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Used Air Cannons


Used Air Cannons for Sale

  • Also known as high-velocity industrial fans, these fans provide rapid air movement to cool down warehouses and facilities of any size.
  • Air cannons can move air over large distances to cool huge areas and take up less space than an industrial barrel fan or a pedestal fan.
  • High-velocity fans are an excellent solution for circulating air in a warehouse facility that keeps energy expenses down.
  • While designed for cooling down large areas quickly, air cannons can be used to dry areas rapidly and keeping sediment out of the air at work sites.
  • ASI pays top dollar for used air cannons: Learn More About Our Purchasing Program
Used Air Cannon - 28" Diameter
Used Air Cannon - 28" Diameter
  • 28" Diameter
  • Improved Air Circulation
  • Reduced Energy Costs
  • Enhanced Ventilation
Used Patterson High Velocity Fans
Used Patterson High Velocity Fans
  • 22" Size Available
  • Ceiling Mount Included
  • Low Energy Consumption
  • Moves Air Vast Distances

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We Buy Used Warehouse Equipment

Are you moving or liquidating your facility and looking to sell your used warehouse equipment or material? American Surplus Inc. can help! American Surplus Inc. offers a purchasing program for new and used warehouse and material handling equipment. Learn more about our purchasing program online or call our sales office at (800) 876-3736 to get started.

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About Air Cannons

High velocity fans are heavy-duty and designed with blades that spin at accelerated speeds to launch air over long distances. Industrial barrel fans are often used to ventilate confined spaces, dry up wet or humid environments, and cool workers off when a facility has no air-conditioning. Barrel fans are ideal for air movement or ventilation for aisles, shipping/staging areas, loading docks, parking garages, truck cooling, pick modules, workstations, personal cooling, or condensation control.

High velocity industrial fans are great for basically any area of your warehouse or factory! These are available as either stationary units, sometimes equipped with a frame, or are mountable and attached to ceiling or wall mounting brackets. We offer both styles to best fit your needs. When buying used from American Surplus you can shop with confidence. Every fan that leaves our warehouse is inspected and tested prior to shipping to ensure that only the highest quality used equipment makes its way to our customers. Contact a member of our sales staff today to learn which air cannon is the right fit to your operation.

Some advantages of industrial barrel fans, also referred to as high-velocity industrial fans:

  • Low energy consumption
  • Great for small and large space
  • Cost-effective
  • Moves air far distances quickly
  • Effective in circulating air
  • Great for small and large spaces
  • Control humidity and overheating

Installing industrial warehouse fans in your facility can be a wise investment. At American Surplus, we promise premium quality and thoroughly inspected used industrial fans and air curtains that will stand the test of time at a fraction of the cost of new! For more information about the benefits of these fans or to discuss the right fans for your company, give the professionals at American Surplus Inc. a call today at (800) 876-3736 or request a quote online.

Advantages of Air Cannons

Air cannons, also known as air blasters or air knifes, offer several advantages in industrial settings. Here are some key advantages:

  • Efficient Material Flow: Air cannons are used to prevent material blockages and improve the flow of bulk materials in chutes, hoppers, silos, and other equipment. By dislodging and loosening stuck or compacted materials, they help ensure a continuous and efficient material flow, reducing downtime and improving productivity.
  • Cost-Effective Solution: Air cannons provide a cost-effective alternative to manual labor or mechanical equipment for clearing blockages. They are easy to install, require minimal maintenance, and operate using compressed air, making them a cost-efficient solution for improving material handling processes.
  • Versatility: Air cannons can be applied to various industries and a wide range of materials, including powders, granular materials, aggregates, coal, ores, cement, food products, and more. Their versatility makes them suitable for use in mining, manufacturing, agriculture, power generation, and other industries.
  • Increased Equipment Lifespan: By preventing material build-up and blockages, air cannons help reduce stress on equipment components such as conveyor belts, chutes, and feeders. This helps extend the lifespan of the equipment, minimizing maintenance costs and downtime associated with repairs or replacements.
  • Enhanced Safety: Material blockages can pose safety hazards, such as equipment damage, accidents, or spills. Air cannons help prevent these risks by effectively clearing blockages and maintaining smooth material flow, ensuring a safer working environment for operators, and reducing the potential for accidents.
  • Improved Process Efficiency: The efficient flow of materials facilitated by air cannons results in improved process efficiency. By preventing interruptions and material flow bottlenecks, they contribute to streamlined production, consistent output, and optimized operational efficiency.
  • Environmental Benefits: Air cannons offer environmental advantages by reducing the need for manual interventions, which may involve hazardous work conditions. They also minimize the reliance on more energy-intensive or environmentally damaging methods for clearing blockages, promoting sustainability in industrial processes.
  • Customizable Solutions: Air cannons are available in various sizes and configurations, allowing for customized solutions tailored to specific application requirements. They can be strategically positioned and adapted to suit different material characteristics, flow rates, and equipment configurations, ensuring optimal performance.
  • Quick and Effective Clearing: Air cannons deliver powerful bursts of compressed air, capable of dislodging even the most stubborn material blockages. Their rapid and forceful action provides a quick and effective method for clearing and restoring material flow, minimizing downtime, and improving productivity.
  • Easy Installation and Operation: Air cannons are relatively easy to install, requiring minimal modifications to existing equipment. They typically operate using compressed air systems readily available in industrial settings. Once installed, air cannons are straightforward to operate, often requiring simple activation mechanisms or automated control systems.

Air Cannons Applications

Air cannons, also known as air blasters or air knifes, find applications in diverse industrial settings. Here are some common applications for air cannons:

  • Material Handling: Air cannons are extensively used in material handling processes to prevent blockages and enhance the flow of bulk materials in chutes, hoppers, silos, bins, and conveyors. They dislodge bridged or compacted materials, ensuring a smooth and continuous flow.
  • Mining and Quarrying: In the mining and quarrying industries, air cannons are employed to remove buildup or blockages in ore chutes, crusher feeders, transfer points, and other material handling equipment. They improve material flow, reducing downtime and optimizing production efficiency.
  • Cement and Concrete Production: Air cannons assist in the efficient flow of cement, aggregates, and other materials in cement plants and concrete production facilities. They help prevent material blockages in silos, preheaters, kilns, and other processing equipment, ensuring a consistent supply of materials.
  • Power Generation: Air cannons play a crucial role in power plants by preventing ash and coal buildup in boilers, hoppers, and ash handling systems. They help maintain uninterrupted fuel supply, improve combustion efficiency, and reduce maintenance requirements.
  • Steel and Metal Processing: In steel mills and metal processing facilities, air cannons are utilized to clear blockages in blast furnaces, ladles, conveyors, and casting equipment. They ensure smooth material flow and prevent disruptions in the production process.
  • Food and Beverage Production: Air cannons are employed in the food and beverage industry to improve material flow and prevent clogging in processing equipment such as hoppers, bins, mixers, and packaging lines. They aid in maintaining consistent production and preventing product contamination.
  • Grain Handling and Agriculture: Air cannons assist in the handling and storage of grains, seeds, and agricultural products. They prevent material bridging or jamming in silos, elevators, and grain handling equipment, ensuring efficient and controlled flow.
  • Pulp and Paper Industry: Air cannons are used in the pulp and paper industry to prevent blockages and maintain material flow in chutes, hoppers, digesters, and conveyors. They aid in preventing production disruptions and optimizing paper manufacturing processes.
  • Recycling and Waste Management: Air cannons help in the efficient handling and processing of recyclable materials and waste. They prevent material buildup or blockages in recycling equipment, balers, compactors, and sorting systems, improving productivity and reducing maintenance.
  • Chemical and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing: Air cannons assist in maintaining material flow and preventing blockages in chemical reactors, mixers, storage vessels, and processing equipment. They contribute to consistent production and prevent material handling issues.
  • Plastics and Rubber Industry: In the plastics and rubber industry, air cannons are used to prevent material blockages in hoppers, extruders, molds, and injection molding machines. They aid in maintaining consistent material flow and optimizing production efficiency.
  • Textile Manufacturing: Air cannons find applications in textile manufacturing processes, particularly for preventing material blockages in feeders, hoppers, and spinning equipment. They contribute to continuous production and minimize downtime.

Air Cannons Manufacturers

  • Martin Engineering
  • Solimar Pneumatics
  • Eriez
  • Heyl Patterson
  • Air Blast Inc.
  • Sonic Air Systems
  • Vac-U-Max
  • KODI Engineering
  • Control Concepts
  • Siemens
  • Material Transfer & Storage, Inc.
  • Airmatic Inc.
  • GEA Group
  • Schenck Process

Air Cannons are Also Known As

  • Air Blasters
  • Air Knives
  • Air Blows
  • Air Flow Assistors
  • Air Pulsators
  • Material Flow Aid Systems
  • Flow Promotion Devices
  • Pneumatic Flow Enhancers
  • Pneumatic Knockers
  • Pneumatic Vibrators
  • Bin Dischargers
  • Hopper Dischargers
  • Silo Dischargers
  • Flow Aids
  • Material Dislodging Systems

Air Cannons Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is an air cannon?
A: An air cannon is a device that uses compressed air to create a powerful burst or pulse of air, which is directed to dislodge or clear blockages in material handling equipment or improve material flow.

Q: How do air cannons work?
A: Air cannons work by releasing a rapid burst of compressed air into the equipment or area where material blockages occur. The forceful air pulse dislodges the stuck material, allowing for improved material flow.

Q: Are air cannons noisy?
A: Air cannons produce a loud sound during operation, but the noise level can vary depending on the specific model and application. Appropriate hearing protection should be worn in noisy environments.

Q: Can air cannons be used in hazardous environments?
A: Some air cannons are designed for use in hazardous environments and comply with specific safety standards. These cannons are built to minimize the risk of sparking or igniting flammable substances.

Q: Are air cannons energy efficient?
A: Air cannons are generally considered energy-efficient since they utilize compressed air as a power source. However, the efficiency can vary depending on the specific application and air compressor setup.

Q: Can air cannons be used for cooling or drying applications?
A: While air cannons are primarily used for material handling purposes, they can also be employed for cooling or drying applications, such as blowing air to cool or remove moisture from surfaces or products.