Vortec cold air guns use vortex tube technology and filtered compressed air to produce sub-freezing air as low as -30 deg F (-34 deg C) for numerous industrial spot cooling applications. With no moving parts to wear out, cold air guns require no electricity at the target, just a compressed air source.
Cold air guns are most often used for cooling of metal parts, in the machining and repair of metals, plastics, wood, ceramics and other materials. Cold-air machining outperforms mist coolants and substantially increases tool life and feed rates on dry machining operations. The effective cooling from a cold air gun can eliminate heat-related parts growth while improving parts tolerance and surface finish quality. Cold air guns have adjustable temperature and flow settings; and some models have a frost free nozzle to eliminate mess from frost and condensation.
Related Glossary Terms
Cutting tool materials based on aluminum oxide and silicon nitride. Ceramic tools can withstand higher cutting speeds than cemented carbide tools when machining hardened steels, cast irons and high-temperature alloys.
Rate of change of position of the tool as a whole, relative to the workpiece while cutting.
Minimum and maximum amount a workpiece dimension is allowed to vary from a set standard and still be acceptable.