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  • 19 Apr 2018

Meech develops ‘most powerful’ pulsed DC controller for Hyperion anti-static range

Suitable for use in a wide variety of sectors, 233v4 is a compact and powerful device that enables greater control of the ionization performance

Meech has developed the 233v4 pulsed DC controller for its Hyperion anti-static range, which is claimed as ‘the most powerful and capable’ controller in the Hyperion range.

Suitable for use in a wide variety of sectors, 233v4 is a compact and powerful device that enables greater control of the ionization performance.

David Rogers, Technical Director at Meech, explained: ‘Uncontrolled static is one of the most common reasons for poor productivity across many sectors, yet it remains an issue that is often overlooked. As pioneers for the industrial use of pulsed DC technology, Meech prides itself on the creation of innovative products such as the ones found in the Hyperion range, which is designed to counter static generation on production lines.

‘For any static control solution, an ionizing bar is a key component – but the controller determines its output and how efficiently it functions. An upgrade to the current 233v3 and 997CM Hyperion controllers, the 233v4 offers ultimate flexibility in the delivery of ionization. With Meech’s ion current monitoring (ICM) technology and a maximum output voltage of 15kV, it’s the most powerful and capable controller in the Hyperion range.’

ICM monitors the effectiveness of the ionizing equipment. This is supported with integrated LED status signals that alert operators when the attached ionizer needs to be cleaned, preventing unscheduled stoppages and keeping the machine running efficiently. Output voltage, frequency and balance adjustments can be made through the Hyperion BarMaster remote programer, ensuring the ionization system is running at the most efficient level relative to its application.

233v4 is powered by 24V DC via a standard industrial M8 connector, while its dual output allows for the control of two ionizers simultaneously. IP67 rating means the controller is not vulnerable to dust, water and other contaminants, ensuring consistent performance.

Rogers continued: ‘To maintain finished product quality, static control systems should be optimized at all times. ICM technology allows for constant assessment of the ionization performance and with the BarMaster remote programer, alterations to output voltage, frequency and balance can be made depending on the substrate, the amount of static detected, or the production environment – for example, sensitive applications are present in cleanroom environments, so this is where voltage adjustment may be essential.

‘With technological enhancements and notification systems, this latest addition to Meech’s product range ensures our customers can work in the most productive way possible, helping to ensure the minimal disruption and optimal performance of production lines.’

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