Unwinding a plastic web generates static electricity and gives electrical discharge shocks to operators. Static electricity will also attract ambient dust. The thermoform process also creates static and will cause further dust attraction and stacking problems. In line systems in particular suffer from the contamination on the film, particularly when the “cups” immediately after being vacuum formed are filled with a product; i.e. yogurt. To remove the contamination on the web just before vacuum forming, Simco-Ion recommends a webcleaner.
Each individual emitter pin of this anti-static bar is coupled capacitively to the high voltage. You will therefore not get an electrical shock when the emitter pin is accidentally touched. Another advantage is that the bar continues to function properly when a number of emitter pins are short-circuited, for instance due to heavy fouling.
It offers long distance static elimination even up to one meter. The robust design of the reinforced extruded profile allows the use in industrial environment up to even 5 m length. The T-ridge on the backside of the ThunderION enables the user to position the Simco-Ion universal mounting brackets as desired, allowing optimal mounting flexibility. The disc shaped emitters differ from the conventional emitters. They produce a high and balanced ion output.