Exair’s new Gen4 Standard Ion Air Knaife eliminates static electricity 30 per centbetter at low inlet pressures which saves compressed air and money. Production speeds, product quality and surface cleanliness can improve dramatically. It eliminates static on plastics, webs, sheet stock and other product surfaces where tearing, jamming or hazardous shocks are a problem.
Gen4 products have undergone independent laboratory tests to certify they meet the rigorous safety, health and environmental standards of the USA, European Union and Canada that are required to attain the CE and UL marks. They are also RoHS compliant. New design features include a metal armored high voltage cable to protect against abrasion and cuts, integrated ground connection and electromagnetic shielding. A new selectable voltage power supply has been designed to operate Gen4 products.
The Gen4 Standard Ion Air Knife incorporates Exair’s standard air knife that minimises compressed air use by inducing surrounding airflow at a ratio of 30:1. The unique amplified airflow carries the ions to the target, making it possible to eliminate static charges in less than half a second. Air volume and velocity are infinitely controllable from a “breeze” to a “blast” to gently wipe or forcefully blow away debris.
Exair’s Gen4 Standard Ion Air Knife product line is available from Compressed Air Australia in 3-inch to 48-inch (76mm to 1219mm) lengths. The electrical ion source is shockless and there is no radioactive element.
Applications include surface cleaning, neutralising plastics, bag opening, printing machinery, packaging operations and elimination of painful static electricity shocks.