Our air nozzles, air knives and air blow guns are designed to reduce sound levels and improve the efficiency of blowing with compressed air.
Blowing with compressed air is common in industry when cleaning, drying, cooling, sorting or transporting objects. Silvent air nozzles are used in fixed installations and make efficient use of compressed air. All Silvent air nozzles feature the optimal combination of high blowing force, low energy consumption and low noise levels.
Air knives are most commonly used to blow away liquids, grime, airborne debris, etc. from surfaces or objects. Silvent air knives create a broad and effective flow of air that produces a pneumatic scraping effect without mechanical contact. All Silvent air knives feature the optimal combination of high blowing force, low energy consumption and low noise levels.
Manual blowing with compressed air is common in industry when cleaning, drying or cooling objects. Silvent air blow guns make efficient use of compressed air. All Silvent air blow guns feature the optimal combination of high blowing force, low energy consumption and low noise levels, at the same time as they are ergonomically designed for professional use.
Some industries and processes need more blowing force than a regular air blow gun can generate. Therefore, Silvent has developed air blow guns with high blowing force. The blowing force ranges from twice as strong up to 30 times stronger than a regular air blow gun. All Silvent air blow guns are safe, quiet and efficient, and are developed for professional use.
The noise from compressed air valves is extremely hazardous, but equipping valve discharge ports with pneumatic mufflers often causes operational disturbances. Silvent pneumatic mufflers have integrated warning indicators. The technology basically entails that the pneumatic muffler itself sets the optimal combination of flow capacity and noise suppression thanks to the dynamic internal filter, which subsequently minimizes operational disturbances and eliminates clogging.
To optimize blowing, it is sometimes necessary to be able to make pressure or blowing angle adjustments, for example. In other cases protection against airborne debris may be needed. Silvent has different types of accessories for easily performing various blowing tasks, optimally and safely.
How it all began. Noisy industry demanded new technology.
Noise has been a challenge since modern manufacturing emerged. Early on, neither trade unions nor companies knew just how dangerous noise was. Ignorance led to hearing loss for many industrial workers. And so it became clear that a better understanding and a solution to the problem was necessary.
It became apparent in the beginning of the 1970s that many people in industry were suffering from hearing loss. Accordingly, the labor market parties in Sweden set up a group tasked with investigating the problem and presenting a proposal on how to reduce noise. Acoustic engineer Stig Ingemansson was commissioned to lead the project.
To get more information on the problem, the project group began by conducting field studies and measurements in Swedish industry. It became apparent that almost every industry had noise problems, i.e. sound levels above 85 dB(A). Blowing with compressed air was one of the processes that generated the most noise. It was noted that many of the companies used ordinary copper pipes, aka open pipes, for cleaning, drying, cooling, transporting and sorting with compressed air. Or they used air blow guns based on the same principle, an open pipe. Following an analysis of other markets in Europe and the United States, the markets were also discovered to use the same method. The problem with blowing compressed air through open pipes is the increased air turbulence created as soon as the air leaves the pipe. This results in very high, harmful sound levels. The project team understood they needed to develop a new solution if they were to reduce sound levels and hearing loss.
Creating a solution was a challenging undertaking. There was no earlier research in the field, nor any simulation software. What’s more, the production of prototypes was both time-consuming and difficult. It took several years of development before the Group developed a prototype in 1978 using technology that significantly reduced the sound level when blowing. The prototype was patented and named Silvent, an abbreviation of the Latin words for quiet wind; silencum ventum. The prototype still forms part of the air nozzle range and is known as SILVENT 209.
Because Ingemansson, who led the project, was never in-terested in selling air nozzles, he sold the patent rights for the prototype Silvent. For a few years there was no development. But the big breakthrough came in 1989 when Peder Ekberg and Åke Eliasson founded Silvent AB. Their passion and focus on R&D led more and more major cor-porations around the world to become aware of Silvent and its unique air nozzles. A success story had begun.
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