“Charges over 100 kV are not uncommon”

The Problem

Static electricity that creates a static charge on a material can build up along the process. Friction between idle rollers and film create a charge that can become severalk kilovolts. Each new friction accumulates the amount of static electricity and results in a higher charge. Charges can rapidly become very high. Charges over 100 kV are not uncommon. When a static charge exceeds a certain level, spontaneous discharges and sparks can occur causing damage to the material or electronic equipment in the vicinity.

Most common solutions to static problems can be found HERE.

The Solution

Work backwards in the process from the point where sparks have occurred. Place anti static bars prior to the idle roller. In most cases static charges are too high to be eliminated by one stage of anti static bars. Additional anti static bars are needed to control the static charge from the beginning to the end of the process.

Used Products

Performax Easy

The rugged Performax Easy static neutralizing system, with reinforced profile offers superior deflection performance that minimizes damage due to (accidental) bending. The Performax Easy has an integrated high voltage power supply and requires only a low voltage input of 24V DC. It is equipped with a standard M12 connector for the 24V DC input.

The rugged Performax Easy static neutralizing system, with reinforced profile offers superior deflection performance that minimizes damage due to (accidental) bending. The Performax Easy has an integrated high voltage power supply and requires only a low voltage input of 24V DC. It is equipped with a standard M12 connector for the 24V DC input.

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