Choosing a Static Eliminator Brush

A static eliminator brush is one of many static eliminating products on the market and they work great for applications including copiers, printers, stretch wrap equipment, collators, fax machines, paper handling machines, and packaging equipment. Brushes are effective at reducing dust and particle contamination due to static electricity, which can prevent unscheduled stops and costly down time. There are several different kinds of brushes and mounting configurations to choose from. The following is an outline of some ways to determine the brush you need.

First, it is important to determine the length of the brush that you need. The entire width of the material being discharged should be covered by the brush, and more than one brush can be attached to the mounting bar if required length is longer than 48 inches.

Next, the anti-static fill material can be selected. Brushes that are soft and pliable use materials such as conductive nylon fiber, stainless steel fiber, and carbon fiber. These fibers are ideal as they are not hard enough to scratch/damage material surfaces. There are usually a variety of fiber diameters to choose from for these brushes and some fibers are more flexible than others. Carbon, for instance, tends to be more rigid.

Finally, the frame or channel that holds the fibers in place can be selected. There usually are both flat, narrow channels as well as u-shaped channels(these can hold more fiber) available. The mountings can be constructed by a number of materials including stainless steel, brass, and copper.

Most companies offer stock designs as well as custom designed static removal brushes and would be more than happy to discuss your specific situation and answer any questions you might have. Do your research and get the most out of the static eliminating products available.

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Protect Your Products

When it comes to protecting electronic parts from electrostatic discharge(ESD) during the manufacturing process, you can never be too careful. The testing of these parts is crucial as ESD damage is not visible, but certain kinds of damage can be missed even during testing. There are three kinds of damage that can Continue reading

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Neutralizing Threats

 

While air ionizers that are used to eliminate dust and allergens in the home have been called into question lately, commercial air ionizers are often used for a different purpose and should not be scrutinized in the same way. In the home, air ionizers Continue reading

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Eliminating the Stress of Static

I recently worked in the electrical assembly department for an automotive mirror manufacturer, where we built and tested the circuit boards for rearview and sideview mirrors. They called us smurfs in this department as we had to wear blue ESD(Electric Static Discharge) smocks whenever on the production floor to prevent Continue reading

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Clean Air and The Products to Help

In industry, ionizers are devices designed and used to generate positive and negative ions. These ions are then blown across work surfaces in an effort to neutralize potentially damaging static charges on objects that are located on the surface. However, in the commercial and domestic industries, these items are often found employed to improve air Continue reading

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Brushing and Brushes

We have all seen static electricity happen when we get a sudden shock by touching something or our clothes are clinging to us or maybe even your hair has stuck up repelling from one another because of electric charge. These charges get caught on surfaces sometimes and can only be released when another object with a less of an electrical Continue reading

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Finding the Right Grounding

While working a previous job in manufacturing, we would frequently cut down paper, polypropylene or various other types of material rolls, and rewind them in their trimmed down size. One problem with this process was the amount of static that would build up as a result of the compression cut coupled with the friction of the rewind spindle. After Continue reading

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Plasma and Treatments

Summer is still upon us, so the word Corona to me continues to simply mean alcohol, sitting on the dock with your feet in the water. But, back to the real world, corona can be thought of differently for its ability to provide protection against the static electricity that has the power to ruin quality items. More specifically it is a surface treatment, that when Continue reading

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