Super Ion Air Knife™
Powerful static eliminator prevents jamming, tearing, shocks and dust
up to 20' away!Uses The Super Air Knife
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What Is The Super Ion Air Knife?
EXAIR's Super Ion Air Knife removes static electricity from plastics, webs, sheet stock and other product surfaces where tearing, jamming or hazardous shocks are a problem. The laminar sheet of air sweeps surfaces clean of static, particulate, dust and dirt. Production speeds, product quality and surface cleanliness can improve dramatically.
Why the Super Ion Air Knife?
The Super Ion Air Knife floods an area or surface with static eliminating ions - up to 20 feet (6.1m) away. A uniform airflow across its length will not cause misalignments to critical surfaces such as webs. Force can be adjusted from a "blast" to a "breeze". The Super Ion Air Knife is electrically powered, is shockless and has no moving parts. It also requires only 3.7 SCFM of compressed air per foot of length at 5 PSIG (105 SLPM per 300mm of length at 0.3 BAR). Sound level is surprisingly quiet at 50 dBA for most applications.
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- Web cleaning
- Molding machinery
- Sheeters and trimmers
- Cleaning parts
- Pre-paint dust removal
- Shrink wrappers
- Package cleaning
- Bag opening/fill operations
- Printing equipment
How the Super Ion Air Knife Works
Compressed air flows through an inlet (1) into the plenum chamber of the Super Ion Air Knife. The flow is directed to a precise, slotted orifice. As the primary airflow exits, it creates a balanced sheet of air across the entire length that immediately pulls in surrounding room air (2). An electrically powered ionizing bar (3) fills the curtain of air with positive and negative charges. The airstream delivers these static eliminating ions to the product surface (4) where it is instantly neutralized and cleaned of dust and other particulates.
The Super Ion Air Knife eliminates jamming while improving print quality
on an ink jet addressing machine.
Bumpers, car bodies and fascia are cleaned of dust and fibers prior to painting.
The Super Ion Air Knife eliminates static on a sheeter, so it picks up one sheet at a time.
The Super Ion Air Knife eliminates the static charge on labels being applied to PET soft drink bottles.
The Model 111118 18" (457mm) Super Ion Air Knife eliminates dust from body care products prior to sealing the boxes in cellophane.
Enhanced Performance and Reliability
Ionizing bars are less ineffective without an air delivery system. When used by itself, a bar must be mounted within two inches of the charged surface to fully neutralize it. This close mounting is impossible when the static is generated in confined areas of a machine. Ion coverage is minimal on oddly configured parts or when high production speeds are involved.
The right type of air delivery is critical. Blowers produce an uneven, turbulent airstream that can cause the positive and negative ions to recombine before hitting the charged material. They are large, suffer mechanical wear and provide limited airflow control. (For more information on blowers, click here).
The compact Super Ion Air Knife uses a small amount of compressed air to produce a balanced, laminar sheet of air to carry the ions to the charged surface, even when it is far away. Flow and force are easily controlled and there are no moving parts to wear out.