What is an Air Cannon?


Air Cannons are blast creators that comprise a pressurized air reservoir (compression vessel) and a rapid opening valve that discharges the collected air in a high-energy burst. This burst is sent via a discharge pipe to emulsify, dislodge, and re-establish flow.

The air in a Direct Blast Air Cannon flows straight from the containment vessel to the outlet pipe, with no twists or impediments in the way. The unimpeded route is critical because the faster the air releases, the higher the blast’s intensity and power, and thus the more material damaged.

Numerous Air Cannons, when employed in tandem, may restore circulation to hundreds of thousands or millions of cubic feet of matter.

The discharging time interval and sequencing of one or more Air Blasters are controlled by a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) with graphical Human-Machine Interface Timing, which is triggered manually or by an Instruction Set graphic Human Machine Interface (HMI) Countdown clock.


Air Cannons are an effective solution to tackle bulk flow difficulties for a comprehensive range of various clogs and jams, in any size container, in high-temperature applications, and vast structures of any sort.

When alternative methods are too expensive, risky, or damaging, or when nothing else succeeds, use Air Blasters. They’re typically employed when applying vibration isn’t feasible. Large concrete vaults and storage heaps on the surface, for example, are impossible to shake but are typical sources of flow issues.

They work well with materials that are coherent yet tough to work with. Wood chips, for example, are difficult to remove by conventional methods but respond effectively to a forceful blast of air released quickly.

Air Blasters can be used to regularly aerate stuff in bins, hoppers, and silos since their blast lifts and separates the material instead of compacting it.

The Air Cannon Additional benefit

For several years, air cannons have been employed in the cement, steel, and other sectors. The force output, effectiveness, and temperature resistance of air cannons have all been improved.

We didn’t duplicate other companies’ external valve-type blowers, which are more expensive, heavier, and bulky, but instead created enhancements while reducing size, weight, maintenance needs, and production costs.

We think Air Cannons are the finest value in the business today, and we will equal their strength and durability against every competitor’s product, regardless of price. The following are the reasons: 

Force Output

An essential component in determining the efficacy of an air cannon is the intensity of the concussive blasts. Global Air Blasters have the most force of any air cannon on the market today.

At a comparative evaluation in our testing lab, the Air cannons delivered up to 50% more intensity than a main external valve air cannon under identical conditions.

The explanation for this is straightforward. The air in the pressure vessel goes directly into the discharge aperture with only a single 90-degree rotation, which is referred to as a direct blast design. The air route takes three 90 degree twists, for a total of 270 degrees, in today’s exterior valve designs.

The outflow from the pressure vessel is significantly slowed by its convoluted path, resulting in a reduced explosion force.

Since flow resistance improves with speed, a bigger volume sustains a higher velocity for a longer duration. This negative effect grows as the amount of air seeking to escape intensifies. As a consequence, the Air Cannons surpass the competition the greater the pressure vessel employed.