Air Flow Amplifiers from Vortec (Cincinnati, OH) extract smoke, fumes, and debris to enhance safety, ergonomics and productivity in a wide range of applications, with no moving parts to wear out or break down. These high-flow, bladeless blowers take ordinary compressed air and amplify it up to 60-fold in un-ducted applications. With no moving parts, they are inherently safe, easily mounted, ducted and moved, and with adjustable airflow and output they can be tailored to the project at hand. There are no electrical requirements so they can be mounted wherever there is compressed air, and their quiet operation meets OSHA noise requirements. These Air Flow Amplifiers are available in multiple sizes, in either aluminum or stainless steel, to deliver flow rates from 32 scfm to 2,300 scfm. In addition to ventilating and exhausting welding fumes, soldering and machine smoke, tank fumes and other gases, they are ideal for de-dusting of grain, trimming operations such as paper or cloth, removal of metal chips, sawdust, and scrap, or conveying of plastic pellets, small parts, capsule, powders, and more.
These blowers easily adapt from extraction and ventilation of fumes and gases to blow-off applications, such as drying of parts, cooling of moldings, castings, and food products. They can improve the quality through better weigh-sorting of under-filled or under-weight capsules, parts and other light materials. Their “dual function” capability enhances their utility in industrial environments.
Amid Challenges, Majority of Metalformers Predict Little Change in Economic Activity
U.S and Canadian incoming orders expected to remain steady, according to the latest barometer reading from the Precision Metalforming Association.
U.S. Manufacturing Grows in September –– PMI Dips 0.6% to 55.4
The Institute for Supply Management reports that among the six biggest industries, food, beverage & tobacco remains the best-performing sector, with fabricated metal and chemical products growing strongly.