Static electricity is extremely problematic for printing and other commercial business processes. As an unseen, unfelt force of varying intensity, it attracts and holds dirt, dust, bacteria and other airborne contaminants to all materials and environmental surfaces. Static pulls articles out of register during manufacturing and printing processes, and it causes articles or components to stick together causing jamming of machines and equipment.
Static can ignite combustible dust, vapors, solvents, and other materials causing fire and or/explosion. It can also cause unprotected electronic instrumentation to perform erradtically. Poor quality, waste, rejects, unscheduled downtime, increased frequency of maintenance, loss of internal environmental control and increased costs are some of the resulting problems.ANTI-STATIC ELASTIC
similar to ANTI-STATIC STRING
, this option offers the advantage of stretchability. Stretch it out of the way or snap it back into positiona great solution for applications requiring access to equipment for maintenance and web splices.
To install, simply ground string to the bare metal of the machine and drape the length across the surface to be neutralized. Adjust the distance from the charged sheet or web from direct contact to up to two inches away until you get the optimum static neutralization. Place string either under or over a web or sheet can be used in multiple locations wherever static is a problem.