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With its high velocity, high impact air stream, the Republic Air Knife System can completely remove liquids typically found following a rinse operation. The air knives are engineered, manufactured and tested to provide 99.9% of moisture and debris removal from products prior to labeling, ink jet laser coding, packaging or other secondary operations.

Centrifugal air is used to power Republic Air Knife Systems. Pairing our Republic Nozzle Knives with our efficient Republic Centrifugal Blowers provides the precise air flow and pressure required to dry under and around a bottle’s sealed cap.

BOTTLE DRYING SOLUTIONS

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Moisture removal to avoid crooked labels.

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Moisture removal to avoid peeling labels and corrosion.

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Moisture removal to avoid water spots

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Moisture removal to avoid smeared printing

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Moisture removal to avoid water hazards

BOTTLE DRYING APPLICATION IMAGES

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Republic Air Knives are mounted on both sides of the conveyor line with Republic Adjustable Mounting Brackets, positioned precisely to shear water from the sides of the bottles.

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The drying process begins with a Republic Air Knife positioned directly above the cap to force water off the cap and away from the bottle.

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Republic recommends cutting rails so the airstream is uninterrupted and provides optimized drying results.

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Air is piped through stainless steel tubing or PVC smooth bore hose to reduce friction, providing the ideal flow and pressure. Flex hose is available for sharp bends.

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Republic Centrifugal Blowers are available with a multitude of motor/pulley combinations for custom solutions.

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Because not all applications are the same, Republic manufactures a variety of manifolds, elbows, brackets, stands and enclosures to insure optimal drying results.

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Republic manufactures manifolds such that one blower may power multiple air knives. Republic's Air Knife Brackets are fully adjustable and hold the air knives steady throughout the drying process.

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Republic draws from decades of knowledge and experience to apply proven formulas to insure bottles are fully dry.

AIR KNIFE SYSTEM SET-UP FOR BOTTLE DRYING




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NEW CHALLENGES FOR THE BOTTLING INDUSTRY

New aluminum bottles provide benefits consumers love. They, however, come with a new set of drying problems. Much like aluminum cans, water spots are easily visible and ruin the appeal of thoughtful package branding. In addition, the cap is very difficult to dry leading to rust and combustion.

Republic has a unique solution for these aluminum bottles providing dry, spotless product.This solution is already providing positive results for bottlers. Contact us to discuss your application.

 

REPUBLIC AIR KNIFE ACCESSORIES

Republic All-In-One

Drop-in solution complete with blower, air knives, and piping
Lateral Slides® reduce operational changeover time
Easy access for maintenance
Reduce noise levels

Republic Overspray Enclosure

Drop-in solution for air knife systems and conveyors
Easy access for maintenance
Reduce noise levels
Multiple options available for a variety of conveyor sizes