This article is based on an original publication by Simco-Ion.
Routine maintenance of ionizers is essential to ensure continued protection against the damaging potential of ESD. One of the most crucial aspects of this task is emitter point cleaning or replacement to optimize ionizer performance.
Over time, deposits may form on the emitter points which can be removed using an emitter point cleaner brush, with a swab, or using a wipe pre-wetted with IPA solution. Maintenance requirements are heavily dependent on the individual environment, and in terms of most ionizers emitter point maintenance includes either cleaning or replacement.