Ionizing Bar

Low costIonizing Bars eliminate static cling!
Compact, rugged design for industrial applications.

What Is The Ionizing Bar?

EXAIR’s Ionizing Bar eliminates static electricity on paper, film and plastics that can attract dust and foreign materials, ruin product appearance, produce tearing or jamming, and zap personnel. The electrically powered Ionizing Bar is compact, allowing it to fit in the confined spaces of machinery, where the charge is generated. A high concentration of positive and negative ions produce fast static decay, neutralizing any surface within 2” (51mm) of the bar.

Why The Ionizing Bar?

The unique design of the shockless Ionizing Bar offers improved performance and reliability in industrial applications. Life expectancy has been extended by insertion molding the stainless steel ion emitters into a durable plastic. There are no openings or grooves to accumulate dirt that could cause shorting or arcing. A 5kV power source provides high performance, eliminating frequent burnouts commonly associated with traditional 7kV bars.
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How the Ionizing Bar Works

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The shielded power cable (1) carries the 5kVrms power supply output to each capacitively coupled stainless steel emitter point (2) of the Ionizing Bar. A ground wire (3) attached to the bar creates a discharge path from the emitter points to the bar channel (4). The discharge at each emitter charges the molecules of the gases of the surrounding room air, resulting in a shower of ions that are positively and negatively charged (5). If the material surface has a negative charge, it will attract the positive ions from the ionizing bar and become balanced or neutralized. If the material surface has a positive charge, it will attract the negative ions from the ionizing bar to become balanced or neutralized. The voltage potential at each emitter is high enough to ionize the surrounding air without generating a shock when any of the emitters are touched.

Ionizing Bar Specifications

EXAIR Model 7901, 7907, 7940 or 7941 Power Supply (5kV) is required for bar operation.

Certifications: Ionizing Bars are UL Component Recognized to U.S. and Canadian safety standards.
Power supplies are UL Listed to U.S. and Canadian safety standards,
and are CE and RoHS compliant.
Electrical: For use with 5 kVrms, 5 milliamperes (max.) power supply.
Electrical Hazard: Ionizing Bars are shockless (less than 40 microamperes shortcircuited).
Do not use near flammable materials or gases.
Materials of Construction:
   Ionizing Bar Channel: Aluminum
   Plastic Parts: UL rated 94 HB
   Emitters: Stainless Steel
Maximum Ambient Temperature: 165°F (74°C)
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