Industrial Solutions for Vortex Tubes

Metal Fabricating - Tapping

Tapping brass clips is completed without messy liquid coolants using air from a Vortex Tube to cool the tap. The brass does not have a chance to gum up, the cut is cleaner, and secondary operations are eliminated.
Metal Fabricating - Tapping

 

Plastic - Slitting

Cutting wheels on this slitter can work at top speed and stay sharper longer - when cold air from Vortex Tubes eliminates the friction heat build-up. The trim edge is also cleaner.
Plastic - Slitting

 

Transportation Spot-Welding

Cooling this spot-welding operation with a Vortex Tube virtually eliminates secondary smoothing operations, and greatly improves the appearance of the product.

Transportation Spot-Welding

 

Metalworking - Single Point Threading

Heat build-up in this single point threading operation can shorten tool life and produce a rough thread. Clean, dry, sub-zero cooling allows increased speed, while eliminating tool microcracking and premature failure.

Metalworking - Single Point Threading

 


Uses for Vortex Tubes

  • Cool manufacturing processes: machining plastics or metals, wood working, soldering, adhesive application, heat sealing, sewing needles, mold tooling and many others.
  • In the laboratory: cool and dehumidify gas samples, cool environmental chambers.
  • "Temperature cycle" electronic components, instruments, switches and thermostats.
  • Air condition electronic control enclosures: CNC cabinets, industrial PCs, PLCs and motor controls.
  • Generate hot air to +230°F (+110°C), without a spark or explosion hazard to soften plastic, melt glues and seal packaging.
  • Cool workers wearing protective gear.

AiRTX Vortex Tube Advantages

  • No moving parts, portable, lightweight and low cost.
  • Uses no electricity, freon or chemicals; just filtered, factory compressed air.
  • No spark hazard, RF/EMI interference.
  • Instant on/off, easy to control, cools without waste.
  • No residue to clean up, no parts washing needed.
  • Reliable, maintenance-free, durable Stainless Steel construction.
  • Input air flows of 8, 10, 15, 25, and 35 cfm (220,280,420, 700, 990 lpm); up to 2800 BTU/H (630 Kcal/H) cooling capacity.
  • Two sizes available.