Static electricity is all around us. We usually don't notice it, but it can wreak havoc in the lab. Just as static electricity attracts pieces of paper and plastic, it can attract metals to one another. This means that a balance which has been calibrated may weigh differently when a plastic boat, for example, is placed on the platter. The static in the boat will be attracted to the pan and the metal parts of the balance will be attracted to everything around it. An activity as simple as pouring powder into a weigh boat on the balance platter can end in disaster as the powder can often be seen to change direction in mid-air and stick to the nearest attracting surface.
The Intelligent Ionizer is an elegant solution to the static problem.
It is an electrically operated DC Corona discharge type. Using high
internal voltages, it generates ions with a high parity balance.
Completely safe, it is convenient for use in laboratories of all types.
Unlike some electronic solutions, the Intelligent Ionizer does not
create a large “wind” or draft, thus reducing the effect on your
weighing results of high resolution balances. It is portable, safe,
clean and easy to use. It can cover a large area, (up to 700 mm / 27”)
away from the unit, making it ideal for laboratories. It has an
extremely long life and should not need to be replaced in decades,
therefore the initial expense can be amortized over a much longer