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Paxton’s ionized air system offers an alternative for air rinsing and static removal

Article-Paxton’s ionized air system offers an alternative for air rinsing and static removal

Paxton Products, a division of Illinois Tool Works (ITW), says its new ionized air system offers manufacturers a more energy efficient static elimination, which aids bottling, canning, thermoforming and other manufacturing and packaging processes.

Previously, manufacturers were forced to rely on expensive compressed air or water rinsing systems, the company said. Paxton's ionized air system reportedly uses 80% less energy than compressed air cleaning products. The ionized air system offers enhanced durability and lower maintenance compared to externally-mounted ionizing bars. The system also enables manufacturers to avoid the water, filtration and disposal costs associated with water rinsing systems.

Paxton says its ionized air system removes dust and particulates that are present in even the cleanest industrial environment. This new system first accelerates air through a 15,000 rpm centrifugal blower. The high velocity air is filtered and ionized, and then directed onto or into the target product through targeted nozzles. The ionized air neutralizes the static charge that causes dirt to cling to products, releasing the dirt and particulates and leaving a clean surface. Paxton's ionized air system thoroughly cleans and removes static from plastics, cans, bottles and other product surfaces.

Paxton's patent-pending new technology has been successfully field-tested in several high-volume food and beverage manufacturing environments for several brands, including Pepsi. 

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