Vortec


  • Vortex Tubes, Cold Air Guns, and Vortex Enclosure Coolers for spot and enclosure cooling;
  • Personal Air Conditioner vests for worker comfort and safety in extreme temperatures;
  • Energy Saver Nozzle and Jet to blow off and clean while conserving compressed air and reducing factory air-related noise and operating costs;
  • Air Amplifiers and Air Knives for air conveying, surface cooling, static elimination and blowing off of wide areas; and
  • Dual Force Drum Pump & Vacuum to spill and sump clean up and liquid material handling.

VORTEC TUBES


Vortex tubes produce up to 6000 BTU/hr (1757 watts) of refrigeration and temperatures as low as -40 deg to solve a variety of industrial spot cooling and process cooling needs. With no moving parts, a vortex tube is highly reliable and inexpensive; and requires no electrical connection at the cooling site. Vortex tubes cool instantly, relying on compressed air spinning in the tube to separate the air into cold and hot air streams.

Vortex tubes are a compact source of refrigeration and cooling, with models ranging from 6 – 13 inches (150 – 330 mm) long and cooling capacities ranging from 100 – 6000 BTU/hour (29 – 1757 watts). Vortex tube performance is easily adjustable by changing the inlet air pressure, ratio of cool air to exhaust or by changing the generator in the tube itself. And while normally used for cooling, vortex tubes can also be used for heating applications, merely by channeling the exhaust hot air to the application.

Vortex tube technology was invented by French physicist Georges Ranque in 1930, and first developed for industrial use by Vortec in the 1960s. See how it works. Since then, vortex tubes have been applied for a wide range of cooling applications on machines, assembly lines, in processes and for testing and measurements.

VORTEC

Cooling Solutions
We provide a number of compressed air cooling solutions that are built to improve your company’s productivity, efficiency and safety. Whether it’s cooling an enclosure, cooling a person, or cooling down a product or part, we have perfected the design to provide quick, reliable cooling for your unique application.


Vortex A/C Coolers incorporate the most up-to-date features into Vortec’s line of highly reliable, cost effective enclosure coolers.

  • Sleek, modern design
  • Noise reduction of 78%, when compared to other vortex enclosure coolers
  • Energy use reduction through its integral mechanical thermostat
  • Quick and easy installation in about 5 minutes
  • Flexible installation: top, side or front (door) mount
  • Raw gas monitoring in waste incineration


Electric Vortex A/C Enclosure Coolers are the most advanced line of Vortec enclosure coolers and incorporate the most up-to-date features of the Vortex A/C and Vortex Cooler lines. These enclosure coolers are yet another innovative compressed air product in Vortec’s line of highly reliable, cost effective enclosure coolers.

  • Sleek, modern design
  • Noise reduction of 78%, when compared to standard vortex enclosure coolers
  • Energy reduction through its integral electric thermostat
  • Quick and easy installation in less than 10 minutes
  • Flexible installation: top, side or front (door) mount
  • UL Listed Type 4/4X
  • Can be supplied with 40 – 150 psi pressure, compressed air


Hazardous Location (HazLoc) Duty Vortex A/C Coolers are designed specifically for purged* Electrical enclosures in Class I Div 2, Groups A,B,C and D locations, Class II Div 2, Groups F&G and Class III locations. The HazLoc Vortex A/C incorporates the most up-to-date features into Vortec’s line of highly reliable, cost effective enclosure coolers.

  • Sleek, modern design
  • Noise reduction of 78%, when compared to other vortex enclosure coolers
  • Energy use reduction through its integral mechanical thermostat
  • Quick and easy installation in about 5 minutes
  • Flexible installation: top, side or front (door) mount
  • Incorporates check valve to prevent loss of enclosure pressure when cooling is not required
  • T4 Temperature Class rating


TEX Vortex A/C Coolers are designed specifically for purged * Electrical enclosures in ATEX Zones 2 and 22 and Temperature Class T4 areas. The ATEX Vortex A/C incorporates the most up-to-date features into Vortec’s line of highly reliable, cost effective enclosure coolers.

  • Sleek, modern design
  • Noise reduction of 78%, when compared to other vortex enclosure coolers
  • Energy use reduction through its integral mechanical thermostat
  • Quick and easy installation in about 5 minutes
  • Flexible installation: top, side or front (door) mount
  • Incorporates check valve to prevent loss of enclosure pressure when cooling is not required
  • ATEX Certification Ex II 3 GD T4
  • Tamb -20°C to 80°C (-4°F to 175°F)
  • T4 Temperature Class rating


ProtEX Vortex A/C Coolers are designed specifically for purged * Electrical enclosures in ATEX Zones 1 and 21, UL Class I, Div. 1 (Groups A,B,C and D), Class II, Div. 1 (Groups F and G), Class III and Temperature Class T3 areas. The ProtEX Vortex A/C incorporates the most up-to-date features into Vortec’s line of highly reliable, cost-effective enclosure coolers.

  • Sleek, modern design
  • Noise reduction of 78%, when compared to other vortex enclosure coolers
  • Energy use reduction through its integral mechanical thermostat
  • Filter contains pressure dop indicator notifying you of needed filter changes
  • Quick and easy installation in about 5 minutes
  • Flexible installation: top, side or front (door) mount
  • Incorporates check valve to prevent loss of enclosure pressure when cooling is not required
  • ATEX Certification Ex II 2 GD
  • UL Classified Class I Div. 1, Class II Div. 1, Class III
  • Ex h llC T200C Gb
  • Ex h lllC T200°C Db
  • Ta+10 to +80C
  • T3 Temperature Class rating


Standard Vortex Enclosure Coolers are available NEMA 12, NEMA 4 and NEMA 4X versions, and can be purchased with an electric thermostat or without a thermostat (constant run). The electrical enclosure cooling thermostat model maintains tight control on the temperature setpoint of +/- 3 deg F. Vortex electric enclosure cooling systems are available in cooling capacities ranging from 400 BTU/hr to 5000 BTU/hr.
Enclosure Coolers keep Electrical and Electronic Enclosures cool, clean and protected and are a low cost alternative to expensive, high maintenance air conditioners; and avoid contamination with dirty, humid air caused by fans.
Today’s small, compact multi-function electronic controls, variable speed drives, servos and programmable logic controllers are extremely sensitive to heat and contamination. Smaller cabinet sizes make temperature control difficult and prone to premature failures. Excessive heat will cause digital displays to misread, controls to drift, and breakers to trip below rated loads. The result is productivity lost due to machine or line shutdowns.
Vortex Enclosure Coolers maintain a slight pressurization in the cabinet to keep electrical and electronic components clean and dry; and most are thermostatically controlled to maintain enclosure temperatures within a specified temperature range.