The Paxton Ionized Air System from Illinois Tool Works’ Paxton Products division is designed to provide more energy- and cost-efficient static elimination than compressed air or water rinsing systems. It is said to use 80 percent less energy than compressed air cleaning products, and to offer enhanced durability and lower maintenance over externally mounted ionizing bars. The system also enables manufacturers to avoid the water, filtration and disposal costs associated with water rinsing systems.
To remove dust, particulate and static, the ionized air system first accelerates air through a high-efficiency, 15,000-rpm centrifugal blower. The high-velocity air is filtered and ionized, and then directed onto or into the target product through targeted nozzles. The ionized air neutralizes the static charge that causes dirt to cling to products, releasing the dirt and particulates and leaving a clean surface.