GEN4™ Super Ion Air Knife™ – Powerful static eliminator prevents jamming, tearing, shocks and dust up to 20 feet away!

Super Ion Air Knife
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What Is The GEN4™ Super Ion Air Knife?

GEN4 Super Ion Air Knife offers 34% improved performance and removes 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.

Remove Dust prior to painting car bumpers

Bumpers, car bodies and fascia are cleaned
of dust and fibers prior to painting.

Why The GEN4™ Super Ion Air Knife?

The GEN4 Super Ion Air Knife floods an area or surface with static eliminating ions – up to 20 feet (6.1m) 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 SLPM per 300mm of length at 0.3 BAR). Sound level is surprisingly quiet at 50 dBA for most applications.

48 inch Super Ion Air Knife cleans paper surface and removes static

The 48″ GEN4 Super Ion Air Knife (1219mm) neutralizes the
static electricity and cleans the surface of the
paper.

How the GEN4™ Super Ion Air Knife Works

Super Ion Air Knife Funktion

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 Ionizing 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 neutralizes static and cleans off dust and other particulates.

Enhanced Performance and Reliability

GEN4 Ionizing Bars are less effective without an air delivery system. When used by itself, a bar must be mounted within 4 inches of the charged surface to fully neutralize 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.

Added Features

  • Compressed air inlets (1/4″ NPT) are provided on each end and the bottom of the GEN4 Super Ion Air Knife. Multiple GEN4 Super Ion Air Knives can be mounted end-to-end without an air gap.
  • 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 molded emitter points eliminate potential dirt accumulation that could degrade performance or eventually short the ionizing bar.
  • Emitter points are sharp, durable stainless steel.
  • The power cable is shielded and has integral grounding. The threaded bayonet connector is fully assembled and ready to use.
  • GEN4 Super Ion Air Knife Kits, which include all components necessary for operation, are available.

Universal Air Knife Mounting System

Provide precise positioning for your air knife

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 GEN4 Static Eliminators. 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.

The Universal Air Knife Mounting System can be articulated into any position and provides a maximum extension of 30″ (762mm). A 17/32″ (14mm) diameter hole is required for mounting. Alternatively, the bolt can be threaded directly into a 1/2″-13 tapped hole. For any style air knife that is 24″ (610mm) or longer, it is recommended that (2) Universal Air Knife Mounting Systems be used to obtain a secure mounting.

Universal Air Knife Mounting System
  • Web cleaning
  • Molding machinery
  • Sheeters and trimmers
  • Cleaning parts
  • Pre-paint dust removal
  • Shrink wrappers
  • Package cleaning
  • Printing equipment
  • Bag opening/fill operations
Super 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.

  • Up to 34% improved performance
  • Rugged metal armored and electromagnetically shielded cable
  • Integrated ground eliminates additional ground connection
  • Low air consumption
  • Quiet
  • Effective up to 20 feet (6.1m)
  • Shockless, non-radioactive
  • Compact, rugged, easy to install
  • Variable force and flow
  • Low maintenance
  • Unlimited system lengths of uninterrupted airflow
  • UR/CE
  • EMC Compliant
  • Modular power supply cable eases connections and routing
Pressure Supply Air Consumption* Sound Level Dissipates 5kV**
PSIG BAR SLPM dBA Seconds
5 0,3 105 39 0,40
10 0,7 156 51 0,33
20 1,4 372 57 0,26
40 2,8 576 61 0,23
60 4,1 780 65 0,21
80 5,5 984 69 0,20
100 6,9 1188 72 0,18

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

Special Lengths Available – Contact Us

Super Ion Air Knife Dimensions
BSP Threads Available – Contact Us.

Model Description
112003 3″ (76 mm) GEN4 Super Ion Air Knife
112006 6″ (152 mm) GEN4 Super Ion Air Knife
112009 9″ (229 mm) GEN4 Super Ion Air Knife
112012 12″ (305 mm) GEN4 Super Ion Air Knife
112018 18″ (457 mm) GEN4 Super Ion Air Knife
112024 24″ (610 mm) GEN4 Super Ion Air Knife
112030 30″ (762 mm) GEN4 Super Ion Air Knife
112036 36″ (914 mm) GEN4 Super Ion Air Knife
112042 42″ (1067 mm) GEN4 Super Ion Air Knife
112048 48″ (1219 mm) GEN4 Super Ion Air Knife
112054 54″ (1372 mm) GEN4 Super Ion Air Knife
112060 60″ (1524 mm) GEN4 Super Ion Air Knife
112072 72″ (1829 mm) GEN4 Super Ion Air Knife
112084 84″ (2134 mm) GEN4 Super Ion Air Knife
112096 96″ (2438 mm) GEN4 Super Ion Air Knife
1120108 108″ (2743 mm) GEN4 Super Ion Air Knife
GEN4 Super Ion Air Knife consists of the Super Air Knife and Ionizing Bar assembly.
Accessories and Components

Accessories and Components
Model Description
8003 3″ (76 mm) GEN4 Ionizing Bar
8006 6″ (152 mm) GEN4 Ionizing Bar
8009 9″ (229 mm) GEN4 Ionizing Bar
8012 12″ (305 mm) GEN4 Ionizing Bar
8018 18″ (457 mm) GEN4 Ionizing Bar
8024 24″ (610 mm) GEN4 Ionizing Bar
8030 30″ (762 mm) GEN4 Ionizing Bar
8036 36″ (914 mm) GEN4 Ionizing Bar
8042 42″ (1067 mm) GEN4 Ionizing Bar
8048 48″ (1219 mm) GEN4 Ionizing Bar
8054 54″ (1372 mm) GEN4 Ionizing Bar
8060 60″ (1524 mm) GEN4 Ionizing Bar
8072 72″ (1829 mm) GEN4 Ionizing Bar
8084 84″ (2134 mm) GEN4 Ionizing Bar
8096 96″ (2438 mm) GEN4 Ionizing Bar
80108 108″ (2743 mm) GEN4 Ionizing Bar
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
9060 Universal Air Knife Mounting System
9076 Compressed air supply set for Super Air Knives 24″- 42″ size- consisting of a suitable flexible hose 1/2″ in nitrile/PVC, brass fittings and manometer
9077 Compressed air supply set for Super Air Knives 48″- 54″ size- consisting of a suitable flexible hose 1/2″ in nitrile/PVC, brass fittings and manometer
9078 Compressed air supply set for Super Air Knives 60″- 84″ size (1524-2134mm)- consisting of a suitable flexible hose 1/2″ in nitrile/PVC, brass fittings and manometer
9079 Compressed air supply set for Super Air Knives 90″- 108″ size (2286-2743mm)- consisting of a suitable flexible hose 1/2″ in nitrile/PVC, brass fittings and manometer
900517 Universal Air Knife Mounting System Stainless Steel 303/304
9055 EFC (40 SCFM)- with timer unit, Photoelectric Sensor, 40 SCFM Solenoid Valve, 1/4 NPT
9056 EFC (100 SCFM)- with timer unit, Photoelectric Sensor, 100 SCFM Solenoid Valve, 1/2 NPT
9057 EFC (200 SCFM)- with timer unit, Photoelectric Sensor, 200 SCFM Solenoid Valve, 3/4 NPT
9064 EFC (350 SCFM)- with timer unit, Photoelectric Sensor, 350 SCFM Solenoid Valve, 1 NPT
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.
GEN4 Power Supply Model 7960 (2 outlets) or 7961 (4 outlets) and selector switch for 115V or 230V 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.