Full-Flow Air Knife Shim Set

A Full-Flow Air Knife has a .002" (0.05mm) gap setting. This gap is set with a shim positioned between the cap

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A Full-Flow Air Knife has a .002" (0.05mm) gap setting. This gap is set with a shim positioned between the cap and body of the Full-Flow Air Knife. Force and flow through the Full-Flow Air Knife may be easily adjusted by changing shims. Shim sets for aluminum Full-Flow Air Knives include a .001" (0.03mm) Amber color, .003" (0.08mm) Green color, and .004" (0.10mm) thick Tan color plastic shims. Shim sets for stainless steel Full-Flow Air Knives include (1) .002" (0.05mm) thick stainless steel shim.

High noise levels are a common problem for many plants. Compressed air noise often exceeds OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) noise level exposure requirements, resulting in hearing loss to those working in close proximity. The sound level of the Full-Flow Air Knife is quiet at 80 dBA, even at high pressures of 80 PSIG (5.5 BAR). Using the Full-Flow Air Knife, it is possible to obtain hard-hitting force without the high noise.

OSHA Maximum Allowable Noise Exposure

Hours per day (constant noise) 8 7 4 3 2 1 0.5
Sound level dBA 90 91 95 97 100 105 110
OSHA Standard 29 CFR - 1910.95(a)
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