Static-Beat

Static Beat | Solvent Coater Static Control for Insulating Webs

With insulating film, protect solvent coaters from static sparks with 3 devices

Static Beat | Static Dissipator Locations

Install static dissipators to control static. Easier said than done! Exactly where should they go?

Static Beat | Static Dissipator Neutralization Efficiency

When do you need active static bars with high static dissipation performance?

Static Beat | Should Static Brushes Touch?

Should static brushes or ionizing cords touch webs or rolls to neutralize static?

Static Beat | How Do Passive Dissipaters Neutralize Static?

How does a static brush, a tinsel strand, or an ionizing cord neutralize static?

Static Beat | Static Bar Spacing

How far away can a static dissipater be mounted and still neutralize a web?

Static Beat | High Static on Unwinding Rolls

Why does unwinding a roll of homogeneous web generate so much static electricity?

Static Beat | Unwinding Roll Tribocharging

What measurements can you take to learn if tribocharging is occurring at the unwinding nip?

Static Beat | S-Wrap Rollers

The web exits S-wrapped rollers with static on both sides. How can we neutralize this static?

Static Beat | How Do Static Wands Work?

A static wand often is used to remove static from a wound roll. After treatment, is the roll static free?

Static Beat | Laminators Present Static Challenges

Static control for laminators is complex because static charges can be sealed inside by the laminator.

Static Beat | Control Static at the Corona Treater

Static from corona treaters can cause several problems, including coating non-uniformities, contamination from dust attraction, and hot rolls at the winder. How can we neutralize static without affecting the treatment level?

Static Beat | Side Matters

When installing tinsel or a static bar near the web, does it matter which side it's on? If so, why does side matter?

Static Beat | How To Eliminate Hot Rolls

Neutralizing static when unwinding a hot roll is difficult and almost always ineffective. So, what can be done?

Static Beat: Beat Winter Static

Now is the time for maintenance and process adjustments to prevent winter static.

Unwinding Static

Static comes and goes. It is often just an annoyance. Sometimes, static can be the root cause for a significant amount of waste

Static Beat: Off-Line Charging Measurements

Customer requirements are constantly changing. Suppliers work hard to gain a performance edge or a cost advantage. The pace of change is fast, and the

Static Beat: Charge Control Antistatic Layers

Product formulations are driven by features and costs. The product must satisfy customer requirements, and the production costs must support an acceptable

Static Beat: Conductive Antistatic Layers

Static charges cause a number of problems in production operations and in customer applications, including sparks that damage products or ignite solvent

Using Electrostatic Voltmeters

Static problems are challenging to solve because static dissipaters, such as ionizing strings or static bars, should be located to treat the side of the

Static Beat: How To Use Electrostatic Fieldmeters

Electrostatic fieldmeters are useful and versatile tools for solving static problems. Static charging problems are challenging to diagnose because the

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: 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

Meech Strengthens International Presence in China

Meech Intl. continues to expand its global presence with the formation in China of a wholly owned subsidiary–Meech Static Eliminators (Shanghai) Co., Ltd

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,

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

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

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

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