In a recent training seminar for EXAIR products, one of our distributors asked me “When should we recommend an Ion Air Gun?” My response was that the Ion Air Gun is a go-to choice for applications which require both static elimination and handheld mobility. We discussed applications where this is the case, and I recalled one of my more recent applications with an end user.
In this application, the end user packaged their goods (sub-assemblies which included electronics) for shipping into boxes, stacked their boxes on a pallet, and then wrapped the pallet with plastic using a machine. As the pallets were wrapped, a static charge was generated, potentially affecting the products and shocking the workers.
In this particular case, the workers found a permanently installed Ion Air Cannon to be an inappropriate solution, because they wanted something handheld and mobile. For this, the Ion Air Gun was a perfect fit.
With the ability to add cable length, allowing for easy movement throughout the working area, the Ion Air Gun solved the multi-tiered problem for the end user – eliminating damaging and harmful static.
If you have a similar application, or one you think could benefit from an EXAIR solution, contact an EXAIR Application Engineer.