FLUID POWER: EXAIR’s new Static Eliminating Blowoff Station delivers a concentrated flow of ionized air to remove dust and other contaminants from a charged surface. It is ideal for bench top and machine mounting to clean parts and eliminate the static electricity charge that attracts the dust and contaminants.
The Static Eliminating Blowoff Station uses EXAIR’s Stay Set Ion Air Jet to minimize compressed air use by inducing surrounding airflow at a ratio of 5:1. This unique, focused airstream carries the static eliminating ions to the targeted surface, eliminating the charge in less than half a second. A flexible hose that holds its position keeps the airflow aimed at a specific spot until physically bent or moved to another position. The magnetic base allows easy mounting and includes a shutoff valve for infinite control of force and flow.
The Static Eliminating Blowoff Station includes a 5 kV power supply that is U.L. Listed to U.S. and Canadian safety standards, (2) 10 ft compressed air hoses, and a foot pedal valve for hands-free operation. Applications include cleaning products, containers, and removing contaminants from parts prior to surface coating, painting, screen printing or ink jetting. Price is $786.
The promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) is that devices, gadgets, and appliances we use every day will be able to communicate with one another. This potential is not limited to household items or smartphones, but also things we find in our yard and garden, as evidenced by a recent challenge from the element14 design community.
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Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.