Meech International has further expanded its trusted static product range in the form of three new static elimination bars. Being unveiled for the first time at this year’s Labelexpo Americas is the first in the family – the Hyperion 971 - ideal for use in labelling, packaging and converting applications. Two further bars are set for release over the next few months.
“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. He continues, “We pride ourselves on being flexible and having the capacity to respond rapidly to change. We are confident that these three new static bars will answer our customers’ needs by providing excellent static elimination in some of our most critical sectors.”
“A lot of the companies that employ our equipment work in dusty environments.” continues David, “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. In line with this principle, Meech have developed the Hyperion 971.”
Featuring the existing, reliable, pulsed DC technology used by the popular 976 bar, the 971 has an improved design that is 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. However, David assures that this is not the exclusive new feature of the static bar: “We’ve also integrated and improved the 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.