GEN4™ Ionizing Bars – Low cost Ionizing Bars eliminate static cling! Compact, rugged design for industrial applications.

Ionizing Bar

What Is The GEN4™ Ionizing Bar?

The GEN4 Ionizing Bar is engineered to perform up to 25% better than previous models and 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 GEN4 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 4″ (102mm) of the bar.

Why The GEN4™ Ionizing Bar?

The unique design of the shockless GEN4 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.

The GEN4 Ionizing Bar includes a five foot shielded cable with ground. A mounting flange is provided for easy installation and all components are fully assembled. Standard lengths up to 108″ (2743mm) are available from stock and special lengths up to 119″ (3.02m) are available by special order. Model 7960 or 7961 GEN4 Power Supply (5kV) is required for bar operation.

The ability to eliminate static can be greatly improved when attaching the Super Air Knife to the GEN4 Ionizing Bar (see – Super Ion Air Knife Enhanced Performance and Reliability). The GEN4 Super Ion Air Knife propels the static neutralizing ions over a larger area which is ideal for high speed, high charge applications. Air delivery can also remove dust and clean the product surface.

How the GEN4™ Ionizing Bar Works

Ionizing Bar Funktion

The electromagnetically shielded power cable (1) carries the 5kVrms power supply output to each capacitively coupled stainless steel emitter point (2) of the GEN4 Ionizing Bar. An integrated ground wire (3) within the power cable 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).

  • Labeling
  • Bag making – form and fill
  • Neutralizing shrink wrap
  • Sheet fed and web presses
  • Packaging
  • Converting machinery
  • Neutralizing slitting operations
  • Textiles
  • Screen printing
  • Improved performance at 2″ or less distance to the surface
  • Minimizes static charge in up to 4″ (102mm) distance
  • Rugged metal armored and electromagnetically shielded cable
  • Integrated grounding
  • Low cost
  • Rapid static decay
  • Compact
  • Effective up to 4″ (102mm)
  • Shockless, non-radioactive
  • Rugged industrial design
  • Easy to install, w/mounting flange
  • Low maintenance
  • Fully assembled
GEN4™ Ionizing Bars

Distance From Charged Surface
0,50″ (13 mm) 1″ (25 mm) 2″ (51 mm) 3″ (76 mm) 4″ (102 mm)
Dissipates 5kV* (Seconds) 0,1 0,14 0,29 0,53 0,96
* Multiple different length Ionizing Bars tested (3″-48″).
Special Lengths Available – Contact Distributor.
Ionizing Bar Dimensions
BSP Threads available – Contact Us.

GEN4 Ionizing Bars

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
5′(152 cm) electromagnetically shielded power supply cable with connection are included.
Accessories and Components

Model Description
7960 GEN4 Power Supply Only (115V, 230V, 50/60 Hz), 2 Outlets
7961 GEN4 Power Supply Only (115V, 230V, 50/60 Hz), 4 Outlets
7940 Power Supply Only (115V, 50/60 Hz), 4 Outlets
7905 Static Meter

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.