Super Air Wipe™
- Drying after washing, cleaning, plating or coating
- Blowoff dust and contaminants
- Cool hot extruded shapes
- Uniformly wipe surfaces
- Dry extruded profiles, rod and medical tubing
- Eliminate solution carryover - no cross contamination
- Blow excess water from automotive door gaskets
- Remove excess coatings, water and oil
- Dry tube, hose, wire, fiber optics
- Minimize solution loss due to drag-out
- Clean paint gun tips
- Dry screen printed or ink jetted surfaces
- Clean strips and ribbon
- Low air consumption
- Uniform 360° airflow
- Uniform airflow across the entire diameter
- Stainless steel hardware resists corrosion
- Aluminum models for temperatures up to 400°F (204°C) Stainless steel models for temperatures up to 800°F (427°C)
- No electricity, no moving parts
- Non-contact - no wiper blade
- Split design - compact, rugged, easy to install
- Lightweight, low profile
- Tapped holes for mounting
- Variable force and flow
- Meets OSHA maximum dead end pressure and noise requirements
Aluminum - The aluminum Super Air Wipe is suited to a wide variety of environments where corrosion or contamination is not a factor. The aircraft grade aluminum construction with stainless steel shim is very durable for general purpose applications. Stainless steel screws are used to eliminate corrosion in damp locations. It can withstand temperatures up to 400°F (204°C).
Type 303 Stainless Steel - This is the most common grade of stainless steel. It offers good strength and is best suited to mildly corrosive environments. It can withstand temperatures up to 800°F (427°C).
Super Air Wipe Shim Sets - The compressed air exhausts through a gap which is set with a shim positioned between the cap and the body of the Super Air Wipe. The Super Air Wipe is shipped with a .002" (0.05mm) thick stainless steel shim installed which works best for most applications. Force and flow may be easily increased by adding shims to open the gap. Increasing the gap opening offers higher velocity and harder hitting force. Air consumption and noise will be slightly higher. Super Air Wipe shim sets include two .002" (0.05mm) stainless steel shims that can be stacked. Shim sets are included with all kits or can be purchased separately.
Super Air Wipes are available in two different model types:
Aluminum Super Air Wipe Only
Aluminum Super Air Wipe Kit
Stainless Steel Super Air Wipe Only
Stainless Steel Super Air Wipe Kit
Super Air Wipe Shim Set
Super Air Wipe Performance
|80 PSIG (5.5 BAR)||Air Consumption||Sound Level @ 3' (914mm)|
Super Air Wipe Specifications
Super Air Wipes are available with eleven different throat diameters (I.D.):
3/8", 1/2", 1", 2", 3", 4", 5", 6", 7", 9" and 11" (10, 13, 25, 51, 76, 102, 127, 152, 178, 229 and 279mm). Special diameters are available. Please contact our factory.
Compressed Air Inlets: The Super Air Wipe has compressed air inlets on each half. Stainless steel wire braided hose is supplied with sizes up to 4" (102mm) that couples the air supply of one half to the other. Sizes 9" (229mm) and larger have two inlets on each half that must be supplied with compressed air to maintain uniform airflow.
Filtration: The use of clean air is essential. Kits include an automatic drain filter separator with a 5 micron filter element that is sized properly for flow.
Materials of Construction: The Super Air Wipe is constructed of aluminum or stainless steel. All models use stainless steel shims and screws. Stainless steel wire braided hose is included with sizes up to 4" (102mm).
Temperature: Aluminum Super Air Wipes are rated for temperatures up to 400°F (204°C). Stainless steel models are rated for temperatures to 800°F (427°C).
Mounting: The Super Air Wipe can be supported by the compressed air supply pipe. Tapped holes (1/4-20) on the downstream side of the Super Air Wipe can also be used for mounting.
Regulation: A pressure regulator on the compressed air supply provides infinite control of flow, force and air consumption. Kits include a pressure regulator that is sized properly for flow.
Shim Sets: The Super Air Wipe has a .002" (0.05mm) gap setting. The compressed air exhausts through a gap which is set with a stainless steel shim positioned between the cap and body of the Super Air Wipe. Force and flow through the Super Air Wipe may be easily increased by adding shims to open the gap. Kits include a shim set. Shim sets include (2) .002" (0.05mm) thick stainless steel shims.
Super Air Wipe Dimensions
How the Super Air Wipe Works
Compressed air flows through an inlet (1) of the Air Wipe into an annular chamber (2). It is then throttled through a small ring nozzle (3) at high velocity. This primary airstream adheres to the Coanda profile (4), which directs it down the angled surface of the Air Wipe. A low pressure area is created at the center (5) inducing a high volume flow of surrounding air into the primary airstream. As the airflow leaves the Air Wipe, it creates a conical 360° ring of air that attaches itself to the surface of the material running through it (6), uniformly wiping the entire surface with the high velocity airflow.
Super Air Wipe Standards and Certifications
EXAIR Super Air Wipes comply with OSHA's Safety Requirements, the EU General Product Safety Directive (2001/95/EC) and meet the noise limitation requirements of the EU Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC). All sound level measurements are taken at 3 feet away.
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Awards - Super Air Wipe
EXAIR's Super Air Wipe was a finalist in the 2002 Plant Engineering Product of the Year Awards. The Super Air Wipe placed in the Compressed Air category.
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