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ITW Acquires Ion

GLENVIEW, IL | Illinois Tool Works has acquired Ion Systems, Alameda, CA, a producer of electronic static control products. Terms of the transaction were

New Static Control Cleaning Systems at Pack Expo

Meech Intl. has launched several products for the static control and web cleaning markets during 2010 and visitors to its booth at Pack Expo 2010, October 31–November 3, Chicago

Static Beat: Prevent Winter Static

Static becomes worse in the winter when heating systems operate. Cold air holds less moisture than warm air. So, the relative humidity of heated air is

Static Beat: Monitor Process with a Control Chart

Control Charts Help Identify Roll Static Problems

Clean Webs in Many Applications

The ShearClean noncontact web-cleaning system is suitable for sectors ranging from narrow web label printing (litho, gravure, flexo) and converting to

Static Beat: How To Take a Static Survey

Static can cause a variety of problems in film production, coating, converting, sheeting, and packaging operations. Charged surfaces attract dust. Static

Static Beat: Choosing Passive or Active Ionizers

Static charges can be an annoyance that requires some attention, and sometimes static can be a serious threat to your operation. To solve a static problem,

Control Static In Production

The 977CM static control unit is said to provide powerful and consistent static control when in production. Also has the capability to interface with

Static Beat: Corona Treaters & Ionizers Compared

To prevent static problems such as coating defects, dust attraction, and sparks, static neutralizers may be installed along the film conveyance path.

How To Use an Electrostatic Voltmeter

This month, I am delighted to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Static Beat, which first appeared in the May 2009 issue of PFFC. For many, static

Measure Static Charge

Charges, electrons, and ions cause static problems. When chemically different materials touch and separate, one will have positive charge, and the other

Clean Static-Sensitive Parts

The Controller anti-static clean room foam swab is constructed from compressed 100 ppi (Z) open-cell PU foam that is thermally bonded to the handle, eliminating

Static Beat: How To Measure Static

A winding roll on a slitter shows signs of high static. The crackling might be enough for your customer to notice. Will this roll be a problem? When is

Static Beat: When To Use Static Blowers

Static charge on a film can cause a variety of problems, including attracting dust, generating sparks that can reset machine control logic or ignite flammable

Static Beat: The Best Places for Static Bars

Static bars are highly effective in controlling static charge in film production, coating, and converting operations. To achieve good static control performance,

How Static Bars Work

Static charge must be reduced on many new film products. The surfaces of multilayered webs formed by coextrusion, lamination, or coating are designed

Static, Be Gone!

Static charge accumulates on the surface of PE, PP, or PET films as they run through a coating, lamination, or converting process. Static charge also

Dissipating Static

Static becomes worse in the winter when the humidity decreases. What measurements are important to track static? Relative humidity (RH) is at the top

How To Prevent Winter Static

Static becomes worse in the winter when the humidity decreases. Now is the time to do important preventive maintenance, when an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

How To Prevent Unwinding Roll Static

The master roll arrived at your receiving dock right on time. Now, you have the material to complete the job for that important customer. Along with the

How To Prevent Winding Roll Sparks

Film Charge Causes Winding Static

Valuable product is delivered to customers in wound rolls. Unfortunately, the wound rolls often contain product defects, dust particles, and static charge. To satisfy their customers, manufacturers work hard to eliminate defects, dust, and static.

Stop Tribocharging Your Products

The cheapest and most reliable way to solve a static problem is to stop it before it starts. Prevention is the best cure. Most static problems start with tribocharging between two different materials that touch and separate.

Static Specified

Static performance should be specified and designed into new equipment, and it should be a deliverable when developing a new product.

String Is Clean

Static has been an ever-present problem for converters across virtually all market segments since the invention of the high-speed web press. But depending

Adchem Uses Static Control String to Eliminate Contamination

Here are some of the concerns faced by converters and suppliers that handle substrates converted on high-speed webs: Personal Safety An electrostatic

Spot Less

There are several web cleaning technologies available for various converting applications, including static elimination, simple vacuum, multimodal, contact

Shocks Can Be Deadly

An earlier column in this space on static elimination resulted in a response from a reader that is very illuminating. Following are summaries of the five main points from that response. This information shared by a reader should scare you.

Static Elimination Revisited

The February column on static elimination inspired a reader to share some experiences he had on this "shocking" subject.

What Static Can Do is Shocking

Why is static electricity a concern to converters of moving webs? It can cause four problems.

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