APPLICATIONS: Adjustable Air Amplifier
STREAMTEK products use innovative compressed air technologies to improve productivity, increase equipment efficiency, deliver enclosure and spot cooling, conveying, and blow-off. If you don't find a solution and/or idea for your application, or if you want additional details, call our factory at 1-705-770-4455 or email an Application Engineer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Remove coolant, water, dust, and scrap in manufacturing operations. Cool enamel in parts manufacturing, body shops, or assembly lines.
- Blow off water, dust, dirt, etc., from tops of bottles/cans prior to labeling.
- Eliminate water from fruits, vegetables, or even packaging.
- Exhaust fumes and dust, part ejection, liquid blow off from all types of parts, convey away waste, and replace open air lines and fans.
- Sawdust, scrap blow-off, trim removal in converting applications.
- Blast off moisture from bottles prior to packaging, cooling to set ink on packaging, convey light material.
- Convey tobacco, move light materials, and extract unfilled cigarettes as they pass.
- Low Cost
- Greatly reduced noise (Below 80db)
- Easy to control flow/velocity
- Adjustable without the use of tools
- Zero maintenance
- No electricity, moving parts, or explosion hazard
- Adaptable to many applications
Application Examples from our Customers!
Blowing Water Off Parts
Application: Blow Off
This customer had multiple components coming out of a rinsing system before the final protective gloss finishing line. He needed to ensure that there would be virtually no spots on the product(s) surface before the final gloss was applied. Since his parts varied in height, length, diameter, etc., the total opening needed to be slightly larger than that of the largest part passing through. With an opening of 56" wide x 40" tall, we recommended six (6) Model SAM002A (2" Adjustable Aluminum Air Amplifiers) be installed.
Noxious fumes are created in manufacturing when released from the furnishings, building finishes and energy production. The Model SAM004 (4" Adjustable Aluminum Air Amplifier), powered entirely by compressed air and with no moving parts, was able to quickly and safely perform the evacuation of fumes. Installation was also very easy!
A company in India manufactures various products from metal pipes. After the pipes have had their final finishing coat applied, approximately 3" of area near the middle of each pipe needed to have its bare metal exposed before a subsequent operation was to be completed. The clients used a rotary tool /w heavy-grit sandpaper to perform the job. The dust being created from the operation caused health concerns for nearby workers. The Model SAM002A (2" Aluminum Air Amplifier) was installed close to where the rotary tool was working and easily vacuumed away the debris/dust before it had a chance to go airborne.
Magician uses Air Amplifier
OOur customer Roy, an up and coming Magician in the Cincinnati area needed a way to evacuate smoke from his 4' x 4' x 3' enclosure. On cue, our Model SAM114A (1-1/4" Aluminum Air Amplifier) was activated and the smoke was completely vacuumed from the chamber in under 5 seconds! It's instant on-off operation allowed the air amplifier to achieve its 100% operating potential within milliseconds from flicking the switch.
Air Amplifier Blows in Product Coding
Application: Blow off
A toy manufacturer in Malaysia assembled lightweight plastic dump trucks, cars, bulldozers, etc., for children. To meet strict health and safety regulations, the various parts needed to go through a washing system before final assembly. A product code must then be applied to the underside of each toy. If the toy was still wet, the code was applied and instantly smudged making the code unreadable. After speaking with our Application Engineer(s), the toy manufacturer decided on a Model SAM001A (1" Adjustable Aluminum Air Amplifier). Previously, the client used a series of standard nozzles which consumed excessive amounts of compressed air and never completed the job to the customers liking.
A Canadian company manufactures industrial strength rope. Before the final spooling stage, they have to melt each end of the rope to stop it from unraveling and fraying. During this process an extremely foul odour is produced and tends to linger around the workspace for quite some time. Since the melting of the rope at each end is very quick and small, a Model SAM001A could provide just over 130 SCFM (3,679 SLPM) of airflow which was more than enough to vent the foul odours away!
Press Fit Cylindrical Parts
The force required to assemble 'press fit' cylindrical parts directly, depends on the clearance or allowance between the parts for fit, area of the positioned and the fitted surfaces. Our customers who manufacture wheel bearings, applied heat to the outer ring of the bearing housings and then dropped in the sealed bearing components. On average it took approximately 30 minutes for the outer ring to cool down, thus creating a press fit. By installing our Model SAM114A 1-1/4" Aluminum Adjustable Air Amplifier, the client was able to reduce cooling time down to under 10 minutes.
Blowing Snow effect to a Theatre production
By using Model SAM004A 4" Adjustable Air Amplifier, a traveling theatre production was able to create a snow blowing effect on stage. It was used to enhance the experience for the audience by providing a more realistic blizzard effect.
Cooling Hot Spots in Refinery Ducting
One of our customers had a refinery where heat insulation had fallen away from a duct system and needed to be repaired ASAP. To prevent costly downtime, a 3" Model SAM003S Stainless Steel Air Amplifier easily cooled hot spots on the duct where insulation had worn away. Since space was also at a minimum, the STREAMTEK Air Amplifier was a natural fit.
Cooling Ingots Travelling on a Conveyor
World Class ingot manufacturer makes bronze, brass, and steel ingots under the most stringent conditions. (2) Model SAM002A Adjustable Aluminum Air Amplifiers were placed over-top the ingots traveling on a conveyor to reduce cooling time by 30%. A pressure regulator was installed in-line for quick and easy control of both airflow and force.
Inducing fresh air into Tank
Another one of our customers repaired holding tanks that contained Hydrogen Sulfide, a colorless gas with an odor similar to rotten eggs. Excessive exposure in confined spaces to this "sewer gas" has been linked to multiple deaths across the United States. Our customer used Model SAM004A Adjustable Air Amplifier in order to emit 1500 cubic feet per minutes of fresh ambient air into the tank, enabling personnel to safely perform required work.
Cooling a Weld on Differential
An automotive manufacturing facility based in Korea used a STREAMTEK Model SAM212A 2-1/2" Adjustable Air Amplifier to cool multiple welds on their differentials. The clients were able to cool the welds from ~490°F (254°C) to 275°F (135°C) in less than 50 seconds! The clients implemented smaller versions of our air amplifiers into other areas of their production line.