Static electricity in cleanrooms can significantly disrupt processes. Static can attract airborne dust and contamination. It can also permanently damage sensitive electronics and prevent samples being weighed accurately.
Once used mainly for electronics and medical applications, cleanrooms are increasingly used in many areas of plastics processing. These include injection moulding, extrusion, converting and assembly. Static control is vital in all of these areas. Fraser has a full range of static control equipment which has been tested and certified for these environments.
A horizontal flow cleanbench hood or bench is generally used where the operator places their head inside the hood, often to use a microscope. Filtered airflow through the hood generates problematic static charges, especially within the immediate environment of the operator.Find out more
The continuous flow of clean, dry, filtered air through the vertical flow hood generates static charges on everything contained within the critical environment. Transfer of clean but charged components from the hood area will promote the attraction of airborne contaminants present within the host cleanroom.Find out more
Dry, clean, laminar air exiting HEPA filters has the ability to charge virtually all surfaces within the clean booth. These charged surfaces can cause damage or interference to sensitive electronic equipment or components, as well as result in electrostatic attraction, leading to contamination issues.Find out more
We understand the electrostatic challenges that new materials, faster speeds, complex machinery and advances in industrial processes can present. This resource provides easy access to product brochures, information on static electricity and how it can be measured, removed or generated in specific applications.