Static Eliminator for High-Speed Webs
Designed for static elimination in web applications, NEOS Series Bars from TAKK Industries use reactive intelligence to frequently sample the electrostatic field of a static-charged surface, and then increases the supply of static-neutralizing ions of the opposite polarity until the charge is neutralized. Eliminates static at distances of up to 5 ft. and speeds of 4500 ft./min.
NEOS technology provides process security for static critical applications by monitoring the bar’s operational status and indicating whether it needs cleaning or other maintenance.
The NEOS Series bars are powered by 24-v DC. All ionizing and sensing electronics are enclosed within the bar. The bars have reinforced housings for durability.
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