Question: What does an ionizer do? Answer: The primary function of an ionizer is to neutralize electrostatic charges on insulators and isolated (non-grounded) conductors to reduce the magnitude of electrostatic discharges in the ESD protected area. Point-of-use compressed air ionizers combat electrostatic attraction neutralizing charges on particles causing contamination or visual defects on products. Question:…

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Regular cleaning of an ionizer’s emitter pins is necessary to stay within the ionizer’s required limits of ANSI/ESD S20.20. If the ionizer has a filter, it should be cleaned at this time as well. One S20.20 required limit for ionizers is Offset Voltage of less than + or – 50 volts (this is often referred…

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Activates when operator is at workstation
Deactivates when workstation is vacant to:

Conserve Energy

Reduce Ionizer Maintenance

Ionizer Motion Sensor

The Desco ionizer motion sensor is designed to automatically activate an ionizer when an operator is present at the workstation and to turn off when the workstation is vacant.  Automatically activating the ionizer ensures that the ionizer is used at workstations where required and deactivating the ionizer when the workstation is vacant will conserve energy and increase the maintenance intervals of the ionizer.   The control unit is capable of switching up to 5 amps at 120VAC and is fuse (5a, 250v, slow blow) protected.

Motion Sensor in use with Bench Top Ionizer
Ionizer motion sensor used with a bench top ionizer.
Motion Sensor in use with Overhead Ionizer
Ionizer motion sensor used with overhead ionizer with sensor unit mounted on workstation shelf.

The ionizer motion sensor uses a unique infrared light and band pass filter to prevent interference from other light sources.  The band pass filter uses a reflected infrared light with the specific frequency to sense the presence of the operator. It does not require continuous motion to remain active. The deactivation delay time can be set to 1 minute, 10 minutes, or 1 hour periods.  This delay prevents the ionizer from turning on and off frequently if an operator is only away from the workstation momentarily.

Compatible with the following 120VAC Desco Ionizers: 60500,  6050560640, and 60473.

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Item Description Price*
60509 Ionizer Motion Sensor, 120VAC $165.00

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