Model 8600 Varistat Benchtop Ionizer™

The EXAIR Varistat Benchtop Ionizer is a blower style static eliminator designed to neutralize static charges on surfaces in demanding
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The EXAIR Varistat Benchtop Ionizer is a blower style static eliminator designed to neutralize static charges on surfaces in demanding industrial settings where static can become troublesome. With the help of ionizing technology, the Varistat supplies a constant stream of ion-balancing airflow to keep products static-free and particulate-free with hands-free operation and without the need of compressed air. Manually adjustable, the Varistat provides full coverage static elimination for workbenches, part assembly, web cleaning and more. The Varistat can be easily mounted on equipment or placed on workbenches to assist with consistent static neutralization. Capable of reducing 1000 volts to 100 in .8 seconds, the Varistat Ionizer removes surface static at a distance with incredible efficiency. The Varistat is engineered to fit various industrial applications and unique processes by offering customizable options such as an adjustable stand for mounting, selectable voltage, variable fan speed and adjustable polarity.


  • Web cleaning
  • Electronics assembly
  • Molding machinery
  • Slitting, sheeting, winding
  • Cleaning parts
  • Shrink wrappers
  • Package cleaning
  • Printing equipment
  • Benchtop assembly


  • Mountable, hands-free operation
  • Rapid static decay
  • Low voltage operation
  • OSHA safe air outlet and noise level
  • Meets OSHA pressure requirements
  • LED indicators for proper and improper functionality

Varistat Specifications

Certifications The Varistat Ionizer is UL Listed, and RoHS and CE compliant
Input Voltage 120-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz - Selectable
Input Current .6 A/.4 A
Emitter Voltage 5-7 kV
Balance ±100V, manually adjustable to <10V
Dimensions 13 1/2 in. x 10 1/2 in. x 10 in. (342.9mm x 266.7mm x 254mm)
Weight 9.1 lbs (4.13 kg)
Air Output 10" x 1.5" (254mm x 38.1mm) - covers up to 16" x 10' (406.4mm x 3048mm) area
Filter Two replaceable foam filters, 30 ppi
Static Discharge 0.8 seconds to discharge 1000-100 V - measured 12" from charged area with fans at high speed
Sound Level 67 dBA measured 3' in front of unit with fans at high speed
Indicator LEDs Middle green LED indicates unit is on
Blue LEDs indicate balance adjustment positive and negative
Red LED (above green LED):
2 flashes - Electrical Failure
3 flashes - Control Board Malfunction
4 flashes - Fan Malfunction

Varistat Benchtop Ionizer Dimensions

Model 8600
Varistat Benchtop Ionizer Dimensions
Varistat Benchtop Ionizer Mounting Hole Locations

How the Varistat Benchtop Ionizer Works

How the Varistat Benchtop Ionizer Works

After connecting the 115V or 230V power cable, plug into outlet (1) and check to make sure the voltage selector switch (2) is set correctly; then activate power switch to activate static eliminating ions and airflow (3). A green light will indicate that power is turned on, improper functionality is indicated by a flashing red LED (4). Adjust fan speed with dial (5), and polarity with “+” and “-” buttons located on top (6). Adjust angle and height with knobs located on the side (7). Mounting bracket is included for hands-free operation (8).

Blowoff Kit Standards and Certifications

OSHA Safe!
CE Compliant

EXAIR's Blowoff Kits comply with OSHA's Safety Requirements, the EU General Product Safety Directive (2001/95/EC) and meet the noise limitation requirements of the EU Machinery Directive (2006/42/EC). All sound level measurements are taken at 3 feet away.

Conflict Mineral Free

Look for this symbol to designate conflict mineral free products throughout our website. EXAIR supports Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and we are committed to compliance with the conflict minerals rule in order to curb the illicit trade of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold in the DRC region. EXAIR is using the CMRT 3.02 template to document our supply chain and commitment to conflict free products.

Efficiency Lab

Does your company currently use a blowoff product similar to EXAIR’s that you’d like us to evaluate? Ship it to the EXAIR Efficiency Lab! Our qualified staff will test it for FREE, using EXAIR’s calibrated testing equipment. We’ll compare the performance of your existing product (air consumption, effectiveness, noise levels, efficiencies, etc) with the EXAIR Intelligent Compressed Air® products. The results will be published in a comprehensive report that includes a cost savings analysis. For most applications, EXAIR products can help you improve your efficiency AND typically pay for themselves in a matter of weeks.

To participate in our Efficiency Lab testing, please complete this Product Efficiency Survey to give us the details about your current application and blowoff set up. You can also feel free to contact an Application Engineer for more information at (800) 903-9247 or (513) 671-3322.

After completing the form, your product can be shipped to: Efficiency Lab, EXAIR, 11510 Goldcoast Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45249-1621

This offer is available to all customers in the U.S. and Canada only. Some restrictions might apply.

Products must be shipped to EXAIR freight prepaid. EXAIR will pay the return shipping via UPS ground.

If you cannot send in your product, fill out this Product Efficiency Survey to give us the details about your current application and we will estimate the savings for you.

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