There are few plastics manufacturing processes that do not suffer adverse effects from the build-up of static charges. Many benefit from controlled static generation to temporarily bond two materials in a process.
Unwanted static electricity leads to shocks to operators, dust and contamination and product misbehaviour problems. This results in reduced process speeds and costly manual intervention to prevent parts sticking, jamming or mis-feeding. The correct choice of static eliminator, properly mounted, should resolve these issues.
The team at Fraser will take the time to understand your process before recommending the best, cost-effective static control solution for your application.
Static electricity causes severe problems throughout winding and unwinding applications, whether using plastic film, paper or textiles.Find out more
Static electricity causes unique problems to injection mouldings which have a high surface-to-weight ratio. These include hollow, thin-walled mouldings such as disposable syringes and other medical products.Find out more
Pneumatic transport systems are used to convey plastic bottles, pellets, recycled plastics, waste, trim and similar materials around a factory. The interaction between the product, air and the inside of the pipework can cause serious static electricity problems.Find out more
During manufacture of intricate medical, optical or technical mouldings, robots are often used to pick up the components from the injection mould tool and place them on a transport conveyor to the next operation. Whilst the component cools it will likely electrostatically charge, causing unwanted contaminant attraction.Find out more
If a synthetic label is statically charged, it can adhere to the inside of the mould tool so that it can be incorporated into the moulding. For low volume IML applications, the charge can be applied by hand. For automatic systems, the label can be charged in or before the tool.Find out more
Non-stop winding is frequently used on printing and converting applications where the machine cannot be stopped to swap a rewind reel when it is full. Static generation provides temporary adhesion to begin the next reel. It replaces manual and automatic taping machines.Find out more
Electrostatics can be used to hold multilayer products together as they are transported on a conveyor or turntable. The process may be for welding, printing or collating.Find out more
Following cast film extrusion, a chill roller cools the film. The film must be pinned to prevent shrinkage or 'neck-in'. When speeds increase, heat transfer efficiency reduces as the contact becomes less intimate and may require additional pinning.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.