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Ionisers

Keeping the air in a cleanroom or gowning area free from contaminants and particles is vital. Cleanroom ionisers are important as they remove the build-up of damaging static charges. Ionisers are widely used in industries such as semiconductor production, design, and testing.RS Components offer a selection of ionisers from industry-leading brands including SMC, SCS, Desco Europe, and of course RS PRO.How does an Air Ioniser work?Ionisers are designed to improve the air quality in indoor environments such as cleanrooms and gowning rooms. They work by neutralizing static charges by creating positive and negative ions. If a positive charge is present in the air it will attract the negative ions. Likewise, if a negative charge is present in the air it will attract the positive ions, and this is how the harmful static charge is neutralized. Ionisation is the only way to remove the charge from an insulative material object or product.What are the different types of Air Ionisers?Bench TopBenchtop ionisers are ideal for placing at the end of a workstation or bench. Small and compact they are an effective method for removing the risk of damage to sensitive electronic components. Benchtop ionisers have varying airflow rates and can have one or two fansOverheadOverhead ionisers are typically inside the entrance of a gowning room and at the entrance to a cleanroom. They work like a clean air shower and neutralize harmful static charges on personnel. The charged particles fall to the ground and can be cleaned away safely.Ionising Air GunsThese devices are a great way of removing contaminants from parts before assembling. painting finishing or packaging. They work by blowing ionised air across surfaces to clean them. The guns are available as a handheld or fixed nozzle types.