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A tremendous amount of effort goes into building an optimized compressed air system. From generating the perfect amount of compressed air to locating and eliminating leaks, efficient system operation is a worthy challenge with tremendous awards. An efficient system saves you a great deal of time, money, and energy, while drastically improving your operations, potentially leading to greater output and higher productivity.

With all the effort that goes toward creating the ideal compressed air system, you want to be 100% sure that you’ve taken every potential snag or difficulty into account. Unfortunately, some obstacles exist outside of your control, one of the most common and overlooked being weather.

During periods of cold, low-humidity weather, the conditions are ripe for one of the biggest contributors to contamination and electrical malfunction: static. During the winter, the levels of static present in your production lines are significantly higher due to the dryness of ambient air. In some circumstances, static buildups can even become powerful enough to shock personnel

Especially during the dry winter months, taking steps to reduce static are very important, and implemented solutions will likely pay for themselves fairly quickly as they continue to enhance operations. One such solution we at Airtec recommend is the addition of a static-eliminating air wipe to your system, such as the Exair Gen4 Super Ion Air Wipe. The Gen4 Air Wipe uses a minimal amount of compressed air to send a powerful ionized air flow over materials as versatile as pipe, cable, extruded shapes, hose, wire and much more, significantly reducing static buildup where friction is most common.

Exair Gen4 Super Ion Air Wipe Eliminates Static

Exair products are frequent Airtec recommendations for good reason. Exair makes innovative, durable, high-quality products that are guaranteed to improve your system efficiency and effectiveness. The Gen4 Super Ion Air Wipe features a split design with a latch that can be fastened all the way around materials, allowing for easy installation and covering all materials without the need for multiple air wipes. The ionizing points, powered by a UL Component Recognized 5kV power supply, are completely shockless, creating a safe, steady air flow of positive and negative ions.

Additional features include metal-armored high voltage cable to protect against abrasion and cuts, a replaceable emitter point, integrated ground connection, and electromagnetic shielding.

Reduce Static, Remove Difficulties

Static buildup can lead to a wide variety of different problems within a manufacturing setting. By reducing static, the Exair Super Ion Air Wipe:

  • Cleans and neutralizes extrusions
  • Neutralizes pipe, tubing, and wire where friction causes static
  • Neutralizes containers

Beyond neutralizing static, the Super Ion Air Wipe clears surfaces from all manner of debris, such as chips, sawdust, shavings, and dust, greatly improving painting or coating operations

So why wait? Get started on reducing static buildup and improving operations today. Airtec has decades of experience in the compressed air industry and we are more than happy to assist you in any way we can.

Contact us for more information on Exair products and system efficiency today!