Vortex Coolers alternative for thermal management of electrical cabinets and control panels

Vortex Tubes sub-zero spot cooling, no moving parts, low cost solution to a wide variety of industrial spot and process cooling needs.
Cold Air Guns Cold Air Guns use filtered compressed air (80-100 PSIG) and vortex tube technology to produce sub-zero air for industrial spot cooling.
Air Knives Vortec's Curtain Transvector® Air Knives efficiently blow-off wide surfaces of debris as well as provide high speed drying for a broad range of industrial applications
Air Nozzles & Jets Vortec's patented blow-off nozzles and jets are all designed to substantially reduce compressed air consumption, compared to open jets.
Spray Vectors When you need ultra-fine droplet -sized sprays for evaporative cooling, moisturisation, atomisation and humidification.
Dual Force Vacuum Cleaners -a powerful yet economical two-way drum pump.

The Vortec line of innovative products include Vortex Tubes, Cold Air 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 Nozzles and Jets to conserve compressed air and reduce factory air-related noise and operating costs; Transvector Air Amplifiers and Air Knives for surface cooling, static elimination, air conveying, drying and cleaning.



Using filtered compressed air and vortex tube technology, with no moving parts.

Vortex Coolers provide cooling capacities to 5000 BTUH and maintain NEMA 4, 4X and 12 ratings. They are an affordable, low maintenance, and easy to install alternative for thermal management of electrical cabinets and control panels.


Today's small and compact, multi-function electronic controls, variable speed drives, servos and programmable logic controllers are extremely sensitive to heat and contamination. Excessive heat causes components to "cook", digital displays to misread, controls to drift, and breakers to trip below their rated loads. The result is often lost productivity from machine or line shutdowns.

Fans often provide inadequate cooling and commonly pull in dirty humid air creating another source of failure. Air conditioners require ongoing maintenance and are relatively expensive, large and difficult to install. With no moving parts to wear out, Vortex Coolers use an internal vortex tube to convert factory compressed air into a low pressure, cold air stream that is distributed throughout the cabinet. The chilled air stream creates a slight positive pressure inside the enclosure to prevent dirt or dust from entering - even in the most challenging environments. From small computer cabinets and touch screen control panels to large electrical panel boxes, Vortex Coolers offer efficient and reliable enclosure protection from heat and dirt related shutdowns.

   Features and  Benefits

  • Thermostatically-controlled to save energy
  • Continuous cooling models available
  • Cools without Freon or other refrigerants
  • All models are UL-listed
  • Cooling capacities from 400 to 5000 BTUH
  • Easy installation – compact size fits in tight spaces Quiet and reliable with no moving parts to wear out
  • Maintains NEMA 4, 4x and 12 ratings
  • Very low maintenance
  • All models include a 5-micron, Auto-Drain air line filter

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Vortex Tubes are an effective, low cost solution to a wide variety of industrial spot and process cooling needs. With no moving parts, a vortex tube spins compressed air to separate the air into cold and hot air streams. While French physicist Georges Ranque is credited with inventing the vortex tube in 1930, Vortec was the first company to develop and apply this phenomenon into practical and effective cooling solutions for industrial use.

How a Vortex Tube Works

Fluid (air) that rotates around an axis (like a tornado) is called a vortex. A Vortex Tube creates cold air and hot air by forcing compressed air through a generation chamber which spins the air centrifugally along the inner walls of the Tube at a high rate of speed (1,000,000 RPM) toward the control valve. A percentage of the hot, high-speed air is permitted to exit at the control valve. The remainder of the (now slower) air stream is forced to counter flow up through the centre of the high-speed air stream, giving up heat, through the centre of the generation chamber finally exiting through the opposite end as extremely cold air. Vortex tubes generate temperatures down to 100°F below inlet air temperature. A control valve located in the hot exhaust end can be used to adjust the temperature drop and rise for all Vortex Tubes.


Vortex Tubes have a very wide range of application for industrial spot cooling on machines, assembly lines and processes.

  • Cool Machining Operations
  • Set solders and adhesives
  • Cool plastic injection moulds
  • Dry ink on labels and bottles
  • Dehumidify gas operations
  • Cool heat seal operations
  • Thermal test sensors and choke units
  • Cool cutter blades
  • Temperature cycle parts

Features and  Benefits

  • Uses only compressed air - no electricity or refrigerants
  • Maintenance free - no moving parts
  • Exceptionally reliable
  • Highly reliable - no moving parts
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Cycle repeatability with ± 1 °
  • Drops inlet temperature by up to 100°F





Incredible Spot Cooling for Machining Operations

Cold Air Guns use filtered compressed air (80-100 PSIG) and vortex tube technology to produce sub-zero air for industrial spot cooling. Cold air machining eliminates mist coolants and heat-related parts growth while improving tool life, parts tolerance and surface finish quality.


Cold Air Guns are used in various industrial processes, fabrication, assembly and packaging as a versatile spot cooling device. Most popular applications involve cooling during the machining of metals, plastics, wood, rubber, ceramics and other materials. Cold Air Guns provide effective cooling for most dry machining operations, allowing increases in feed rates and extending tool life. With no moving parts to wear out, the internal vortex tube converts factory compressed air into a sub-zero air stream, producing temperatures down to as much as

  • Widely used in milling, drilling turning and other metalworking operations
  • Machining of plastics, composites, wood and other materials
  • Surface grinding, drill and tool sharpening
  • CNC routers, blades and bands saws
  • Spot cooling or parts moulds and assemblies
  • Industrial sewing and textiles
  • Setting hot melts and adhesives
Models include:
Adjustable Cold Air Gun - Our most popular and versatile model.
Mini Cold Air Gun - Its compact size allows close positioning on grinding operations.
Thread Guard® - Keeps sewing needles cool to reduce breakage and thread burning.
Hot Air Gun - Spot pre-heating (up to 200°+ F) of parts and processes, using no electricity.

Features and Benefits

  • Eliminates the mess, expense and safety concerns of using mist coolants
  • Avoid secondary parts cleaning after machining
  • Increases dry machining speed up to 36%
  • Extends tool life up to 50%
  • Low pressure air output helps clear chips and dust
  • Reduces grinding wheel loading caused by overheating
  • Cools parts to reduce normalization time and hold tight part tolerances
  • Uses only filtered compressed air - no Freon required (no CFCs/HCFCs)
  • Single turn adjustable temperature for your specific application
  • Exceptionally reliable – no moving parts - quiet operation
  • Magnetic base for easy installation and "machine-to-machine" portability
  • 5-micron filters included with Cold Air Gun Systems
  • Meets OSHA noise and dead end pressure specifications




Deliver Flat Sheet of Amplified Air

Vortec's Curtain Transvector® Air Knives efficiently blow-off wide surfaces of debris as well as provide high speed drying for a broad range of industrial applications. Ionizing Curtain Transvectors® add a Static Neutralising Bar to kill static cling and discharge dust and particles for blow-off.


Since Curtain Transvectors are air amplifiers, they use a small amount of compressed air to deliver a powerful, high velocity, laminar sheet of air over wide areas, moving webs, sheets, film, strips, auto bodies and other large assemblies and objects. Our patented design produces increased thrust and velocity, reduced noise, excellent uniformity and significantly outperforms any competing, wide blow-off device. Stainless steel models are ideal for food, pharmaceutical, chemical and other applications where purity, high temperature or corrosive environments are concerned.

Curtain Transvectors, as well as the Ionizing versions, have numerous and diverse processing, finishing, fabrication, assembly, and other industrial uses for cooling, drying, cleaning or static removal on wide surfaces.

Curtain Transvectors are used for:

  • Printing and labelling
  • Converting and packaging
  • Films and laminating
  • Form and fill
  • Sheet and web materials
  • Conveying or hold down
  • Food processing
  • Paint preparation and drying
Features and Benefits
  • Fraction of the cost of fans and blowers
  • No guards or rotating machinery
  • Instant on/off
  • Provides uniform blow off for wide or long surfaces
  • Increases airflow with reduced consumption
  • Range of lengths available
  • Compact and easily mounted
  • No moving parts - Maintenance free
  • Aluminium or stainless steel models
  • Ionizing option eliminates static
  • Quiet - Meets OSHA noise specifications
  • Output air is easily regulated






Patented Air Amplifying Design Reduces Compressed Air Consumption

Vortec's patented blow off nozzles and jets are all designed to substantially reduce compressed air consumption, compared to open jets. Using an air amplification principle, the design allows air to accelerate, entraining free surrounding air as it exits. The result is a powerful and precise airflow that consumes less compressed air and saves energy costs.


All air nozzles and jets are not the same. Vortec's Nozzles and Jets amplify airflow volume up to 25 times more than the compressed air supplied. The result is less compressed air usage to deliver the same or greater thrust performance. Perfect for all types of blow off, cooling and drying applications, these Nozzles and Jets are available in a variety of low and high thrust models. Use them to meet OSHA compliance as they meet OSHA specifications for noise and dead-end pressure. Additionally, Vortec Nozzles and Jets deliver a very precise airflow making them ideal for parts movement and ejection.

  • Vortec's Energy Saving Nozzles and Jets are used for:
  • Blow off of chips, powders, dust, trim and scrap
  • Cooling or drying parts and assemblies
  • Cleaning debris or stripping water and solvents
  • Parts ejection and movement
  • Replacing open copper tube jets
  • Replacing headers with drilled holes
  • Energy conversation programs
  • OSHA compliance
  • Air Nozzles with Lifetime Warranty!

Our line of DuraBlast™ Lifetime nozzles are the fully cleanable, fully adjustable air nozzles that will never need replacing because of clogging. The design amplifies air to conserve energy and lower costs. Single set screw allows easy cleaning and adjustment of thrust for any blow-off cleaning, cooling or drying application.

Features and Benefits

  • Drastically reduces compressed air consumption
  • Provides a precise airflow
  • Range of styles and thrust performance
  • Quickly mount on machines, manifolds and blowguns
  • Nozzles mounted on flexible hose or copper tube
  • Adjustable and stainless steel models
  • Meets OSHA noise and dead- end pressure specs





Ultra-Fine Controlled Spray

When you need ultra-fine droplet-sized sprays for evaporative cooling, moisturisation, atomization and humidification, Sprayvectors are the answer. Using compressed air, these liquid atomizing devices create micron and sub-micron sized spray droplets for greater surface coverage than conventional nozzles.


Superior to hydraulic or piezoelectric nozzles, Sprayvectors accelerate air-liquid interaction and produce defined spray patterns that can be widely diffused or highly directed. These unique nozzles introduce low pressure (2-20 PSIG) liquids into large internal passages to eliminate clogging. Three models are available; Atomising or Fogging styles deliver a dense, directed, high velocity spray for viscosities up to 1100 CPS, while the Humidifying model produces a very diffused, low velocity spray for viscosities up to 100 CPS. All styles feature a control knob for precise, fingertip adjustment of liquid flow rates. Water, chemicals, rust inhibitors, cleaners, solvents, preservatives, insecticides, lubricants and a wide diversity of other fluids can be dispensed.

Vortec's Sprayvectors can be used for:

  • Evaporative Cooling
  • Mist Cooling
  • Moisturisation
  • Dust Suppression
  • Static Neutralisation
  • Pressure Spray Cleaning
  • Humidification
  • Sanitising or Deodorizing
  • Wetting
  • Lubrication Atomizing
  • Spray Applications
Features and Benefits
  • Adjustable for wide range of liquid flows
  • Highly consistent spray pattern
  • No clogging problems
  • Handles wide viscosity range of 1 to 1100 CPS
  • Uses no electricity
  • Drip-less on/off action
  • Removable nozzle tip for easy cleaning
  • Interchangeable tip for varying applications

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Two-Way Drum Pump for Fast Cleanout of Sumps & Parts Washers

Vortec has introduced the new Dual-Force Vac - a powerful yet economical two-way drum pump. Its all-new, patent pending design offers many unique features. The quiet and safe operation of this air-powered drum pump means no motor burn out and no shock hazard. This high quality, dual mode drum pump is priced at or below other's vacuum-only models.


Using filtered compressed air, the heart of the Dual-Force Vac is Vortec’s Transvector® air amplifier, which moves a large volume of air using a lesser amount of compressed air. Electric driven vacuums frequently experience motor burnout from handling liquids. The Dual-Force Vac offers both safe and powerful vacuuming of fluids, as well as instant pump out capability.
The Dual-Force Vac is truly a versatile, plant maintenance tool for fast cleaning and pump in/pump out handling of:

  • Coolant sumps, even with chips and swarf
  • Tramp oil
  • Sludge and waste water from parts washers
  • Hydraulic oil
  • Solvents
  • Liquid spills
  • And much more!

Features and Benefits

  • More powerful operation
  • Pulls liquids up to 33 GPM
  • New fast-turn switch changes ill to empty mode in seconds
  • Swivel head design provides easier movement
  • Safe downward exiting exhaust air
  • No motor burn out – no electric shock hazard
  • Automatic safety shutoff valve prevents overflows
  • Relief valve limits internal drum pressure to 8 PSIG
  • Virtually no maintenance - quiet operation
  • Resistant to most non-volatile, non-flammable liquids and installs on 55-gallon drum (not included) in less than a minute
  • Uses UN/1A1/X1.8/300 rated closed-head drum

Contact Adelaide Pneumatic 08 – 8358 5966

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