SmartNozzle™ technology is at the heart of CoreFlow's non-contact air floating solutions. Thanks to its vertical flow pattern and innovative aerodynamic design, SmartNozzle™ precisely controls the flow of air, gas, or liquid, and produces an exceptionally stiff and stable air cushion – significantly stiffer than porous material-based technologies. This, in turn, enables multiple handling and conveying solutions that deliver outstanding performance for the flat panel display, semiconductor, digital printing, and other precision-manufacturing industries.
SmartNozzle™ can be arranged in numerous configurations to form air cushions with support for various accuracies, clamping forces, and other characteristics. The SmartNozzle™ fluid-blocking mechanism maintains a uniform flow with a mass flow rate of 1/10 to 1/100 of a conventional nozzle.
SmartNozzle™ behaves like stiff return springs. When the gap is reduced, the exit pressure is significantly increased, and vice versa. A typical SmartNozzle™ array is 100 times stiffer than a vehicle spring.
Key features and benefits:
- High internal pressure drop
- Low mass flow rate
- Independent Nozzle-level design for optimal performance
- No moving parts for enhanced reliability and durability
- Fast response time
- Offers significant energy saving due to extremely low-pressure requirements