360° Air Wipe

Streamtek™ Air Wipes provide a uniform 360° airflow ideal for cooling, blowoff, cleaning, and drying of cable, wire, hose, extruded shapes, pipe and more. The open and shut 2-piece design allows for easy placement of products.

Air Wipe with its accessories

Provides a circle of High Velocity, High Volume airflow to blow, dry, cool and clean!

Information

What Is an Air Wipe System?
Streamtek™ Air Wipes provide a uniform 360º airflow that is ideal for blow off, cleaning, drying, and cooling of extruded shapes, hoses, pipes, cables, wires and more. They are powered entirely by compressed air making them reliable and maintenance free. Our Air Wipes utilize the Coanda Effect to amplify airflow 30 times, making them very efficient and effective. Their unique split design makes it easy to clamp around any profile.

What types of Air Wipes do we carry?

Regular Air Wipes are best suited for applications in non-corrosive environments where temperatures do not exceed 150°F (66°C). They are constructed using a PVC air hose, aluminum body, stainless steel screws, and stainless steel shims.

Hi-Temp Air Wipes are ideal for corrosive environments and high temperatures (up to 800°F – 427°C). They are constructed using a stainless steel braided hose, stainless steel body, stainless steel screws, and stainless steel shims.

Regular Air Wipe

Hi-Temp Air Wipe

Material

Temperature

Air consumption (SCFM @ 80PSIG)

Sizes available

Hose Material

Corrosion Resistance

Aluminum

Up to 150°F

13-84

1⁄2″ – 6″

PVC

Low

Stainless Steel

Up to 800°F

13-84

1⁄2″ – 6″

Braided Stainless Steel

High

Did you know? All Streamtek™ Air Wipes come pre-installed with .002″ (.05 mm) stainless steel shims. Both force and air flow can be increased by adding additional shims. While other competitors opt for plastic shims and metal screws or charge more for stainless steel options, we pride ourselves on using only stainless steel as part of our standard practice.

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Streamtek™ Air Wipes provide a uniform 360° airflow ideal for cooling, blowoff, cleaning, and drying of cable, wire, hose, extruded shapes, pipe and more. The open and shut 2-piece design allows for easy placement of products.

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Specifications

Air Wipes are available in seven standard IN-STOCK diameters (I.D.): 1/2″ (13mm), 1″ (25 mm), 2″ (51 mm), 3″ (76 mm), 4″ (102 mm), 5″ (127 mm) and 6″ (152 mm). We can manufacture larger diameters upon special request.

Materials:
The Hi-Temp Stainless Steel Air Wipe features a stainless steel body, stainless steel shims, stainless steel fittings, and a stainless steel braided hose connecting the twin pieces. While the Aluminum Air Wipe features an aluminum body, stainless steel shims, brass fittings, and a rubber hose connecting the twin pieces.

Mounting:
There are multiple 1⁄4”-20 mounting holes on the bottom face of the Air Wipe. Refer to the Dimensions tab for location of mounting holes. Rigid compressed air supply pipes can also support the Air Wipe.

Shims:
All Air Wipes come pre-installed with a .002″ (.05 mm) stainless steel shim. Both force and air flow can be increased by adding additional shims to open the gap to .004″ (.10 mm) or more. The amplified air exhausts through a slit which is set by the shim resting between the body and cap

Compressed Air Inlet(s):
Streamtek™ Air Wipes feature two 1/4″ NPTF compressed air inlets; one on each side. A hose is supplied to distribute the compressed air to each half of the Air Wipe. For special order large diameters (9″ – 229 mm and above), each half must be supplied with its own compressed air to ensure a uniform airflow.

Air Filtration:
It is imperative that clean compressed air is used. We recommend using a Streamtek™ 5 Micron Auto Drain Filter to remove dirt and moisture. Visit our Accessories section for air filters.

Pressure Regulation:
Installing a pressure regulator in-line with the compressed air supply will provide infinite control of air consumption, force and flow. Our Deluxe Air WipeKits include an Air Filter and a Pressure Regulator that is properly sized relative to the chosen Air Wipe diameter.

Air Consumption*: Hi-Temp Air Wipe
* Based on Amplification Ratio 30:1. The Air flow out would be 30x the below
Air Consumption per inch.
With .002″ (0.5mm) Shim
Air Consumption per inch.
With .004″ (0.10mm) – Shim Added
PRESSURE SUPPLY 1″ 2″ 3″ 4″ 6″ 1″ 2″ 3″ 4″ 6″
20 PSIG (1.4 Bar) 11 15 19 23 30 22 29 38 44 59
40 PSIG (2.8 Bar) 17 23 29 35 47 35 47 59 71 95
60 PSIG (4.1 Bar) 24 32 40 48 64 58 77 97 116 155
80 PSIG (5.5 Bar) 32 42 52 56 84 60 80 100 120 161
100 PSIG (6.4 Bar) 36 48 61 73 97 77 96 121 155 193
120 PSIG (8.4 Bar) 42 57 71 85 114 85 113 142 170 226

Hi-Temp Air Wipe – Drilled Pipe Air Consumption: Chart
*Compressed Air Flow Through A Hole in Standard Cubic Feet Per Minute (SCFM)
1/16″ (1.59mm) Diameter Hole 3/32″ (2.38mm) Diameter Hole 1/8″ (3.18mm)
Diameter Hole
3/16″ (4.76mm) Diameter Hole 1/4″ (6.35mm) Diameter Hole
PRESSURE SUPPLY SCFM SLPM SCFM SLPM SCFM SLPM SCFM SLPM SCFM SLPM
20 PSIG (1.4 Bar) 1.5 42.4 3.4 96.2 6.3 178.3 14.7 416.0 26.0 735.8
40 PSIG (2.8 Bar) 2.1 65.0 5.5 155.7 10.1 285.8 23.0 650.9 40.0 1132.0
60 PSIG (4.1 Bar) 3.1 87.7 7.5 212.3 14.2 401.9 31.0 877.3 54.0 1528.2
80 PSIG (5.5 Bar) 3.9 110.4 9.4 266.0 17.5 495.3 40.0 1132 70.0 1981.0
100 PSIG (6.4 Bar) 4.6 130.2 11.7 331.1 21.7 614.1 47.5 1344.3 83.0 2348.9
120 PSIG (8.4 Bar) 5.4 152.8 13.9 393.4 25.9 733.0 56.3 1593.3 96.0 2716.8

Air Consumption*: Regular Air Wipe
Air Consumption per inch.
With .002″ (0.05mm) Shim
PRESSURE SUPPLY 1/2″ 1″ 2″ 3″ 4″ 6″
20 PSIG (1.4 Bar) 4
(133 SLPM)
11
(311 SLPM)
15
(425 SLPM)
19
(538 SLPM)
23
(651 SLPM)
30
(849 SLPM)
40 PSIG (2.8 Bar) 7
(198 SLPM)
17
(481 SLPM)
23
(651 SLPM)
29
(821 SLPM)
35
(991 (LPM)
47
(1330 SLPM)
60 PSIG (4.1 Bar) 11
(311 SLPM)
24
(679 SLPM)
32
(906 SLPM)
40
(1132 SLPM)
48
(1358 SLPM)
64
(1811 SLPM)
80 PSIG (5.5 Bar) 13
(368 SLPM)
32
(906 SLPM)
42
(1187 SLPM)
52
(1472 SLPM)
56
(1585 SLPM)
84
(2377 SLPM)
100 PSIG (6.4 Bar) 17
(481 SLPM)
36
(1019 SLPM)
48
(1358 SLPM)
61
(1726 SLPM)
73
(2066 SLPM)
97
(2745 SLPM)
120 PSIG (8.4 Bar) 20
(566 SLPM)
42
(1132 SLPM)
57
(1613 SLPM)
71
(2009 SLPM)
85
(2406 SLPM)
114
(3226 SLPM)

* Based on Amplification Ratio 30:1. The Airflow out would be 30x the above:


Regular Air Wipe – Drilled Pipe Air Consumption**
1/16″ (1.59mm) Diameter Hole 3/32″ (2.38mm) Diameter Hole 1/8″ (3.18mm)
Diameter Hole
3/16″ (4.76mm) Diameter Hole 1/4″ (6.35mm) Diameter Hole
PRESSURE SUPPLY SCFM SLPM SCFM SLPM SCFM SLPM SCFM SLPM SCFM SLPM
20 PSIG (1.4 Bar) 1.5 42.4 3.4 96.2 6.3 178.3 14.7 416.0 26.0 735.8
40 PSIG (2.8 Bar) 2.1 65.0 5.5 155.7 10.1 285.8 23.0 650.9 40.0 1132.0
60 PSIG (4.1 Bar) 3.1 87.7 7.5 212.3 14.2 401.9 31.0 877.3 54.0 1528.2
80 PSIG (5.5 Bar) 3.9 110.4 9.4 266.0 17.5 495.3 40.0 1132 70.0 1981.0
100 PSIG (6.4 Bar) 4.6 130.2 11.7 331.1 21.7 614.1 47.5 1344.3 83.0 2348.9
120 PSIG (8.4 Bar) 5.4 152.8 13.9 393.4 25.9 733.0 56.3 1593.3 96.0 2716.8

**Compressed Air Flows Through A Hole in Standard Cubic Feet Per Minute (SCFM)

Air Wipe FAQs

Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions relating to our Aluminum Air Wipes. If you need additional help with your application and/or can’t find an answer to your question, please call our factory at 1-705-770-4455 or email an Application Engineer at support@stream-tek.com.

1. What is the recommended pressure that should be used with the Air Wipe?

Always try to use the lowest pressure that is possible for your application. Always use a pressure regulator to increase force/airflow to the point where your application problem is rectified. The maximum pressure of the Air Wipe is 250 PSIG.

2. Can I connect the cold end of a Vortex Tube to an Air Wipe?

No. This would cause an airflow restriction which would instantly produce back-pressure in excess of 5 PSIG! When this back-pressure is exceeded, performance of the Vortex Tube will be negatively impacted.

3. Why use the Air Wipe, instead of the compressed air pipe with holes drilled in it?

The compressed air is amplified with a 30:1 ratio using the surrounding air to produce its high volume airflow. This will provide enough airflow to dry, cool, and clean while paying a fraction of the cost it would be to that of using straight compressed air.

4. What is the angle of the airflow from the Air Wipe?

The product traveling through the Air Wipe is hit by the airflow at a 30° angle (60° included angle)

5. What are the materials of construction for the Air Wipe?

The Streamtek™ Air Wipe is available in Aluminum, and Type 303 Stainless Steel for high temperature and/or corrosive applications. Type 316 Stainless Air Wipes can be manufactured upon special request.

6. How can I mount the Air Wipe?

There are two (2) ways you can mount the Streamtek™ Air Wipe.

  • Use ridged compressed air pipe to support unit.
  • 1/4″-20 mounting holes on the bottom of the air wipe. The holes are 1/2″ depth thread, ideal for a bracket fabricated by the customer.

How it Works

Air Wipe Video

(A) Compressed air flows through a standard 1/4″ NPTF inlet and into an annual chamber.

(B) The compressed air is then throttled through a small ring nozzle at high velocity.

(C) The airstream clings to the ‘coanda’ profile and is angled to create a “cone” of air to wipe, dry and clean a surface.

(D) The surrounding air is entrained, creating a high volume flow of air into the primary airstream.

(E) The wet and/or direct material should travel against the flow.

Air Wipe Applications

Streamtek™ products use innovative compressed air technologies to improve productivity, increase equipment efficiency and 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 support@stream-tek.com.

Applications

  • Dry tube, wire, hose, fiber
  • Remove excess water & oil
  • Uniformly wipe surfaces
  • Cool hot extruded shapes
  • Clean paint gun tips
  • Dry after wash, cleaning, plating, or coating
  • Blow off dust & contaminants
  • Eliminate solution carryover
  • Dry extruded profiles
  • Dry rod and medical tubing

Dimensions

Easy to install, maintain, and allows for quick removal of a continuous piece.

OSHA requirements for maximum noise and dead end pressure are met.

Maintenance free with the airflow easily controlled via pressure regulator, and safe to use.

TOP & SIDE VIEW

BOTTOM VIEW

DIMENSIONS: Regular Air Wipe & Hi-Temp Air Wipe
SIZES A B (Inlet) C (Hose) D E F
1/2″ 0.5″
(12 mm)
1/4″
NPTF
3/8″ I.D. 2.625″ 3.25″
(82.5 mm)
1″
(25 mm)
1″ 1.00″
(25 mm)
1/4″
NPTF
3/8″ I.D. 3″ 3.75″
(95 mm)
1″
(25 mm)
2″ 2.00″
(51 mm)
1/4″
NPTF
3/8″ I.D. 4″ 4.75″
(101 mm)
1″
(25 mm)
3″ 3.00″
(76 mm)
1/4″
NPTF
3/8″ I.D. 5″ 5.75″
(146 mm)
1″
(25 mm)
4″ 4.00″
(102 mm)
1/4″
NPTF
3/8″ I.D. 6″ 6.75″
(171 mm)
1″
(25 mm)
5″ 5.00″
(127 mm)
1/4″
NPTF
3/8″ I.D. 7″ 7.75″
(196 mm)
1″
(25 mm)
6″ 6.00″
(152 mm)
1/4″
NPTF
3/8″ I.D. 8″ 8.75″
(222 mm)
1″
(25 mm)

3D CAD Files

1⁄2″ Air Wipe

1″ Air Wipe

2″ Air Wipe

3″ Air Wipe

4″ Air Wipe

5″ Air Wipe

6″ Air Wipe

The Streamtek™ Advantage

The designs of our Air Wipes are made to meet all requirements in performance and functionality. Our air wipes models are robust, reliable and the most durable among competitors. The superiority of technology can be witnessed with well-crafted engineering of our air wipes.

Easy to install

Thanks to design its quite easy to install, maintain, and allows for quick removal of a continuous piece.

OSHA complaint

All our Air Wipes meet OSHA requirements for maximum noise and dead end pressure.

Maintenance free

Maintenance free with the airflow easily controlled via pressure regulator, and safe to use.

Lowest Price

We offer lowest Price in the industry! If you find lower price somewhere else we will beat it by 20%; it’s our standard policy.