Related Glossary Terms
Fluid that reduces temperature buildup at the tool/workpiece interface during machining. Normally takes the form of a liquid such as soluble or chemical mixtures (semisynthetic, synthetic) but can be pressurized air or other gas. Because of water’s ability to absorb great quantities of heat, it is widely used as a coolant and vehicle for various cutting compounds, with the water-to-compound ratio varying with the machining task. See cutting fluid; semisynthetic cutting fluid; soluble-oil cutting fluid; synthetic cutting fluid.
EXAIR’s Model 1004SS, M4 NPT back blow air nozzle delivers a small, effective airflow for blowing debris and liquids from small pipe or hose inside diameters, channel, bores, holes, internal threads and other internal part features. An array of holes provide a forceful 360 degree airflow to clear out coolant, chips and light oils from machining processes. This nozzle prevents blowing chips further into a part, tube or pipe and eliminates any safety hazard created by blowing debris out the far end of a pipe or tube.
The Model 1004SS back blow air nozzle thread is M4 x 0.5 and manufactured with a small profile. This nozzle will fit inside openings as small as 1/4 inch (6.3mm) and is effective on diameters up to 1 inch (25.4mm). It is constructed of type 316 stainless steel to provide durability and superior resistance to corrosion. Installation is simplified and a secure fit is assured with flats milled on the body.
Because airflow is directed back toward the operator, personal protective equipment is recommended. Chip shields to protect the operator from the exiting debris are available. Extension pipes are stocked in 6 inches, 12 inches, 24 inches and 36 inches to provide necessary reach for cleaning out longer tube and pipe diameters.
Sound level is low at 80 dBA and meets OSHA noise requirement 29 CFR 1910.95(a), as well as being CE compliant.