Static electricity causes problems such as poor sheet-feeding and delivery in offset printing.

Industry: Printing
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Static electricity causes sheets to stick together, resulting in misfeeds, double-feeds and sheet twisting on the feedboard. A 4300 In-line Air Ioniser can be installed into the sheet separator airlines to ionise the air blown into the paper stack. 4510 or 4800 Ionised air nozzles can also be used.

Alternatively, a short-range 3014 or 1250-S Static Eliminator positioned within 100 mm of the leading edge of the stack will also neutralise the sheet as it is lifted by the suckers. This will stop sheets misbehaving on the feedboard.

Static in the sheet after offset printing can cause bad delivery and a ragged stack. An efficient solution can be to position a 1250-S or 3014 Static Eliminator bar so that it is within 50 mm of the sheet, avoiding the grippers, as it travels towards the delivery. Due to access, medium range bars such as 3024L may be needed instead.

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