Neutralizers deliver intelligent static control.

Press Release Summary:

Featuring solid-state engineering, ION POWER(TM) Virtual AC(TM) Static Neutralizers come in plug-and-play communication/control modules and static bars that connect to industrial networks or automated machinery. Units are suited for web converting and plastic bag making applications with ability to neutralize static charges from over 30 in. away and on webs moving over 3,000 fpm. To integrate neutralizers with machinery, 8300 COMMUNICATOR modules connect 8100 POWER MODULES to industrial networks.

Original Press Release:

New ION POWER(TM) Neutralizers Deliver Intelligent Static Control

Easier to network, better communication.

ION POWER is the next generation of Virtual AC(TM) Intelligent Static Neutralizers with plug-n-play versatility and real-time charge monitoring, providing even more ways to integrate superior static control into plant, line or machine automation.

(Windsor Locks, Conn.) The next generation of intelligent static control systems has been announced by MKS ION Industrial with the launch of the new ION POWER(TM) Virtual AC(TM) Static Neutralizers. The new system features advanced solid-state engineering captured in compact plug-and-play communication/control modules and static bars that easily connect to industrial networks or automated machinery. This highly innovative system offers a significantly enhanced level of control and systems integration ideally suited to all web converting and plastic bag making applications with the ability to
neutralize static charges from over 30 inches away and on webs moving over 3,000 fpm.

To integrate ION POWER Neutralizers with machinery, the new 8300 COMMUNICATOR modules
connect the 8100 POWER MODULES to industrial networks to bring the best control functions, system diagnostics, and real time static control data to the operator's fingertips.

Through a two-wire RS-485 bus, the 8100 POWER MODULE shares with the 8300 COMMUNICATOR real-time data on system power, neutralizer status, system diagnostics, and static control. The 8300 COMMUNICATOR, in turn, communicates through the network with a PLC or host computer using several of the popular fieldbus protocols, including Profibus, DeviceNet, EtherNet/IP and others using Fieldbus-specific Anybus-CompactCom interface modules. Quick-connect ports and a hardwired terminal block make system connections a snap. Additional terminal blocks inside the 8300 unit can also be used to power several stations from a single DC power source. Sized approximately five inches long
by 1.5 inches high, the 8300 COMMUNICATOR can be easily mounted on a DIN-rail or panel.

Other ION POWER components include the 8200 MANAGER Master Controller, which can
monitor and control up to nine static neutralizing stations while displaying the performance and diagnostic parameters for each individual system, including ion output and neutralizing current values for each station.

MKS ION Industrial: 888-310-3334

MKS Ion has more than 20 years of experience in the design and manufacture of ionization products for the control of static charge in manufacturing processes. Having previously and primarily served high tech manufacturing, Ion formed Ion Industrial to service the paper and film converting and packaging industries in 1997.

For additional information on Ion Industrial, please contact Sierra Godfrey, Marketing Communications Manager, at (800) 367-2452 or visit Ion's web site at

About MKS Instruments, Inc.

MKS Instruments, Inc. is a global provider of instruments, subsystems and process control solutions that measure, control, power, monitor and analyze critical parameters of advanced manufacturing processes to improve process performance and productivity. Our products are derived from our core competencies in pressure measurement and control, materials delivery, gas composition analysis, electrostatic charge management, control and information technology, power and reactive gas generation, and vacuum technology. Our primary served markets are manufacturers of capital equipment for semiconductor devices, and for other thin film applications including flat panel displays, solar cells, data storage media, and other advanced coatings.

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