Exair’s 54-inch Super Ion Air Knife neutralizes static electricity while blowing away dust and particulates from printed surfaces, paper, plastics and three-dimensional shapes. The 54-inch-wide laminar airstream full of static-eliminating ions is said to be effective at high speeds and can clean from as far as 20 ft away.
The device uses only 16.7 scfm of compressed air at 5 psig to entrain high volumes of surrounding room air. An electrically powered static control bar fills the uniform sheet of air with a high concentration of positive and negative ions. The laminar airstream increases the surface exposure to the ions, making it effective for high-speed processes and over long distances. Force can be adjusted from a “blast” to a “breeze.”
Applications include surface cleaning, neutralizing plastics, bag opening, pre-paint dust removal, printing machinery, packaging operations and elimination of painful static electricity shock. A variety of lengths up to 96 inches (2,438 mm) are available.