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Having static electricity control measures implemented is quite important in an industrial environment. 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 industrial static elimination process 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.
Find out which products can help you optimise your productivity, reduce downtime and create a safe working environment with our specifically designed static control solutions.
The real implications of static electricity on your OEE
By Maria Eugenia Gonzalez, Product Specialist, SMC Spain
Have you ever tried to remove the dust from your TV screen? It’s not easy. TV screens accumulate static charge during use, so trying to remove dust with a cloth becomes seemingly impossible because of the high static force involved. At home this effect is annoying, but in factories static electricity has a number of more serious implications, notably the effect on your bottom-line, your OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness). Static electricity is the invisible OEE killer that creates downtime, bottlenecks and waste. Fortunately, there is a reliable and effective solution for removing it from all surface types: ionizers.
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Processes involving the transport and handling of plastics and polymers are very prone to suffering static problems. Good static electricity control measures, such as ionizer bars or fan, 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 static eliminator ionizers 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
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Prevent static generation with conductive polyurethane tubing
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ZP, ZP2, ZP3 Series
Reduce static when handling materials and parts
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