Hot Air Blowers
Your options are unlimited when using Leister heat sources and air blowers for applications requiring controlled, focused hot air. Leister heaters, blowers, and hot-air tools are used in all arenas in which hot air is needed in the manufacturing process, including mechanical engineering, auto, food, packaging, and building industries, just to name a few examples.
An air heat blower works by passing air across a heated element to elevate the temperature of the air. Hot air can be used for various applications ranging from heating a space to drying coatings and parts, or from de-flashing plastic components to heating parts in manufacturing process.
Air Blowers: Types, Uses, and Benefits
What is an Air Blower?
An air blower is a useful tool that has many domestic and commercial applications. It is a piece equipment or device that increases the velocity of air when the air is passed through equipped impellers. You will commonly see these tools used in the manufacturing process, including exhausting, aspirating, cooling, ventilating, and conveying. They can also be used for any application that requires a controlled focus of air, whether that application is small or large.
While an air blower is a great tool, it is essential to be aware that there are a few different types available, and it’s important to learn the difference so that you can find the best type for your needs. Below, you’ll learn more about the different types available for your consideration.
Hot Air Blowers
An air heat blower works by passing air across a heated element to elevate the temperature of the air. Hot air can be used for various applications ranging from heating a space, to drying coatings and parts, to de-flashing plastic components, to heating parts in a manufacturing process.
Cold Air Blowers
A cold air blower is the opposite of a hot air blower in that it passes air across a cooling element to lower the temperature of the air or to prevent localized air from raising in temperature. Cold air blowers can be used for keeping equipment or rooms cool, to cooling applications for a variety of industrial machining processes, to extending tool life, to maintenance operations.
Features of Air Blowers
When thinking about what type of hot air blower would work best for you, consider the on-board thermocouple, the on-board temperature control, the size, and the air flow control.
On-Board Thermocouple: When using a hot air blower, the temperature is very important, and you may need to carefully monitor the temperature depending on the application. For these applications, you’ll want to use a hot air blower that has an onboard thermocouple as opposed to an external temperature controller. An onboard thermocouple allows you to easily measure temperature so that you can make adjustments if necessary.
Onboard Temperature Control: There are also air blowers that have an onboard temperature control system, which is essential if you need to change the temperature and/or if you will be using the air blower for several different applications. While you’ll find that air blowers with temperature control may be more expensive, savings are likely in the long run as they are more economical than using an external control component because you can use closed-loop control.
Compact: Air blowers come in a range of sizes. You can find compact hot air blower tools that can bring a range of benefits and will be useful for many different applications. Of course, for larger industrial applications, you may require a much larger air blower, and these are also available.
Air Flow Control: You may need to consider air flow control. Some applications will require high flow direction (open element), such as a large cavity that needs to be filled with hot air or low flow direction (full supported element) that will be useful for when high temperatures are required. Many hot air heaters allow for a variable airflow setting.
Benefits of Air Blowers
In many industries, there’s the choice of using compressed air or air blowers. When there is a choice, air blowers have many advantageous benefits. First of all, air blowers are significantly more efficient. The operating cost is low, and they only provide clean air since they don’t use any kind of oil lubrication or water filters. Another benefit is that the air exhaust is free of condensate.
Because air blowers are independent pieces of equipment, they don’t rely on other equipment to function. For example, they don’t rely on high pressure piping or drop lines. And when you turn off an air blower, it doesn’t affect the operation, especially when additional air blowers are in use.
Air blowers can be used for many different applications both in commercial and domestic settings, and for projects that are either small or large. It’s important to find the best type for your particular needs. Consider if you need a compact blower, or one with adjustable temperature controls, or one that allows you to control the air flow itself. Leister air blowers have a wide range of choices that allow you to compare each easily so you can find the perfect one for you. If you need any assistance or would like further information, please know that we’re here to help you! You can call us directly at 1-800-694-1472 or click to read our blog that helps you discover which air blower is right for you.
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