CASE STUDY: Blowing off a Transmission Pan
The Problem: A newly designed transmission pan presented a myriad of cleaning problems for the die-caster. Because the configuration included channels and blind holes, as well as smooth surfaces, a "shaped" air pattern was required for proper cleaning. No single blowoff device would fit the need. An assortment of open copper tubes and drilled pipes was considered, but was rejected as too noisy and expensive to operate. A blower was not an option due to the high purchase price, expensive maintenance costs and frequent down time.
The Solution: With help from our Application Engineer, the company created a cleaning system incorporating a variety of EXAIR blowoff products. (2) Model 6019 Adjustable Air Jets, with their confined airstream, cleared the blind holes. (2) Model 120022 2" (51mm) Super Air Amplifiers cleaned the channels. A Model 2012 12" (305mm) Standard Air Knife was positioned beneath the wire mesh conveyor to blow out the casting's underside.
Comment: There’s no doubt that the casting could have been cleaned just as well by hooking up a bunch of open copper tubes and throwing a ton of air at it. But, at what cost? EXAIR makes a variety of blowoff products because parts come in a variety of shapes and sizes. And, our products operate at a fraction of the air consumption and noise levels associated with open air jets. When you need to clean, cool, or dry with air, and you’d like to minimize dollars and decibels, EXAIR can help.