Known as the ‘invisible enemy’, static electricity can wreak havoc in a production plant, and to counter this prevalent issue, SMC Corporation has launched its new IZG10 gun type ionizer.

Guiomar Fernandez, product manager for SMC Corporation Australia and New Zealand, explained that many manufacturers fall prey to various costly issue because of static electricity.

“The include high rejection rates, low-quality final product, machine operators suffering from shocks, dust sticking to workpieces, and even labels being misaligned,” continued Fernandez. 

The IZG10 series neutralises static in under half a second and offers low residual charge, using AC type high frequency to apply the voltage. 

The company also highlighted the versatility of the IZG10 and its two operating modes – continuous and pulse blow, which offers both continuous ionizing and an air saving option.

“The addition of lighting LEDs also help customers to find and target the dirtiest part of the piece, effectively removing both static and dust particles,” said Fernandez. 

“While the addition of a flow adjustment valve with indicator allows the ionized air flow to be adjusted on the gun and controlled numerically.”

The overall production process is further enhanced thanks to selectable operation modes, together with the flow adjustment valve, making it easy to adjust and adapt the air gun for different phases of the product journey. 

“Designed with the customer in mind, the IZG10 series weighs in at just 200kg and can be held comfortably for long periods of time,” concluded Fernandez. 

“SMC offers a wide range of anti-static solutions for the measurement, removal and control of static electricity – just plug in and see the benefits right away.”

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