SmartNozzles™ technology is at the heart of CoreFlow's non-contact air floating solutions. Through their vertical flow pattern and innovative aerodynamic design, SmartNozzles™ 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 flat panel display AOI, Slit Coating, InkJet Printing, and other precision manufacturing applications.
SmartNozzles™ can be arranged in numerous configurations to form air cushions with various support 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.
SmartNozzles™ behave 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.
SmartNozzles™ key features and benefits:
- High internal pressure drop
- Low mass flow rate
- Independent behavior of each nozzle
- No moving parts, for enhanced reliability and durability
- Fast response time