Air Curtain 101
Add a touch of efficiency to all your cooling, drying, and blow-off applications with the Streamtek™ Corp air curtain. Streamtek™ Corp. offers two models of high-performance, cost-effective air curtains (also referred to as an Air Knife) suited for use in both commercial and industrial applications.
Do I need an Air Knife or Air Curtain?
These two devices are essentially the same. An air curtain or Air Knife refers to an electrically powered air blower that is mounted over a door opening to create an invisible air screen. Streamtek™ Corp offers two Air Knife/Curtain models for you to choose from. Click here to learn more!
What is an Air Curtain?
This is a device that produces high velocity air stream(s) that help execute various operations. It is primarily used in cooling, drying, blow-off, or light conveying applications. It can effectively be integrated into almost any manufacturing or processing line.
Streamtek™ Corp is reputed for its compressed air-powered air curtains that functions on the coanda effect for enhanced performance. Air Knives based on the coanda effect produce balanced airflow that stretches across the full length of the air curtain. Streamtek™ Corp offers Air Knives in aluminum and stainless steel.
What is the significance of an air curtain?
There are a myriad of commercial and industrial applications that benefit from the use of an Air Knife/curtain. It can be used in various environments where applications such as blow-off, cooling, drying, dust containment, part cleaning and air-based conveying are required. Such devices can even be specially manufactured for use in clean rooms.
An Air Curtain is more energy-efficient and saves more compressed air than conventionally-used blower fans. Streamtek™ Corp has hundreds of customers that have successfully switched from their old drilled pipe setup to Air Knives with positive results.
How Does an Air Curtain Work?
Streamtek™ Corp air curtains utilize the coanda effect (wall attachment of high velocity fluid) so as to create a steady, invisible barrier of high velocity air. Thus, air motion is created around the Air Knife and ambient air is drawn in to produce a high velocity air stream. This makes our compressed air-powered Air Knives exceptionally energy-efficient.
Advantages of Air Curtains
The biggest advantage of Streamtek’s™ Air Knife is cost savings. As enterprises try to strike a balance between cost and performance, our Air Knives have emerged as an ideal investment. Another advantage of this product is that it can be fully customized for unique configurations. These devices do not hinder the movement of personnel, vehicles, or other objects from passing from one area to another, nor is their performance hindered in such situations. Our customers also appreciate that our Air Knives do not contribute to already high shop noise levels. Other advantages include:
- Up to 40:1 air amplification ratio
- Reduced air consumption
- Available in stainless steel or aluminum
- Quick n’ easy control of force & flow
- No moving parts
- Rugged, compact & easy to install
- Unlimited system lengths
- Stocked Air Curtain
- Extremely low operating noise levels
Typical Applications of the Air Knife/Curtain
- Food products drying
- Can & bottle drying
- Wine bottle drying
- Belt cleaning
- Pre-paint blow off
- Web cleaning or drying
- Component or part cooling
- Tote & crate drying
- Environmental separation
Streamtek™ Corp is the go-to firm for custom Air Knife configurations. For instance, a single Air Knife, or a series of Air Knives can be used for preventing loss of conditioned air from a particular space. Our Air Curtain range can also be customized for unique ink drying applications, or as an insect repellant, and so on. Streamtek™ Air Knives are a combination of intelligent designs and cutting-edge engineering.