Simco-Ion ISO Class 1 High Performance Digital Ionizing Bar scorpION3

Simco-Ion’s scorpION3 Ionizing Bar is designed to meet today’s requirements for cleanliness and performance for the semiconductor front-end, semiconductor back-end, and general electronics markets. It’s unique combination of available air assist, “Peak-reduction” technology, numerous emitter point materials and lengths make it suitable for a wide range of applications. It can be used to reduce charge on surfaces to minimize ESD events, as well as to reduce airborne particle contamination landing on product surfaces during manufacturing.

The scorpION3 is available with three different emitter point materials, including single-crystal silicon (the standard for the semiconductor industry for its cleanliness), silicon carbide (useful in specific environments where airborne molecular contaminants are present), and tungsten (for general purposes where ISO Class 1 cleanliness is not required).

  • Air assist versions
  • “Peak-reduction” technology
  • Daisy-chain feature with “master/slave” capability
  • Power supply included
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Input Voltage24 VDC, 200 mA per bar
Discharge<10 sec (typ), 24″ with 90 fpm unidirectional airflow
Balance<30V (typ), 24″ with 90 fpm unidirectional airflow
Output Current<15 µA, each polarity
Timing0-10 sec @ 0.1 sec increments, adjustable
Connectors6-pin RJ-11 modular jack receptacles provide power and RS-485 communications
Address ControlIndependently digitally set to unique addresses
Output ControlPerformance stability is maintained using real time feedback, comparison to a value stored in the bar and adjusting via a micro controller located in the bar
Operating ModesSteady state DC, Pulsed DC, Peak Reduction; peak reduction overlap adjustable 0-90%
Mode ControlEach bar in a series can be set to operate independently or under control of a Master (Slave mode). Independent bars can be set to any operating mode
Fault Interface1/8″ (3.5 mm) phone jack, opto-isolated transistor can be set to normally off or normally on
LED IndicatorsFlash on with POS/NEG power supplies; green NORMAL & PULSE DURATION; red FAULT; communicated through RS-485 interface; rapid simultaneous flashing identifies bar address
Emitter PointsReplaceable Ultra-clean Silicon, CVD Silicon Carbide or Tungsten
CleanlinessISO 14644-1 Class 1 (Ultra-clean Silicon and CVD Silicon Carbide), ISO 14644-1 Class 4 (Fed. Std. 209e Class 10) (Tungsten)
Operating Env.Temperature 15-35°C (59-95°F) recommended; relative humidity 20-65%
Ozone<0.020 ppm
EMIBelow background level
AC AdapterUniversal 100-240 VAC 50/60 Hz input, (IEC320); powers up to 3 bars max, any length
OptionAir assist model available; computer interface RS-485 or Ethernet capable
MountingStainless steel brackets, adjustable mounting centers
EnclosureABS chassis
Dimensions18, 24, 36, 44, 64, 74, 84L x 2.95H x 1.89W in. (45.7, 61, 91.4, 111.8, 162.6, 188, 213.4 x 75H x 48W cm)
Weight0.8 kg (1.8 lb), 1 kg (2.1 lb), 1.3 kg (2.8 lb), 1.5 kg (3.2 lb), 2.0 kg (4.3 lb), 2.2 kg (4.9 lb), 2.5 kg (5.5 lb)
WarrantyTwo year limited warranty
scorpION3 Remote
Power9 VDC Alkaline Battery, Type 1604
CommunicationIR (infrared) and wired RS-485
ConnectionsRJ-11 modular jack receptacles provide power and RS-485 communications
Display4-line LCD; menu driven interface
ControlsUp/Down Arrow, Left/Right Arrow, Enter
PowerON/OFF Slide Switch
IndicatorsTRANSMIT, green LED; RECEIVE, red LED
Dimensions4.40H x 7.70W x 1.25D in. (110 x 196 x 32 mm)
Weight0.75 lb (0.34 kg) with battery