizes.

    PERFORMANCE

    10003 - 3"  Standard Air  Knife
    Inlet Pressure (PSIG) 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120
    Force (lbs) 0.005 0.04 0.10 0.18 0.28 0.40 0.53 0.69 0.86 1.06 1.26 1.51
    Flow (SCFM) 0.6 1.7 3.7 6.0 9.1 12 16 20 24 29 34 39
    Velocity (ft/s) 26.0 40.6 54.7 68.4 80.9 93.5 105 117 128 139 149 158
    Inlet Pressure (BAR) 0.7 1.4 2.1 2.8 3.5 4.2 4.9 5.6 6.2 6.9 7.7 8.4
    Force (grams) 2.18 19.6 45.7 83 126 181 242 314 392 481 573 684
    Flow (SLPM) 16.6 47.9 105 171 258 350 442 571 681 810 957 1104
    Velocity (m/s) 7.9 12.4 16.7 20.8 24.7 28.5 32.1 35.8 39.1 42.2 45.3 48.1
    10006 - 6" Standard Air Knife
    Inlet Pressure (PSIG) 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120
    Force (lbs) 0.01 0.05 0.13 0.24 0.35 0.49 0.65 0.83 1.02 1.23 1.46 1.72
    Flow (SCFM) 1.6 3.6 6.1 9.1 12 16 20 24 29 34 40 46
    Velocity (ft/s) 5.1 14.1 22.6 30.6 38.1 45.1 52 58 63 68 72 76
    Inlet Pressure (BAR) 0.7 1.4 2.1 2.8 3.5 4.2 4.9 5.6 6.2 6.9 7.7 8.4
    Force (grams) 4.35 23.9 61.0 107 159 222 294 374 462 560 664 779
    Flow (SLPM) 44.2 103.1 173 258 350 442 552 681 828 976 1123 1288
    Velocity (m/s) 1.5 4.3 6.9 9.3 11.6 13.7 15.7 17.5 19.1 20.7 22.1 23.3
    10008 - 8" Standard Air Knife
    Inlet Pressure (PSIG) 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120
    Force (lbs) 0.01 0.06 0.16 0.27 0.40 0.55 0.72 0.92 1.12 1.35 1.60 1.87
    Flow (SCFM) 2.5 4.9 7.8 11 14 18 23 27 33 38 44 50
    Velocity (ft/s) 4.7 12.3 19.5 26.1 32.2 37.8 42.9 47.4 51.5 55.1 58.1 60.4
    Inlet Pressure (BAR) 0.7 1.4 2.1 2.8 3.5 4.2 4.9 5.6 6.2 6.9 7.7 8.4
    Force (grams) 4.35 28.3 71.8 122 183 250 329 416 509 612 726 847
    Flow (SLPM) 71.8 140 221 313 405 515 644 773 920 1068 1233 1417
    Velocity (m/s) 1.4 3.8 5.9 8.0 9.8 11.5 13.1 14.5 15.7 16.8 17.7 18.4
    10012 - 12" Standard Air Knife
    Inlet Pressure (PSIG) 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120
    Force (lbs) 0.00 0.10 0.22 0.36 0.52 0.70 0.89 1.11 1.34 1.60 1.87 2.16
    Flow (SCFM) 4.6 7.2 11.1 14 19 23 28 33 39 46 52 59
    Velocity (ft/s) 6.3 12.5 18.3 23.5 28.3 32.5 36.1 39.3 42.0 44.2 45.8 47.0
    Inlet Pressure (BAR) 0.7 1.4 2.1 2.8 3.5 4.2 4.9 5.6 6.2 6.9 7.7 8.4
    Force (grams) 2.18 43.5 100 163 235 316 405 503 610 725 849 982
    Flow (SLPM) 128.8 202 313 405 534 663 791 939 1104 1288 1472 1657
    Velocity (m/s) 1.9 3.8 5.6 7.2 8.6 9.9 11.0 12.0 12.8 13.5 14.0 14.3
    10015 - 15" Standard Air Knife
    Inlet Pressure (PSIG) 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120
    Force (lbs) 0.01 0.13 0.27 0.43 0.61 0.81 1.03 1.26 1.50 1.80 2.09 2.40
    Flow (SCFM) 6.0 9.1 13 18 22 27 33 38 45 51 58 65
    Velocity (ft/s) 7.4 13.2 18.4 23.0 27.2 30.8 34.0 36.7 38.8 40.4 41.4 42.1
    Inlet Pressure (BAR) 0.7 1.4 2.1 2.8 3.5 4.2 4.9 5.6 6.2 6.9 7.7 8.4
    Force (grams) 4.35 61.0 124 196 277 368 466 573 679 814 947 1089
    Flow (SLPM) 171 258 368 497 626 755 920 1086 1270 1436 1638 1841
    Velocity (m/s) 2.3 4.0 5.6 7.0 8.3 9.4 10.4 11.2 11.8 12.3 12.6 12.8
    10018 - 18" Standard Air Knife
    Inlet Pressure (PSIG) 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120
    Force (lbs) 0.03 0.17 0.32 0.51 0.72 0.93 1.17 1.43 1.70 2.00 2.31 2.64
    Flow (SCFM) 7.2 11 16 20 25 31 36 43 49 57 64 72
    Velocity (ft/s) 8.4 13.7 18.6 22.9 26.7 30.0 32.8 35.0 36.8 38.0 38.8 38.9
    Inlet Pressure (BAR) 0.7 1.4 2.1 2.8 3.5 4.2 4.9 5.6 6.2 6.9 7.7 8.4
    Force (grams) 15.24 78.4 146 233 324 422 531 647 773 906 1049 1197
    Flow (SLPM) 202 313 442 571 718 865 1031 1215 1399 1601 1804 2025
    Velocity (m/s) 2.6 4.2 5.7 7.0 8.1 9.1 10.0 10.7 11.2 11.6 11.8 11.9
    10024 - 24" Standard Air Knife
    Inlet Pressure (PSIG) 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120
    Force (lbs) 0.10 0.28 0.48 0.70 0.94 1.20 1.48 1.78 2.09 2.43 2.78 3.16
    Flow (SCFM) 10 15 20 26 32 38 45 52 59 67 75 84
    Velocity (ft/s) 9.8 14.6 19.0 22.9 26.2 29.1 31.4 33.2 34.5 35.3 35.5 35.3
    Inlet Pressure (BAR) 0.7 1.4 2.1 2.8 3.5 4.2 4.9 5.6 6.2 6.9 7.7 8.4
    Force (grams) 45.72 128.5 220 318 427 544 671 806 949 1102 1263 1433
    Flow (SLPM) 294 423 571 736 902 1068 1270 1472 1675 1896 2135 2374
    Velocity (m/s) 3.0 4.5 5.8 7.0 8.0 8.9 9.6 10.1 10.5 10.8 10.8 10.8
    10030 - 30" Standard Air Knife
    Inlet Pressure (PSIG) 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120
    Force (lbs) 0.20 0.42 0.66 0.92 1.20 1.50 1.81 2.16 2.52 2.89 3.28 3.70
    Flow (SCFM) 14 19 25 31 38 46 53 61 70 78 87 97
    Velocity (ft/s) 10.7 15.3 19.4 23.0 26.0 28.6 30.7 32.2 33.2 33.7 33.7 33.2
    Inlet Pressure (BAR) 0.7 1.4 2.1 2.8 3.5 4.2 4.9 5.6 6.2 6.9 7.7 8.4
    Force (grams) 89.27 189.4 300 418 544 681 823 978 1141 1311 1489 1676
    Flow (SLPM) 387 534 699 883 1086 1288 1491 1730 1969 2209 2466 2742
    Velocity (m/s) 3.3 4.7 5.9 7.0 7.9 8.7 9.3 9.8 10.1 10.3 10.3 10.1
    10036 - 36" Standard Air Knife
    Inlet Pressure (PSIG) 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120
    Force (lbs) 0.33 0.59 0.87 1.17 1.49 1.83 2.19 2.57 2.97 3.38 3.82 4.27
    Flow (SCFM) 16 23 29 37 44 53 61 70 79 89 99 109
    Velocity (ft/s) 11.4 15.8 19.7 23.1 26.0 28.4 30.2 31.6 32.4 32.7 32.5 31.8
    Inlet Pressure (BAR) 0.7 1.4 2.1 2.8 3.5 4.2 4.9 5.6 6.2 6.9 7.7 8.4
    Force (grams) 148.05 265.6 394 531 677 830 993 1165 1346 1533 1731 1938
    Flow (SLPM) 460 644 828 1049 1252 1491 1730 1988 2246 2522 2816 3092
    Velocity (m/s) 3.5 4.8 6.0 7.1 7.9 8.7 9.2 9.6 9.9 10.0 9.9 9.7

    DIMENSIONS

    The Standard Air-Blade Air Knife is available in eight standard lengths: 3" (76mm) , 6" (150mm) , 8" (203mm), 12" (300mm), 18" (457mm), 24" (609.5mm), 30" (761mm), 36" (914mm)

    Special lengths of our Air-Blade are available on special order including lengths combining several units.

     

    PART NO.
    (Aluminium &
    Stainless Steel)
    AA
    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    F
    # of Rear Inlets
    G
    # of Side Inlets
    Model 10003
    Model 10003S
    3"
    76mm
    0.6"
    16mm
    -
    -
    -
    -
    2.4"
    60mm
    0.3"
    8mm
    1
    2
    Model 10006
    Model 10006S
    6"
    150mm
    1.2"
    30mm
    -
    -
    -
    -
    4.7"
    120mm
    0.3"
    8mm
    1
    2
    Model 10008
    8"
    203mm
    1.2"
    30mm
    -
    -
    -
    -
    6.8"
    173mm
    0.3"
    8mm
    1
    2
    Model 10012
    Model 10012S
    12"
    300mm
    1.0"
    25mm
    3.1"
    8.0mm
    8.7"
    220mm
    10.8"
    275mm
    0.3"
    8mm
    1
    2
    Model 10018
    Model 10018S
    18"
    457mm
    1.3"
    33.5mm
    5.8"
    148.5mm
    12.1"
    308.5mm
    16.7"
    423.5mm
    0.3"
    8mm
    2
    2
    Model 10024
    Model 10024S
    24"
    609.5mm
    1.3"
    33.5mm
    8.9"
    225mm
    15.2"
    385mm
    16.7"
    423.5mm
    0.3"
    8mm
    2
    2
    Model 10030
    Model 10030S
    30"
    761mm
    1.4"
    35mm
    8.9"
    227mm
    19.1"
    485mm
    28.6"
    727mm
    0.3"
    8mm
    2
    2
    Model 10036
    Model 10036S
    36"
    914mm
    1.4"
    35mm
    8.9"
    227mm
    27.1"
    684mm
    34.6"
    879mm
    0.3"
    8mm
    2
    2

     

    (Extra Middle mounting hole only on the 36" Air-Blade 457mm from each end)

    Air-Blade comes with a standard machined .002" outlet gap which will work for 90% of all applications encountered. If greater force is required, a .002" shim may be installed to open the gap for greater flow. Constructed in either coated Aluminium or Stainless Steel.

     

    Effective Length
    Model Number
    Materials Of Construction
    3"
    10003
    Aluminium
    3"
    10003S
    Stainless Steel
    6"
    10006
    Aluminium
    6"
    10006S
    Stainless Steel
    8"
    10008
    Aluminium
    12"
    10012
    Aluminium
    12"
    10012S
    Stainless Steel
    18"
    10018
    Aluminium
    18"
    10018S
    Stainless Steel
    24"
    10024
    Aluminium
    24"
    10024S
    Stainless Steel
    30"
    10030
    Aluminium
    30"
    10030S
    Stainless Steel
    36"
    10036
    Aluminium
    36"
    10036S
    Stainless Steel

    ALUMINUM AIR BLADES AIR KNIVES

    PART NO. DESCRIPTION Size Price US Dollars
    10003 Aluminum Standard Full-Flow Air Blade Only 3" $110.00
    10006 Aluminum Standard Full-Flow Air Blade Only 6" $120.00
    10008 Aluminum Standard Full-Flow Air Blade Only 8" $136.00
    10012 Aluminum Standard Full-Flow Air Blade Only 12" $147.00
    10018 Aluminum Standard Full-Flow Air Blade Only 18" $189.00
    10024 Aluminum Standard Full-Flow Air Blade Only 24" $241.00
    10030 Aluminum Standard Full-Flow Air Blade Only 30" $268.00
    10036 Aluminum Standard Full-Flow Air Blade Only 36" $304.00
    11003 Al. Std .Air Blade plus filter with auto drain model 90004 3" $205.00
    11006 Al. Std. Air Blade plus filter with auto drain model 90004 6" $215.00
    11008 Al. Std. Air Blade plus filter with auto drain model 90004 8" $231.00
    11012 Al. Std. Air Blade plus filter with auto drain model 90004 12" $242.00
    11018 Al. Std .Air Blade plus filter with auto drain model 90001 18" $284.00
    11024 Al. Std .Air Blade plus filter with auto drain model 90001 24" $336.00
    11030 Al. Std . Air Blade plus filter with auto drain model 90002 30" $426.00
    11036 Al. Std. Air Blade plus filter with auto drain model 90002 36" $462.00
    12003 Al. Std .Air Bl. + filter 90004 + regulator with gage model 90008 3" $255.00
    12006 Al. Std .Air Bl. + filter 90004 + regulator with gage model 90008 6" $265.00
    12008 Al. Std .Air Bl. + filter 90004 + regulator with gage model 90008 8" $281.00
    12012 Al. Std .Air Bl. + filter 90004+ regulator with gage model 90008 12" $292.00
    12018 Al. Std. Air Bl. + filter 90001+ regulator with gage model 90008 18" $334.00
    12024 Al. Std .Air Bl. + filter 90001+ regulator with gage model 90009 24" $426.00
    12030 Al. Std .Air Bl. + filter 90002+ regulator with gage model 90009 30" $516.00
    12036 Al. Std .Air Bl. + filter 90002+ regulator with gage model 90009 36" $552.00

    Prices are in USA dollars - ex works Cincinnati, OH, USA for orders in USA

    Richmond Hill, ON, Canada for International orders.

    website : www.nexflow.com

    email : sales@nexflow.com