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Compressed Air

Compressed air systems are not only used to run certain tools in the fabrication process, but they also play a critical role in the maintenance and upkeep of metalworking machines. In the machining process, compressed air systems are commonly used to remove dust, dirt, oils, chips, and other debris from a workpiece that have accumulated in the cutting or forming process, along with other contaminants that may become trapped within cutting tools or cutting surfaces. Many compressed air systems used for maintenance purposes incorporate some form of air drying system, so that the compressed air expelled does not contain high levels of moisture that may condense on surfaces and cause corrosion.

The Cost, Common Culprits, Detection and Repair of Compressed Air System Leaks

An ongoing leak detection audit and repair program will quickly pay for itself through energy savings (and may even be subsidized by local utility incentive programs). Equally important, you will likely see benefits from reduced downtime and better running production equipment. All of these contribute to a stronger bottom line.

Compressed Air: Articles

The Cost, Common Culprits, Detection and Repair of Compressed Air System Leaks

An ongoing leak detection audit and repair program will quickly pay for itself through energy savings (and may even be subsidized by local utility incentive programs). Equally important, you will likely see benefits from reduced downtime and better running production equipment. All of these contribute to a stronger bottom line.

An ongoing leak detection audit and repair program will quickly pay for...

PROPER CARE AND MAINTENANCE

Even though a machine tool spindle is a high-precision machine component, more often than not it is handled carelessly, forced to perform well beyond design limitations, or otherwise abused to the breaking point. Ed Zitney of SKF Machine Tool Services shows how proper care and maintenance can make all the difference in both its operation and longevity in service.

Even though a machine tool spindle is a high-precision machine component, more...
Compressed Air: Products

New Liquid Nozzle for Spray Applications in Tight Quarters

EXAIR, FloodStream Liquid Atomizing Spray Nozzle, flat fan pattern, washing/wetting, dust suppression, lubrication, part cooling, 303 stainless steel

EXAIR’s FloodStream liquid atomizing spray nozzle is manufactured from 303 stainless steel. Common applications include washing/wetting, dust suppression, lubrication, part cooling and more.

EXAIR’s FloodStream liquid atomizing spray nozzle is manufactured from 303 stainless steel....

New Cabinet Cooler Systems for Explosive Environments

EXAIR, electrical enclosures, ATEX Cabinet Cooler Systems, NEMA 4/4X, CE compliant and UL tested

EXAIR’s new 316 Stainless Steel ATEX Cabinet Cooler Systems have cooling capacities up to 5,600 Btu/Hr., and are an ideal answer for protecting electrical enclosures with problematic overheating in areas with explosive atmospheres, both indoors and outdoors.

EXAIR’s new 316 Stainless Steel ATEX Cabinet Cooler Systems have cooling capacities...
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