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A Look Back at NPE 2024 with Vortec!

5/30/2024byVortec Engineer
Vortec co-exhibited products for the Plastics Industry in the Pillar Technologies booth in the West Hall. The Pillar Technologies booth showcased their corona surface treater that promote adhesion to surfaces when printing, coating, or laminating for the plastics industry. While Vortec showcased some of our cooling technology that is essential in the Plastics Industry. ​
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Electric Vortex AC Installs in Minutes to Quickly Cool Cabinets and Enclosures

6/16/2023byVortec Engineer
Increased ambient temperatures are tough on plant employees and equipment alike, especially sensitive electronics and controls housed within cabinets and enclosures.  Vortec’s  Electric Vortex AC models are pre-wired, easy-to-install solutions that are operational in minutes to quickly cool sensitive electronics and controls.  
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Benefits of Choosing a Vortex A/C vs. Standard Vortex Tube Cooler

10/17/2022byVortec Engineer
Keeping your electrical enclosures cool, clean, and protected is an imperative maintenance task to ensure your enclosures maintain their operational effectiveness and to avoid unplanned downtime in your manufacturing plant. A common low-cost cooling alternative is to use compressed air with vortex tube coolers to maintain a low internal temperature in enclosures...
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Vortec Solutions: From A to Z

5/31/2022byVortec Engineer
At Vortec we have a wide range of compressed air solutions for your unique manufacturing needs. Take a deeper dive into the different industrial products we offer for a wide range of manufacturing applications!
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Keeping it Cool with Vortex

2/15/2022byVortec Engineer
Thermal testing has proven that natural convection cooling is not adequate for today’s smaller, high power density enclosures. Heat dissipation by forced convection (fan cooling) is the most frequently used method of cooling. Forced air-cooling systems can provide heat transfer rates that are ten times greater than those achievable with natural convection and radiation, but even this is not adequate to cool faster electronic components when they are located in hostile plant environments.
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5 Ways to Improve Plant Productivity with Air Solutions

12/15/2021byVortec Engineer
Operating at maximum production efficiency is a goal many manufacturers strive for. Whether you are a new operation or you have been around for decades, you should always be on the lookout for new ways to improve efficiency and reduce costs. Below are five ways you can implement air solutions to improve your overall plant productivity.
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What Do NEMA Ratings Mean?

9/11/2020byVortec Engineer
NEMA is a common term used in the manufacturing industry, it stands for National Electrical Manufacturers Association. NEMA was originally formed in 1926 to set standards for companies producing electrical products, equipment, or wiring in industrial facilities. By creating a defined set of standards, NEMA helps alleviate any miscommunications that could occur between the manufacturer and purchaser.
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A Quick Guide to Enclosure Cooler Maintenance

3/3/2020byVortec Engineer
Nothing in life is ever as simple as ‘set it and forget it,’ but if there was, compressed air enclosure coolers are about as close as it gets. Once you install the cooler on your enclosure or cabinet, attach the compressed air line, and you are in business. For a quick and easy installation process, check out our Vortex AC’s. We designed it, so installation takes under 10 minutes, see our “How To: Installing a Vortex AC Enclosure Cooler System” video for more information. 
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Oil & Gas Protection: Enclosure Coolers for Hazardous Locations

2/20/2020byVortec Engineer
All hazardous locations face specific challenges in maintaining productivity, safety, and prolonging equipment life. When it comes to providing clean* and efficient cooling solutions in these environments, Vortec's hazardous location line of enclosure coolers (HazLoc, ATEX, and ProtEX) are unrivaled in functionality and reliability.
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Hazardous Location Enclosure Cooling Solutions

8/14/2018byVortec Engineer
Combustible vapors, liquids, gases or flammable dusts are often present in many industrial applications. These materials are safe in small amounts, but when they exist in abundance they become a hazard, with the possibility to wreak havoc on production processes and endanger the lives of employees. With the implementation of the correct equipment, these costly hazards can be contained and controlled, making an explosion or large fire avoidable.
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Vortec Blog

A Look Back at NPE 2024 with Vortec!

5/30/2024byVortec Engineer
Vortec co-exhibited products for the Plastics Industry in the Pillar Technologies booth in the West Hall. The Pillar Technologies booth showcased their corona surface treater that promote adhesion to surfaces when printing, coating, or laminating for the plastics industry. While Vortec showcased some of our cooling technology that is essential in the Plastics Industry. ​
Read more

Electric Vortex AC Installs in Minutes to Quickly Cool Cabinets and Enclosures

6/16/2023byVortec Engineer
Increased ambient temperatures are tough on plant employees and equipment alike, especially sensitive electronics and controls housed within cabinets and enclosures.  Vortec’s  Electric Vortex AC models are pre-wired, easy-to-install solutions that are operational in minutes to quickly cool sensitive electronics and controls.  
Read more

Benefits of Choosing a Vortex A/C vs. Standard Vortex Tube Cooler

10/17/2022byVortec Engineer
Keeping your electrical enclosures cool, clean, and protected is an imperative maintenance task to ensure your enclosures maintain their operational effectiveness and to avoid unplanned downtime in your manufacturing plant. A common low-cost cooling alternative is to use compressed air with vortex tube coolers to maintain a low internal temperature in enclosures...
Read more

Vortec Solutions: From A to Z

5/31/2022byVortec Engineer
At Vortec we have a wide range of compressed air solutions for your unique manufacturing needs. Take a deeper dive into the different industrial products we offer for a wide range of manufacturing applications!
Read more

Keeping it Cool with Vortex

2/15/2022byVortec Engineer
Thermal testing has proven that natural convection cooling is not adequate for today’s smaller, high power density enclosures. Heat dissipation by forced convection (fan cooling) is the most frequently used method of cooling. Forced air-cooling systems can provide heat transfer rates that are ten times greater than those achievable with natural convection and radiation, but even this is not adequate to cool faster electronic components when they are located in hostile plant environments.
Read more

5 Ways to Improve Plant Productivity with Air Solutions

12/15/2021byVortec Engineer
Operating at maximum production efficiency is a goal many manufacturers strive for. Whether you are a new operation or you have been around for decades, you should always be on the lookout for new ways to improve efficiency and reduce costs. Below are five ways you can implement air solutions to improve your overall plant productivity.
Read more

What Do NEMA Ratings Mean?

9/11/2020byVortec Engineer
NEMA is a common term used in the manufacturing industry, it stands for National Electrical Manufacturers Association. NEMA was originally formed in 1926 to set standards for companies producing electrical products, equipment, or wiring in industrial facilities. By creating a defined set of standards, NEMA helps alleviate any miscommunications that could occur between the manufacturer and purchaser.
Read more

A Quick Guide to Enclosure Cooler Maintenance

3/3/2020byVortec Engineer
Nothing in life is ever as simple as ‘set it and forget it,’ but if there was, compressed air enclosure coolers are about as close as it gets. Once you install the cooler on your enclosure or cabinet, attach the compressed air line, and you are in business. For a quick and easy installation process, check out our Vortex AC’s. We designed it, so installation takes under 10 minutes, see our “How To: Installing a Vortex AC Enclosure Cooler System” video for more information. 
Read more

Oil & Gas Protection: Enclosure Coolers for Hazardous Locations

2/20/2020byVortec Engineer
All hazardous locations face specific challenges in maintaining productivity, safety, and prolonging equipment life. When it comes to providing clean* and efficient cooling solutions in these environments, Vortec's hazardous location line of enclosure coolers (HazLoc, ATEX, and ProtEX) are unrivaled in functionality and reliability.
Read more

Hazardous Location Enclosure Cooling Solutions

8/14/2018byVortec Engineer
Combustible vapors, liquids, gases or flammable dusts are often present in many industrial applications. These materials are safe in small amounts, but when they exist in abundance they become a hazard, with the possibility to wreak havoc on production processes and endanger the lives of employees. With the implementation of the correct equipment, these costly hazards can be contained and controlled, making an explosion or large fire avoidable.
Read more