It seems like at the end of every fiscal year, companies are tasked with doing the balancing act of trying to balance the cost of staff and equipment. If you’re looking for a higher powered and more efficient blower for your next project, consider buying a regenerative blower for your facility. The benefits far outweigh the costs and could help spur profits at your company in a major way.
Here is everything you need to know about this type of blower and what it can mean for you.
A New Way of Handling Air
If you’re looking for a totally new way of handling air, regenerative blowers are the best thing to happen to your business in a long time. When you need to push a large volume of air out without the need for intense pressure, they provide the solution. If you’re looking for something to replace your vacuum pump, consider trying out one of these blowers to get more out of your equipment.
Vacuum pumps work on a specific type of principle that requires a lot of energy and power to get the job done. Finding an effective replacement that’s less resource heavy was a challenge but regenerative blowers can handle the job.
Based on the science of non-positive displacement, they can actually fully generate molecules of air. These molecules can then be used to create a vacuum or inverse pressure.
This technology isn’t completely new, but it wasn’t well understood for a long time. When industrial equipment makers found a way for these gadgets to suit the needs of industrial manufacturing, they unlocked a whole new market. While the many potentials of these tools will make one perfect for your next big project, there might be applications that haven’t even been discovered yet.
The Basics of these Blowers
These systems are considered regenerative because of the actual way that they operated. Rather than an electric motor or a gas-powered belt drive engine, the design is a direct drive that gives you the power you need.
Attached to the motor shaft is an impeller in the monobloc. It rotates at 3000 rpm or more to build up the kind of pressure that you need to get the job done. When the impeller starts its rotation, it captures air in between each blade to build up pressure. Inside the channels, the air is pushed too and from around the circumference of the motor.
Air returns to the base of the blade immediately, which is a continual process to help build pressure. The more unobstructed the process is, the more powerful the vacuum strength or air pressure it produces are. These devices can be very powerful because of this compact design that is constantly regenerating.
For longer and more dependable life of your blower, monitor its function and your use of it. It should be regularly cleaned and maintained to ensure that you get the most out of your investment. Depending on your project, inefficiencies in your equipment could cost you money or damage the materials you’re producing your products with.
Built for Engineers
No matter what kind of company you run, any engineers on your team are going to love using regenerative blowers. The kind of power they offer combined with the lack of need for you to monitor and maintain them frequently is a gift to your engineering team. Your team is going to love the opportunity to use a powerful tool that doesn’t fail as often as other air blowers.
Since the only part of your regenerative blower that moves is the impeller, there’s really only one piece that could suffer wear and tear. The impeller doesn’t touch the housing channel so it doesn’t suffer wear and tear from that. The only part that’s going to suffer wear is going to be your self-lubricated bearings.
Using regenerative blowers, you won’t have to use any oil at all. Those self-lubricating elements mean that the regenerative blower can keep running without you needing to do any serious maintenance for a while. There isn’t even a need to mess with the in or out valves for any reason.
Blowers can be placed on a wide variety of surfaces and easily mounted without worry. You won’t have to worry about any disruptive noise because these blowers function so smoothly and efficiently.
Be Careful when Installing
One of the reasons why many blowers fail is that they’ve been installed correctly. Another reason that problems arise is when blowers are improperly operated by staff. You need to train your staff properly so that you can get the most out of your equipment and don’t unintentionally damage it.
Because of the lack of complicated moving parts, there are fewer risks of your blower becoming inactive. However, if the impeller is disrupted or if you interfere with the function of the motor, you’ll end up with a broken blower. Inserting anything into the blower or putting debris into the motor is going to cause issues.
Particles wedged between the impeller and the housing cause undue friction and could even combust. Get yourself a filter that’s 10 microns in thickness to ensure that you get the most out of your airflow without allowing debris in.
Blowers can also fall apart if they’re over pressurized. Many blowers have a place for air passage to ensure that the motor stays cool. If you don’t leave that space, your device can suffer faults.
A Regenerative Blower is your Next Big Upgrade
If you make a regenerative blower your next major upgrade, you can bring your next project up a notch. You’ll be able to improve efficiency while lowering your maintenance costs.
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