Static Eliminators Eliminate Static Electricity And Dust.

  Dry air can present problems that affect production rates, quality, number of rejections and the level of frustration one experiences when things start going wrong. When humidity levels are low, the result is static electricity problems that run rampant. Processes that run without a glitch can start experiencing problems as soon as the air gets dry. Charged surfaces create jams, tearing, dust attraction, electronic errors and painful static electricity shocks.  
 

Common static electricity problems include:

 
 Product clinging to itself, rollers, machine beds or frames

 Dust clinging to product
 Sheet feeding problems
 Materials tearing, jamming or curling
 Hazardous sparks or shocks
 Personnel getting zapped


Static electricity occurs whenever insulators move, rub against or separate from one another.
A part or object that has static charges built up on its surface exerts an electrical force. This will produce a slight attraction to objects with little or no charge. By comparison, there will be a strong attraction to objects or surfaces with an opposite charge on its surface. Static eliminators called ionizers can put an end to these problems. Shockless ionizers are electrically powered and produce a bulk of positive and negative ions. The charged surface attracts the appropriate number of positive or negative ions from the ionizer to become discharged or "static-free". This is extremely effective compared to passive static eliminators such as grounded carbon brushes or tinsel that relies on all surfaces being able to conduct the charge to ground.  

 

A static meter is a common instrument used to measure the polarity and severity of a static charge on a surface. The higher the voltage measured with this static detector, the stronger the static charge or force at that point.
 


Static Eliminators With Air

There are many static eliminator products that use engineered airflow products to move the static eliminating ions out over a long distance and to hard to reach places. The static neutralizer can eliminate the charge and clean the surface of any contaminants.

They are ideal for:

  Hard to reach places or obstructed surfaces
  Product moving at high speeds
  Surfaces with an extremely high charge
 

Compressed air consumption and noise are minimized while providing force that can be adjusted to suit your needs. Tests show these ionizers positioned two feet (61cm) away from a charged surface to be as effective as an ionizing bar without air delivery positioned one-half inch (13mm) from the surface. That is powerful!

 

Static eliminators "with air" include:

Ion air knives provide the best performance of all ionizers. One type of ion air knife has a 40:1 air amplification ratio and delivers a uniform sheet of ionized air effective up to 20 feet (6.1m) away. This air curtain can be adjusted from a "blast" to a "breeze". These knives have been used to remove dust from car bodies before they enter the paint booth. The high velocity sheet of ionized air neutralized the static charge to release the dust and blow it toward a collection system. They have been used by beverage manufacturers who were having problems with their ink jet print quality on certain drink containers, by manufacturers of plastic bottles who had been experiencing a 50% rejection rate every time the humidity dropped, by personnel going into a paint booth to maintain cleanliness and by pharmaceutical companies to deal with static on a fill line for mouthwash bottles - very effectively!

 

Another air knife has a 30:1 air amplification and also delivers a sheet of ionized air to the surface, though air consumption and noise are somewhat higher than with the first knife. Static decay, blowing force and noise is better than that of an ionized air blower. These have been used to clean metal frames prior to powder coating and to remove dust from computer hard disks prior to assembly.

 

Ion air cannons are also available. They have a 22:1 air amplification ratio and provide a focused, conical airstream that is capable of removing the charge up to 15 feet (4.6m) away. They have been used to remove static and dust from glove box inserts prior to flocking or painting. They will maximize ionized airflow while minimizing compressed air consumption!

 

Ion air guns have a 5:1 air amplification ratio and provide a narrow beam of ionized airflow. The hand-held ionizing air gun is rugged for industrial use and has incredibly fast static decay rates. They are an ideal way to remove static, contaminants and dust from three dimensional parts prior to assembly, packaging, painting or finishing.

 

Ion air jets are effective spot cleaners and are available for permanent mount or with a flexible hose. This hose is unique in that it will stay put until it is physically moved to another spot. This is an ideal way to focus an ionized airflow at confined areas. These jets have been used to neutralize and clean mouthwash bottles before installing the tamper-proof seal and to clean dust from glass lenses prior to installation on a gauge.
 


Static Eliminators Without Air

In some situations, even the smallest amount of airflow can disturb the product. This is especially true for lightweight materials. Two styles of ionizers are available for these critical applications to neutralize the static charge when mounted within a few inches of the surface.

 

Static eliminators "without  air" include:
Ionizing bars or static bars are ideal for relatively flat materials, where the bar can be mounted within a few inches of the product surface. They are compact, low cost, and easy to install and are effective for labeling, bag making, neutralizing shrink wrap, packaging, converting machinery, neutralizing slitting operations and screen printing.

 

Lastly, ionizing points are effective for spot neutralization. The compact size makes them ideal for winding or slitting operations. They can also be mounted through a duct to neutralize static charges due to moving air or materials.

 


Tried and Tested!

These products have been tried and tested and have been refined to meet your static elimination needs! We will be happy to point you in the right direction for companies to meet your static elimination needs.
 

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