Meech International showcased its brand new static elimination bar, the Hyperion 971 – designed for labelling, packaging and converting applications – and the IonRinse, an ionized air rinsing system specifically tailored to the food and beverage industry, at Pack Expo International 2012.

“The decision to update our range of static elimination equipment is a direct result of customer feedback,” explains business unit director for static control, David Rogers. “A lot of our devices are employed in dusty environments, where airborne contaminants can seriously affect the performance of the ionising bars. We made sure the design of the Hyperion 971 would minimize the effects of contamination to meet the needs of our packaging customers.”

Business unit director for cleaning systems, Adam Battrick elaborates instead on the reasons that led Meech to design the IonRinse, an alternative to traditional cleaning methods adopted in the food and beverage sectors. “These industries consume significant volumes of water in their applications,” explains Battrick, “and while ionized compressed air systems do provide a more environmentally friendly solution, they still consume expensive energy and do not eliminate the possibility of re-contamination. With the IonRinse, our goal is to reduce costs and improve cleaning quality.” 

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