Silent X-Stream™ Air-Blade™ Air Knife from Nex Flow™

Silent X-Stream™ Air-Blade™ Air Knife Curtain Blow-Off Technology

Silent X-Stream™ Air-Blade™ Air Knife is easy to mount and maintain thereby reducing compressed air consumption and noise levels. It is the most efficient design for air knife curtain blow-off technology. This reduces noise levels and provides optimum blow-off energy.

 

It produces a “laminar” flow of air using the Coanda effect. This draws a large volume of air from the surrounding area along with the small amount of compressed air from the Air-Blade. It also produces an output flow up to 40 times.

 

The air knife system payback on compressed air savings can be seen in some applications.

 

Silent X-Stream™ Air-Blade™ Air Knife make up a full flow design with rear port mounting. This avoids interference in the entrained air flow.

 

It also optimizes air amplification and minimizes noise levels. It is gold coated for longer life. It is made of aluminum and coated for long life. Stainless steel models are available for high temperature and corrosive applications.

 

Air inlet ports are ideal for compact design and minimal air interference. Airflow amplification of approximately is 40:1 compared to 3:1 for drilled pipe or open jets and tubes. There is instant on-off mechanism with no moving parts. There are no electricity or explosion hazards.

 

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Benefits:

Silent X-Stream™ Air-Blade™ Air Knife is built and designed for significantly longer life in difficult environments compared to competing products. There are flexible mounting options and can easily fit in small spaces.
Energy reduction in compressed air can use up to 90% and noise reductions of 15 DBA. It is maintenance-free. The output is easily controlled and safe use.

 

How Silent X-Stream™ Air-Blade™ Air Knife Works:

 

Silent X-Stream™ Air Blade™ Air Knife - Compressed air enters the air knife at the rear (or end) ports at (A). Air is entrained at point (B) and (D) by the compressed air stream that leaves the air knife from a small gap at point (C). The entrained air follows the profile that directs the airflow in a perfect straight line to create a uniform sheet of air along the entire length of the Air Blade™ air knife. The amplified air stream maximized velocity and force is maximized as a well-defined sheet of laminar flow with minimal wind shear for reduced energy use in blow off and cooling.

 

Silent X-Stream™ Air Blade™ Air Knife

 

Silent X-Stream™ Air-Blade™ Air Knife produces a curtain of air along the length of the application using the same "Coanda" effect utilized in our Air Amplifiers. There are no moving parts, with compressed air from a local production line source being used to amplify end entrain surrounding air. Output volumes almost twenty times higher than those at the input can be achieved.
Offered in aluminum or stainless steel and can be manufactured in any length from a combination of our standard sizes.

Compressed Air Consumption Chart

 

Inlet Pressure
Air Consumption SCFM per in.
(SLPM per 25 mm)
with std. .002" (.05 mm) gap
Air Consumption SCFM per in.
(SLPM per 25 mm)
with .004" (.10 mm) gap (shim added)
20 PSIG
1.4 BAR
1.2 SCFM/inch
34
2.4 SCFM/inch
68
40 PSIG
2.8 BAR
1.7 SCFM/inch
48
3.4 SCFM/inch
96
60 PSIG
4.1 BAR
2.3 SCFM/inch
65
4.6 SCFM/inch
130
80 PSIG
5.5 BAR
2.8 SCFM/inch
79
5.6 SCFM/inch
158
100 PSIG
6.9 BAR
3.3 SCFM/inch
93
6.6 SCFM/inch
186
120 PSIG
8.4 BAR
3.9 SCFM/inch
110
7.8 SCFM/inch
220

 

Based on an Amplification Ratio of 40:1 the air flow out would be 40 times the above.

 

Compressed Air Flow Through A Hole In Standard Cubic Feet Per Minute
(14.7 Psia/70ºF/0% Relative Humidity)

 

Inlet Pressure (PSIG)
Diameter Of Hole In Inches
 
1/64
1/32
1/16
1/8
1/4
3/8
1/2
5/8
3/4
20
.123
.491
1.96
7.86
31.4
70.7
126
196
28.3
40
.194
.774
3.1
12.4
49.6
112
198
310
446
60
.264
1.06
4.23
16.9
67.6
152
271
423
609
80
.335
1.34
5.36
21.4
85.7
193
343
536
771
100
.406
1.62
6.49
26
104
234
415
649
934
120
.476
1.91
7.62
30.5
122
274
488
762
1097

Specifications

Silent X-Stream™ Air-Blade™ Air Knife is available in eight standard lengths:

  • 3" (76mm)
  • 6" (150mm)
  • 8" (203mm)
  • 12" (300mm)
  • 18" (457mm)
  • 24" (609.5mm)
  • 30" (761mm)
  • 36" (914mm)
  • 42” (1067 mm)
  • 48” (1219 mm)
  • 54” (1372 mm)

 

Special lengths of our Silent X-Stream™ Air-Blade™ Air Knife are available on special order including lengths combining several units.

 

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Air-Blade, Air Knife, X-Stream, Nex Flow

Air-Blade, Air Knife, X-Stream, Nex Flow
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PART NO.
(Aluminum &
Stainless Steel)
AA
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
Rear Inlets
(Side Inlets)
Model 10003X
Model 10003XS
3"
76.2mm
1"
25mm
1.97"
50mm
1.5"
38.1mm
0.2"
5mm
0.5"
12.7mm
0.43"
11mm
N/A
1
(0)
Model 10006X
Model 10006XS
6"
152mm
1"
25mm
1.97"
50mm
1.5"
38.1mm
0.5"
5mm
0.5"
12.7mm
0.43"
11mm
0.83"
22mm
1
(2)
Model 10012X
Model 10012XS
12"
305mm
1"
25mm
1.97"
50mm
1.5"
38.1mm
0.5"
5mm
0.5"
12.7mm
0.43"
11mm
0.83"
22mm
2
(2)
Model 10018X
Model 10018XS
18"
457mm
1"
25mm
1.97"
50mm
1.5"
38.1mm
0.5"
5mm
0.5"
12.7mm
0.43"
11mm
0.83"
22mm
2
(2)
Model 10024X
Model 10024XS
24"
610mm
1"
25mm
1.97"
50mm
1.5"
38.1mm
0.5"
5mm
0.5"
12.7mm
0.43"
11mm
0.83"
22mm
2
(2)
Model 10030X
Model 10030XS
30"
761mm
1"
25mm
1.97"
50mm
1.5"
38.1mm
0.5"
5mm
0.5"
12.7mm
0.43"
11mm
0.83"
22mm
2
(2)
Model 10036X
Model 10036XS
36"
914mm
1"
25mm
1.97"
50mm
1.5"
38.1mm
0.5"
5mm
0.5"
12.7mm
0.43"
11mm
0.83"
22mm
2
(2)
Model 10042X
42"
1067 mm
1"
25.4mm
2"
50.8 mm
6"
152.4 mm
0.5"
5mm
0.5"
12.7mm
0.43"
11mm
0.83"
22mm
2
(2)
Model 10048X
48"
1219 mm
1"
25.4mm
2"
50.8 mm
9"
228.6 mm
0.5"
5mm
0.5"
12.7mm
0.43"
11mm
0.83"
22mm
3
(2)
Model 10052X
54"
1372 mm
1"
25.4mm
2"
50.8 mm
9"
228.6 mm
0.5"
5mm
0.5"
12.7mm
0.43"
11mm
0.83"
22mm
3
(2)

 

Silent X-Stream™ Air-Blade™ Air Knife units are supplied with air inlet ports to suit either 1/4" NPT or BSP (metric). Please state preference when ordering. All screws are stainless steel. All units are supplied fully assembled with a 0.002" stainless steel shim producing a precise 0.002" air gap. Additional shims available upon request.

 

Effective Length
Model Number
Materials Of Construction
3"
10003X
Aluminum
3"
10003XS
Stainless
6"
10006X
Aluminum
6"
10006XS
Stainless
12"
10012X
Aluminum
12"
10012XS
Stainless
18"
10018X
Aluminum
18"
10018XS
Stainless
24"
10024X
Aluminum
24"
10024XS
Stainless
30"
10030X
Aluminum
30"
10030XS
Stainless
36"
10036X
Aluminum
36"
10036XS
Stainless
42"
10042X
Aluminum
48"
10048X
Aluminum
54"
10054X
Aluminum


Comparision

 

Air-Blade, Air Knife, X-Stream, Nex Flow
Air-Blade, Air Knife, X-Stream, Nex Flow

Calculating Compressed Air Consumption & Calculate Air Savings:

Calculating Compressed Air Consumption for the X-Stream™ Air Blade™ verses hole sizes is available in the chart provided. Calculate Air Savings as shown in the example provided.

 

Cost Effective
Example Of An Air Saving Calculation

1. From the chart showing air flow through a hole, assume we have a pipe 30 inches long with 1/16" holes spaced ½” apart with a total number of 59 holes. The air pressure in the system is 60 PSIG.

2. From the chart each 1/16" hole consumes 4.23 SCFM at 60 PSIG. Total air consumed is 59 X 4.23 = 249.57 SCFM.

3. From the Compressed Air Consumption Chart a 30" X-Stream™ Air-Blade™ Air Knife consumes 2.7 SCFM per inch or 30 X 2.7 = 81 SCFM at 60 PSIG.

4. Assuming a compressed air cost of 30 cents/1000 standard cubic feet and an 8 hour day operation for 200 days per year, the Drilled Pipe Will Cost:

  • 249.57 cu. ft./min. X 60 min./hr. X $.30/1000 cu. ft. X 200 days X 8 hrs/day equaling $7,187.62 a year.

5. The Air-Blade™ - Air Knife X-Stream Will Cost:

  • 81 cu. ft./min. X 60 min./hr. X $ .30/1000 cu. ft. X 200 days X 8 hrs/day equaling $2,332.80 a year.

6. The Savings Per Year using the X-Stream™ Air-Blade™ Air Knife will be:

  • $7,187.62 - $2,332.80 = $4,854.82 per year!

 

 

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