Furniture & Decoration

The manufacturing of furniture often involves plastic material which, like wood as well, has an affinity to generate electrostatic charge (refer to material in Your Problem). Very often, the amount of charge is such, that an active discharge/neutralisation is inevitable. In the following processes IONTIS products are already used by clients for neutralisation, but sometimes also for systematic charging (adhesive effect):
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Process Electrostatic Solutions

Moving film which becomes charged passing rollers and pulleys needs static neutralisation at the contact/surface and turret winder for a subsequent clean, trouble-free processing and to avoid streaking.

Cross Cutting

In cross-cutting of film and paper, an anti-static bar placed right after the cutter can neutralise occurring charge and prevent problems in subsequent stacking.

Sheet Transport

Large format and folio-size sheets from the cutter roll are vulnerable to re-generating static charge when conveyed and remain adhered to each other or the table, float on stakcs and attract dust and dirt if not electrostatically neutralised via anti-static bars.

Veneer Presses

During the alignment of the layers a static neutralisation at the feed table/point or just before the thru-feed veneer press allows for a precise placement.

Lining & Laminating

Moving web can become charged and need a neutralisation with an anti-static bar before the printing or laminating station in order to ensure safety, productivity and quality (no warpage of film).

In the coating process, static neutralisation prevents the formation of unwanted structuration on the surface of the varnish.

During lamination (e.g. during the melamine coating) a systematic application of charge to the surfaces can avoid slippages of the film and layers and also ensure a bubble-free surface even at high speeds.

Wood & Parts Cleaning

With the use of ionising air nozzles it is easy to neutralise and blow wood and laminated parts clean which have become charged caused by transport friction, sawing and milling.

Pneumatic Transport

Neutralisation via tube ionisation or ring electrode allows for a trouble-free transport of solid parts in tubes with the use of pressurised air (e.g. trim waste and foil remnants at the inlet of cyclones or prior to the mill).