Super Ion Air Knife System Eliminates Static in Turbine Blade Reconditioning Application

The customer reconditions jet turbine blades. Part of the re-conditioning process involves grit blasting old paint and other debris off of the blades. The viewing window of the grit blaster becomes charged with static and the dust in the enclosure sticks to the window, blocking the operator’s view and impedes his performance. Model 112109 9" (229mm) Super Ion Air Knife System was used to blow across the window to keep it clean during the blasting process. Before use of the Super Ion Air Knife System, the operator had to stop every 10 minutes to clean the window. Now they can keep going until the whole product is finished being blasted. The productivity gain was about 35%.

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