One of the nation’s largest producers of lead acid batteries chose JetAir Technologies innovative drying systems to address major quality control issues with large scale shipments of batteries to important automotive end users.
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By choosing JetAir, the customer was able to solve a major problem that plagues many battery facilities - after the batteries are filled with acid, they are then capped and run through a waterfall bath for cleaning. Oftentimes, a small amount of water or is able to get underneath the caps which can then leak out during shipping. When the large pallets of batteries are delivered to end users, any evidence of moisture on the pallet is deemed to be battery acid and the entire pallet is rejected.
Through extensive testing on the customer’s actual batteries, JetAir Applications Engineers were able to find a solution to this problem. A completely custom Tunnel was designed that could completely dry the surface of the batteries and remove nearly 98% of the moisture.
The JetAir Drying Tunnel was constructed entirely out of PVC and 316 stainless steel in order to withstand years of exposure to battery acid. The tunnel was powered by two highly efficient JET-3 blowers and a series of JetBlast air knives. The JetBlast nozzles did a superior job of projecting the air stream, allowing the air to penetrate benneath the battery caps, ensuring no future shipment rejects. This was accomplished in only 6 feet of line length - far fewer than the massive and outdated drying tunnels that had been used previously.
JetAir’s Battery Customer chose JetAir based on superior and more efficient drying technologies, as well as due to JetAir’s highly responsive design process and industry leading support. JetAir engineers were in regular contact from the very beginning; a process that included in-person demos, multiple and extensive design reviews, a 12 hour operational test, and a final factory acceptance test onsite.
STANMECH is the exclusive distributor of JetAir products in Canada.