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Static Eliminators

Blow away static and dust!
Neutralize and clean at distances up to 20-feet (6.1m)!

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What is Static?

Material such as paper, plastic and textiles normally contain an equal number of positive and negative charges - that is, they are electrically balanced. Friction can disturb this balance, causing the material to become electrically charged.

The electrical charge (static) will exert a force on nearby charged objects or a grounded conductor. Among the problems caused by this force are:

  • Dust clinging to product
  • Product clinging to itself, rollers, machine beds or frames
  • Materials tearing, jamming or curling
  • Sheet feeding problems
  • Hazardous sparks or shocks

Charged conductors (like metals) discharge completely when grounded. Insulators (like plastics) don't conduct electricity and can't discharge when grounded. Grounded brushes or tinsel often have little effect on these surfaces.

When aiming EXAIR's Model 7905 Static Meter at a single plastic surface, it is common to measure many voltages across the same surface. The higher the voltage measured, the stronger the static charge or force at that point. It is also possible for some voltages to have opposite polarities (positive or negative) which determines if two insulators will attract or repel one another.

EXAIR's Gen4 Static Eliminators (also called ionisers) can eliminate the charge. These shockless ionisers are electrically powered and produce a bulk of positive and negative ions. The charged surface attracts the appropriate number of positive or negative ions from the ioniser to become neutral (discharge).

Model 7905 Digital Static Meter locates the source of the problem.

What are Static Eliminators?

A new technology solution to the old problem of static build-up. EXAIR Static Eliminators maximise ionised airflow while minimising compressed air consumption. A small amount of compressed air is used to entrain a high volume of surrounding air. This combined stream is ionised by an emitter point (or points) and delivered to the charged surface. Static is neutralised from distances up to 20 feet (6.1m) away. Thus, EXAIR Static Eliminators work effectively in spite of obstructions, three dimensional configurations, web "rippling", etc.


Neutralize Static on an "L" sealer Materials stay in position on an "L" sealer when static electricity is neutralised.


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Why Choose Gen4 Static Eliminators?

EXAIR offers systems for total static control. When static is a problem on moving webs, sheet stock, three dimensional parts, extrusions or packaging, EXAIR has a solution. Our Gen4 Static Eliminators have undergone independent laboratory tests to certify they meet the rigorous safety, health and environmental standards of the USA, European Union and Canada that are required to attain the CE and UL marks. They are also RoHS compliant.

Every Gen4 Static Eliminator offers:

  • An armoured high voltage cable to protect against abrasion, cuts, splits and other damage from the environment.
  • Single wire, integrated ground design which eliminates the need for a separate ground connection.
  • Electromagnetic shielding in all cables to protect sensitive electronics.
  • Selectable Voltage (115V or 230 VAC) power supplies with rugged stainless steel connections and integrated fuse protection on the primary input voltage. Available in 2 or 4 outlet versions.


Static Eliminators with Air

Combining our engineered airflow products with ionisers 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 minimised while providing force that can be adjusted from a "blast" to a "breeze". Tests show these ionisers positioned 610mm (24") away from a charged surface to be as effective as a Gen4Ionizing Bar without air delivery positioned 13mm (0.5") from the surface.

Super Ion Air Knife Prevents Jamming due to static A Model 111118 18" (457mm) Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife prevents jamming on a stacker.

Six of the Best!

The Gen4 Super Ion Air Knife provides 34% better static elimination than previous Super Ion Air Knife models and the best performance of all EXAIR ionisers. It uses our Super Air Knife (40:1 air amplification) to deliver a uniform sheet of ionised air effective up to 6.1m (20feet) away.

Parts hanging from the conveyor are cleaned and neutralised by the Super Ion Air Knives that surround them.

The Gen4 Standard Ion Air Knife performance is improved by 30% over previous Standard Ion Air Knives. It delivers a sheet of ionised air to the surface with 30:1 air amplification ratio. Air consumption and noise are somewhat higher than the Super Ion Air Knife.

Model 8218 18" (457mm) Gen4 Standard Ion Air Knife System showers parts with static eliminating ions to prevent personnel shocks.

The Gen4 on 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 4.6m (15 feet) away.

Model 8292 Gen4 Ion Air Cannon System eliminates the static and dust prior to filling the bottles.

The Gen4 Super Ion Air Wipe clamps around the part and creates a ring of ionised airflow. It neutralises and cleans continuous moving surfaces.

The split design of the Gen4 Super Ion Air Wipe unlatches easily to fit around the moving part - no threading required.

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 ioniser is the ideal way to focus an ionised airflow at confined areas.

Model 8294 Gen4 Ion Air Jet with Gen4 Power Supply neutralises and cleans mouthwash bottles before heat shrinking the tamper proof seal.

The Gen4 Ion Air Gun uses our High Velocity Air Jet (5:1 air amplification) to provide a narrow beam of ionised airflow. This hand-held static eliminator is rugged for industrial use and has incredibly fast static decay rates.

Model 8293 Gen4 Ion Air Gun neutralises and cleans plastic bottles prior to labelling.

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 ionisers for these critical applications.

Ionizing Bar A Model 8006 6" (152mm) Gen4 Ionizing Bar eliminates the static charge causing packing peanuts to cling.

Gen4 Ionizing Bars perform 25% better than previous Ionizing Bars and are ideal for relatively flat materials, where the bar can be mounted within 102mm (4") of the product surface.

StaticEliminators11.jpg A Model 8006 6" (152mm) Gen4 Ionizing Bar eliminates the static charge causing packing peanuts to cling.

The Gen4 Ionizing Point is effective for spot neutralisation. The compact size makes it ideal for winding or slitting operations. It can also be mounted through a duct to neutralise static charges due to moving air or materials.

StaticEliminators12.jpg Model 8199 Gen4 Ionizing Point delivers precise static elimination.

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