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Regenerative Blowers 101: How Do They Work, And What Are Their Uses?

Posted by Kasey Kessler on Jan 8, 2019 10:01:45 AM

regenerative blowers-1Regenerative blowers are an often overlooked piece of machinery, but they are essential for many manufacturing processes and daily-use applications. However, most people don't fully understand what it is that regenerative blowers do or how they work. Read on to learn about how this essential component of so many different manufacturing processes and commonplace items works, and where it can be found.

How Do Regenerative Blowers Work?

Regenerative blowers, simply put, produce a constant intake and output of air, either pressurized or under vacuum. An impeller inside the blower spins, creating a pressure differential between the intake and output air. Air enters the intake, is moved via the impeller within the regenerative blower, and then exits through the output. This means that regenerative blowers can be used to both blow, or draw in air with positive, or negative pressure (vacuum) respectively.

What's The Difference Between Regenerative and Centrifugal Blowers

Regenerative air blowers and centrifugal air blowers have several similarities, but are two different pieces of machinery. A centrifugal blower features a different method of intake for air, with air typically entering at the center of the fan, and exiting 90 degrees relative to the inlet. Regenerative air blowers typically have mufflers that runs parallel to one another, one for drawing air in, the other being the outlet.

How Are Regenerative Blowers Used

While most people know very little about these machines, they appear frequently in almost everyone's daily lives, without them being aware of it. Despite it often being overlooked, industrial blowers are key to industries and manufacturing processes everywhere. Regenerative blowers are part of many common applications and industries, including:

  • Pond aeration equipment
  • CNC machines
  • Engraving equipment
  • Dust
  • Industrial vacuum systems
  • Packaging
  • Printing presses
  • Drying systems

One of the reasons regenerative blowers are used so frequently in machines is because they’re virtually maintenance free. Regenerative blowers are considered contact-free machines; they can operate up to 40,000 hours without needing to be serviced. Regenerative blowers are an essential component to many types of machines and in a wide variety of industries, and understanding their function and applications can be incredibly helpful.

Looking for regenerative blower manufacturers to supply this essential machine for your company? Contact Atlantic Blowers for more information on regenerative blowers, centrifugal blowers, and more.