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Vortec is dedicated to providing safe and efficient solutions to all locations and environments. We understand that hazardous locations (chemical and petrochemical plants, spray finishing applications, grain elevators, plastics manufacturing, fuel storage and dispensing areas, etc.) especially, face specific challenges in maintaining productivity, safety and extending equipment life. In hazardous locations reliability and safety are critical. Vortec’s hazardous location line of enclosures coolers (HazLoc, ATEX and ProtEX Vortex A/C) are unrivaled when it comes to providing clean*, cool and efficient compressed air solutions in these environments. 

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This technology offers an alternative to traditional liquid coolants by providing a clean stream of air as cold as -30°F to cool cutters and workpieces during machining.

Vortex Tubes

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The thermostats on our enclosure coolers are another way that Vortec is trying to help customers save time and money. We Side by side image of electric thermostatunderstand that compressed air usage can be costly, and one of the easiest ways to save money is by ensuring that compressed air is used only when necessary. Automation is increasingly growing, because it allows for ease of use and ensures that you can “set it and forget it.” Our thermostats help to reduce compressed air usage, providing an efficient and cost saving method for cooling your enclosure. Here is a look into how our thermostats work.

Thermostats

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Sy building enclosure coolersMeet Sy. Sy handmakes every Vortex Cooler (electric and manual) that comes out of our facility. He makes sure that every single one is to the right specifications and measurements that are required to meet the standards that Vortec promises to deliver. Whether we receive 20 orders or 200 orders, every single Vortex Cooler must pass through his hands.

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Vortec recently received a call from one of our loyal customers inquiring about our vortex tubes. They were curious to see how long vortex tubes lasted before they should consider replacing them. Naturally, this peaked my interest, “Well hypothetically they should last forever if they are properly maintained. Why, how long have you had one?” Turns out, they have had one of our vortex tubes for over 45 years! Mind you, we were founded in 1961 (56 years ago) so this wasn’t the first vortex tube we ever built, but it’s not far off.

Vortex Tubes

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Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite times of year. It’s a time to relax and spend much needed time with family, friends and loved ones. If you’re like me, my family has many traditions that we celebrate. Every year I have enjoyed these traditions but never truly thought about where they came from. Well this year, I decided to dive into a few of the many traditions my family celebrates.

Thanksgiving

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Plastic, and many other insulators, can build up a static charge creating numerous inefficiencies for manufacturers. If not taken care of, static electricity can cause small particles to adhere to packaged goods, causing sealing and contamination problems during the packaging or labeling process. The best way to continue to maintain productivity is to ensure that the static (and subsequently the small particles) is removed before the packaging or labeling occurs.

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With the Dually Certified, UL and ATEX, ProtEX Vortex A/C

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Getting the cooling device is only half the battle, now that you have it, how do you make it work for you? Setting up your application is key in designing an effective solution. Here are some tips to make sure you are getting the most out of your air flow solution.

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At United Airlines’ Technical Operations facility in Orland, FL, Bob Kosanke supervises over 550 mechanics. As Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor, Kosanke bears responsibility for handling a rigorous series of checks each airplane must pass before being approved to return to flight rotation. One of the tools these aviation mechanics rely on to move the planes efficiently through the maintenance process is Vortec’s Dual-Force Vac Drum Pump.

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