EXAIR's new 3/4 NPT Stainless-Steel Super
Air NozzleTM delivers 4.5 lb of strong blowing force for blow-off, cooling and
drying applications located in corrosive, high-temperature, food and
pharmaceutical environments. The force is more than five times that of ordinary
The aerodynamic design of the 3/4 NPT Stainless-Steel
Super Air Nozzle directs the compressed air to a single point of convergence,
delivering a concentrated stream of high-velocity airflow. Safe operation is
assured since the airflow cannot be blocked as required by OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.242(b). At 80 PSIG, the air consumption is
91 SCFM. The sound level of 96 dBA is below the limits of the OSHA maximum
allowable noise exposure standard 29 CFR
The Type 316 stainless-steel construction
of this Super Air Nozzle has a 1-1/4 inch (32 mm) hex body for easy
installation using a standard wrench or socket. Applications include ejection
of heavy parts, drying, part and machinery cleaning, chip removal, liquid blow-off,
and cooling hot parts. Price is $259.
New versions of BASF's Ecovio line are both compostable and designed for either injection molding or thermoforming. These combinations are becoming more common for the single-use bioplastics used in food service and food packaging applications, but are still not widely available.
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 radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.