Nex Flow™ Air Knife Systems utilize compressed air for industrial blow off and cooling applications. They are used extensively to replace rows of air nozzles or jets or drilled pipes to reduce energy. The curtain-like airflow of the Air Knife is an efficient way to dry, clean, and cool. Energy reduction using air knives can be anywhere from 30% to 90% depending on the application, and can have. noise reduction of 10 to 15 dBA or more.
Air knives are “linear” air amplifiers that consist of a body with a plenum chamber, a cap, and either a machined gap in the body or a shim to maintain an even gap along the length of the air knife. The goal is to produce the highest force/air consumption ratio. In addition, you want to be able to get the most force over its length at the lowest possible input pressure as that also lowers compressed air cost. The Nex Flow™ X-Stream™ Air Blade™ Air Knives accomplishes that better than any competitive products. The X-Stream™ Air Blade™ Air Knives are 25% more efficient than the older design of the Standard Air Blade™ Air knives, and also have a significantly lower noise level.