Advanced Ion Air Knife
A static charge causes a great deal of issues, such as:
- Product clinging to rollers, itself, frames or machine beds
- Dust sticking to product
- Materials curling, jamming, or tearing
- Sheet feeding
Quickly determine the source of your static problem! Our portable Digital Static Meter consistently produces accurate readings of static charges with ease and offers years of trouble-free operation.
What is an Advanced Ion Air Knife?
Streamtek’s Advanced Ion Air Knife eliminates static electricity that is created from plastics, sheet stock, webs and various other product surfaces where hazardous shocks, tearing or jamming pose a problem.
Improve your product(s) quality and increase your production speeds with a uniform sheet of air sweeping your product suface clean of static, particulate, dirt and dust.
Why the Advanced Ion Air Knife?
The Advanced Ionizing Air Knife will work up to 20′ (6.1m) away! It’s uniform sheet of airflow can be adjusted from a “breeze” to a “blast” using a standard pressure regulator. The Advanced Ion Air Knife has no moving parts, is shockless, and is electrically-powered. Compressed air usage is less than 2 SCFM per foot of length at 5 PSIG-Wow!! Ohhh yes, did we mention that the sound level for most applications is below 50dBA?
Though the static eliminator Advanced Ion Air Knife is more affordable, it is less efficient and consumes slightly more compressed air and has a higher operating sound level.
Advanced Ion Air Knife Specifications The Streamtek Advanced Ionizing Air Knife is available in standard lengths of 3″ (76mm), 6″ (152mm), 9″ (229mm), 12″ (305mm), 18″ (457mm), 24″ (610mm), 30″ (762mm), 36″ (914mm), 42″ (1067mm), 48″ (1219mm), and 54″ (1372mm). The Advanced Ion Air Knife is also available with a 5 day lead time in lenghts of 60″ (1524mm), 72″ (1829mm), 84″ (2134mm), and 96″ (2438mm).
Both custom and unlimited system lengths can be manufactured upon special request. A 10′ (3.04m) shielded power cable with assembled bayonet connector is connected to the included Ion Bar.
Certification: All Streamtek Ionizing Bars and Power Supplies are UL Recognized.
A 6kV power supply is required for operation. Model PS120V – 6000 V, 120 V, 50/60 Hz. Model PS220V – 6000 V, 220 V, 50/60 Hz. ** Power Supplies have (2) Two outputs for two BAR operations
Power Supply Dimensions: 3.25″ (H) x 3.5″ (W) x 6.75″ (L) 83 mm (H) x 89 mm (W) x 171 mm (L)
Materials of Construction: Advanced Air Knife: Aluminum Ion BAR: Rigid PVC and aluminum body. All critical parts are fully encased!
Maximum Ambient Temperature: 140° F (60° C)
Shims: Advanced Ion Air Knife comes with a pre-installed .002″ Stainless Steel Shim. A second shim can be installed if additional hard-hitting velocity is required.
Advanced Ion Air Knife Performance Data *
|Air Consumption*: Advanced Air Knife * Based on Amplification Ratio 40:1. The Air flow out would be 40x the below|
|Air Consumption**||Sound Level||Dissipates 6kV***|
|10 PSIG (0.7 Bar)||0.6||18.6||43||0.32|
|20 PSIG (1.4 Bar)||1.3||36.7||56||0.23|
|40 PSIG (2.8 Bar)||1.7||48.1||60||0.18|
|60 PSIG (4.1 Bar)||2.1||59.4||64||0.16|
|80 PSIG (5.5 Bar)||2.9||82.1||69||0.16|
|100 PSIG (6.4 Bar)||3.3||93.4||72||0.16|
|120 PSIG (8.4 Bar)||4.0||113.2||75||0.15|
|* Based on Amplification Ratio 40:1. The air flow out would be 40x the SCFM (SLPM).
** Per inch (25mm) of length with standard pre-installed .002″ Shim
How it Works
(A) Compressed air enters through the Ion Air Knife inlet at the rear (or end) ports, and into a plenum chamber.
(B) As the compressed air stream leaves the Advanced Ion Air Knife, the surrounding air is entrained and follows the ‘coanda’ profile of the Air Knife and straight out.
(C) This 40:1 amplified airflow maximizes force, velocity and serves a laminar sheet of air for reduced energy use in the blow-off of statically charged surfaces. This can remove static at long distances from the assembly!
Streamtek products use innovative static control technologies to improve productivity and increase equipment efficiency. If you don’t find a solution and/or idea for your application, or if you want additional details, call our factory at 1-705-770-4455 or email an Application Engineer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What does the Streamtek Advanced Ion Air Knife have that some competitors do not?
- Overall length and airflow length are exactly the same
- Unlimited system lengths with no gaps in airflow
- No separate ground connection that could easily be cut & cause sparks or accidentally shock personnel.
- Effective up to 20ft (6.1m)
- Eliminates one costly area which is power supply replacement. 2 year warranty!
- Consumes just 2 SCFM (57 SLPM) of compressed air per foot of length at 5 PSIG
- Easy to install, rugged, compact, and low maintenance
- Force & flow easily controlled with a standard pressure regulator
- Amazingly quite at 45-50 dBA in most applications
- Shockless, non-radioactive
- Neutralizes static, blows away dirt
- Compatible with most competitor power supplies, from 4 to 8 Kilovolts.
- Compressed air inlets (1/4″ NPTF) on each end & on back of Advanced Ion Air Knife
- Additional shims can be easily installed for additional hard-hitting velocity if required.
- Overall length and airflow length are exactly the same
An even distribution of effective ionization for sheeting, slitting, laminating, coating, bag making, die cutting, unwinding, rewinding, paper and film, clean room, and electronic assembly operations.
Plastics: Dust and dirt contamination and flow problems are eliminated during plastic extrusion, web handling, bag wicketing, forming and molding operations.
Packaging: Tough static problems are eliminated during over wrapping, form, fill and seal, palletizing, shrink wrapping, stocking and labeling operation.
Printing: Save production time and rejects/waste in labeling, sheet-fed, wide format, collating, binding, and folding operations.
Textiles & Non-Wovens: Strategically-located Ion-Edge Bars speed production during accumulators, creels, weaving, bonding, folding, carding, slashing, warping, and winding operations.
Your Advanced Ion Air Knife should be placed shortly before the area of the process where the static field is creating problems, typically 5 to 10 inches. In some situations, multiple ionizers on a single process may be necessary due to static regeneration that can occur.
If the application is cleaning, the Advanced Ion Air Knife should be installed just before packaging or finishing operations.
Though ducted Streamtek ionizers have been OK in situations where diminished performance was acceptable, we do not recommend ducting due to the air turbulance & recombination of ions.
If the material or parts experience friction where it rubs against another surface, a new static charge could be created.
A rigid compressed air supply pipe will easily support the Ionizing Air Knife.