The Airtec Guide to Air Knives

As the leading experts in air knife technology, the team here at Airtec want to ensure that our clients understand the ins and outs of our product range. After all, many people have never heard of humidification products before and tend to get their information from poor sources that provide low-quality or even incorrect statistics. Read on as we go over everything there is to know about air knives…

What are air knives used for?

In many industries, such as the food packaging industry, there are often strict regulations regarding the surface of products and the substances that it contains. An air knife is often used in order to remove or control foreign substances and ensure that products are safe. For instance, air knives can be used in order to remove liquids or control the consistency of liquids, dry liquid coatings, remove foreign particles or even cool the surface of products before packaging.

How do air knives work?

In layman’s terms, an air knife is a pressured air chamber that is fitted with a slot that expels pressurised air in a uniform laminar pattern. This creates an air velocity impact on the product beneath it without the need for mechanical contact. In fact, the air velocity that a product receives can be altered significantly depending on the requirements of the client.  

How long do air knives last?

Since an air knife is a man-made piece of equipment, its lifespan often relies on the implementation of routine and high-quality maintenance. With this said, the average air knife should provide business owners with several years of reliable performance and this longevity guarantee can be improved with fast repairs, regular inspections and precise attention to detail.

Here at Airtec, our air knives can be tailored to the exact requirements of the buyer and we provide a complete service package from design and consultation to the installation and commissioning of the final product. To find out more information about our range of industry humidification products, get in contact with a member of the Airtec team and ask about our range of air knives today!