Vortex Tubes are devices that work on a standard compressed air supply. Air enters the vortex tube and is literally split into two parts - cold air at one end, and hot air at the other - all without any moving parts. Vortex Tubes have an adjustable valve at the "hot" end which controls the volume of the air flow, and the temperature exiting at the cold end. By adjusting the valve, you control the "cold fraction" which is the percentage of total input compressed air that exits the cold end of the Vortex Tube. Our Vortex Tubes may also be supplied with a fixed preset "cold fraction" instead of an adjustable valve. Inside is the interchangeable brass "generator" which can alter the air used in the Vortex Tube, and control the temperature ranges you wish to have at the cold and hot ends. There are several ranges of generators for compressed air capacity. There are also two basic types of generators - one to produce the extreme cold temperatures (maximum cold temperature out called the C generator) and one type to produce the maximum amount of cooling (maximum refrigeration called the H generator).
|Usage/Application||Spot Cooling, Dry Machining|
|Cooling Capacity||400 - 5000 btuh|
|Operating Medium||Compressed Air|
Vortex tubes use a brass generator as a standard item rather than cheap plastic for longer lifespan and for applications in high temperature environments. With virtually no moving parts, the vortex tube takes compressed air and converts it to cold air at one end and hot air at the other.
Temperature as low as minus 50° F (minus 46° C) can be achieved at the cold end and up to 260° F (127° C) at the hot end.
Vortex tubes are available in three basic sizes and in several packaged versions.
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