EXAIR’s new Large Super Air NozzleTM has been engineered to maximize entrained airflow and force, while reducing compressed air use and noise. The aerodynamic design directs the air to a single point of convergence, delivering 23 lb of strong blowing force when mounted 12 inches away from the target (30 times that of ordinary air nozzles). It is ideal for blowing heavy materials over long distances, and wide area blowoff, drying and cooling applications.
The Large Super Air Nozzle can be installed on ordinary open pipe to dramatically cut air consumption and noise. The typical sound level reduction is 20 dBA and it meets acceptable noise levels required by OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.95(a). It also meets OSHA standard 1910.242(b) for safe operation since the compressed air is ejected from holes that can’t be blocked. At 80 PSIG, the air consumption is 460 SCFM. Other sizes of the Super Air Nozzles are available with forces ranging from 8.1 oz to 15 lb and air consumption from 8.3 to 300 SCFM.
The zinc aluminum alloy construction of the Large Super Air Nozzle is suitable for rugged industrial applications. It is 1¼ inch NPT with a 4.94 inch length (3.63 inch for the female version) and 2 inch (51 mm) hex body for easy installation. Applications include ejection of heavy parts, drying, machine and parts cleaning, chip removal, liquid blowoff and cooling hot parts. Price is $319.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
The IEEE Computer Society has named the top 10 trends for 2014. You can expect the convergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, advances in health care data and devices, as well as privacy issues in social media to make the headlines. And 3D printing came out of nowhere to make a big splash.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.