Hardened X-Stream Air Blade Air Knife

PRODUCT OVERVIEW

The Hardened X-Stream Air Blade Air Knife is now available with a special hard coated surface over its Aluminium body for mildly corrosive environments and to address any abrasive contact to the surface.

It 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.

Priced only slightly above the price of regular anodized Aluminium Nex Flow X-Stream Air Blade these units can sometimes eliminate the need to go to more costly and heavy Stainless Steel units and save hundreds of dollars in cost! As with the regular anodized Aluminium units, the new Hardened X-Stream Air Blade comes complete with a Stainless Steel shim to set the air gap (most others use cheap plastic which can wear out quickly) and are held together with Stainless Steel screws.

Available in 2", 3", 6", 9", 12", 15", 18", 24", 30", 36", 42", 48" and 54" lengths as standard they can also be coupled together using a coupling kit for longer spans. The Nex Flow X-Stream Air Blade has proven to be of high quality, high performance and one of the most quiet, if not "the most quiet" designs on the market for all types of blow-off and cooling applications. Eliminating a row of drilled pipe can save up to 90% of compressed air costs.

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
  • Made of a coated Aluminum body and hard coated cap.
  • 40:1 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 Silent X-Stream™ 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) and (D) by the compressed air stream that leaves the air knife from a small gap at point (C). The entrained air follows the profile that directs the airflow in a perfectly straight line to create a uniform sheet of air along the entire length of the Air Blade™ air knife. 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.

    PERFORMANCE

    Air Consumption

    10002XHA - 2" Hard Anodized Aluminum X-Stream Air Knife
    Inlet
    Pressure (PSIG)
    10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120
    Force (lbs) 0.01 0.08 0.20 0.35 0.54 0.77 1.04 1.35 1.70 2.09 2.53 3.00
    Flow
    (SCFM)
    0.7 1.6 4.4 7.9 12 17 22 28 34 41 49 57
    Velocity (ft/s) 137 172 207 240 273 304 335 365 394 422 449 475
    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)
    4.54 36.3 90.7 159 245 349 472 612 771 948 1148 1361
    Flow (SLPM) 19.8 45.3 125 224 340 481 623 793 963 1161 1388 1614
    Velocity
    (m/s)
    41.8 52.4 63.1 73.2 83.2 92.7 102 111 120 129 137 145
    10003XHA - 3" Hard Anodized Aluminum X-Stream Air Knife
    Inlet
    Pressure (PSIG)
    10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120
    Force
    (lbs)
    0.01 0.09 0.21 0.38 0.58 0.83 1.11 1.44 1.80 2.21 2.63 3.14
    Flow (SCFM) 0.9 2.6 5.7 9.3 14 19 24 31 37 44 52 60
    Velocity
    (ft/s)
    45.7 71.2 95.9 120 142 164 185 206 225 243 261 277
    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) 4.54 40.8 95.3 172 263 376 503 653 816 1002 1193 1424
    Flow
    (SLPM)
    25.5 73.6 161 263 396 538 680 878 1048 1246 1472 1699
    Velocity (m/s) 13.9 21.7 29.2 36.6 43.3 50.0 56.4 62.8 68.6 74.1 79.6 84.4
    10006XHA - 6" Hard Anodized Aluminum X-Stream Air Knife
    Inlet
    Pressure (PSIG)
    10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120
    Force (lbs) 0.02 0.11 0.28 0.49 0.73 1.02 1.35 1.72 2.12 2.57 3.05 3.58
    Flow
    (SCFM)
    2.4 5.6 9.4 14 19 24 30 37 45 53 61 70
    Velocity (ft/s) 8.90 24.7 39.7 53.7 66.9 79.1 90.4 101 110 119 127 134
    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)
    9.07 49.9 127 222 331 463 612 780 962 1166 1383 1624
    Flow (SLPM) 68.0 159 266 396 538 680 850 1048 1274 1501 1727 1982
    Velocity
    (m/s)
    2.7 7.5 12.1 16.4 20.4 24.1 27.6 30.8 33.5 36.3 38.7 40.8
    10009XHA - 9" Hard Anodized Aluminum X-Stream Air Knife
    Inlet
    Pressure (PSIG)
    10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120
    Force (lbs) 0.02 0.15 0.36 0.61 0.90 1.23 1.59 2.00 2.45 2.94 3.47 4.04
    Flow
    (SCFM)
    4.7 8.6 13 18 24 30 37 44 52 61 70 80
    Velocity (ft/s) 8.79 21.4 33.1 43.9 53.8 62.8 70.9 78.1 84.4 89.8 94.3 97.9
    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)
    9.07 68.0 163 277 408 558 721 907 1111 1334 1574 1833
    Flow (SLPM) 133.1 244 368 510 680 850 1048 1246 1472 1727 1982 2265
    Velocity
    (m/s)
    2.7 6.5 10.1 13.4 16.4 19.1 21.6 23.8 25.7 27.4 28.7 29.8
    10012XHA - 12" Hard Anodized Aluminum X-Stream Air Knife
    Inlet
    Pressure (PSIG)
    10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120
    Force (lbs) 0.01 0.20 0.46 0.75 1.08 1.45 1.86 2.31 2.80 3.33 3.90 4.51
    Flow
    (SCFM)
    7.0 11 17 22 29 36 43 51 60 70 80 90
    Velocity (ft/s) 11.0 22.0 32.1 41.3 49.6 57.0 63.4 69.0 73.7 77.5 80.3 82.4
    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)
    4.54 90.7 209 340 490 658 844 1048 1270 1510 1769 2046
    Flow (SLPM) 198 311 481 623 821 1019 1218 1444 1699 1982 2265 2549
    Velocity
    (m/s)
    3.4 6.7 9.8 12.6 15.1 17.4 19.3 21.0 22.5 23.6 24.5 25.1
    10015XHA - 15" Hard Anodized Aluminum X-Stream Air Knife
    Inlet
    Pressure (PSIG)
    10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120
    Force (lbs) 0.02 0.28 0.57 0.90 1.27 1.69 2.14 2.63 3.12 3.74 4.35 5.00
    Flow
    (SCFM)
    9.3 14 20 27 34 41 50 59 69 78 89 100
    Velocity (ft/s) 13.0 23.1 32.2 40.4 47.7 54.1 59.7 64.3 68.0 70.8 72.7 73.8
    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)
    9.07 127 259 408 576 767 971 1193 1415 1696 1973 2268
    Flow (SLPM) 263 396 566 765 963 1161 1416 1671 1954 2209 2520 2832
    Velocity
    (m/s)
    4.0 7.0 9.8 12.3 14.5 16.5 18.2 19.6 20.7 21.6 22.2 22.5
    10018XHA - 18" Hard Anodized Aluminum X-Stream Air Knife
    Inlet
    Pressure (PSIG)
    10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120
    Force (lbs) 0.07 0.36 0.67 1.07 1.49 1.94 2.44 2.97 3.55 4.16 4.82 5.50
    Flow
    (SCFM)
    11 17 24 31 39 47 56 66 76 87 98 110
    Velocity (ft/s) 14.7 24.1 32.6 40.2 46.8 52.6 57.5 61.4 64.5 66.7 68.0 68.3
    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)
    31.8 163 304 485 676 880 1107 1347 1610 1887 2186 2495
    Flow (SLPM) 311 481 680 878 1104 1331 1586 1869 2152 2464 2775 3115
    Velocity
    (m/s)
    4.5 7.3 9.9 12.3 14.3 16.0 17.5 18.7 19.7 20.3 20.7 20.8
    10024XHA - 24" Hard Anodized Aluminum X-Stream Air Knife
    Inlet
    Pressure (PSIG)
    10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120
    Force (lbs) 0.21 0.59 1.01 1.46 1.96 2.50 3.08 3.70 4.36 5.06 5.80 6.58
    Flow
    (SCFM)
    16 23 31 40 49 58 69 80 91 103 116 129
    Velocity (ft/s) 17.2 25.7 33.4 40.2 46.0 51.0 55.1 58.2 60.5 61.9 62.3 61.9
    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)
    95.25 267.6 458 662 889 1134 1397 1678 1978 2295 2631 2985
    Flow (SLPM) 453 651 878 1133 1388 1642 1954 2265 2577 2917 3285 3653
    Velocity
    (m/s)
    5.2 7.8 10.2 12.3 14.0 15.5 16.8 17.7 18.4 18.9 19.0 18.9
    10030XHA - 30" Hard Anodized Aluminum X-Stream Air Knife
    Inlet
    Pressure (PSIG)
    10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120
    Force (lbs) 0.41 0.87 1.38 1.92 2.50 3.13 3.78 4.49 5.24 6.02 6.84 7.70
    Flow
    (SCFM)
    21 29 38 48 59 70 81 94 107 120 134 149
    Velocity (ft/s) 18.8 26.9 34.1 40.4 45.7 50.2 53.8 56.5 58.3 59.1 59.1 58.2
    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)
    186 395 626 871 1134 1420 1715 2037 2377 2731 3103 3493
    Flow (SLPM) 595 821 1076 1359 1671 1982 2294 2662 3030 3398 3794 4219
    Velocity
    (m/s)
    5.7 8.2 10.4 12.3 13.9 15.3 16.4 17.2 17.8 18.0 18.0 17.7
    10036XHA - 36" Hard Anodized Aluminum X-Stream Air Knife
    Inlet
    Pressure (PSIG)
    10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120
    Force (lbs) 0.68 1.22 1.81 2.44 3.11 3.81 4.56 5.35 6.18 7.04 7.95 8.90
    Flow
    (SCFM)
    25 35 45 57 68 81 94 108 122 137 153 168
    Velocity (ft/s) 20.0 27.8 34.6 40.6 45.6 49.8 53.0 55.4 56.8 57.4 57.1 55.8
    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)
    308 553 821 1107 1411 1728 2068 2427 2803 3193 3606 4037
    Flow (SLPM) 708 991 1274 1614 1926 2294 2662 3058 3455 3879 4332 4757
    Velocity
    (m/s)
    6.1 8.5 10.5 12.4 13.9 15.2 16.2 16.9 17.3 17.5 17.4 17.0
    10042XHA - 42" Hard Anodized Aluminum X-Stream Air Knife
    Inlet
    Pressure (PSIG)
    10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120
    Force (lbs) 1.01 1.65 2.32 3.03 3.78 4.67 5.40 6.27 7.18 8.13 9.12 10.15
    Flow
    (SCFM)
    29 40 52 65 78 92 107 122 137 153 170 188
    Velocity (ft/s) 20.9 28.4 35.0 40.7 45.6 49.5 52.5 54.6 55.9 56.2 55.6 54.1
    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)
    458 748 1052 1374 1715 2118 2449 2844 3257 3688 4137 4604
    Flow (SLPM) 821 1133 1472 1841 2209 2605 3030 3455 3879 4332 4814 5324
    Velocity
    (m/s)
    6.4 8.7 10.7 12.4 13.9 15.1 16.0 16.6 17.0 17.1 16.9 16.5
    10048XHA - 48" Hard Anodized Aluminum X-Stream Air Knife
    Inlet
    Pressure (PSIG)
    10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120
    Force (lbs) 1.41 2.13 2.88 3.68 4.51 5.39 6.30 7.26 8.25 9.29 10.36 11.48
    Flow
    (SCFM)
    33 46 59 73 88 103 119 135 152 170 188 207
    Velocity (ft/s) 21.6 28.9 35.4 40.9 45.6 49.3 52.2 54.1 55.2 55.3 54.6 52.9
    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)
    640 966 1306 1669 2046 2445 2858 3293 3742 4214 4699 5207
    Flow (SLPM) 934 1303 1671 2067 2492 2917 3370 3823 4304 4814 5324 5862
    Velocity
    (m/s)
    6.6 8.8 10.8 12.5 13.9 15.0 15.9 16.5 16.8 16.9 16.6 16.1
    10054XHA - 54" Hard Anodized Aluminum X-Stream Air Knife
    Inlet
    Pressure (PSIG)
    10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120
    Force (lbs) 1.88 2.67 3.51 4.40 5.31 6.27 7.27 8.31 9.39 10.51 11.67 12.87
    Flow
    (SCFM)
    37 51 66 81 97 114 131 149 167 186 206 226
    Velocity (ft/s) 22.1 29.3 35.6 41.0 45.6 49.2 51.9 53.7 54.6 54.6 53.8 52.0
    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)
    853 1211 1592 1996 2409 2844 3298 3769 4259 4767 5293 5838
    Flow (SLPM) 1048 1444 1869 2294 2747 3228 3710 4219 4729 5267 5833 6400
    Velocity
    (m/s)
    6.7 8.9 10.9 12.5 13.9 15.0 15.8 16.4 16.6 16.6 16.4 15.8

    DIMENSIONS

    The Air-Blade - X-Stream is available in thirteen (13) standard lengths: 2" (51mm), 3" (76mm), 6" (150mm), 9" (229mm), 12" (300mm), 15" (381mm), 18" (457mm), 24" (609.5mm), 30" (761mm), 36" (914mm), 42" (1067 mm), 48" (1219 mm), 54" (1372 mm)

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

    PART NO. AA
    Inches
    (mm) 
    A
    Inches
    (mm) 
    B
    Inches
    (mm) 
    C
    Inches
    (mm)
    No. of
    Rear Inlets
    (Side Inlets)
    10002XHA 2"(50.8) N/A N/A 1"(25.4) 1(0)
    10003XHA 3"(76.2) .641"(16.3) N/A 1.5"(38.1) 1(0)
    10006XHA 6"(152) 1"(25.4) 2"(50.8) 3"(76.2) 1(2)
    10009XHA 9"(228.6) 1"(25.4) 2"(50.8) 3"(76.2) 2(2)
    10012XHA 12"(304.8) 1"(25.4) 2"(50.8) 3"(76.2) 2(2)
    10015XHA 15"(381) 1"(25.4) 2"(50.8) 4"(101.6) 2(2)
    10018XHA 18"(457.2) 1"(25.4) 2"(50.8) 5"(127.0) 2(2)
    10024XHA 24"(609.6) 1"(25.4) 2"(50.8) 6"(152.4) 2(2)
    10030XHA 30"(762) 1"(25.4) 2"(50.8) 6"(152.4) 2(2)
    10036XHA 36"(914.4) 1"(25.4) 2"(50.8) 6"(152.4) 2(2)
    10042XHA 42"(1066.8) 1"(25.4) 2"(50.8) 6"(152.4) 2(2)
    10048XHA 48"(1219.2) 1"(25.4) 2"(50.8) 9"(228.6) 3(2)
    10054XHA 54"(1371.6) 1"(25.4) 2"(50.8) 9"(228.6) 3(2)

     

    X-Stream Air-Blade units are supplied with air inlet ports to suit either 1/4" NPT or BSP (metric). Please state preference when ordering. All screws are Stainless Steel. All units are supplied fully assembled with a 0.002" Stainless Steel shim producing a precise 0.002" air gap. Additional shims available upon request.

    OPTIONS

    OPTIONAL SILENT X-STREAM AIR BLADE AIR KNIFE COUPLING KIT

    This one piece kit c/w 10 stainless steel screws connects any two Silent X-Stream Air Blade Air Knife of 6" or larger together to make a longer blowoff system to cover greater distances. The units come in three models. Model 10900X gold anodized aluminum for the gold anodized aluminum Silent X-Stream Air Blade Air Knives, Model 10900XHA for the Hard Anodized units, and Model 10900XS stainless for stainless steel models.

    MOUNTING SYSTEMS FOR X-STREAM AIR BLADES

    Mounting and holding systems are available for the Standard Air Blade Air Knife. Fully flexible positioning.

    HARD ANODIZED ALUMINIUM X-STREAM SERIES AIR BLADES AIR KNIVES

    PART NO. DESCRIPTION Size Price US Dollars
    10002XHA Hard Anodized Aluminum X-Stream Full-Flow Air Blade Only 2" $160.00
    10003XHA Hard Anodized Aluminum X-Stream Full-Flow Air Blade Only 3" $179.00
    10006XHA Hard Anodized Aluminum X-Stream Full-Flow Air Blade Only 6" $205.00
    10009XHA Hard Anodized Aluminum X-Stream Full-Flow Air Blade Only 9" $253.00
    10012XHA Hard Anodized Aluminum X-Stream Full-Flow Air Blade Only 12" $260.00
    10015XHA Hard Anodized Aluminum X-Stream Full-Flow Air Blade Only 15" $300.00
    10018XHA Hard Anodized Aluminum X-Stream Full-Flow Air Blade Only 18" $344.00
    10024XHA Hard Anodized Aluminum X-Stream Full-Flow Air Blade Only 24" $415.00
    10030XHA Hard Anodized Aluminum X-Stream Full-Flow Air Blade Only 30" $499.00
    10036XHA Hard Anodized Aluminum X-Stream Full-Flow Air Blade Only 36" $614.00
    10042XHA Hard Anodized Aluminum X-Stream Full-Flow Air Blade Only 42" $735.00
    10048XHA Hard Anodized Aluminum X-Stream Full-Flow Air Blade Only 48" $854.00
    10054XHA Hard Anodized Aluminum X-Stream Full-Flow Air Blade Only 54" $982.00
    11002XHA Hard Anodized Al. X-Strm. Air Blade plus filter with auto drain model 90004 2" $255.00
    11003XHA Hard Anodized Al. X-Strm. Air Blade plus filter with auto drain model 90004 3" $274.00
    11006XHA Hard Anodized Al. X-Strm. Air Blade plus filter with auto drain model 90004 6" $300.00
    11009XHA Hard Anodized Al. X-Strm. Air Blade plus filter with auto drain model 90004 9" $348.00
    11012XHA Hard Anodized Al. X-Strm. Air Blade plus filter with auto drain model 90004 12" $355.00
    11015XHA Hard Anodized Al. X-Strm. Air Blade plus filter with auto drain model 90004 15" $395.00
    11018XHA Hard Anodized Al. X-Strm. Air Blade plus filter with auto drain model 90001 18" $439.00
    11024XHA Hard Anodized Al. X-Strm. Air Blade plus filter with auto drain model 90001 24" $510.00
    11030XHA Hard Anodized Al. X-Strm. Air Blade plus filter with auto drain model 90002 30" $657.00
    11036XHA Hard Anodized Al. X-Strm. Air Blade plus filter with auto drain model 90002 36" $772.00
    11042XHA Hard Anodized Al. X-Strm. Air Blade plus filter with auto drain model 90002 42" $893.00
    11048XHA Hard Anodized Al. X-Strm. Air Blade plus filter with auto drain model 90002 48" $1,012.00
    11054XHA Hard Anodized Al. X-Strm. Air Blade plus filter with auto drain model 90002 54" $1,140.00
    12002XHA Hard Anodized Al. X-Strm. AB + filter 90004 + reg. with gage model 90008 2" $305.00
    12003XHA Hard Anodized Al. X-Strm. AB + filter 90004 + reg. with gage model 90008 3" $324.00
    12006XHA Hard Anodized Al. X-Strm. AB + filter 90004 + reg. with gage model 90008 6" $350.00
    12009XHA Hard Anodized Al. X-Strm. AB + filter 90004 + reg. with gage model 90008 9" $398.00
    12012XHA Hard Anodized Al. X-Strm. AB + filter 90004 + reg. with gage model 90008 12" $405.00
    12015XHA Hard Anodized Al. X-Strm. AB + filter 90004 + reg. with gage model 90008 15" $445.00
    12018XHA Hard Anodized Al. X-Strm. AB + filter 90001 + reg. with gage model 90008 18" $489.00
    12024XHA Hard Anodized Al. X-Strm. AB + filter 90001 + reg. with gage model 90009 24" $600.00
    12030XHA Hard Anodized Al. X-Strm. AB + filter 90002 + reg. with gage model 90009 30" $747.00
    12036XHA Hard Anodized Al. X-Strm. AB + filter 90002 + reg. with gage model 90009 36" $862.00
    12042XHA Hard Anodized Al. X-Strm. AB + filter 90002 + reg. with gage model 90009 42" $983.00
    12048XHA Hard Anodized Al. X-Strm. AB + filter 90002 + reg. with gage model 90009 48" $1,102.00
    12054XHA Hard Anodized Al. X-Strm. AB + filter 90002 + reg. with gage model 90009 54" $1,230.00

    X-STREAM AIR BLADE COUPLING KIT

    PART NO. DESCRIPTION Size Price US Dollars
    10900X X-Stream Air Blade Coupling Kit c/w 10 screws $36.00
    10900XHA X-Stream Hard Anodized Air Blade Coupling Kit c/w 10 screws $52.00
    10900XS Stainless X-Stream Air Blade Coupling Kit c/w 10 screws $68.00

    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