By Design Engineering staffFluid Power Machine Building Parker Hannifin pneumatics
Parker Unit cuts compressed air costs by 40-50 percent vs. constant flow systems.
Parker Hannifin Corporation’s Pneumatic Division introduced the company’s Air Saver Unit that reduces compressed air costs by as much as 40 to 50 percent over typical constant flow applications, the company says. Rather than a continuous flow, the Air Saver generates a rapid pulse of air, cuts air costs but also improves efficiency, by striking a part repeatedly in drying and debris removal applications. The Air Saver is available in port sizes ranging from M5 (5 CFM flow) to 1¼-inch (530 CFM). Other features include adjustable pulse frequency and duty cycle, a silicon-free grease version for paint shop applications, and an on time/off time adjustment needle.