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Super Ion Air Knife

Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife™ Intelligent Compressed Air Product

Powerful static eliminator prevents jamming, tearing, shocks and dust up to 20 feet (6.1m) away!

 

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What Is the Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife™?

EXAIR's Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife offers 34% improved performance at low pressures allowing you to achieve the same or better results, which saves compressed air and money. Gen4 Super Ion Air Knives remove 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.

The Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife floods an area or surface with static eliminating ions - up to 6.1m (20 feet) 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 Gen4 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 SLPMper 300mm of length at 0.3 BAR). Sound level is surprisingly quiet at 50 dBA for most applications.

Remove Dust prior to painting car bumpers Bumpers, car bodies and fascia are cleaned of dust and fibres prior to painting.
 

 

How the Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife™ Works

 
How the Super Ion Air Knife Works Diagram
Compressed air flows through an inlet (1) into the plenum chamber of the Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife. The flow is directed to a precise, slotted orifice. As the primary airflow exits, it creates a uniform sheet of air across the entire length that immediately pulls in surrounding room air (2). An electrically powered Gen4 Ionising 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 instantly neutralises static and cleans off dust and other particulates.

Enhanced Performance and Reliability

Gen4 Ionizing Bars are most effective with an air delivery system. That allows the static eliminating ions to reach farther with greater coverage. Gen4 Ionizing Bars are less effective without an air delivery system. When used by itself, a bar must be mounted within (4") of the charged surface to fully neutralise 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. The compact Gen4 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.

Eliminate Contaminants before packaging A small Model 112103 3" (76mm) Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife System eliminates contaminants from syringes prior to packaging.

Added Features

  • Compressed air inlets are provided on each end and the bottom of the Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife. Unlimited lengths available up to 119" (3.02m).
  • Thicker shims can be installed easily if additional hard-hitting velocity is required.
  • Primary air does not impact any surface of the Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife which keeps the sound level low.
  • Insertion of moulded emitter points eliminate potential dirt accumulation that could degrade performance or eventually short the Ionizing Bar.
  • Emitter points are sharp, durable stainless steel.
  • The high voltage cable is armoured to resist cuts and abrasion and has integral grounding, which prevents an additional connection. The threaded bayonet connector is fully assembled and ready to use.
  • Electromagnetically shielded cable protects sensitive electronics.
  • Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife Kits which include all components necessary for operation, are available.

Applications

Advantages

iag-003.jpg The Super Ion Air Knife eliminates the static charge on labels being applied to PET soft drink bottles.
  • Web cleaning
  • Molding machinery
  • Sheeters and trimmers
  • Cleaning parts
  • Pre-paint dust removal
  • Shrink wrappers
  • Package cleaning
  • Bag opening/fill operations
  • Printing equipment
  • Up to 34% improved performance
  • Rugged metal armoured and electromagnetically shielded cable
  • Integrated ground eliminates additional ground connection
  • Durable stainless steel connections to Power
  • Supply
  • Low air consumption
  • Uniform airflow across entire length
  • Quiet
  • Effective up to 6.1m (20 feet)
  • Shockless, non-radioactive
  • Compact, rugged, easy to install
  • Variable force and flow
  • Unlimited system lengths of uninterrupted airflow
  • Low maintenance
  • UR/CE
  • EMC Compliant
  • Modular power supply cable eases connections and routing
Supre Ion Air Knife eliminates static from labels. The Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife eliminates the static charge on labels being applied to PET soft drink bottles.
iag-004.jpg The 54" (1372mm) wide laminar airstream full of static eliminating ions is effective at high speeds and provides superior cleaning up to 6.1 metres away. Poor print quality, dust attraction, tearing, jamming, and related equipment downtime can be eliminated.
iag-005.jpg A 6" Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife is the perfect size for the elimination of static from this bottle line. Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife sizes start from as small as 3", compact and easy to install in tight spaces within production lines.
iag-006.jpg This 96" Long Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife cleans an acrylic sheet before protective wrap is applied.
iag-007.jpg Gen4 Super Ion Air Knives eliminate the static charge on this high-speed printing press.
iag-008.jpg The Model 112048 48" (1219mm) Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife neutralises the static electricity and cleans the surface of the paper.

EXAIR Model 7960 or 7961 Gen4 Power Supply Is Required For Ioniser Operation
Selectable Voltage: For use with all Gen4 Static Eliminators

The Two and Four Outlet Gen4 Power Supplies have selectable voltage, which allows you to choose input voltages of 115VAC or 230VAC. The modular cable with electromagnetic shielding protects sensitive electronics against electromagnetic interference while easing connections and routing. An integrated fuse on the primary protects against voltage spikes.

Gen4 Two and Four Outlet Selectable Voltage Power Supplies require an input of 115VAC, 50/60 Hz or 230VAC, 50/60 Hz. A 1.83m (6-foot) modular power cord and lighted power switch are included. Power Supplies are UL Component Recognised to US and Canadian safety standards, and are CE and RoHS compliant.
Advantages:

  • Replaceable rocker switch
  • Durable, stainless steel high voltage connections
  • Selectable voltage 115VAC or 230VAC
  • Electromagnetically shielded modular power cable
  • Fuse protects against voltage spikes
  • Modular power supply cable eases connections and routing
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The Model 7960 and 7961 Gen4 Power Supplies have 115VAC or 230VAC selectable voltage, lighted power switch, integral fuse on the primary, electromagnetically shielded modular power cable. Model 7960 has (2) 5kV outlets; Model 7961 has (4) 5kV outlets.

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Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife™ Performance

Pressure SupplyAir Consumption*Sound LevelDissipates 5kV**
PSIG BAR SCFM SLPM dBA SECONDS
5 0.3 3.7 105 39 0.60
10 0.7 5.5 156 51 0.50
20 1.4 13.2 372 57 0.25
40 2.8 20.4 576 61 0.20
60 4.1 27.6 780 65 0.18
80 5.5 34.8 984 69 0.18
100 6.9 42.0 1188 72 0.18

* per 12" (305mm) of length
** 6" (152mm) from target


Super Ion Air Knife™ Dimensions



Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife Specifications

Certifications:The Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife and Gen4 Power Supplies are UL Component Recognised to US and Canadian safety standards, and are CE and RoHS compliant .

Electrical: For use with 5 kVrms, 5 milliamperes (max.) power supply.

Electrical Hazard: Shockless (less than 40 microamperes short circuited).

Do not use near flammable materials or gases

Materials of Construction:
Metal Parts:
Aluminium
Plastic Parts:
UL rated 94 HB
Emitter:
Stainless Steel

Maximum Ambient Temperature: 74°C (165°F)

Shims: Thicker shims can be installed easily if additional hard-hitting velocity is required.

Compressed Air: 1/4 NPT inlet provided.

Shims: Thicker shims can be installed easily if additional hard-hitting velocity is required.


Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife™ Models

Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife

Model#Description
Includes the Super Air Knife and Gen4 Ionizing Bar assembly
BP112003 3" (76mm)
BP112006 6" (152mm)
BP112009 9" (229mm)
BP112012 12" (305mm)
BP112018 18" (457mm)
BP112024 24" (610mm)
BP112030 30" (762mm)
BP112036 36" (914mm)
BP112042 42" (1067mm)
BP112048 48" (1219mm)
BP112054 54" (1372mm)
BP112060 60" (1524mm)
BP112072 72" (1829mm)
BP112084 84" (2134mm)
BP112096 96" (2438mm)
BP1120108 108" (2743mm)

Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife Systems

Model#Description
Includes Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife and Model 7960Gen4 Power Supply
BP112103 3" (76mm) System
BP112106 6" (152mm) System
BP112109 9" (229mm) System
BP112112 12" (305mm) System
BP112118 18" (457mm) System
BP112124 24" (610mm) System
BP112130 30" (762mm) System
BP112136 36" (914mm) System
BP112142 42" (1067mm) System
BP112148 48" (1219mm) System
BP112154 54" (1372mm) System
BP112160 60" (1524mm) System
BP112172 72" (1829mm) System
BP112184 84" (2134mm) System
BP112196 96" (2438mm) System
BP1121108 108" (2743mm) System

Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife Kits

Model#Description
Includes Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife, Model 7960Gen4 Power Supply, shim set, filter separator and pressure regulator (with coupler)
BP112203 3" (76mm) Kit
BP112206 6" (152mm) Kit
BP112209 9" (229mm) Kit
BP112212 12" (305mm) Kit
BP112218 18" (457mm) Kit
BP112224 24" (610mm) Kit
BP112230 30" (762mm) Kit
BP112236 36" (914mm) Kit
BP112242 42" (1067mm) Kit
BP112248 48" (1219mm) Kit
BP112254 54" (1372mm) Kit
BP112260 60" (1524mm) Kit
BP112272 72" (1829mm) Kit
BP112284 84" (2134mm) Kit
BP112296 96" (2438mm) Kit
BP1122108 108" (2743mm) Kit

Deluxe Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife Kits

Model#Description
Includes Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife, Model 7960Gen4 Power Supply, EFC, Universal Mounting System, shim set, filter separator and pressure regulator (with coupler)
BP112203DX 3" (76mm) Deluxe Kit
BP112206DX 6" (152mm) Deluxe Kit
BP112209DX 9" (229mm) Deluxe Kit
BP112212DX 12" (305mm) Deluxe Kit
BP112218DX 18" (457mm) Deluxe Kit
BP112224DX 24" (610mm) Deluxe Kit
BP112230DX 30" (762mm) Deluxe Kit
BP112236DX 36" (914mm) Deluxe Kit
BP112242DX 42" (1067mm) Deluxe Kit
BP112248DX 48" (1219mm) Deluxe Kit
BP112254DX 54" (1372mm) Deluxe Kit
BP112260DX 60" (1524mm) Deluxe Kit
BP112272DX 72" (1829mm) Deluxe Kit
BP112284DX 84" (2134mm) Deluxe Kit
BP112296DX 96" (2438mm) Deluxe Kit
BP1122108DX 108" (2743mm) Deluxe Kit

Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife with Plumbing Kit

Model#Description
BP112024PKI 24" (610mm) Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife with Plumbing Kit Installed
BP112030PKI 30" (762mm) Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife with Plumbing Kit Installed
BP112036PKI 36" (914mm) Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife with Plumbing Kit Installed
BP112042PKI 42" (1067mm) Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife with Plumbing Kit Installed
BP112048PKI 48" (1219mm) Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife with Plumbing Kit Installed
BP112054PKI 54" (1372mm) Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife with Plumbing Kit Installed
BP112060PKI 60" (1524mm) Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife with Plumbing Kit Installed
BP112072PKI 72" (1829mm) Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife with Plumbing Kit Installed
BP112084PKI 84" (2134mm) Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife with Plumbing Kit Installed
BP112096PKI 96" (2438mm) Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife with Plumbing Kit Installed
BP1120108PKI 108" (2743mm) Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife with Plumbing Kit Installed

Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife Systems with Plumbing Kit

Model#Description
Includes Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife with plumbing kit installed and Model 7960 Gen4 Power Supply
BP112024PKI 24" (610mm) System with Plumbing Kit
BP112030PKI 30" (762mm) System with Plumbing Kit
BP112036PKI 36" (914mm) System with Plumbing Kit
BP112042PKI 42" (1067mm) System with Plumbing Kit
BP112048PKI 48" (1219mm) System with Plumbing Kit
BP112054PKI 54" (1372mm) System with Plumbing Kit
BP112160PKI 60" (1524mm) System with Plumbing Kit
BP112172PKI 72" (1829mm) System with Plumbing Kit
BP112184PKI 84" (2134mm) System with Plumbing Kit
BP112196PKI 96" (2438mm) System with Plumbing Kit
BP1121108PKI 108" (2743mm) System with Plumbing Kit

Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife Kits with Plumbing Kit

Model#Description
Includes Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife with plumbing kit installed and Model 7960Gen4 Power Supply, shim set, filter separator and pressure regulator (with coupler)
BP112224PKI 24" (610mm) Kit with Plumbing Kit
BP112230PKI 30" (762mm) Kit with Plumbing Kit
BP112236PKI 36" (914mm) Kit with Plumbing Kit
BP112242PKI 42" (1067mm) Kit with Plumbing Kit
BP112248PKI 48" (1219mm) Kit with Plumbing Kit
BP112254PKI 54" (1372mm) Kit with Plumbing Kit
BP112260PKI 60" (1524mm) Kit with Plumbing Kit
BP112272PKI 72" (1829mm) Kit with Plumbing Kit
BP112284PKI 84" (2134mm) Kit with Plumbing Kit
BP112296PKI 96" (2438mm) Kit with Plumbing Kit
BP1122108PKI 108" (2743mm) Kit with Plumbing Kit

Gen4 Power Supply Models

Gen4 Power Supplies

Model#Description
7960 2 Outlet Selectable Voltage Gen4 Power Supply (115V, 230V, 50/60Hz)
7961 4 Outlet Selectable Voltage Gen4 Power Supply (115V, 230V, 50/60Hz)

 


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Installation and Maintenance Sheets

Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife

High Voltage Power Supply Model 7960.pdf

High Voltage Power Supply Model 7961.pdf

Universal Air Knife Mounting System

 


CAD Drawings

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