Thread Guard Needle Cooler

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The Vortec Thread Guard was designed specifically for industrial sewing applications. It keeps needles cool to reduce heat-related needle breakage and thread burning. The air stream is especially effective on difficult sewing surfaces such as belt loops and waist bands; or on tough materials like denim or canvas. Cold air temperature and flow rate are preset to 10 deg F (-12 deg C) and 4 scfm (113 slpm).


  • Virtually eliminates heat-related needle breakage
  • Can save up to 11 man-hours per week per machine
  • Eliminate the potential for burning and scorching
  • Increases production speeds
  • Adapts to any machine
  • Easy and quick installation
  • Adapts to any machine
  • Cool clean air, no liquid mess
  • Flexible nozzle for positioning
  • Low pressure outlet air
  • Low flow rate minimizes air consumption
  • Supplied with pressure regulator and 5 micron auto-drain filter

Ordering Information

Thread Guard Needle Cooler424
Compressed air pressure (psig) 80 - 100
Inlet size (NPT pipe thread, inches) 1/8
Minimum Outlet Temperature, deg F
(at 70 deg F inlet air)
Cooling Capacity (BTU/hr) 400
Air Consumption @ 100 psig (scfm) 8
Outlet Air Flow Rate (scfm) 4
Dimensions, inches  
      Overall Length  5 7/8
      Diameter 1 1/8
      Nozzle Length 5
      Flexible Nozzle Diameter 5/8
      Outlet Diameter (ID) 1/8
      Magnetic base diameter -
      Magnetic base height -
Weight, lbs 1.2
Supply hose  
      Diameter, inch  1/4
      Maximum recommended distance, feet 20
Recommended filter size 8 scfm
Recommended filter model 402-20