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Static electricity is the result of an imbalance between negative and positive charges in an object. These charges can build up on the surface of an object until they find a way to be released or discharged, and with the appropriate control, can help to improve the results of the productive process.
The presence of static is more usual than it seems, and a good control of this phenomenon can help to reduce undesired effects such as product rejection, jolts to the workers, faulty packaging and impurities, or can enhance your production capabilities by charging the components to modify their behaviour with other pieces.
“One of our customers cuts foam blocks into smaller sheets to pile them up afterwards. This operation suffers static electricity problems due to the friction of the blade with the foam, causing production delays. By spraying with SMC’s IZS bar type ioniser, the sheets no longer get stuck and the cycle time is increased by 40%.”
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Processes involving the transport and handling of plastics and polymers are very prone to suffering static problems. Good static control can avoid production stoppages and help to improve the cycle time, as, for example, in a line where bottles clog the conveyor due to the static charges, rendering the process unstable.
Electronic parts and semiconductors need good control of static electricity to prevent ESD (Electrostatic discharge). Uncontrolled ESD can have a damaging effect on sensitive devices, resulting in lost production and poor-quality products with shortened lifetime. The right choice of ionization is crucial e.g., for wafer processing: By installing ionizers with excellent balance and silicon emitters, dangerous charges can be eliminated, thus leading to a high-performance process and reduction of waste.
Static electricity control
Static electricity measuring and detecting
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All-in-one solution for flat or remote surfaces
IO-link communication and a separate controller, suitable for flat or remote surfaces
Focused static control with the advantages of IO-link communication and separate controller
Direct the static control flow to a specific area with an all-in-one solution
Control static in places where there is no air supply available
Rapid static neutralisation with directly controlled blowing
Integrates static neutralisation, dust removal and dust collection in a single box
Small & easy-to-mount sensor for continuous remote control
Portable sensor: easily check static wherever you want
Monitor the static electricity parameters
Avoid static generation in the product with special antistatic soft nylon
Prevent static generation with conductive polyurethane tubing
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ZP, ZP2, ZP3 Series
Reduce static when handling materials and parts
Prevent static generation with conductive nylon tubing