GEN4™ Standard Ion Air Knife™ – A sheet of ionized air is an effective way to eliminate static and clean parts or materials!

Standard Ion Air Knife

What Is the GEN4™ Standard Ion Air Knife?

The GEN4 Standard Ion Air Knife offers 30% improved performance and is an effective way to eliminate static. Like its “super” counterpart, the GEN4 Super Ion Air Knife, the GEN4 Standard Ion Air Knife removes static electricity from plastics, webs, sheet stock and other surfaces where tearing, jamming or hazardous shocks are a problem.

This ionizer uses our original Standard Air Knife to carry ions from a GEN4 Ionizing Bar to the charged surface – up to 20 feet (6.1m) away. Though not as efficient as our GEN4 Super Ion Air Knife (40:1 air amplification), the GEN4 Standard Ion Air Knife (30:1 air amplification) still provides fast static decay and strong blowoff force for cleaning. Force can be adjusted from a “blast” to a “breeze”. The GEN4 Standard Ion Air Knife is electrically powered, is shockless and has no moving parts.

Standard Ion Air Knife Model 8103

The Model 8103 3″ (76mm) GEN4 Standard
Ion Air Knife removes dust from computer hard disc prior to assembly.

Why The GEN4™ Standard Ion Air Knife?

When air consumption and noise level are not critical to the application, the lower cost makes the GEN4 Standard Ion Air Knife a good choice. (To compare the GEN4 Super Ion Air Knife and GEN4 Standard Ion Air Knife, see the performance table on the Super Ion Air Knife page and the performance table for the GEN4 Standard Ion Air Knife, below.) Compressed air inlets are provided on each end of the GEN4 Standard Ion Air Knife. For long spans, multiple GEN4 Standard Ion Air Knives can be mounted end-to-end. This produces an air gap at the connection end of about 2″ (51mm). (If no air gap is desired, use the GEN4 Super Ion Air Knife.) Special length GEN4 Ionizing Bars up to 119″ (3.02m) are available for multiple air knife applications.

Ion Air Knife Modell 7212

A Model 8212 12″ (305mm) GEN4 Standard Ion
Air Knife System cleans metal frames prior
to powder coating.

Universal Air Knife Mounting System

The Universal Air Knife Mounting System is used to provide secure, precise positioning for any of the EXAIR Air Knives. It can be mounted on either the top or bottom of most Air Knives (Super Air Knife, Standard Air Knife and Full-Flow Air Knife). The Universal Air Knife Mounting System has a durable, stainless steel construction that is suitable for a variety of industrial applications.
The mounting system can also be used with Exair Static Eliminiators. For the GEN4 Super Ion Air Knife, it can be mounted on the top. Bottom mounting is possible on GEN4 Super Ion Air Knives that are 18″(457mm) or longer. For the GEN4 Standard Ion Air Knife, it can be top mounted on any length. Bottom mounting is possible on GEN4 Standard Ion Air Knives that are 9″(229mm) or longer.

Universal Mounting System for Air Knife
  • Web cleaning
  • Molding machinery
  • Sheeters and trimmers
  • Cleaning parts
  • Pre-paint dust removal
  • Shrink wrappers
  • Package cleaning
  • Bag opening/fill operations
  • Printing equipment
Ion Air Knife
  • 30% improved performance
  • Rugged metal armored and electromagnetically shielded cable
  • Integrated ground eliminates additional ground connection
  • Reduced air consumption
  • 30:1 air amplification
  • Low noise level
  • Shockless, non-radioactive
  • Effective up to 20 feet (6.1m)
  • Compact, rugged, easy to install
  • Unlimited system lengths
  • Low maintenance
  • Variable force and flow
Pressure Supply Air Consumption** Sound Level Dissipates 5kV**
PSIG BAR SLPM dBA Seconds
5 0,3 170 66 0,38
10 0,7 227 68 0,28
20 1,4 453 69 0,29
40 2,8 679 78 0,21
60 4,1 906 84 0,21
80 5,5 1160 87 0,21
100 6,9 1387 90 0,21

* per foot (305mm) of length
** 6″ (152mm) from target

Standard Ion Air Knife Dimensions

Special Lengths Available – Contact Us.
BSP Threads Available – Contact Us.

GEN4 Standard Ion Air Knife

Model Description
8103 3″ (76 mm) GEN4 Standard Ion Air Knife
8106 6″ (152 mm) GEN4 Standard Ion Air Knife
8109 9″ (229 mm) GEN4 Standard Ion Air Knife
8112 12″ (305 mm) GEN4 Standard Ion Air Knife
8118 18″ (457 mm) GEN4 Standard Ion Air Knife
8124 24″ (610 mm) GEN4 Standard Ion Air Knife
8130 30″ (762 mm) GEN4 Standard Ion Air Knife
8136 36″ (914 mm) GEN4 Standard Ion Air Knife
8142 42″ (1067 mm) GEN4 Standard Ion Air Knife
8148 48″ (1219 mm) GEN4 Standard Ion Air Knifer
GEN4 Standard Ion Air Knife consists of the Standard Air Knife and GEN4 Ionizing Bar assembly
Standard lengths up to 54″ (1372mm) are available from stock and special lengths
up to 119″ (3.02m) are available by special order.

Accessories and Components

Model Description
9060 Universal Air Knife Mounting System
8003 3″ (76mm) GEN4 Ionizing Bar Only (Does not include Standard Air Knife)
8006 6″ (152mm) GEN4 Ionizing Bar Only (Does not include Standard Air Knife)
8009 9″ (229mm) GEN4 Ionizing Bar Only (Does not include Standard Air Knife)
8012 12″ (305mm) GEN4 Ionizing Bar Only (Does not include Standard Air Knife)
8018 18″ (457mm) GEN4 Ionizing Bar Only (Does not include Standard Air Knife)
8024 24″ (610mm) GEN4 Ionizing Bar Only (Does not include Standard Air Knife)
8030 30″ (762mm) GEN4 Ionizing Bar Only (Does not include Standard Air Knife)
8036 36″ (914mm) GEN4 Ionizing Bar Only (Does not include Standard Air Knife)
8042 42″ (1067mm) GEN4 Ionizing Bar Only (Does not include Standard Air Knife)
8048 48″ (1219mm) GEN4 Ionizing Bar Only (Does not include Standard Air Knife)
7960 GEN4 Power Supply Only (115V, 230V, 50/60 Hz), 2 Outlets
7961 GEN4 Power Supply Only (115V, 230V, 50/60 Hz), 4 Outlets
7905 Static Meter
xxxx Suitable filters and maintenance units on request
Elektronischer Strömungsschalter für Druckluft (EFC)EXAIR’s EFC is an electronic flow control that dramatically reduces compressed air costs by turning off the compressed air when no part is present. This minimizes compressed air use for blow off, drying, cooling, conveying and static elimination operations. The EFC combines a photoelectric sensor with a timing control that limits compressed air use by turning it off when no part is present. Visit the EFC Page for more information.
The GEN 4 power supply model 7960 (with two outlets) or the GEN4 power supply 7961 (with four outlets) and selector switch for 115 V or 230 V is required for operation. The two exchangeable power cables (each approx. 1.80 m long) are shielded and thus protect sensitive electronics from electromagnetic interference, while at the same time being easy to connect or to install. A built-in primary fuse protects against voltage spikes.
The power supply is UL listed according to US and Canadian safety standards and complies with CE and RoHS regulations. Click here for more information.