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The Benefits of Air Knives

As the leading supplier of air knife drying technology, the team here at Airtec have decided to engage with our readers in order to explain the ins and outs of our services. An air knife uses low pressure and high-volume air in order to create a non-contact solution and remove surface moisture from a product during the manufacturing process. To achieve this, air is forced through slots via an industrial blower in order to provide the volume and velocity that is required to complete the process as efficiently as possible. Read on as we go over some of the different benefits that can be obtained from an investment in air knives…

What industries are air knives used in?

Since the removal of moisture is important in a variety of different industries, an air knife is a popular humidification tool used by a range of businesses. For example, it can be used to dry bottles, cans, crates, cartons, jars and rubber; cool castings, light bulbs, ingots and metal extrusions; coat food products like fish fingers, pies, quiche and pizza bases; and even remove dust from laboratories and reduce the electrostatic discharge in an environment.

What accessories can be used with air knives?

An air knife is a beneficial tool that is used in a variety of different industries; however, its abilities can be further advanced with the use of an accessory. For example, an Airtec air knife is suitable for use with accessories like acoustic and water spray enclosures, anti-static bars and fixed ducting or frequency inverters.

What are the specifications of air knives?

In order to offer the best value for money, an Airtec air knife can be custom made to any shape or size and is crafted from bespoke food grade 304 or 316 stainless steel. In fact, clients can also opt for anodised aluminium extrusions too. In addition to this, an air knife can provide an effective drying service up to 300mm away from the product or an air cannon can be attached in order to increase this to 2 metres.

Here at Airtec, we believe that it is important to ensure that a client understands how a product works before they buy it. After all, the average business owner looking to invest in humidification tends not to understand the specialist terminology that is used by our team daily. To find out more information about the benefits of air knives, get in contact with a member of the Airtec team today!