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Ionizing Bars

Ionizing Bars

RoHS compliantLow cost Ionizing Bars eliminate static cling.

Compact, rugged design for industrial applications.

What is The Ionizing Bar?
EXAIR's Ionizing Bars eliminate static cling on paper, film and plastics that can attract dust and foreign materials, ruin product appearance, produce tears or jamming, and zap personnel.
A Model 7006 6" (152mm) Ionizing Bar eliminates the static charge causing packing peanuts to cling.
A Model 7006 6" (152mm) Ionizing Bar eliminates
the static charge causing packing peanuts to cling.
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The electrically powered Ionizing Bar is compact, allowing it to fit in the confined spaces of machinery, where the charge is generated. A high concentration of positive and negative ions produce fast static decay, neutralizing any surface within 2" (51mm) of the bar.
Ionizing BarWhy The Ionizing Bar?
The unique design of the shockless Ionizing Bar offers improved performance and reliability in industrial applications. Life expectancy has been extended by insertion molding the stainless steel ion emitters into a durable plastic. There are no openings or grooves to accumulate dirt that could cause shorting or arcing. A 5kV power source provides high performance, eliminating frequent burnouts commonly associated with 7kV bars.

The Ionizing Bar includes a five foot shielded cable with ground. A mounting flange is provided for easy installation and all components are fully assembled. Standard lengths up to 108" (2743mm) are available from stock and special lengths up to 119" (3.02m), are available by special order. EXAIR Model 7901, 7907, 7940 or 7941 Power Supply (5kV) is required for bar operation.

The ability to eliminate static can be greatly improved when attaching the Super Air Knife to the Ionizing Bar (see Super Ion Air Knife). The Super Ion Air Knife propels the static neutralizing ions over a larger area which is ideal for high speed, high charge applications. Air delivery can also remove dust and clean the product surface.

Applications
  • Labeling
  • Bag making - form and fill
  • Neutralizing shrink wrap
  • Sheet fed and web presses
  • Packaging
  • Converting machinery
  • Neutralizing slitting operations
  • Textiles
  • Screen printing
5kV Power Supply (not included) is required for operation.

How the Ionizing Bar Works

How the Ionizing Bar Works


The shielded power cable (1) carries the 5kVrms power supply output to each capacitively coupled stainless steel emitter point (2) of the Ionizing Bar. A ground wire (3) attached to the bar creates a discharge path from the emitter points to the bar channel (4). The discharge at each emitter charges the molecules of the gases of the surrounding room air, resulting in a shower of ions that are positively and negatively charged (5). If the material surface has a negative charge, it will attract the positive ions from the ionizing bar and become balanced or neutralized. If the material surface has a positive charge, it will attract the negative ions from the ionizing bar to become balanced or neutralized. The voltage potential at each emitter is high enough to ionize the surrounding air without generating a shock when any of the emitters are touched.


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