Videos > Product Videos
Product Videos

Vortec: Compressed Air Solutions

In 1961, Vortec became the first company to develop technology for converting the vortex tube phenomenon into practical, effective industrial cooling solutions. Since then, Vortec has continued to refine and expand vortex tube applications to satisfy industrial needs. 

Vortex Enclosure Cooler Sound Levels

All Vortec Vortex A/C models (including the Electric, Hazloc, ATEX, and ProtEX Vortec A/C models) are quiet vortex enclosure coolers. Just as quiet as an air conditioner (about 67 dBA), the Vortex A/C noise level is much less than other conventional, vortex type cabinet coolers. To demonstrate this, we compared the Vortex A/C model to one of the competitor's top models in similar cooling capacities and NEMA ratings. 

Vortec Cooling Vest (VCV)

The newly redesigned Vortec Cooling Vest directs cold air around the torso for continuous body cooling, to prevent heat stress and improve productivity.  Here’s what one customer said:  “The Vortec Cooling Vests are a game changer! I never would have thought that these would work so well.  While the Painters are painting, it gets upwards of 116 deg F in the booth. This eliminated a ton of risk when the temperatures are so high.” 

ITW Vortec Cooling Solutions

In 1961, Vortec became the first company to develop technology for converting the vortex tube phenomenon into practical, effective industrial cooling solutions. Since then, Vortec has continued to refine and expand vortex tube applications to satisfy industrial needs. 

Vortec Cold Air Guns

Cold Air Guns use vortex tube technology and filtered compressed air to produce sub-freezing air as low as -30 deg F for numerous industrial spot cooling applications. With no moving parts to wear out, Cold Air Guns require no electricity at the target, just a compressed air source. 

Vortec Air Knives

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.

ATEX Vortex A/C

ATEX Vortex A/C Coolers are designed specifically for purged* Electrical enclosures in ATEX Zones 2 and 22 and Temperature Class T4 areas. The ATEX Vortex A/C incorporates the most up-to-date features into Vortec’s line of highly reliable, cost effective enclosure coolers. 

Vortec Air Flow Amplifiers 

Vortec Air Flow Amplifiers deliver a large airflow for conveying, drying, cooling or weight sorting. They are especially useful for removing metal chips and scrap, ventilating fumes or smoke, and conveying small parts, pellets, powders and dust.  Air Flow Amplifiers are easily mounted and can be used in both ducted and un-ducted applications. 

Vortec A/C Enclosure Coolers

Enclosure Coolers keep Electrical and Electronic Enclosures cool, clean and protected and are a low cost alternative to expensive, high maintenance air conditioners; and avoid contamination with dirty, humid air caused by fans. 

ITW Vortec Spray Nozzles

Vortec Spray Nozzles provide ultra-fine droplet-sized sprays for evaporative cooling, atomization, humidification, and wetting. Superior to conventional hydraulic and piezoelectric nozzles, spray nozzles produce spray patterns that can be widely diffused or directed. The liquid stream is entrained by high velocity compressed air to create a range of micron-level spray droplets, resulting in greater surface coverage than conventional nozzles. 

Vortec PACs (Personal Air Conditioners)

Workers in extreme temperatures wear Personal Air Conditioners to minimize heat stress, cold stress and fatigue, and to improve comfort and productivity.  Cold (or Warm) Air circulates through a Diffuse Air Vest to distribute cooling (or heating) to the wearer's torso and neck.  The air supplied to the vest achieves a temperature differential of 45 - 60 F° from the inlet compressed air temperature. 

Vortec Air Flow Amplifier

Vortec Air Flow Amplifiers, or Round Transvectors®, deliver a large airflow for conveying, drying, cooling or ventilation. These high flow, bladeless blowers have no moving parts so they are inherently safe. They amplify compressed air volumes by 12 -- 20 fold in ducted applications and up to 60 fold in unducted applications. They are especially useful for removing metal chips and scrap, ventilating fumes or smoke, and conveying small parts, pellets, powders and dust. 

Frost-Free Cold Air Gun

The Frost-Free Cold Air Gun eliminates the mess associated with condensation and frost arising from continuous use of a Cold Air Gun. A must--have for sensitive applications such as, cutting, drilling or machining of paper products, wood products, fabrics or any product that is sensitive to water & machining of materials covered with oil or oil-based lubricants. 

Vortec Cold Air Gun in Use

Vortec Cold Air Guns cool the tow (resin impregnated graphite fiber composite tape) to prevent adhesion prior to lay-up on MAG's Viper® Fiber Placement System. 

Vortec Cold Air Gun Frost Free Nozzle

Vortec Frost Free Cold Air Gun side-by-side comparison to the competition.  Watch the competitions nozzle freeze over while Vortec's air gun remains frost free. 

Vortec Dual-Force Vac Drum Pump

Vortec Dual Force Vac shown in action. Fills or empties a 55 gallon drum in less than two minutes. Ideal fluid handling for coolant sumps, parts washer and oils & solvents transfer. Patented design, installs on customer supplied drum in less than one minute. Fast and simple changeover from Fill to Empty Modes via a ¼ turn of a knob. Pressure relief valve keeps drum within safe limits. Automatic level control valve prevents liquid overflow. -Uses 23 scfm (650 lpm) of compressed air. 
Videos > Product Videos
Product Videos

Vortec: Compressed Air Solutions

In 1961, Vortec became the first company to develop technology for converting the vortex tube phenomenon into practical, effective industrial cooling solutions. Since then, Vortec has continued to refine and expand vortex tube applications to satisfy industrial needs. 

Vortex Enclosure Cooler Sound Levels

All Vortec Vortex A/C models (including the Electric, Hazloc, ATEX, and ProtEX Vortec A/C models) are quiet vortex enclosure coolers. Just as quiet as an air conditioner (about 67 dBA), the Vortex A/C noise level is much less than other conventional, vortex type cabinet coolers. To demonstrate this, we compared the Vortex A/C model to one of the competitor's top models in similar cooling capacities and NEMA ratings. 

Vortec Cooling Vest (VCV)

The newly redesigned Vortec Cooling Vest directs cold air around the torso for continuous body cooling, to prevent heat stress and improve productivity.  Here’s what one customer said:  “The Vortec Cooling Vests are a game changer! I never would have thought that these would work so well.  While the Painters are painting, it gets upwards of 116 deg F in the booth. This eliminated a ton of risk when the temperatures are so high.” 

ITW Vortec Cooling Solutions

In 1961, Vortec became the first company to develop technology for converting the vortex tube phenomenon into practical, effective industrial cooling solutions. Since then, Vortec has continued to refine and expand vortex tube applications to satisfy industrial needs. 

Vortec Cold Air Guns

Cold Air Guns use vortex tube technology and filtered compressed air to produce sub-freezing air as low as -30 deg F for numerous industrial spot cooling applications. With no moving parts to wear out, Cold Air Guns require no electricity at the target, just a compressed air source. 

Vortec Air Knives

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.

ATEX Vortex A/C

ATEX Vortex A/C Coolers are designed specifically for purged* Electrical enclosures in ATEX Zones 2 and 22 and Temperature Class T4 areas. The ATEX Vortex A/C incorporates the most up-to-date features into Vortec’s line of highly reliable, cost effective enclosure coolers. 

Vortec Air Flow Amplifiers 

Vortec Air Flow Amplifiers deliver a large airflow for conveying, drying, cooling or weight sorting. They are especially useful for removing metal chips and scrap, ventilating fumes or smoke, and conveying small parts, pellets, powders and dust.  Air Flow Amplifiers are easily mounted and can be used in both ducted and un-ducted applications. 

Vortec A/C Enclosure Coolers

Enclosure Coolers keep Electrical and Electronic Enclosures cool, clean and protected and are a low cost alternative to expensive, high maintenance air conditioners; and avoid contamination with dirty, humid air caused by fans. 

ITW Vortec Spray Nozzles

Vortec Spray Nozzles provide ultra-fine droplet-sized sprays for evaporative cooling, atomization, humidification, and wetting. Superior to conventional hydraulic and piezoelectric nozzles, spray nozzles produce spray patterns that can be widely diffused or directed. The liquid stream is entrained by high velocity compressed air to create a range of micron-level spray droplets, resulting in greater surface coverage than conventional nozzles. 

Vortec PACs (Personal Air Conditioners)

Workers in extreme temperatures wear Personal Air Conditioners to minimize heat stress, cold stress and fatigue, and to improve comfort and productivity.  Cold (or Warm) Air circulates through a Diffuse Air Vest to distribute cooling (or heating) to the wearer's torso and neck.  The air supplied to the vest achieves a temperature differential of 45 - 60 F° from the inlet compressed air temperature. 

Vortec Air Flow Amplifier

Vortec Air Flow Amplifiers, or Round Transvectors®, deliver a large airflow for conveying, drying, cooling or ventilation. These high flow, bladeless blowers have no moving parts so they are inherently safe. They amplify compressed air volumes by 12 -- 20 fold in ducted applications and up to 60 fold in unducted applications. They are especially useful for removing metal chips and scrap, ventilating fumes or smoke, and conveying small parts, pellets, powders and dust. 

Frost-Free Cold Air Gun

The Frost-Free Cold Air Gun eliminates the mess associated with condensation and frost arising from continuous use of a Cold Air Gun. A must--have for sensitive applications such as, cutting, drilling or machining of paper products, wood products, fabrics or any product that is sensitive to water & machining of materials covered with oil or oil-based lubricants. 

Vortec Cold Air Gun in Use

Vortec Cold Air Guns cool the tow (resin impregnated graphite fiber composite tape) to prevent adhesion prior to lay-up on MAG's Viper® Fiber Placement System. 

Vortec Cold Air Gun Frost Free Nozzle

Vortec Frost Free Cold Air Gun side-by-side comparison to the competition.  Watch the competitions nozzle freeze over while Vortec's air gun remains frost free. 

Vortec Dual-Force Vac Drum Pump

Vortec Dual Force Vac shown in action. Fills or empties a 55 gallon drum in less than two minutes. Ideal fluid handling for coolant sumps, parts washer and oils & solvents transfer. Patented design, installs on customer supplied drum in less than one minute. Fast and simple changeover from Fill to Empty Modes via a ¼ turn of a knob. Pressure relief valve keeps drum within safe limits. Automatic level control valve prevents liquid overflow. -Uses 23 scfm (650 lpm) of compressed air.