Super Air Wipe Blows Water off of Tubing Prior to Inkjet Printing
The customer manufactures seamless, metal tubing in various sizes from 1/4" to 1-1/2" diameter. After the tubing is sized through dies, it is washed, rinsed and then labeled using an ink jet printing system. Problem is that the customer's existing blowoff system does not work well enough to remove the water off the tubing prior to the labeling. Customer contacted EXAIR and we recommended they use Model 2402 2" (51mm) Super Air Wipe to blow the tube off all the way around its circumference. This allows for a completely dry surface onto which the printing can be applied. Previously, the left-over water caused the printing to smear and create a less than desirable image for the customer. The clean print job also makes for simpler identification of the tubing type since it is now easy to read.