It is important to clean static control equipment to maintain its efficiency. This applies to all static neutralisation and generation electrodes – Bars, Blowers, Guns and Airknives. Regular cleaning will also help to increase working life and improve overall performance.
The antistatic cleaning kit is designed to keep your static control equipment performing to the highest level. It consists of a brush and special cleaning fluid.
Static control products become dirty for three reasons:
- The strong electric field naturally attracts airborne dust and contaminants.
- Carbonisation of the air by the high voltage results in a deposition of carbon onto the body of the electrode.
- In some applications, such as coating and printing, the contamination may be from the ink or coating.
Some plastics applications produce gases which can cover the electrode with a conductive coating. Contamination reduces performance by diverting energy away from the emitter pins – the dirtier the ioniser, the less efficient it is. In some cases the contamination may overload the system, causing it to shut down.