FLUID POWER: EXAIR’s new Long Super Air Knives produce a laminar sheet of airflow to blowoff, dry or cool wide surfaces up to 96 inch (2438 mm). The compact, energy efficient design minimizes compressed air use by entraining 40 parts room air to one part compressed air. It is ideal for use on wide parts, webs and conveyors.The Long Super Air Knives provide a uniform, high volume, high velocity curtain of air that is infinitely adjustable from gentle blowing force to a hard-hitting blast of air. The compact profile measures 1.75 x 1.44 inch with compressed air inlets located on each end and the bottom to permit easy mounting in tight spaces. The Long Super Air Knife is quiet, maintenance free, and has no moving parts to wear out.
Long Super Air Knives are available in 60 inch (1524 mm), 72 inch (1829 mm), 84 inch (2134 mm) and 96 inch (2438 mm) lengths that are fully assembled. They ship from stock in your choice of aluminum, Type 303 stainless steel, or Type 316 stainless steel. A factory installed plumbing kit is also available that makes it easy to connect Long Super Air Knives to any plant compressed air system and obtain the best performance. Prices start at $930.
A recent example of a major CAE revamp is MSC Apex, released last month by MSC Software Corp. In a discussion with Design News, MSC executives noted that its next-generation platform is designed to substantially reduce CAE modeling and process time, “in some cases from weeks down to hours.”
The Thames Deckway would run for eight miles close to the river’s edge, rising and falling slightly with the tidal cycle. It will generate its own energy from a series of devices that will line the pathway and use a combination of sources to make the path self-sustaining.
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