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It is the first step in static elimination, which protects workers from harmful or even deadly electric shock, as well as prevents catastrophic failure, permanent damage and interference in sensitive electronic devices. Read More…

Static Meters Static meters are small, portable and lightweight devices used to determine if static electricity has developed on an object, equipment or machinery.
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City of Industry, CA  |  323-724-7777

Gordon Brush’s® ESD & cleanroom products meet the specific needs of the electronics industry plus industries where static electricity buildup is detrimental to manufacturing.

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Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. $$$

Bensenville, IL  |  630-238-8883

Designing and manufacturing static control equipment and static control products is the heart of our business. Equipment: ESD auditing equipment for monitoring floors, packaging, worksurfaces and other environmental controls; product: wrist straps and testers, field service kits and resistance meters.

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PROSTAT® Corporation $$$

Norton, OH  |  330-564-2000

Meech pioneered the industrial use of Pulsed DC technology for static control & has over 4,500 systems in use in the plastics, converting, printing & packaging industries. Meech can provide solutions to control static in virtually every production situation & offers a wide range of static eliminators, AC & PDC ionizing bars, blowers, guns, nozzles, as well as air curtains & web cleaners.

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Meech Static Eliminators $$$

Mechanic Falls, ME  |  207-998-5140

Electro Static Technology&trade designs and manufactures custom OEM configured static dissipative brushes for a broad range of applications such as printers, copiers, graphic arts and packaging equipment. We provide custom-designed static control devices for printers, copiers and facsimile machines.

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Electro Static Technology™ $$$

Phoenix, AZ  |  888-257-3680

Botron is a static control product manufacturer who always puts the customer first. Botron is a low source for personnel grounding products, including wrist straps, anti-static bags, heel grounders, anti-static binders, tapes and static dissipative mats, as well as numerous other ESD products.

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Botron Co. Inc. $$$
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Static meters measure voltage, field, charge and polarity without transferring any charge onto the actual instrument, as they are able to measure static electricity within inches of the surface area. After static electricity has been found, the next step in static elimination is to use an eliminator product, including anti static mats, gloves and ground straps to dissipate, conduct or balance the electrical charge. Besides troubleshooting a suspected ESD issue, static meters also test the performance of ionizers.

They are accurate, sensitive, responsive and able to work for long periods of time. They are simple and easy to operate, and often involve pressing a large red button with one finger. Static meters are used in manufacturing facilities that assemble and produce computer equipment, all electronics, medical equipment, cell phones and semiconductors.

Clean rooms, computer repair technicians and anyone doing work on internal electronic hardware should use a static meter to determine whether or not a static eliminating device is necessary. Static meters are small and require only a one-hand operation to press a red button while holding it close to the area in question.

Most static meters' readings are determined by their +/- accuracy between one and five percent, while others determine it according to the measured voltage. To improve the results, LED ranging lights are used to give a more detailed readout. The results are accurate if the instrument has been properly zeroed, the distance between the meter and the target is close enough and the target surface area is at least five square inches. 9v batteries are strong enough to power most portable static meters, and others come with an electrical cord and require plugging in to operate.

Because static meters tend to be costly, sensitive equipment, most manufacturers sell them with plastic or leather carrying cases so they are more protected in transit and storage. Static meters are more commonly seen in computer and electronics manufacturing facilities that work in areas with the risk of static build up.

Computer repair and at-home maintenance rarely use static meters and choose to acquire static eliminating devices instead because they are much less expensive, and get the job done immediately rather then making it a two step process.

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