UK • Meech International announced an addition to its Hyperion range of static control systems, the 959IPS ionising air curtain. The new unit is designed to provide static neutralisation and dust removal across the plastics and packaging industries. It has an IP66 rating and comprises a Hyperion 924IPS anti-static bar mounted on a Meech energy-saving air curtain. The combination results in a laminar sheet of ionised air.
The unit is energy efficient and cuts compressed air demand by up to 70%, the company said, reducing running costs. The air curtain component reduces noise by up to 50dBA, which is lower compared with open pipe systems. Running on a 24V DC power supply, the system’s compatibility with the Hyperion Barmaster programmer means the output voltage, frequency and balance can be adjusted remotely by the operator. The unit also includes Meech’s Ion Current Monitoring technology with local and remote alerts for when the bar requires cleaning.