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The History Of Air Knives

Air Knives have been used in manufacturing since the 1950s. Before this, heat lamps had been used to remove water particles from objects on production lines.

This method was only found to be partially effective, as it was not able to remove solid phase residue, and required a great deal of time and space to operate.



SIBA at BrauBeviale 2018

We were delighted to note that SIBA were one of the presenters showcasing at the recent BrauBeviale 2018.

BrauBeviale is one of the key global exhibitions for the food and drink industry. The 2018 exhibition, held in November 2018 in Nuremberg was the largest one to date, with over 1,000 exhibitors and 40,000 visitors.

Despite the range of presentations on offer, SolvAir made a point of attending the SIBA presentation to find out about the new quality seal on offer for small and independent brewers in the UK.



SolvAir’s Eco-Blow at BevExpo 2019, Coventry

SolvAir are delighted to announce that we will be showcasing one of our latest designs – the Eco-Blow – at BevExpo 2019. This year, BevExpo is being held at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry on June 25th and 26th 2019. We will be there for the whole event, and you can find us at Stand 76.

SolvAir’s Eco-Blow is a compact, flexible and economical twin Air Knife system that is designed to fit on existing packaging and filling lines. This means it can help low to medium volume production lines – such craft breweries and wineries – improve performance and cut energy costs. It uses a small amount of energy in comparison to compressed air systems – with around 60% to 80% savings.



BFBi Meeting: Robinson’s Brewery, Stockport

We were very interested to be invited to the recent BFBi Meeting. BFBi is a trade association for the food and drink industry that is unique because they seek to represent the whole value chain – from growers to distribution. They are particularly focussed on sustainability and bringing their Members together to help strengthen the industry overall. Mike went along to Stockport to see what it was all about.

The meeting was held in Stockport, Cheshire at the Robinson Brewery Visitor Centre on Thursday 22nd November. This two hour session focussed on re-branding for BFBi along with introducing a more interactive website, roadshows, and additional activities.



BrauBeviale 2018

SolvAir are delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting at BrauBeviale 2018, 13th – 15th November 2018, at the Exhibition Centre, Nuremberg.

The promotional material for BrauBeviale 2018 has been really interesting – it is promising to be huge, comprising nine halls and 1,1000 exhibitors as it stands. Organisers have been seeking to generate buzz in advance of the opening on the 13th by highlighting this year’s focus as advanced technologies, innovations and “lively marketing concepts” – or, in short what is new and exciting in the beverage industry.



SolvAir announce launch of most efficient system

SolvAir are delighted to announce that we will be launching our latest and most efficient system to date shortly. In response to customer feedback, this innovative new system will incorporate our new ‘Integrated Air Control’ as an enhancement to our high efficiency blowers, providing customers with a motor-mounted control device as well as reduced costs.



Christmas Break – Opening Times

We would like to wish you all festive greetings and a happy 2018.

This year has been fantastic for SolvAir thanks to our dedicated staff and excellent clients. We have exciting plans for 2018 and look forward to keeping you up to date on developments as they unfold.

If you need to contact us over the Christmas period we will be available until 12pm (noon) on the 21st December and return on the 2nd January 2018.

Best wishes and good luck for a successful year.



Cost Saving Blow-Off System for Ceramic Tile Manufacturers

We are pleased to announce that our production engineer Matt Davies has just completed the installation of a new, bespoke blow-off system for ceramic tile manufacturing. This exciting new energy efficient system replaces Air Nozzles and so reduces immediately energy costs so the client sees a quick return on their investment.



drinktec 2017 – Beverage & Liquid Food Exhibition

SolvAir are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at drinktec 2017. Held every four years drinktec is the world’s leading exhibition for the beverage and liquid food industry and is the top meeting place for the entire sector to come together to see advancements and innovations first hand.



Successful Air Knife Drying System Installation Video

We are delighted to report that our Polish distributor, Vector Sp.z.o.o, based in Poznan, has just successfully completed the installation of an energy efficient bottle drying system for Cisowianka. Cisowianka are a mineral water bottling company based in Nałęczów, Eastern Poland and they kindly allowed a video presentation to be made of the installation which is a fantastic example of the drying system in practice.



Custom Air Knife Drying Systems

As You Like It!

Think air dryers can’t be customised? Think again!

Recently one of our clients in Sweden who specialise in healthcare product manufacturing contacted us to ask about whether we could customise a Paxton air knife drying system to work with their current setup. Shown in the photo are the Paxton AT1200 15kW high speed centrifugal blowers that we supplied and these included variations on our standard design which met the client’s specific requirements, such as with inclusion of an ATEX rated electric motor and labelling/colour coding that worked with their internal systems.



Turnkey Solution Result For Food Producer

SolvAir was recently contacted to supply a container drying system for a food producer. After consideration the solution we provided was a turnkey high quality stainless steel package.

The system we provided would be operated in a ‘high-care’ food production area therefore hygienic design and construction was paramount. It included the drying system components which were housed in an enclosure, as well as the conveyor and the system controls. This type of custom solution demonstrates our ability to review the criteria set by our client and provide an all-encompassing system which is simply integrated into our clients production line.



SolvAir launch new Circular Air Knife design

Energy efficiency is at the heart of every SolvAir Air Knife System. Our Circular Air Knives are widely used for cable/tube drying applications and for plastics/rubber extrusion lines where they effectively remove water after cooling baths. Following on from this we are excited to announce we have launched a new design. Our range of Circular Air Knives are designed for use with high pressure blowers rather than costly compressed air and can be used to remove coolants from the surfaces of formed/pressed sections and profiles.



New Website Launch

We’re proud to announce that our new website is now live!

We’ve totally re-built this website from the ground up, focusing on making content easier to digest and find. Hopefully we’ve made it much easier for existing and potential clients to find out who are, the Air Knife and drying solutions & services we have to offer – and how we can help.

The new features which are key to this goal are detailed below.



Air Knife Systems at a Glance

A 60 second video overview

We get a lot of questions about how air knife systems work. To help, and for anyone interested, we have put together a very quick 60 seconds video overview of everything you need to know about air knife systems in general.



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