360° Air Wipe

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STREAMTEK’s 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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360° Air Wipe: Informations

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

What is the Air Wipe blow-off system?
STREAMTEK’s 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. The unique split design makes it easy to clamp around the surface. Amplifications ratio is 30:1.

What are the Materials of Construction?
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.

360° Air Wipe: Specifications

The Regular Air Wipe is available in seven standard IN-STOCK throat diameters (I.D.) of 1/2″ (13 mm), 1″ (25 mm), 2″ (51 mm), 3″ (76 mm), 4″ (102 mm), 5″ (127 mm) and 6″ (152 mm). Contact our factory for special diameters.

Materials of Construction:
The Regular Air Wipe is constructed of aluminum. All models use stainless steel shims, general purpose PVC air hose, brass fittings, and black oxide 1/4-20 screws.

Mounting:
There are multiple 1/4-20 tapped holes on the bottom of the Regular Air Wipe which can be used for mounting purposes. Rigid compressed air supply pipe can also support the Air Wipe!

Shims:
The Regular Air Wipe comes pre-installed with a .002″ (.05 mm) Stainless Steel shim. Both force and flow can be increased by adding an additional shim to open the gap to .004″ (.10 mm). The compressed airflow exhausts through a ‘slit’ which is set with the shim resting between the body and cap of the Regular Air Wipe.

Compressed Air Inlet(s):
The Regular Air Wipe has (2) 1/4″ NPTF compressed air inlets; one on each half. A general purpose PVC hose is supplied to distribute the compressed air to each side of the Air Wipe. For special order sizes 9″ (229 mm) and above, each half must be supplied with it’s own compressed air to ensure a uniform airflow.

Air Supply Filtration:
It is imperative that clean compressed air is used. An automatic drain filter with a 5 micron filter element is strongly recommended.

Regulation:
A pressure regulator installed in-line with the compressed air supply will provide infinite control of air consumption, force and flow! Our Deluxe Kits include a regulator /w gauge that is properly sized for flow.

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)

360° 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.
  • 360° Air Wipe: How it Works

    (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.

    360° 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
  • 360° Air Wipe: 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.

    Lowest Price in the industry! Find a competitors equivalent Air Wipe for less? Contact our factory and we will beat it by 20%; it’s our standard policy.

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    DIMENSIONS: Regular Air Wipe & Hi-Temp Air Wipe
    SIZES A B (Inlet) C (Hose) D E F
    1" 1.00"
    (25 mm)
    1/4"
    NPTF
    3/8" 3.70"
    (94 mm)
    1.15"
    (29 mm)
    2" 2.00"
    (51 mm)
    1/4"
    NPTF
    3/8" 4.70"
    (119 mm)
    1.15"
    (29 mm)
    3" 3.00"
    (76 mm)
    1/4"
    NPTF
    3/8" 5.70"
    (145 mm)
    1.15"
    (29 mm)
    4" 4.00"
    (102 mm)
    1/4"
    NPTF
    3/8" 6.70"
    (170 mm)
    1.15"
    (29 mm)
    5" 5.00"
    (127 mm)
    1/4"
    NPTF
    3/8" 7.70"
    (196 mm)
    1.15"
    (29 mm)
    6" 6.00"
    (152 mm)
    1/4"
    NPTF
    3/8" 8.70"
    (221 mm)
    1.15"
    (29 mm)