Benefits of a SolvAir Air Knife System

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Benefits of a SolvAir Air Knife System

Our blower-driven Air Knife systems offer a range of key benefits

Reassuring 3-Year Warranty

An industry-leading 3-year warranty comes as standard with all our energy-efficient Air Knife blowers. As long as the blower has been installed and operated in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications, if anything goes wrong as a result of defects in materials or workmanship in the original manufacturing process, the blower, motor and/or idler assembly will be repaired free of charge. The warranty applies from the moment the blower leaves the manufacturing facility.

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100% Performance Guarantee

We offer a 100% Performance Guarantee for all SolvAir Air Knife systems. That means you can invest in a new system with total confidence, safe in the knowledge that the system will deliver the high levels of performance you expect it to.

If your system doesn’t perform to the performance standards that we agree with you prior to installation, you have 60 days to let us know. If the sub-standard performance is a result of system design, equipment failure or malfunction, the problem will be rectified or you’ll receive a full refund of the cost of the system.

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33% Energy Reductions

Our blower-driven Air Knife systems use 80% less energy than compressed air systems and can give you around 33% cost savings compared to competing systems.

Air Knife Systems achieve the pressure required to deliver the air from generation to discharge at a much lower rate of pressure than compressed air systems. Therefore, they use a lot less energy while still achieving the desired outcome.

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Energy Saving Air Knife Systems

OIn many cases, as little as 10% of the electricity used to power a compressed air system is converted into usable energy. In addition, air can be wasted through leaks, poor maintenance or inefficient workflows. Precision-engineered Air Knives use high-velocity, laminar airflows generated by a high-performance centrifugal blower, delivering excellent results with greater energy-efficiency.

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Benefits of a SolvAir Air Knife System

Blower-driven Air Knife systems offer a range of advantages over alternative solutions which use compressed air, heating or manual intervention. For starters, they’re much more energy efficient, saving you money on your electricity bills. What’s more, that energy efficiency doesn’t come at the cost of performance. An Air Knife system fed by a centrifugal blower can achieve air flows up to 2,278 cubic metres per hour and pressure up to 274 millibar.

Air Knife systems also deliver excellent return on investment and total cost of ownership. They’re relatively inexpensive to install and can significantly improve processing speeds. With fewer moving parts than in other types of system, maintenance costs are low and there’s less risk of costly breakdowns.

Versatility is also a major plus point. Air Knife systems integrate seamlessly into a belt-driven production line or can easily be configured to rotate around a stationary product. A range of different-sized nozzle manifolds make them adaptable to a wide variety of production processes.

Key features

  • High-performance, energy-efficient cleaning, drying, blow-off or liquid control.
  • Ideal for a wide range of industries, from automotive manufacturing and beverage production to food processing and electronics.
  • Suitable for harsh, corrosive, wash-down or sanitary environments.

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High Performance Air Knives

Our flexible and bespoke configurations of Air Knives and Nozzle Manifolds provide high performance drying, blow-off and cleaning for applications at a low cost.

Aluminium Air Knives

Suitable for a wide range of industrial environments, providing ‘precision’ air flow.

  • High efficiency / high penetration ‘Precision’ air flows.
  • Various inlet and mounting configurations.
  • Exclusive design generates optimum air-speed delivery and exit velocity.
Aluminium Air Knives

Stainless Steel Air Knives

Ideal for harsh, corrosive, wash-down and sanitary environments.

  • Food, beverage and pharmaceutical industry applications.
  • Produced from High Grade FDA Compliant 304 Stainless Steel.
  • High efficiency / high penetration ‘Precision’ air flows.
Stainless Steel Air Knives

Circular Air Knives

Purpose-built solution for easy drying of cables, tubes and extruded materials.

  • High Quality Stainless steel machined component.
  • Adjustable air knife gap 0.5mm up to 2.0mm.
  • Sizes from 25mm  to 150mm. Custom sizes upto 450mm available on request.
Circular Air Knives

Cone Manifolds

Provides effective blow-off, cleaning and drying of multi-faceted objects at a distance.

  • Manufactured from high grade stainless steel or polypropylene.
  • Exclusive design generates optimum air speed delivery and exit velocity
  • Fixed & adjustable nozzle options
Cone Manifolds

Spyder Manifolds

Highly effective for spot drying, including under the rim of bottles, cans and jars.

  • Flexible design to suit all bottle designs.
  • Stainless steel & polypropylene versions.
  • Delivers high-velocity air to targeted areas.
Spyder Manifolds

SV10 Air Nozzles & Manifolds

High velocity air streams delivered at intervals, excels in Food & Beverage applications.

  • 304SST fully adjustable round nozzle
  • Durable and robust food grade material
  • Easily adjustable manifold made to order designs
SV10 Air Nozzles & Manifolds

Air Knife Blower Features

Our Air Blowers offer unmatched performance & efficiency - and are backed with our industry-leading 3 year warranty.

3 Year Warranty

Unmatched 3 year warranty on all our blowers as standard. Prior to leaving the factory, all blowers undergo stringent balancing, quality control and testing.

Longer Service Life

Every Paxton Blower is designed to use minimum belt tension, comes with a two stage filter, and generates less heat, significantly extending the life of the blower.

Lower Maintenance

High-performance air Blower Inlet Filters protect our Blowers from debris, oil and moisture, significantly extending the lifespan of your blower.

Quiet Operation

The precision manufacturing and advanced engineering reduces the vibrations and noise of our air knife Blowers, which together with the silencer cartridge which is standard on all PX Series Blowers.

Maximum Efficiency

The PX-Series state-of-the-art impeller design produces more airflow at lower blower speeds, creating unmatched efficiency, with blower efficiencies as high as 80%, meaning you use 33% less energy.

Maximum Performance

Available at power ratings from 1.5kW to 15kW, the PX-Series air knife blowers are ideal for small and large industrial applications. The PX-2000 generates as much as 2550m3/hr of air flow with its 15kW motor.

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