New air curtain targets insects


20 July 2020
The Fly from JS Air Curtains The Fly from JS Air Curtains

JS Air Curtains is launching a new air curtain, the Fly, designed for insect control. It is said to be a hygienic alternative to plastic strip or chain link curtains, as it removes any potential for Covid-19 cross-surface contamination. 

By creating a high-velocity air barrier across a doorway, flying insects are prevented from entering food preparation areas in shops, supermarkets, hospitals and nursing homes, as well as food production premises. This allows doors to remain open, further reducing the risk of surface contamination through staff or customers needing to touch doors or handles.

Suitable for installation directly above a doorway, it is offered in five lengths from one to three metres and in four different power outputs to protect doorways up to four metres high. Fly air curtains should always by fitted to completely cover the entire entrance with a barrier of air, thus preventing any gaps that might allow insects to enter. Adjustable aluminium aerofoil shaped air blades can direct the airstream to create a tight seal across an entrance.

Made in galvanized steel plate it comes in white RAL9016 as standard with other colours or stainless steel options are available on request.

Low noise and energy efficient double-inlet centrifugal fans provide five-speed operation and are driven by an external rotor motor with a built-in thermal protection contact. The large perforated inlet grille is said to be easy to clean and maintain.

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The air curtain comes with a handheld auto controller, designed for easy and quick plug and play connection, with up to 10 metres of RJ45 cable. A magnetic door contact is also included to activate the unit whenever the door is opened and deactivate when closed. An optional advanced “Clever controller”, with BMS connectivity using Modbus RTU, is also available.

JS says that, as well as insects, the Fly air curtain can also discourage rodents, while dust, pollen and airborne pollutants are also minimised.