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Applications / solutions of static electricity related problems


We have for your convenience collected some applications with electrostatic challanges we have been involved in, see list to the right. Of course, we cover other business fields as electro-technic, grafic industry, automotive, life science, packaging, pulp & paper, plastic, medical device, pharmaceutical, food, textile, injection moulding, machine builder, glass, metal, wood, i.e. where some type of static electricity is present.

A short introduction to each application is outlined, with attached PDF-file and/or in HTML format.

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Dust in Electrooptics
   Dust Extraction
   In Mould Labelling
   Paper Web
Printer - Character Quality

Static Electricity in Cyclones
In cyclones (dust collectors) particles shall be separated from an air flow. These particles may be constituted of dust, fibres, powder, granules, etc. It is very common that these particles get electrostatically charged during transport through pipes and hoses. When particles reach the cyclone the air speed decreases and ...


Dust in Electrooptics
It is common knowledge that static electricity is a serious problem in the electronics industry an done tries to build ESD-safe environments. Another huge problem is all the dust and unwanted particles which are attracted to optics, electronics and other details. Most of us have probably ....


Dust Extraction
In most businesses there are quality problems caused by unwanted particles that attach to the product and cause disruptions in the production, giving impaired quality or the product is perceived to be of inferior quality. One often overlooked reason why it is difficult to remove particles is the electrostatic attraction forces holding the particles left the surface of the product. The problem .........


Twist wrapping
Twist wrapping is commonly made of cellophane which has the necessary properties such as good printability, sufficient strength, gives a good twist wrap etc. With the introduction of new polymer films these properties can be matched at a lower cost but the films give a considerable static build-up which leads to serious production problems. Due to the static build-up there are problems....


When lacquering motor vehicles the aim is to obtain a fine surface finish as possible - free of dust and particles. Together with including components that are used at the lacquering and properties of the surface, the result may vary depending on uncontrollable electrostatic forces that cause costly.....


Paper Web
In manufacturing of paper some form of in-line inspection of thickness, fibre structure, moisture, shine, etc is used as a general rule when producing paper. Various types of measurement techniques and sensors are used to quantitatively and qualitatively validate that the process meets expected specification requirements such as ultrasound, NIR (infrared spectroscopy)....


In Mould Labelling (IML)
Decorating of plastic products is today still very often made in a traditional way by self-adhesive labels, or by tampon or in some cases screen printing. This means that one additional operation in the production process can be avoided. To obtain a more permanent decoration where the colour does not flake or sticker peels off, In Mould Labelling (IML) or Decorating, may be used... see even slideshow.


Printer - Character Quality
Here are some typical problems that you will recognize: static charge buildup of materials give poor print quality; with higher resolution and smaller ink drops the problems increase; clogged printer heads....


Ex #1: Heidelberg Speedmaster 74


Ex #2: Agfa Anapurna

Ex #3: Digital Printing


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