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Gen4 Ion Air Cannon™

Quiet, efficient, concentrated flow of ionised air removes static and dust!

Model 8192 Gen4 Ion Air Cannons provide static elimination in between solar panel lenses to assist separation of the lenses during production.

What is the Gen4 Ion Air Cannon?

EXAIR’s Gen4 Ion Air Cannon neutralises static electricity and cleans at distances up to 4.6m (15 feet) with no moving parts. It is ideal for those hard to reach spaces or confined areas that require a concentrated flow of static eliminating ions. With an optional pressure regulator, the air volume and velocity are infinitely adjustable over a wide range, for light to heavy duty applications.

The Gen4 Ion Air Cannon will maximise ionised airflow while minimising compressed air consumption. A small amount of compressed air is used to entrain a high volume flow of surrounding air. This combined stream is ionised by an emitter point (shockless) and delivered to the charged surface. A hose or tube can be connected to the air intake of the Gen4 Ion Air Cannon to draw quality air from another area.It requires only 0.7 BAR (10 PSIG) for most applications.

The compact design saves bench space and allows mounting in confined areas. The sturdy stand is predrilled and can be bench, wall or machine mounted. It incorporates a swivel adjustment for directing the airflow.
The Gen4 Ion Air Cannon is supplied with a .08mm (.003″) slotted air gap which is ideal for most applications. Flow and force can be increased by replacing the shim with a thicker0.15mm (.006″) or 0.23mm (.009″) shim.

How The Gen4 Ion Air Cannon Works

The Gen4 Ion Air Cannon incorporates a Super Air Amplifier* and ionising collar, energised by a power supply. A small amount of compressed air is injected into the barrel of the cannon (1) inducing a high volume flow of surrounding air to flow through it (2). A replaceable emitter point at the discharge end of the cannon (3) ionises the entire airstream. The result is a high volume, conical flow of ionised air (4) capable of eliminating static and cleaning at distances up to 4.6m (15 feet). Because more than 90% of the ionised air is induced, the Gen4 Ion Air Cannon produces maximum airflow at minimum air consumption.

†Patent #5402938

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Performance

Pressure Supply Air Consumption Sound Level Dissipates 5kV*
PSIG BAR SCFM SLPM dBA SECONDS
20 1.4 5.7 161 58 0.75
40 2.8 9.0 255 64 0.60
60 4.1 12.2 345 70 0.50
80 5.5 15.5 439 72 0.43
100 6.9 18.7 529 74 0.37

* 12″ (305mm) from target.

Applications

  • Bag opening – form and fill
  • Clean and neutralise parts
  • Neutralising shrink wrap
  • Cleaning moulded parts
  • Removing static on assemblies
  • Pre-paint dust removal
  • Neutralising slitting operations
  • Package cleaning
  • Container neutralisation

Advantages

  • Electromagnetically shielded high voltage cable
  • Armoured high voltage cable protects against abrasion, cuts
  • Integrated ground design requires no separate ground connection
  • Replaceable emitter point
  • Low air consumption
  • Rapid static decay
  • Quiet
  • Shockless, non-radioactive
  • Compact, rugged, easy to install
  • Intake can be ducted
  • No moving parts – low maintenance
  • Variable force and flow

A Model 8292 Gen4 Ion Air Cannon System removes static and dust from glove box inserts prior to flocking or painting.

The Model 8292 Gen4 Ion Air Cannon System eliminates the static and dust prior to filling the bottles.

This Gen4 Ion Air Cannon assists separation of sheets used in solar panel manufacturing.

(3) Gen4 Ion Air Cannons blow contaminants from car bodies prior to painting.

EXAIR Model 7960 or 7961 Gen4 Power Supply (5kV) is required for ioniser operation.

Certifications: The Gen4 Ion Air Cannon and Gen4 Power Supplies are UL Component Recognised to US and Canadian safety standards, and are CE and RoHS compliant.

Electrical: For use with Model 7960 or 7961 5 kVrms, 5 milliamperes (max.) power supply.

Electrical Hazard: Shockless (less than 40 microamperes short circuited).

Do not use near flammable materials or gases.

Materials of Construction:
Metal Parts: Aluminium
Plastic Parts: UL rated 94 HB
Emitter: Stainless Steel

Maximum Ambient Temperature: 74°C (165°F)

Shims: Thicker shims can be installed easily if additional hard-hitting velocity is required.

Compressed Air: 3/8 NPT inlet provided.

Airflow Pattern

Model   A B C D
8192 in 2.75 3.55 5.15 6.75
mm 70 90 131 171

Dimensions

Models

Gen4 Ion Air Cannon
Model Description
BP8192 Gen4 Ion Air Cannon Only
includes Super Air Amplifier, emitter, stand and 1.52m (5-foot) armoured and electromagnetically shielded cable*
BP8292 Gen4 Ion Air Cannon System
includes Gen4 Ion Air Cannon and Model 7960 Gen4 Power Supply
BP8492 Gen4 Ion Air Cannon Kit
includes Gen4 Ion Air Cannon, Model 7960 Gen4 Power Supply, shim set, filter separator and pressure regulator (with coupler)
BP8492DX Gen4 Deluxe Ion Air Cannon Kit
includes Gen4 Ion Air Cannon, Model 7960 Gen4 Power Supply, EFC, shim set, filter separator and pressure regulator (with coupler)

* Special length cables are available.

Accessories

Gen4 Power Supplies
Exair model 7960 or 7961 gen4 Power Supply (5 kv) is required for ioniser operation. Selectable voltage: for use with all gen4 static eliminators

The Two and Four Outlet Gen4 Power Supplies have selectable voltage, which allows you to choose input voltages of 115VAC or 230VAC. The modular cable with electromagnetic shielding protects sensitive electronics against electromagnetic interference while easing connections and routing. An integrated fuse on the primary protects against voltage spikes.

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Digital Static Meter
Locate the source of the static problem

EXAIR’s Model 7905 Digital Static Meter is sensitive and responsive. It indicates the surface voltage and polarity on objects up to ±20 kV when measured 25mm (1”) away.

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EFC Electronic Flow Control
Turn off the compressed air when it isn’t needed

EXAIR’s EFC™ is a user-friendly electronic flow control for compressed air that is designed to minimise compressed air use on blowoff, 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. The timing control permits easy tuning to the application requirements while providing flexibility in sensing distance.

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Filters, Regulators, Valves & More

With proper filtration of dirt, moisture and oil from the compressed air supply, EXAIR compressed air products will operate for years with no maintenance required. Use a 5 micron or smaller filter separator on the compressed air supply. To prevent problems associated with oil, use a 0.03 micron or smaller oil removal filter on the compressed air supply. Pressure regulators permit easy selection of the operating pressure, providing infinite control of flow, force and air consumption

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Installation and Maintenance Sheets

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Gen4 Ion Air Cannon

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High Voltage Power Supply Model 7960.pdf

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High Voltage Power Supply Model 7961.pdf

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