15 Years of Energy-Efficiency and Peak Performance with Sonic's Air Knife System
A leading contact lens manufacturer faced the challenge of drying hundreds of pairs of contact lens pallets in a sanitary and efficient manner. The existing compressed air system required significant energy consumption and maintenance, prompting the need for a better solution.
Sonic Air Systems offered their expertise in blower/air knife systems and built custom sanitary air knives tailored to fit the manufacturer's existing enclosure. Sonic's 95% efficient XE Air Knives were combined with in-line HEPA filters to ensure clean and dry air for pallet drying. Sonic supplied a single 7.5 HP (5.5kW) blower and HEPA filter for each pair of Sonic Sanitary Air Knives across all production lines.
By implementing Sonic Air Knife Systems, the contact lens manufacturer achieved a net energy savings of 64% compared to the previous compressed air setup. The new system reduced operational costs and eliminated the need for a second backup central compressor. Furthermore, Sonic's solution met the manufacturer's worker safety requirements by operating at a maximum sound level of 80 dbA. The partnership between the manufacturer and Sonic Air Systems has continued for over 15 years, demonstrating Sonic's solutions' long-term reliability and effectiveness.