Martin Engineering Tornado Air Cannons

Martin Engineering Tornado Air Cannons

Martin Engineering Tornado Air Cannons produce better material flow with greater force, faster cycling, and improved safety. The cannon fires when the exhaust valve opens in response to a positive surge of air sent by a tripped solenoid valve opens. This positive acting valve amplifies the discharge force up to 20% more than a standard Big Blaster XHV air cannon of the same size.

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“Big Blaster” Tornado Air Cannons apply precisely timed bursts of air to prevent material buildup on interior container walls and obstructions at discharge ports. They provide effective performance in high-temperature applications as well as with the most challenging materials. If you’re looking to enhance material flow and prevent bridging, clinging, arching, and rat-holing of bulk material, Tornado Air Cannons offer adjustable air pressure and firing frequency for optimizing flow while minimizing air consumption and dust production. They can be used in a wide range of applications:

  • Conveyor transfer points
  • Silos
  • Hoppers
  • Truck dumps
  • Vacuum disc filters
  • Stockpiles
  • Coal turbine feeders
  • Paper cutters
  • Dust collectors
  • Baghouse fly ash hoppers
  • And much more

Features & Benefits

  • High-velocity discharge of compressed air improves material movement
  • Positive-acting valve amplifies discharge force for 20% more power
  • Suitable for high-temperature applications (cement kiln pre-heater towers and coolers)
  • Positive action means air cannon will not fire when source pressure is removed
  • Positive action allows solenoids to be mounted 200′ or more from the air cannon; lubrication is not required


  • Tornado Air Cannons are available in 3 valve sizes and 10 tank sizes
  • Retrofit valve available
  • Fan jet nozzle
  • High temperature nozzle

We provide a variety of cannon sizes, models, and configurations that can be customized to meet your exact needs. We take any parameters your operation might have into consideration and work with those to give you the flexibility to set up air cannons where and how you need them. Whether the simplicity of a single cannon or the complexity of a multi-cannon system, we will work with you to achieve desired results.


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