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Super Air Amplifier™ 

Powerful, efficient and quiet air mover for blowoff, cooling and ventilation

A combination of Model 120022 2″ (51mm) Super Air Amplifiers and Model 1122 2″ Super Air Nozzles blowoff transmissions after they are machined.

What is the Super Air Amplifier?

Super Air Amplifiers have the highest amplification ratios and are the most efficient of all Air Amplifiers. The patented* design uses a special shim to maintain a critical position of the component parts. As a result, a precise amount of compressed air is released at exact intervals toward the center of the Super Air Amplifier. These jets of air create a constant, high-velocity outlet flow across the entire cross-sectional area. Additional free air is pulled through the unit, resulting in higher amplification ratios. The balanced outlet airflow minimises wind shear to produce sound levels that are typically three times quieter than other Air Amplifiers.

Super Air Amplifiers are supplied with a .08mm (.003″) slotted air gap which is ideal for most applications. Flow and force can be increased by replacing the shim with a thicker 0.15mm (.006″) or 0.23mm (.009″) shim. Model 120028 is supplied with a 23mm (.009”) air gap. A .39mm (0.15”) shim is available for Model 120028.

†Patent #5402938

High Temperature Air Amplifier

The Model 121021 High Temperature Air Amplifier was developed for moving hot air to surfaces requiring uniform heating while in a furnace or oven. Modelled after our Super Air Amplifier, the High Temperature Air Amplifier is the most efficient for pushing high volumes of hot air to points that typically remain cool. This special design is rated for environments up to 374°C (700°F) and its surface is protected from heat stress by a mil spec. coating process (developed for the aircraft industry), allowing easy disassembly for changing shims or cleaning.

Performance

  Air Consumption at Amplification Air Volume Air Volume at Sound
80 PSIG 5.5 BAR at outlet 6″ (152mm) Level
Model SCFM SLPM Ratio SCFM SLPM SCFM SLPM dBA
120020 6.1 173 12 73 2,066 219 6,198 69
120021
121021
8.1 229 18 146 4,132 436 12,339 72
120022 15.5 439 22 341 9,650 1,023 28,951 72
120024 29.2 826 25 730 20,659 2,190 61,977 73
120028 120 3,396 25 3,000 84,900 9,000 254,700 88

Model 120028 tested with .009″ (0.23mm) shim. All other models tested with .003″ (0.08mm) shim.

How To Determine Super Air Amplifier Total Output Flow And Air Consumption

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Total Airflow: 

From the performance curves (above), determine total output flow for any Super Air Amplifier at any pressure.

Example: 

A Model 120021 at 4.1 BAR (60 PSIG) supply air pressure has a total output flow of 3,398 SLPM (120 SCFM).

Air Consumption: 

Divide total output flow by the amplification ratio (shown in the table above) to determine air consumption for any Super Air Amplifier at any air pressure.

In the example above, the Model 120021 at 4.1 BAR (60 PSIG) supply air pressure has a total output flow of 3,398 SLPM (120 SCFM). Dividing this total flow by its amplification ratio of 18 gives an air consumption of 189 SLPM (6.7 SCFM).

Applications

  • Vent welding smoke
  • Cool hot parts
  • Dry wet parts
  • Clean machined parts
  • Distribute heat in moulds / ovens
  • Ventilate confined areas
  • Dust collection
  • Exhaust tank fumes

Advantages

Compared to Fans :
  • Compact, lightweight, portable
  • No electricity
  • No moving parts – no maintenance
  • Ends are easily ducted
  • Instant on/off
  • Variable force and flow
  • No RF interference

Compared to Venturis and Ejectors:
  • More air volume with lower compressed air consumption
  • Higher flow amplification
  • No internal obstructions
  • Ends are easily ducted
  • Meets OSHA pressure and noise requirements
  • Quiet

(2) Model 120022 2" (51mm) Super Air Amplifiers dry small parts as they move down along a parts conveyor.

(5) Model 120022 2" (51mm) Super Air Amplifiers cool truck pistons prior to gauging.

A Model 121021 High Temperature Air Amplifier directs hot air to a rotational mould cavity for uniform wall thickness of the plastic part.

Application Spotlights

Blowoff On A Transmission Pan

The Problem

A newly designed transmission pan presented a myriad of cleaning problems for the die-caster. Because the configuration included channels and blind holes as well as smooth surfaces, a “shaped” air pattern was required...

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Cleaning Brake Rotors

The Problem

An automotive machine shop that manufactures brake rotors was having problems with chip build-up inside the part. They tried compressed air tubing flattened on their ends with little success. This resulted in high compres...

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Roaring Banana Breath

The Problem

A company that designs major attractions for theme parks created a huge gorilla to startle the patrons. The animators wanted the oversized ape to appear as “life-like” as possible. To accomplish this, they used a seri...

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Super Air Amplifier Cools Iron Castings

The Problem

A foundry that produces iron castings for the automotive industry had a problem with certain hot parts that slowed their production. After pouring, the castings gradually cool by travelling along a 200-foot (61m) long con...

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Airflow Pattern

Model 120020 – 120024

Model   A B C D
120020 in 1.25 2.2 4.1 6
mm 32 56 104 152
120021
121021
in 2 2.9 4.7 6.5
mm 51 74 119 165
120022 in 2.75 3.55 5.15 6.75
mm 70 90 131 171
120024 in 4.5 5.3 6.9 8.5
mm 114 135 175 216

Model 120028

Dimensions

Model 120020 – 120024

Model 120028

Model   A B C D E F G H J K L M
120020 in 0.45 0.75 0.98 1.77 2.28 0.20 0.18 0.53 0.73 2.50 0.59 1/8 NPT
mm 11 19 25 45 58 5 5 13 19 64 15
120021 121021 in 0.84 94.00 1.50 2.40 3.03 0.27 0.21 0.75 1.22 2.88 0.59 1/4 NPT
mm 21 24 38 61 77 7 5 19 31 73 15
120022 in 1.64 1.69 2.95 3.58 4.14 0.27 0.25 0.75 2.00 3.00 0.62 3/8 NPT
mm 42 43 75 91 105 7 6 19 51 76 16
120024 in 3.02 2.81 4.91 6.89 8.42 0.55 0.55 1.75 3.97 4.75 0.94 1/2 NPT
mm 77 71 125 175 214 14 14 44 101 121 24
120028 in 6.20 4.50 9.00 11.25 2.44 8.00 8.94 2.38 3/4 NPT
mm 157 114 229 286 62 203 227 60

Models

Super Air Amplifier Models
Super Air Amplifier Only  
Super Air Amplifier Kits include a Super Air Amplifier, shim set, filter separator and pressure regulator (with coupler)
Deluxe Super Air Amplifier Kits include a Super Air Amplifier, EFC, shim set, filter separator and pressure regulator (with coupler)
High Temperature Air Amplifier Only  
High Temperature Air Amplifier Kits include a High Temperature Air Amplifier, shim set, filter separator and pressure regulator (with coupler)
Deluxe High Temperature Air Amplifier Kits include a High Temperature Air Amplifier, EFC, shim set, filter separator and pressure regulator (with coupler)
Super Air Amplifier Shim Sets include (1) .006″ (0.15mm) and (1) .009″ (0.23mm) stainless steel shims, except 8″, which includes (1) .015″ (0.39mm) stainless steel shim
Outlet Diameter Super Air Amplifier Only Model Super Air Amplifier Kit Model Deluxe Super Air Amplifier Kit Model High Temperature Air Amplifier Only Model High Temperature Air Amplifier Kit Model Deluxe High Temperature Air Amplifier Kit Model Super Air Amplifier Shim Set Model
3/4″ (19mm) BP120020 BP120220 BP120220DX N/A N/A N/A 120320
1-1/4″ (32mm) BP120021 BP120221 BP120221DX BP121021 BP121221 BP121221DX 120321
2″ (51mm) BP120022 BP120222 BP120222DX N/A N/A N/A 120322
4″ (102mm) BP120024 BP120224 BP120224DX N/A N/A N/A 120324
8″ (203mm) BP120028 BP120228 BP120228DX N/A N/A N/A 120328

Accessories

EFC Electronic Flow Control
Turn off the compressed air when it isn’t needed

EXAIR’s EFC™ is a user-friendly electronic flow control for compressed air that is designed to minimise compressed air use on blowoff, drying, cooling, conveying and static elimination operations. The EFC combines a photoelectric sensor with a timing control that limits compressed air use by turning it off when no part is present. The timing control permits easy tuning to the application requirements while providing flexibility in sensing distance.

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Swivel Fittings
Correct placement can help improve efficiency

Swivel Fittings make it easy to adjust the aim of the Air Amplifiers and can help optimise performance.

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Filters, Regulators, Valves & More

With proper filtration of dirt, moisture and oil from the compressed air supply, EXAIR compressed air products will operate for years with no maintenance required. Use a 5 micron or smaller filter separator on the compressed air supply. To prevent problems associated with oil, use a 0.03 micron or smaller oil removal filter on the compressed air supply.  Pressure regulators permit easy selection of the operating pressure, providing infinite control of flow, force and air consumption.

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Installation and Maintenance Guides

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Super Air Amplifier

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Super Air Amplifier Shim Set

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Air Amplifiers PDF Brochure

CAD Drawings

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