Gen4® Ionizing Bar™
- Bag making - form and fill
- Neutralizing shrink wrap
- Sheet fed and web presses
- Converting machinery
- Neutralizing slitting operations
- Screen printing
- Significantly improved performance when positioned 2" or closer to surface
- Capable of minimizing static charge from up to 4" away
- Rugged metal armored and electromagnetically shielded cable
- Integrated ground eliminates additional ground connection
- Durable stainless steel connections to Power Supply
- Low cost
- Rapid static decay
- Effective up to 4" (102mm)
- Shockless, non-radioactive
- Rugged design for industrial environments
- Easy to install, equipped with mounting flange
- Low maintenance
- Fully assembled
Power Supplies - The Model 7960 (2 outlet) and Model 7960 (4 outlet) selectable voltage power supplies are available for 115/230 VAC, 50/60Hz systems. Power Supplies are UL Component recognized to U.S. and Canadian Standards, and are CE and RoHS compliant.
Model 7905 Static Meter - allows easy one-hand static measurements. In most cases, the highest voltage reading will indicate the source of the static problem. Sensitive and responsive, it indicates the surface voltage and polarity on objects up to ±20 kV when measured one inch (25mm) away.
Gen4 Ionizing Bar Performance
|Distance from Charged Surface|
|Dissipates 5kV* (seconds)||0.1||0.14||0.29||0.53||0.96|
|* Multiple different length Ionizing Bars tested (3" - 48")|
Gen4 Ionizing Bar Specifications
3", 6", 9", 12", 18", 24", 30", 36", 42", 48", 54", 60", 72", 84", 96", and 108" (76, 152, 229, 305, 457, 610, 762, 914, 1067, 1219, 1372, 1524, 1829, 2134, 2438, and 2743mm). Available from stock and special lengths up to 118" (3m).
|Cable||The Gen4 Ionizing Bar includes a 5' (1.52m) length of armored and electromagnetically shielded cable and assembled connector. For other cable lengths, please contact the factory.|
|Power Supply||EXAIR Model 7960 or 7961 Power Supply (5kV) is required for Ionizing Bar operation. Power supplies are equipped with a modular 6' (1.83m) power cord, lighted power switch, integrated fuse on the primary and (2) or (4) high voltage outlets.|
|Electrical||For use with 5 kVrms, 5 milliamperes (max) power supply|
|Electrical Hazard||Gen4 Ionizing bars are shockless (less than 40 microamperes short circuited). Do not use near flammable materials or gases.|
|Materials of Construction|
|Plastic parts||UL rated 94 HB|
|Maximum ambient temperature||165°F (74°C)|
Gen4 Ionizing Bar Dimensions
How the Gen4 Ionizing Bar Works
The electromagnetically shielded power cable (1) carries the 5kVrms power supply output to each capacitively coupled stainless steel emitter point (2) of the Gen4 Ionizing Bar. An integrated ground wire (3) within the power cable 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 Gen4 Ionizing Bar and become balanced or neutralized. If the material surface has a positive charge, it will attract the negative ions from the Gen4 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.
Static Eliminator Standards and Certifications
EXAIR's Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife complies 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.
The Intellistat Ion Air Gun and Intellistat Ion Air Nozzle are UL Listed, and are CE and RoHS compliant.
Gen4 Ionizing Bars and Gen4 Power Supplies are UL Component Recognized to U.S. and Canadian safety standards, and are CE, EMC and RoHS compliant.
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Selecting the Right EXAIR Static Eliminator
Static Eliminators with Air
Combining our engineered airflow products with ionizers gives us the ability to eliminate the charge quickly and at great distances. Laminar flow airstreams make it possible to blow away any contaminants and the charge that attracts them. They are ideal for:
- Hard to reach places or obstructed surfaces
- Product moving at high speeds
- Surfaces with an extremely high charge
Compressed air consumption and noise are minimized while providing force that can be adjusted from a “blast” to a “breeze”. Tests show these ionizers positioned two feet (610mm) away from a charged surface to be as effective as a Gen4 Ionizing Bar without air delivery positioned one-half inch (13mm) from the surface.
The Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife provides the best performance of all ionizers. It uses our Super Air Knife (40:1 air amplification) to deliver a uniform sheet of ionized air effective up to 20 feet (6.1m) away.
The Gen4 Standard Ion Air Knife uses our Standard Air Knife (30:1 air amplification) to deliver a sheet of ionized air to the surface. Air consumption and noise are somewhat higher than the Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife.
The Gen4 Super Ion Air Wipe clamps around the part and creates a ring of ionized airflow. It neutralizes and cleans continuous moving surfaces.
The Gen4 Ion Air Cannon uses our Super Air Amplifier (22:1 air amplification) to provide a focused, conical airstream that is capable of removing the charge up to 15 feet (4.6m) away.
The new patented Intellistat Ion Air Gun produces ionized compressed air to neutralize static and remove troublesome particulates during clean processes, test procedures and sensitive assembly work, particularly in laboratories, clean rooms or scientific testing facilities. With a +/-30 volt balance the Intellistat was designed to use minimal compressed air while delivering precise blow-off and exceptional static decay rates capable of reducing 5000 volts to less than 500 in under one second.
The new patented Intellistat Ion Air Nozzle produces ionized compressed air to neutralize static and remove troublesome particulates during clean processes, test procedures and sensitive assembly work, particularly in laboratories, clean rooms or scientific testing facilities. With a +/-30 volt balance the hands-free Intellistat was designed to use minimal compressed air while delivering precise blow-off and exceptional static decay rates capable of reducing 1000 volts to less than 100 in under one second.
The Gen4 Ion Air Gun uses our High Velocity Air Jet (5:1 air amplification) to provide a narrow beam of ionized airflow. This hand-held static eliminator is rugged for industrial use and has incredibly fast static decay rates.
The Gen4 Ion Air Jet uses our High Velocity Air Jet (5:1 air amplification), and is an effective spot cleaner. Available for permanent mount or with flexible Stay Set Hose, this ionizer is the ideal way to focus an ionized airflow at confined areas.
Static Eliminators without Air
In some situations, even the smallest amount of airflow can disturb the product. This is especially true for lightweight materials. EXAIR manufactures two styles of ionizers for these critical applications.
Gen4 Ionizing Bars are ideal for relatively flat materials, where the bar can be mounted close to the product surface. The Gen4 Ionizing Bar is compact, allowing it to fit in the confined spaces of machinery, where the charge is generated.
The Gen4 Ionizing Point is effective for spot neutralization. The compact size makes it ideal for winding or slitting operations. It can also be mounted through a duct to neutralize static charges due to moving air or materials.
Special Static Eliminators
EXAIR manufactures static eliminators suited to specific application requirements. This special ionizer was developed for the automotive industry. This air amplifier and ionizer combination is used to dry water based paints on car bodies while eliminating the possibility of a static charge that might attract dust or other contaminants.