- October 04, 2010
OXFORDSHIRE, UK | Meech Intl. has launched several products for the static control and web cleaning markets during 2010 and visitors to its booth at Pack Expo 2010, October 31–November 3, Chicago, will be able to learn about these and other new systems that can be used to improve productivity and profits across a wide spectrum of industries, including packaging, converting, printing, plastics, and pharmaceutical.
Meech says its new IonRinse system presents a major leap forward in terms of energy saving and sustainability in the field of cleaning blown containers, bottles, cans, jars and pre-forms for use in the food and beverage industries.
The compact IonRinse system incorporates powerful AC ionization, a custom designed airflow distributor and high quality inline filtration. During operation the high velocity, filtered ionized air exits the IonRinse head unit via the airflow distributor and enters the container.
The precisely controlled airflow works in combination with the neutralization of static charges, which breaks any static bond holding contamination to the inner surface. The released contamination is caught immediately by the vacuum airflow and extracted to the in-line filter unit. The HEPA filtration system provides extremely effective filtration, capturing 99.99% of particles at 0.3 microns.
Air volume and velocity are fully adjustable to match each application and the system can be integrated to run with the line to reduce energy requirements even further. The clear LED displays allow easy monitoring of areas such as filter condition and ionization status. The air inlet and vacuum ducts can be connected to either end of the head unit and the drop-down access panel makes maintenance particularly easy, the company says.