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Winter dry season equals static electricity problems

Supplier: Compressed Air Australia
14 August, 2013

Winter brings with it a variety of weather. Australia is one of the driest continents on earth with an average annual rainfall of less than 600 millimetres

One thing is for certain, as the days get drier, you are more likely to encounter production problems associated with static electricity.

Static electricity seems to appear from out of nowhere. A process that has been running without incident suddenly starts jamming, attracting dust, tearing, sheet feeding problems or creating static electricity shocks.

Productivity plummets and leaves your staff looking for a solution to the problem. Among the problems caused by this static force are:

  • Dust clinging to product
  • Product clinging to itself, rollers, machine beds or frames
  • Materials tearing, jamming or curling
  • Sheet feeding problems
  • Hazardous sparks or shocks