Air Saver Application Example: Machine Tool Applications

An Air Saver (sometimes referred to as a pulsing or pulsating air valve) is a pneumatic valve that converts constant flow of air to pulsing air. In open-ended pneumatic applications, compressed air consumption can be reduced by up to 50%, while performing the same amount of work.

Use pulsing air valve to reduce compressed air consumption by 50%

The Air Saver unit improves the efficiency of chip removal and cutting oil during the blow process by reducing overall cycle time.

Not only is the pulsing air more efficient at the removal of chips and cutting fluid, it also reduces air compressed air consumption by up to 50%. There is no need for electronics integration or sequence program adjustments in order to install an air saver unit on existing applications.

In the example below, the Model ASV5000 is used to cut compressed air consumption (and as a result, electricity consumption) by 50%. The ASV2000 valve can also be used in similar applications, where flow requirement is lower.

   BEFORE AFTER
Parker ASV5000 pulsating air valve

Parker ASV5000 Pulsing Air Valve

Compressed air being used to blow off chips and oil in machining application

Continuous air blow is being used to remove chips and oil from cutting surface

pulsing air being used in machining application to blow off chips and oil

Pulsing air blow generated by Parker ASV5000 valve is being used to remove chips and oil from cutting surface

Air Consumption 140 l/min 70 l/min
Annual Electrical Power Consumption 1,540 kWh/year  770 kWh/year
Annual CO2 Reduction - 0.23 t CO2/year
Source: Parker/Kuroda

 

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