static sparks damage my products
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.
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how static eliminators
Simco-Ion anti-static eliminators or anti-static bar generate an electrical field which causes the air molecules in the vicinity of the bar to break down into positive and negative ions. Because opposite charges attract, any charged material passing near the static eliminator will attract ions until the charge on the material is neutralized or eliminated. The materials will no longer be attracted to each other or to the machine parts. Attraction of dust, explosion or fire hazards and electrical shocks to personnel caused by static discharge are avoided. Simco-Ion offers a very wide range of antistatic bars in shockless and non-shockless versions: Performax Easy, Performax IQ Easy, Performax IQ Easy Ex, Performax Easy Ex, ThunderION 2.0, MEB, MEJ, 1/2"SS, MaxION, P-Sh-N and the P-Sh-N-Ex.
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.
Products used in this application:Performax Easy