Static Elimination is a big call for us. We have many amazing products that will eliminate your surface static with ease. Static can cause so many issues, we could (and have) write several blogs on this alone. EXAIR’s Gen 4 static eliminators (also called ionizers) can eliminate static charges. These shockless ionizers are electrically powered and produce a plethora of positive and negative ions. The charged surface then attracts the appropriate number of positive and negative ions from the ionizer to become neutral, or discharged.
The key behind this is the high voltage power supplied to the Ion Points. The power supplies that we offer, are the only power supplies that are compatible with our ionizing products. Each outlet supplies 5kV. This high voltage powers the Ion Points in the products to create the Ions mentioned earlier.
The power supply is sold with either 2 or 4 ports to power that many Gen 4 Products. Each one has a selectable input voltage of 115VAC or 230 VAC, an input current of .2/.1 A max, and a frequency of 50/60Hz. They also have a lighted power switch for easy visualization of power. This light is on a rocker switch, and this can be replaced – here is a blog to do this: How to replace the rocker switch on the Gen 4 Power supply.
EXAIR’s Intellistat Ion Air Gun and Intellistat Ion Air Nozzle have both earned a Class 5 Clean room Rating making them ideal for static elimination in clean rooms for sensitive processes. There are manufacturing processes that require certain cleanliness standards for operation, such as scientific research, solar panel manufacturing or biotechnology industries. This means that any tool or material you use in this process has to meet a certain standard. EXAIR’s Intellistat was engineered to do just that.
The Intellistat Ion Air Gun is a patented handheld air gun for static elimination in sterile environments and clean rooms. This lightweight tool provides rapid static decay with a simple squeeze of a short-throw trigger reducing 5,000 volts to 500 in under second. Furthering the Intellistat’s utility, it has now been awarded the ISO 14644-1 Class 5 rating for clean rooms and controlled environments making it the perfect tool for electronics manufacturing, testing facilities and laboratories.
Intellistat Ion Air Nozzle: The Intellistat Ion Air Nozzle boasts the same abilities as the Intellistat ion air gun above, however this system comes on an easily adjustable bracket to aim and lock into place for hands off operation. It’s also been awarded the ISO 14644-1 Class 5 rating for clean rooms and controlled environments making it the perfect tool for electronics manufacturing, testing facilities and laboratories.
The Intellistat product offering is the ideal solution for static elimination in your sensitive processes. Learn more about the Intellistat’s as well as the rest of EXAIR’s large line of static elimination products at www.EXAIR.com or by contacting any of our Application Engineers.
Right now in many parts of the US, Winter is causing lots of dry air in manufacturing facilities. This dry air can be a large contributing factor combined with production speeds being increased to meet deadlines that are constantly being pulled in all result in static charge. This static charge, can be detrimental to production and operator morale. The good news is, your operators don’t need to feel like they could power a light bulb. More importantly, there are two options that will fit the process needs in your facility.
That’s right, EXAIR offers two different static eliminating air guns. The first, is ideal for precision/delicate work and is rated Class 5 for clean rooms and controlled environments per ISO 14644-1. The goal of the IntelliStat Ion Air Gun is to reduce static charges and leave a balance on the surface that is below +/- 30 Volts.
This ergonomic safety air gun operated of 120/240 VAC power supply that outputs 24 VDC to the gun through a 10′ long cable. The compressed air supply is cataloged for 30-125 psig inlet pressure. When operating at 30 psig inlet, the gentle breeze of air from the engineered nozzle will eliminate a 5kV charge in 1.2 seconds and only utilize 2.7 SCFM of compressed air. If a more forceful blast is needed, at 80 psig inlet pressure the same 5kV charge will be eliminated in 0.6 seconds and only utilize 5.8 SCFM of compressed air. This gun is ideal for clean room, intricate assembly, and precision work. If you need more impactful air in a more industrial environment, then our Gen4 Ion Air Gun may be the better solution.
The Gen4 Ion Air Gun provides ionized air that is ideal for industrial assembly or manufacturing areas where operators are seeing issues with production cause by static. The gun can eliminate a 5kV static charge within 0.18 seconds when operated at 80 psig inlet pressure. When operated it will utilize 22 SCFM of compressed air and give a forceful blast to remove material that is stuck on with static cling. The Gen4 Ion Air Gun includes a 10′ high voltage power cable and requires an external Gen4 Power Supply. The Power Supply is offered as a 2 outlet or 4 outlet version so multiple units can be plugged into a single power supply.
Over the years we have expanded our Static Eliminator’s product line time and time again. Since its close to Christmas and I’m in the giving mood let’s do a full overview!!! Buckle up this is going to be a long one!!
GEN4 Super Ion Air Knife!
The Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife floods an area or surface with static eliminating ions. With a uniform airflow across its length, misalignment to critical surfaces like webs is avoided. The force can be adjusted from a light breeze, to a full out blast of air. The Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife is electrically powered, is shock less and has no moving parts.
How It Works
GEN4 Standard Ion Air Knife!
Similar to the Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife, this product has a good compressed air efficiency. It utilizes the Coanda effect to draw in ambient air at a 30:1 amplification ratio. They come in stocked lengths from 3” (76mm) to 48” (1.22 meters). The Gen4 Standard Ion Air Knife are used in similar applications as well as mold releasing, package cleaning, label applications and plastic bag opening.
GEN4 Ion Bar (NO COMPRESSED AIR NEEDED)
This rugged design is for industrial use to remove static cling from flat surfaces. They range from a length of 3” (76mm) to 108” (2.74 meters). Without the assistance of air, the product has to be within 2 inches (51 mm) from the surface to remove static charges. The Gen4 Ionizing Bar is shock less and works well in applications where blowing air could be a detriment for the process. This would include screen printing, labeling, and large printing process.
GEN4 Super Ion Air Wipe
This product blows ionized air in a 360-degree pattern. They are engineered to remove static and debris from the outside of hoses, plastic pipe, extrusions, and coated wires. With the split design, the Gen4 Super Ion Air Wipe can easily mount around the product without having to rethread. They come in two different sizes with a 2” (51mm) and 4” (102mm) inner diameter. The ionized air has a fast static decay for speedy transfers.
GEN4 Ion Air Cannon
Just like the name, this product will shower an area with ions to remove static. It can reach distances up to 15 feet (4.6 meters). They are used in multiple areas including pre-paint car bodies, containers, shrink packaging, lenses, etc. As an Air Amplifier, a small amount of compressed air will draw in a large amount of ambient air. The ions are carried to the surface from the Gen4 Ion Air Cannon in a laminar air steam. Once the ions coat the surface area, the air flow can gently remove any debris held by static forces.
GEN4 Ion Air Jet and Gun
For manual static removal to target specific areas, the Gen4 Ion Air Gun will work great. This product comes standard with 10 feet (3 meters) of shielded cable for maximum reach. An ergonomic air gun is attached to a Gen4 Ion Air Jet to manually remove static in difficult areas and from “shock” zones. The Ion Air Guns work great for small batch processes used for quality checks or label applications.
Similar to the Ion Air Gun, this product is used for “hands-free” operations. They use a small amount of compressed air to “shoot” the ions onto a surface. They can be operated with a solenoid valve or foot pedal to blow ions during specific times and situations. They can easily be attached to a Stay Set Hose and Magnetic Base for best “hands-free” positioning for optimal cleaning. They work well on small targets for automated systems or inspections areas prior to packaging.
GEN4 Ionizing Point
This single point design is manufactured to remove static on small targets in tight spots. Utilizing the same rugged design of the Gen4 Static Eliminators, this product can remove static in spot areas and help to stop jams in slitting operations. They can also be panel mounted to neutralize duct air.
Intellistat Ion Air Gun
This is one of EXAIR’s newest product that is a lightweight solution for static and particle removal. The patent-pending air gun comes complete with a 24Vdc power supply and a 6mm compressed air tubing. There is a red and green LED lights to signify the production of ionized air for visual feedback. The engineered air nozzles are quiet and OSHA safe. The emitter point inside that creates the ions can be easily changed for replacement. The applications range from circuit boards, electronic manufacturing, laboratories, clean rooms, and scientific testing.
Intellistat Ion Air Nozzle
And if you need a hands-off product that meets all the requirements the Intellistat Ion air guns does. The Intellistat Ion Air Nozzle is your answer!
If you find that static is creating process problems, wasting time, and costing you money, EXAIR has a large line of Static Eliminators that can help you. If you have an application, you can contact an Application Engineer at EXAIR to help select the correct model and remove that static nuisance.