EXAIR’s new Intellistat® Ion Air Nozzle™ is the latest solution for static elimination in sensitive areas. Like the Intellistat® Ion Air Gun™, this new nozzle provides a lightweight solution rated for Class 5 clean rooms and controlled environments per ISO 14644-1. The Ion Air Nozzle comes equipped with a mounting bracket to assist with remote attachments or bench top assembly for hands-free use. It will reduce 1000 volts of static electricity to less than 100 volts in 0.6 seconds and up to 24” (610mm) away. The Intellistat Ion Air Nozzle is a comprehensive solution for neutralizing static in sensitive processes like scientific and electronic testing, cleaning medical or pharmaceutical products and packaging, or removing debris from sensitive electronics.
The compact stainless steel adjustable bracket can easily be installed into a customer’s process. Hands-free operations that require both hands to package, test, or assemble parts are now possible. The Intellistat Ion Air Nozzle is equipped with an LED indicator to assure proper functionality and employs an EXAIR engineered Air Nozzle to maximize efficiency and meet OSHA requirements for sound level and dead-end pressure. The replaceable emitter point generates both positive and negative ions to eliminate either polarity of static electric charge. They are made from durable, static-dissipative polycarbonate and feature a non-marring nozzle. The Intellistat Ion Air Nozzle assures its usefulness in applications such as PCB or electronics manufacturing.
Clean rooms and controlled environments are a critical spaces for manufacturing, testing or scientific research under conditions which require less contamination from the environment. They have a low or controlled level of pollutants such as dust, other airborne particles, or chemicals. They may also limit specific materials from even entering the room. Many clean rooms work by providing a positive pressure inside the room and filtering the air entering the room. This positive pressure pushes contaminated air out of the room and the filters clean up any air moving into the room. Many controlled environments have specifications on humidity levels, maximum values for static charges, maximum values for the size of particles allowed in the air, temperature, and what materials are prohibited to enter.
With the patented and award winning Intellistat Ion Air Gun and the NEW patented Intellistat Ion Air Nozzle, we have the perfect solution for these scenarios. These are intelligent compressed air® products that create and utilize ionized air to eliminate static and remove troublesome particulates in clean rooms and controlled environments. Using a minimal amount of compressed air, and having a precise blow off pattern, each of these products can reduce static form 5000 volts, to less than 500 in under 1 second. These Intellistat products are balanced to minimize a static charge to +/- 30V, and can be used to eliminate static on some of the most sensitive electronics.
Both of these products are rated Class 5 for Clean Rooms and controlled environments per ISO 14644-1. They are also OSHA compliant for noise and dead end pressure. Other features of both products include a 6mm air connection, and a red and green LED light to signify the ionized air is being produced.
As you can see in the opposing pictures, the differences lay in the delivery system of the Ionized Air. The Intellistat Ion Air Gun offers a short throw, fast acting, and effortless trigger so that the end user can point and shoot the static away. The Intellistat Ion Air Nozzle comes with a compact Stainless Steel adjustable mounting bracket to provide hands free operation. An easy on and off switch on the top is activated and away goes the static.
Please let me know if you have questions, or would like to put these amazing tools to work in your Clean room or other application.
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As you might expect, a LOT of things have changed at EXAIR Corporation since 1983. Most of our current senior management had yet to graduate high school, and a fair number of current employees had yet to BE BORN. According to our computer system (another BIG change since 1983), our first ten customers were here in southwest Ohio (#11 was in Michigan), and now, we sell direct across the US & Canada, and our worldwide distributor network offers representation on six continents. One thing that hasn’t changed, though, is our founder’s vision of manufacturing quiet, safe, & efficient compressed air products for process improvement in just about any industry that uses compressed air. And THAT, dear reader, continues to gain high profile attention. The photo above shows the seven awards that our products have recently won, which were announced in 2021 or early 2022. Here’s a rundown:
The 1/2 NPT models are the latest addition to our newest product line. The External Mix version offers the highest liquid flow rate, and largest pattern coverage. Among the applications where they’ve excelled so far are:
Snack food provider – applying flavoring to bulk snack materials.
Commercial bakery – spraying cooking oil onto pans used in a conveyor oven.
Sporting goods manufacturer – applying adhesive to the tops of skateboard decks to glue the grip tape on.
For bulk material conveyance, it really doesn’t get any simpler than EXAIR Air Operated Conveyors. Stainless Steel models are especially popular when the environment – or the product – is corrosive, or hot…they’re good to 400F (204C), and can even be modified with High Temperature components for exposure up to 900F (482C). The Threaded versions have been successfully used to:
Recycle sprinkles applied to wafers into a return hopper in a candy production facility.
Replacing an auger conveyor to allow for homogenous mixing of grains & supplements in feed stock at an agricultural mill.
Providing a low cost solution to convey product into a hopper at a grain processing plant.
Plant Engineering 2020 Product of the Year (Maintenance Tools & Equipment) SILVER AWARD Occupational Health & Safety 2021 New Product of the Year (Industrial Hygiene-Dust Control) WINNER Occupational Health & Safety 2021 New Product of the Year (Health & Safety/Cleanup) PLATINUM EasySwitch® Wet-Dry Vac
The newest innovation in a long line of EXAIR static elimination solutions, the Model 8500 Intellistat® Ion Air Gun is made for laboratories, clean rooms, medical & electronic applications, and carries an ISO 14644-1 Class 5 rating for clean room use. Because of their rapid decay rates and lightweight construction, they’re used in a diverse range of applications and areas, including:
A supplier of fiberoptic parts uses an Intellistat® to remove dust and static charge from product prior to packaging.
A medical device manufacturer has one in a Class 7 clean room for silicone parts cleanliness.
A nutritional supplements maker uses their Intellistat® to remove static charge & powder residue from the tops of plastic bags before sealing them. The excess/residual powder causes them not to seal correctly.
EXAIR Static Eliminators produce ionized air via a Corona discharge, which requires high voltage, low current electricity. The Gen4® Static Eliminator Products feature armored & shielded cables with an internal ground, for safety and reliability. The ground path is completed through the cable and the Power Supply port, eliminating the need for an external ground connection. Faults in external ground connections result in the majority of the problems with those devices, so the internal ground is a “Big Idea!” indeed. The Gen4® Static Eliminator Power Supplies are switchable for 115VAC or 230VAC voltages, and are offered in 2, or 4 outlet designs, which can power any 2, or 4 EXAIR Static Eliminator Products. Like most EXAIR Intelligent Compressed Air Products, they’re used for a wide range of applications, in a wide range of industries:
Operators at a building products manufacturer have to handle styrene sheets on a constant basis. They use Model 8493 Gen4® Ion Air Guns at each station to prevent nuisance shocks, and to blow away any debris prior to printing & handling.
If you’d like to find out more about these, or any of our other engineered compressed air products (we’re pretty proud of them all), give me a call. I can talk about them all day long…and sometimes I do!
Russ Bowman, CCASS
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