Witney-based Meech International, a specialist developer and manufacturer of electrostatic controls and related solutions, has expanded its range with the addition of the Hyperion 971 static controller, said to be ideal for use in labelling, packaging and converting applications.
“The decision to update our range of static elimination equipment is a direct result of customer feedback,” explains Business Unit Director for static control, David Rogers. “We pride ourselves on being flexible and having the capacity to respond rapidly to change.”
“A lot of the companies that employ our equipment work in dusty environments. The airborne contaminants build up on ionising bars and cause a drop in performance. The bars need to be designed to minimise the effects of the contamination and to help reduce the amount of cleaning required.”
Featuring the existing pulsed DC technology used by the company’s 976 bar, the 971 has an improved design that is said to be more resilient to the build-up of contamination which naturally occurs during use, and therefore allows for easier cleaning. Like previous designs, the emitters can be removed for offline cleaning or can be replaced individually, without the need to substitute the whole bar. Furthermore, the Hyperion 971 is said to feature an integrated and improved compressed air-boost system, which permits better long-range performance in particularly difficult applications.
Whilst providing very powerful ionisation performance, the 971 static bar has shockless emitters, which make it safe for operators to handle. Available in a choice of lengths of up to 4m, the bar operates up to 15KV as standard and provides highly effective long-range ionisation typically from distances of 200 to 1000mm.