Air Wipe Blow Off System by Supreme Air Products

Air wipe

WHAT IS AN AIR WIPE?

Supreme Air Products Air Wipes provide a uniform 360º airflow that is ideal for cleaning, drying, and blow-off applications. They can also be used to cool extruded shapes, hoses, pipes, cables, wires and other profiles. Air wipes are highly efficient because they utilize the coanda effect to achieve an amplification ratio of 30:1. Supreme Air Products offers air wipes in aluminum construction for standard applications and stainless-steel construction for Hi-Temperature applications. 1/4″-20 mounting holes on the back face ensure quick and simple installation.

Type of Air Wipes We Carry?

The Regular Aluminum Air Wipe is best suited for applications in non-corrosive environments where temperatures do not exceed 150°F (66°C). It is constructed using a PVC air hose, aluminum body, stainless steel screws, stainless steel shims, and brass fittings.

Stainless Steel Hi-Temperature Air Wipes resist corrosion and is ideal for high temperatures up to 800°F (427°C). It is constructed using stainless steel body, stainless steel screws, and stainless steel shims, braided stainless steel hose, stainless steel fittings.

Regular Air Wipe

Hi-Temp Air Wipe

Material

Aluminum

Stainless Steel

Temperature

Up to 150°F

Up to 800°F

Air consumption (SCFM @ 80PSIG)

18-34

18-34

Sizes available

1⁄2″ – 6″

1⁄2″ – 6″

Hose Material

PVC

Braided Stainless Steel

Fittings

Brass

Stainless Steel

Corrosion resistance

Low

High

How does an Air wipe work?

(1) Compressed air flows through a standard 1/4″ NPT female inlet into a plenum chamber.

(2) The compressed air is then forced through a small gap at high velocity. It follows the coanda profile and is angled to create a cone shaped air stream.

(3) The surrounding air is entrained into the primary air stream, creating a 30:1 amplification ratio.

(4) The cone shaped air stream exits the air wipe with a hard hitting force which is ideal for cleaning, cooling, and drying various surfaces and objects.

Important Information

Supreme Air Products Air Wipes are offered in various sizes ranging from 1/2” to 6”. They feature a two piece “open and shut” design which allows for easy mounting. Air Wipes come preinstalled with a .002” shim which is suitable for most applications. Additional shims can be purchased for special applications where additional blow-off force is needed, such as removing thick oils and cleaning sticky substances.

SPECIFICATIONS

Air Wipes are offered in seven standard stocked diameters: (I.D.) of 1/2″ (13 mm), 1″ (25 mm), 2″ (51 mm), 3″ (76 mm), 4″ (102 mm), 5″ (127 mm) and 6″ (152 mm). Custom sizes available upon request.

Materials:

Air Wipe Unit: Aluminum or Stainless Steel

Shims: Stainless Steel

Screws: Stainless Steel

Hose: PVC or Braided Stainless Steel

Fittings: Brass or Stainless Steel

Mounting:

There are multiple 1/4-20 mounting holes on the back face of the air wipe. Please see the “Dimensions” tab for a complete PDF drawing.

Shims:

The Air Wipe comes pre-installed with a .002″ (.05 mm) Stainless Steel shim. Both force and flow can be increased by adding additional shims.

Compressed Air Inlet(s):

Air Wipe has (2) 1/4″ NPTF compressed air inlets; one on each half. A PVC or stainless steel braided hose is supplied to distribute the compressed air to each side of the Air Wipe. For special order sizes of 9″ (229 mm) and above, each half must be supplied with its own compressed air to ensure a uniform airflow.

Air Supply Filtration:

To achieve the best performance, it’s vital to use a clean and dry source of compressed air. We recommend using a Supreme Air Products 5-micron auto-drain filter, which is properly sized in order to avoid airflow restrictions.

Air Regulation:

A pressure regulator installed on the compressed air supply line will provide air pressure adjustment which will allow for total control of consumption, force and flow! All of our Deluxe Kits include a regulator /w gauge that is properly sized for flow and 5 micron air filter.

Air Consumption*: Hi-Temp Air Wipe
* Based on Amplification Ratio 30:1. The Air flow out would be 30x the below
Air Consumption per inch.
With .002″ (0.5mm) Shim
Air Consumption per inch.
With .004″ (0.10mm) – Shim Added
PRESSURE SUPPLY 1″ 2″ 3″ 4″ 6″ 1″ 2″ 3″ 4″ 6″
20 PSIG (1.4 Bar) 11 15 19 23 30 22 29 38 44 59
40 PSIG (2.8 Bar) 17 23 29 35 47 35 47 59 71 95
60 PSIG (4.1 Bar) 24 32 40 48 64 58 77 97 116 155
80 PSIG (5.5 Bar) 32 42 52 56 84 60 80 100 120 161
100 PSIG (6.4 Bar) 36 48 61 73 97 77 96 121 155 193
120 PSIG (8.4 Bar) 42 57 71 85 114 85 113 142 170 226

Hi-Temp Air Wipe – Drilled Pipe Air Consumption: Chart
*Compressed Air Flow Through A Hole in Standard Cubic Feet Per Minute (SCFM)
1/16″ (1.59mm) Diameter Hole 3/32″ (2.38mm) Diameter Hole 1/8″ (3.18mm)
Diameter Hole
3/16″ (4.76mm) Diameter Hole 1/4″ (6.35mm) Diameter Hole
PRESSURE SUPPLY SCFM SLPM SCFM SLPM SCFM SLPM SCFM SLPM SCFM SLPM
20 PSIG (1.4 Bar) 1.5 42.4 3.4 96.2 6.3 178.3 14.7 416.0 26.0 735.8
40 PSIG (2.8 Bar) 2.1 65.0 5.5 155.7 10.1 285.8 23.0 650.9 40.0 1132.0
60 PSIG (4.1 Bar) 3.1 87.7 7.5 212.3 14.2 401.9 31.0 877.3 54.0 1528.2
80 PSIG (5.5 Bar) 3.9 110.4 9.4 266.0 17.5 495.3 40.0 1132 70.0 1981.0
100 PSIG (6.4 Bar) 4.6 130.2 11.7 331.1 21.7 614.1 47.5 1344.3 83.0 2348.9
120 PSIG (8.4 Bar) 5.4 152.8 13.9 393.4 25.9 733.0 56.3 1593.3 96.0 2716.8

Air Consumption*: Air Wipe
Air Consumption per inch.
With .002″ (0.05mm) Shim
PRESSURE SUPPLY 1/2″ 1″ 2″ 3″ 4″ 6″
20 PSIG (1.4 Bar) 4
(133 SLPM)
11
(311 SLPM)
15
(425 SLPM)
19
(538 SLPM)
23
(651 SLPM)
30
(849 SLPM)
40 PSIG (2.8 Bar) 7
(198 SLPM)
17
(481 SLPM)
23
(651 SLPM)
29
(821 SLPM)
35
(991 (LPM)
47
(1330 SLPM)
60 PSIG (4.1 Bar) 11
(311 SLPM)
24
(679 SLPM)
32
(906 SLPM)
40
(1132 SLPM)
48
(1358 SLPM)
64
(1811 SLPM)
80 PSIG (5.5 Bar) 13
(368 SLPM)
32
(906 SLPM)
42
(1187 SLPM)
52
(1472 SLPM)
56
(1585 SLPM)
84
(2377 SLPM)
100 PSIG (6.4 Bar) 17
(481 SLPM)
36
(1019 SLPM)
48
(1358 SLPM)
61
(1726 SLPM)
73
(2066 SLPM)
97
(2745 SLPM)
120 PSIG (8.4 Bar) 20
(566 SLPM)
42
(1132 SLPM)
57
(1613 SLPM)
71
(2009 SLPM)
85
(2406 SLPM)
114
(3226 SLPM)

* Based on Amplification Ratio 30:1. The Airflow out would be 30x the above:


Air Wipe – Drilled Pipe Air Consumption**
1/16″ (1.59mm) Diameter Hole 3/32″ (2.38mm) Diameter Hole 1/8″ (3.18mm)
Diameter Hole
3/16″ (4.76mm) Diameter Hole 1/4″ (6.35mm) Diameter Hole
PRESSURE SUPPLY SCFM SLPM SCFM SLPM SCFM SLPM SCFM SLPM SCFM SLPM
20 PSIG (1.4 Bar) 1.5 42.4 3.4 96.2 6.3 178.3 14.7 416.0 26.0 735.8
40 PSIG (2.8 Bar) 2.1 65.0 5.5 155.7 10.1 285.8 23.0 650.9 40.0 1132.0
60 PSIG (4.1 Bar) 3.1 87.7 7.5 212.3 14.2 401.9 31.0 877.3 54.0 1528.2
80 PSIG (5.5 Bar) 3.9 110.4 9.4 266.0 17.5 495.3 40.0 1132 70.0 1981.0
100 PSIG (6.4 Bar) 4.6 130.2 11.7 331.1 21.7 614.1 47.5 1344.3 83.0 2348.9
120 PSIG (8.4 Bar) 5.4 152.8 13.9 393.4 25.9 733.0 56.3 1593.3 96.0 2716.8

**Compressed Air Flows Through A Hole in Standard Cubic Feet Per Minute (SCFM)

FAQS

Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions relating to our Aluminum Air Wipes. If you need additional help with your application and/or can’t find an answer to your question, please call our factory at 1-289-236-2001 or email an Application Engineer at [email protected].

1. What is the recommended pressure that should be used with the Air Wipe?

Always try to use the lowest pressure that is possible for your application. Always use a pressure regulator to increase force/airflow to the point where your application problem is rectified. The maximum pressure of the Air Wipe is 250 PSIG.

2. Can I connect the cold end of a Vortex Tube to an Air Wipe?

No. This would cause an airflow restriction that would instantly produce back-pressure in excess of 5 PSIG! When this back-pressure is exceeded, the performance of the Vortex Tube will be negatively impacted.

3. Why use the Air Wipe, instead of the compressed air pipe with holes drilled in it?

The compressed air is amplified with a 30:1 ratio using the surrounding air to produce its high volume airflow. This will provide enough airflow to dry, cool, and clean while paying a fraction of the cost it would be to that of using straight compressed air.

4. What is the angle of the airflow from the Air Wipe?

The product traveling through the Air Wipe is hit by the airflow at a 30° angle (60° included angle)

5. What are the materials of construction for the Air Wipe?

The SUPREME AIR PRODUCTS™ Air Wipe is available in Aluminum, and Type 303 Stainless Steel for high temperature and/or corrosive applications. Type 316 Stainless Air Wipes can be manufactured upon special request.

6. How can I mount the Air Wipe?

There are two (2) ways you can mount the SUPREME AIR PRODUCTS™ Air Wipe.

  • Use ridged compressed air pipe to the support unit.
  • 1/4″-20 mounting holes on the bottom of the air wipe. The holes are 1/2″ depth thread, ideal for a bracket fabricated by the customer.

APPLICATIONS

Air Wiper drying cable

Air Wiper drying extrusion

Air Wiper Drying Wire

Air Wiper Drying Pipe

Air wiper drying Hydraulic Cylinder Piston Rod

DIMENSIONS

Click below to download PDF drawings with dimensions of our Air Wipes

AIR WIPE 360°
BOTTOM VIEW

AIR WIPE 360°
TOP & SIDE VIEW

DIMENSIONS: Regular Air Wipe & Hi-Temp Air Wipe
SIZES A B (Inlet) C (Hose) D E F
1/2″ 0.5″
(12 mm)
1/4″
NPTF
3/8″ I.D. 2.625″ 3.25″
(82.5 mm)
1″
(25 mm)
1″ 1.00″
(25 mm)
1/4″
NPTF
3/8″ I.D. 3″ 3.75″
(95 mm)
1″
(25 mm)
2″ 2.00″
(51 mm)
1/4″
NPTF
3/8″ I.D. 4″ 4.75″
(101 mm)
1″
(25 mm)
3″ 3.00″
(76 mm)
1/4″
NPTF
3/8″ I.D. 5″ 5.75″
(146 mm)
1″
(25 mm)
4″ 4.00″
(102 mm)
1/4″
NPTF
3/8″ I.D. 6″ 6.75″
(171 mm)
1″
(25 mm)
5″ 5.00″
(127 mm)
1/4″
NPTF
3/8″ I.D. 7″ 7.75″
(196 mm)
1″
(25 mm)
6″ 6.00″
(152 mm)
1/4″
NPTF
3/8″ I.D. 8″ 8.75″
(222 mm)
1″
(25 mm)

3D CAD FILES

Our 3D CAD files for Air Wipes are offered in 3 file formats available for download below.

1/2″ Air Wipe Unit Only

1″ Air Wipe Unit Only

2″ Air Wipe Unit Only

3″ Air Wipe Unit Only

4″ Air Wipe Unit Only

5″ Air Wipe Unit Only

6″ Air Wipe Unit Only

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Description

Supreme Air Products Corp. Air Wipers provide a uniform 360° airflow that is ideal for cleaning, wiping and drying of wire, cable, hose, extruded shapes, pipe and other round profiles. 30:1 Amplification ratio makes it efficient and quiet.

Additional information

Kit Equip

Unit Only, Standard Kit: Unit and Filter Separator, Deluxe Kit: Unit, Filter Separator, Pressure Regulator /w Gauge

Material

Aluminum, Stainless Steel

Diameter

1/2", 1", 2", 3", 4", 5", 6"

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