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  1. Factors Involved in Air Amplifier Design

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    Air amplifiers are industrial equipment designed to increase air pressure to improve pneumatic tool operation.  When centralized air pressure systems are insufficient to power air-driven tools, air amplifiers can fill localized demand. Depending on the type of unit, air amplifiers have various pressure and flow capabilities, ranging anywhere from 30 to 4,350 PSI. Because there is such a wide selection of air amplifier designs available on the market, it is important to carefully select the right one for your intended application.

    How Air Amplifiers Work

    Air-driven air amplifiers use the principle of differential areas to generate pressure. By having a higher ratio of inlet to outlet piston areas, air amplifiers utilize shop air, use some of that air as power to operate the unit (called the ‘drive air’), and intensifies the remainder of the inlet air into pressurized output. Shop air utilizes a four-way spool valve to affect cycling, then exhausts the drive air.  There are two main ways MAXPRO® Air Amplifier Systems achieve this:

    1. DLA Series:  A large air piston drives a smaller air piston to generate higher pressure levels.
    2. PLV Series:  These units have two fixed area pistons.  During cycling, the air amplifier utilizes one of the pistons to effectively double the incoming air pressure.

    MAXPRO® air amplifier systems include an air control package, the amplifier, air storage tank with drain valve, pressure relief valve and outlet pressure regulator with gauge.

    Sizing Air Amplifiers

    Consider these factors as you determine the right air amplifier for your application:

    Airflow

    Airflow demands are based on the application, environment, and specific equipment involved in each case.  Parameters to consider:

    • Available inlet air drive flow and pressure
    • Required outlet pressure
    • Required flow at outlet pressure

    Applications Requirements

    • What is the highest flow and pressure needed?
    • Describe typical machine cycle requirements

    Pressure

    It is crucial to figure out the highest and lowest air pressure requirement.  Remember you will need to store up higher pressure than is needed to provide the delta P needed for airflow.

    Other Considerations

    • Duty Cycle (Intermittent demand or 24/7 operation?)
    • Environment (hot, cold, inside, outside, clean, dirty?)
    • Future expansion of production line (will more volume be needed in the future?)
    • Future need for higher pressure and flow?
    • Distance to work (line lengths can become a factor for pressure and flow)

    Air Amplifiers From MAXPRO

    At MAXPRO, we have concentrated on helping our clients find the right air amplifiers and air amplifier systems for over 25 years. Customer service is our top priority.  Our knowledgeable engineers and sales staff are ready to help you select the best MAXPRO Air Amplifier System for your requirements.  Contact us today to learn more about our inventory or browse our catalog online.

     

  2. New Setting Up a Pressure Test Cube Video Available

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    Setting Up a Pressure Test Cube Video Available!

    Setting Up a Pressure Test Cube

    Learn to assemble a high pressure coned and threaded connection using a MAXPRO® Power Cube, Data Logger and custom-made coned and threaded tubing nipple made from in-stock tubing.

    To see more of our videos, click here.

  3. Our Coning & Threading Video

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    Our Coning & Threading Video is now available in Chinese & Japanese!

    The video is also available in Arabic, French, German and Spanish!

    Please check them out below or click here for more of our videos!

    Maxpro Coning and Threading Machine

    Coning and Threading Machine Video in (Arabic)

    Coning and Threading Machine Video in (Chinese)

    Coning and Threading Machine Video in (French)

    Coning and Threading Machine Video in (German)

    Coning and Threading Machine Video in (Japanese)

    Coning and Threading Machine Video in (Spanish)

  4. Custom Burst Test System Video

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    Custom Burst Test System Video Available!


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    Custom Burst Test System

    Custom Burst Test System featuring GoPro® footage of high-pressure sample bursting. This system features the GX60 Maximator® Liquid Pump.

    To see more of our videos, click here.

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