Accumulated static electricity causes problems in the manufacturing environment. Plastic wrap, foam packing, or labels cling and attract dust and dirt, causing misapplication or contamination. Excess static charge damages sensitive electronic components. Even comfort and safety of personnel can be compromised.
Static Control Products
- Bar Ionizers
- Nozzle Ionizers
- Fan Ionizers
- Static Sensors
- Desktop Duster Box
By neutralizing static electricity, our IZS bar style Ionizer prevents damage to work pieces caused by sticking. Static charge removal time can be reduced with an optional sensor that directly senses charge allowing the removal of static electricity at high speed (0.3s) by generating the appropriate ion polarity. Needle cartridges can be replaced quickly to reduce down time. The IZS bar style Ionizer is available in various lengths to meet the specific needs of your work area.
The IZN nozzle Ionizer provides a more compact anti-static solution. A 16mm body width permits installation in narrow spaces. This ionizer is perfect for the removal of static electricity on light electrical pieces and ideal for dust removal on injection molded parts.
Unlike bar or nozzle types, this fan ionizer does not require a pneumatic air supply. The fan draws in ambient air, then ionizes the air with four electrodes located around the perimeter of the discharge grill. The fan can be wired into a 24VDC machine power supply, or use the optional 120V AC adapter. The small form factor adapts well to enclosure mounting, or select the benchtop mounting bracket for free positioning.
SMC offers products for detecting static in your applications. If you have numerous areas that are prone to generating static, the IZH10 handheld electrostatic meter is a useful tool to diagnose the presence and intensity of electrostatic fields before solutions are implemented. Once ionizers have been deployed, this mobile device can also be used to monitor their success and watch for maintenance opportunities. If a permanent installation is desired, the IZD10 electrostatic sensor can be paired with the IZE11 sensor monitor for ongoing observation in a fixed location. The IZE11 monitor translates the IZD10 sensor's output into an LED display of the static level, as well as two user definable switch outputs and ananalog output. These outputs can trigger maintenance alarms or operation signals for the bar and nozzle ionizers.
The ZVB is a cleaning device for small and medium parts sensitive to static and static-induced dust adhesion. The Ion Box combines three functions - static neutralization, dust removal, and dust collection. Operation begins when a part enters the box and is detected by a photoelectronic sensor. Static removal and vacuum dust collection begin immediately, followed by an air blow. The duration of treatment can be selected by a set switch on the control panel. Suitable workpieces include optical glass, resin molded materials, circuit boards and medical devices.