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Whether for plastic welding, the deformation of material, heat-shrink tubing, removing material residues or drying paint – hot air blowers are universal aids and hence belong in every professional’s basic tool kit.
With the powerful heat tools from the Trotec range of products you always have the appropriate solution for every requirement.
What is a hot air blower?
In order to deliberately heat or cool down various materials you need a special power tool known as hot air blower, heat gun or, alternatively, hot air gun. For this purpose the hot air blower sucks in the ambient air and heats it by means of a heating element. Then the heated air is discharged again through an outlet tube. You can systematically control or adjust the according air flow rate. In the majority of application scenarios this flow rate ranges between 150 and 500 litres per minute. Normally, temperatures between 50 and 600 °C are available on that score. If you want to specifically direct the air current, you should get a hot air blower with differently shaped discharge nozzles.
Hot air blowers: their main application purpose and advantages at one glance
The electronically controlled hot air blowers can be applied in multiple scenarios. By preference you should apply these tools for the following cases of application:
Compared to a Bunsen burner or a blowtorch, which could also be used for some of the tasks, a hot air blower features simple handling characteristics and a temperature regulation that allows for relatively low values. Especially the latter attribute makes for a distinctive advantage seeing as combustible materials can be processed with a substantially reduced hazard potential owing to the low temperature settings.