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.
By Choosing JetAir, their customer was able to solve a major problem that plagues many automobile battery facilities - after filling the batteries with acid, they are then capped and run through a waterfall bath for cleaning. Oftentimes, a small amount of water or residual battery acid is able to get underneath the caps and can slowly leak out during shipping. When the large pallets of batteries are delivered to end users, any evidence of moisture or leaking on the pallet is deemed to be battery acid and the whole lot is rejected.
Through extensive testing using actual batteries, JetAir Applications Engineers were capable of finding a solution to this problem. A completely custom drying tunnel was designed that could completely dry the surface of the batteries and remove nearly 98% of the moisture from beneath the caps. The tunnel and air components were constructed entirely out of PVC and 316 stainless steel in order to withstand years of exposure to battery acid.
The JetAir drying tunnel featured two highly efficient JET-3 blowers and a series of JetBlast air knives. The JetBlast nozzles did a superior job of penetrating the air beneath 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 This was accomplished in only 6 feet of line length, far fewer than the massive and outdated drying tunnels that had been used previously.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 choose JetAir based on their superior and more efficient drying technologies, but also due to JetAir's highly responsive design process and industry-leading support. JetAir's engineers were in regular contact from the very beginning of the process; a process that included in-person demonstrations, multiple and extensive design reviews, a 12-hour operational test at JetAir's facilities, and a final factory acceptance test onsite.