Air Knives

U.S.Metric

Product Overview

Air Knives deliver a flat sheet of amplified air designed to:

  • Efficiently blow off water and debris from wide surfaces
  • Provide high speed drying or cooling
  • Kill static, with an added static neutralizing bar on the Ionizing Air Knife.

Air Knives are air amplifiers, using a small amount of filtered compressed air to deliver a powerful, high velocity, laminar sheet of air over wide areas such as moving webs, film, sheets, strips, auto bodies and other large assemblies and objects. Vortec’s patented design produces increased thrust and velocity, reduced noise and excellent uniformity.

Ionizing Air Knives add a static neutralizing bar, to discharge static to clean surfaces of dust, shavings and debris more effectively. The static neutralizing bar generates positive and negative charged ions that are carried to the target in a uniform sheet of amplified air. Ionizing Air Knives kill the static build up that can attract dust and contaminants that ruin a painted or coated surface; and stop static discharges which can damage electronic equipment and shock personnel.

Benefits

  • More uniform blow off of large surfaces than nozzles or jets
  • Dries surfaces quickly and thoroughly
  • Costs significantly less than fans or blowers
  • Inherently safe, with no guards or rotating equipment
  • Reduced compressed air usage, versus open nozzles
  • Easily controlled output
  • Quiet – meets OSHA requirements
  • No electrical connections at the target site
  • Easily mounted and moved
  • Give a cleaner surface for painting or coating

Features

  • 25 times air amplification over compressed air input
  • High performance, patented design gives high thrust
  • Interchangeable shims enable air flow to be adjusted for the specific application
  • Ionizing Air Knives available in lengths of 6, 12, 18 and 24 inches
  • Single compressed air inlet up to 12 inch length; dual inlet on longer models
  • Instant on/off
  • No moving parts; no maintenance
  • Quiet – meets OSHA noise specifications

Benefits

  • More uniform blow off of large surfaces than nozzles or jets
  • Dries surfaces quickly and thoroughly
  • Costs significantly less than fans or blowers
  • Inherently safe, with no guards or rotating equipment
  • Reduced compressed air usage, versus open nozzles
  • Easily controlled output
  • Quiet – meets OSHA requirements
  • No electrical connections at the target site
  • Easily mounted and moved
  • Give a cleaner surface for painting or coating

Features

  • 25 times air amplification over compressed air input
  • High performance, patented design gives high thrust
  • Interchangeable shims enable air flow to be adjusted for the specific application
  • Ionizing Air Knives available in lengths of 152, 305, 457, 610 mm
  • Single compressed air inlet up to 305 mm length; dual inlet on longer models
  • Instant on/off
  • No moving parts; no maintenance
  • Quiet – meets OSHA noise specifications

Applications

  • Blow off of wood, laminates, metal sheets, moving webs, sheets, autobodies and large objects
  • Surface cooling of metal, electronics, etc.
  • Shrink wrapping
  • Food processing
  • Cooling molded parts and castings
  • Weigh sorting of pharmaceuticals and other lightweight items
  • Drying printing inks
  • Creating air curtains
  • Containment of fumes
Model# 921-3 921-6 921-12 921-18 921-24
Length, inches 3 6 12 18 24
Ionizing(1) No No No No No
Number of Air Inlets 1 1 1 2 2

Model# 981-6 981-12 981-18 981-24
Length, inches 6 12 18 24
Ionizing(1) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Number of Air Inlets 1 1 2 2

(1) Ionizing air knives require the use of a power supply


Power Supplies

Model# D167RY F167
Number of Outputs 4 2
Model# 921-3 921-6 921-12 921-18 921-24
Length, mm 76 152 305 457 610
Ionizing(1) No No No No No
Number of Air Inlets 1 1 1 2 2

Model# 981-6 981-12 981-18 981-24
Length, mm 152 305 457 610
Ionizing(1) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Number of Air Inlets 1 1 2 2

(1) Ionizing air knives require the use of a power supply


Power Supplies

Model# D167RY F167
Number of Outputs 4 2
Product Brochures
Air Knives
Installation and Operating Instructions
921, 981 Series
Power Supply D167RY & F167
Company Documents
10 Year Warranty
Terms and Conditions
Dimension & Specifications
921 Series
981 Series
D167RY
F167

Accessories

5 Micron Air Filter 701S-24A

Models: 921-3, 921-6, 981-6
5 Micron Air Filter 701S-36A

Models: 921-12, 981-12
5 Micron Air Filter 701S-40A

Models: 921-18, 921-24, 981-18, 981-24
   
Oil Removal Filter 701S-48

Models: 921-3, 921-6, 981-6
Oil Removal Filter 701S-54

Models: 921-12, 981-12
Magnetic Mounting Base 610-26

Models: 921 Series and 981 Series
   
Power Supplies
Models: D167RY, F167

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Vortec products are designed to conserve compressed air, reduce factory air-related noise and operating costs, increase equipment efficiently, and improve manufacturing methods and productivity. We believe you will find that all of the products we manufacture are user-friendly, easy to maintain, and are of the highest quality for long and reliable operation. Our entire staff is committed to top quality standards and continuous improvement in our manufacturing, customer service, and product support. Please Contact Us to request information regarding our Air Knives.


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 IONIZING # OF AIR INLETS PRODUCT TYPE
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Item # Ionizing (1) Inches mm # of inlets Price Add to Cart

(1) Ionizing air knives require the use of a power supply