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Air Knives & Knife Systems

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Air knives are powerful and versatile tools used in various industrial applications for cleaning, drying, and removing debris from surfaces. These innovative devices utilize high-velocity airflow to effectively and efficiently perform a wide range of tasks, improving productivity and ensuring optimal performance in industrial processes.

At Paxton Products, we specialize in providing top-quality air knife systems that are designed to meet the diverse needs of our customers. Our air knives offer numerous benefits and features, making them an essential tool for industries across the board.

Available in both aluminum and 304 stainless steel, Paxton Air Knives and Air Knife Drying Systems are designed to give maximum efficiency for high velocity air drying and blow off applications. These systems feature a continuous, uninterrupted air slot design that delivers uniform air coverage over the project area with a standard gap setting of 0.055 inches. In addition to this, the rugged 304 Stainless Steel construction of the air knives is also able to stand up to the harsh detergents used in washdown facilities.


Features and Benefits:

  • Available in both Aluminum and 304 Stainless Steel
  • 304 Stainless Steel construction protects in harsh, corrosive and wet environments
  • Delivers uniform coverage over targeted areas with a standard gap setting of 0.055 inches
  • A side inlet is standard on all Paxton Products Air Knives (top, front, and dual inlets are also available)


Other Applications:

  • Shearing water and chemicals from surfaces after washing
  • Drying products prior to date coding and/or labeling (i.e. Bottling and Canning Facilities)
  • After applying coatings to parts, foods, products, etc., excess coating can be sheared off to evenly distribute the coating
  • After cutting or machining, debris and scrap can be effectively removed from metal, wood, cardboard, plastic and other surfaces
  • Drying fruit and other food products after washdown
  • Packaged foods are air dried without adding excessive heat


Performance Specifications:

Pressure (Inches of Water) Air Knife Flow (cfm) per Inch of Air Knife
40 9.5
50 10.5
60 11.3
70 12.2

Key Benefits of Air Knives

  1. Efficient Cleaning and Drying - Air Knives generate a concentrated and controlled stream of air that effectively removes moisture, dust, debris, and other contaminants from surfaces. Whether you need to dry bottles, clean conveyor belts, or remove excess liquids from products, our air knife systems deliver exceptional cleaning and drying capabilities.
  2. Energy Efficiency - We understand the importance of energy conservation and cost-effectiveness in industrial operations. Our air knife systems are engineered to maximize performance while minimizing energy consumption. By utilizing advanced technology and efficient design, we help you reduce energy costs and contribute to a sustainable future.
  3. Customization Options - Every industrial application is unique, and we recognize the need for tailored solutions. Our air knife systems can be customized to meet your specific requirements, including size, configuration, and air velocity. Our team of experts will work closely with you to design an air knife system that seamlessly integrates into your processes and delivers optimal results.
  4. Versatility - Air Knives are incredibly versatile tools that can be used in a wide range of industries and applications. From food and beverage processing to automotive manufacturing, air knives can effectively remove water, dry surfaces, cool products, and even control static electricity. With our air knife systems, you can achieve efficient and reliable results across various processes.
  5. Durability and Reliability - We understand the demanding nature of industrial environments, which is why our air knife systems are built to last. Constructed from high-quality materials and engineered for durability, our systems can withstand harsh conditions and heavy usage. With minimal maintenance requirements, our air knives provide long-lasting performance and reliability.
  6. Expert Support and Service - At Paxton Products, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer service and technical support. Our team of knowledgeable professionals is available to assist you throughout the entire process, from selecting the right air knife system to installation and ongoing maintenance. We are committed to ensuring that your air knife system operates at its best and delivers the desired results.