AIR KNIFE SYSTEMS
Air knife systems
Energy efficient drying, blow off and conveying
To efficiently remove dust and moisture from a surface, Rycobel selects a system of air knives and high speed centrifugal blowers. Due to a high rotanional speed and unique designed impellor Paxton centrifugal blowers deliver a higher volume of air per kW of energy to dry and blow off faster and more efficiently.
Paxton Air Systems use 80% less energy than compressed air drying & blow off systems; and up to 50% less energy than regen or squirrel cage blowers.Learn more
How do air knives work?
Efficient and effective
Air Knives are often the most efficient and effective method of removing or controlling foreign substances for any surface. Most Air Knives are stationary with products passing through them on a conveyor however there are also systems where the product is stationery and the Air Knives move around it. The potential that Air Knives provide for many different kinds of industries is therefore enormous.But how do they work?
FOOD PROCESSING & PACKAGING
Drying and blow off before or after packaging food products
BOTTLES, JARS & CANS
Drying before labeling or coding. Air rinsing interior or exterior of containers.
Blow off and drying of extrusions, industrial parts before coating, finishing or packaging
AUTOMOTIVE & AEROSPACE
For drying metal or plastics parts after rinsing or even removing coolant emulsion and swarf during a machining process. Our systems are employed on individual components through to assembled vehicles.
EXTRUSIONS, RUBBER & PLASTICS
Extrusion lines are common place in these industries where products pass through water baths in order to cool them. Our solutions are widely used to remove water droplets following liquid cooling and prior to further processing.
PHARMA, MEDICAL AND NUTRA
Medical devices, pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals must meet high standards for production and packaging. Paxton Air Systems offer blow off, drying, conveying, air rinsing and static elimination for sensitive applications, both before and after filling or packaging, or during processing.
Craft Beer bottle dying
High demand for an extremely popular product resulted in higher volume production for a North Carolina craft brewery. Growth brought new challenges, however, since increased throughput made a bottle drying system necessary.
The Paxton Power Dry Drying system with adjustable spyder manifold helped remove water at faster bottling speeds. The Paxton system also resolved moisture problems created by humid weather. After comparison shopping, the brewery’s facility manager concluded that Paxton Products was the most cost effective drying solution.
Conveyor Blow Off: Metal Shavings
A Midwestern machining company needs to blow metal chips off of their conveyor after a machining process. They are currently using compressed air knifes to remove the chips from the conveyor, giving a total compressed air usage of 86 CFM.
Along with the energy savings of our air knives the company is able to free up almost 40 hp on their compressor for operations that require compressed air operation.
Soda Can Rinsing
A major beverage manufacturer was looking to replace its water rinsing system prior to the filler with one of Paxton’s Ionizing Can Rinser systems. The system provided needed to be able to rinse up to 900 cans per minute with the two lines merging together before the filler.
The installed Paxton system not only dramatically reduced the company’s water usage, but also maintained the high standards of product quality, as demonstrated by thorough QC testing.