Ionizer Selection

This Ionizer Selection page provides sample problem descriptions that may arise in connection with static electricity, along with corresponding countermeasures.

Countermeasures for static electricity

Here you will find examples of problems, along with corresponding countermeasures.

Common examples

Electrostatic destruction

Eliminating static charge in workspaces

Static electricity is a common problem in manual workspaces. Even grounding and other countermeasures are usually insufficient to eliminate the static problems that occur. Using an ionizer can be the solution that makes the difference.

Equipment faults

Eliminating static charge in front of measuring devices on papermaking equipment

Paper with a strong electrostatic charge entering a BM meter (which measures water content, for example) can cause equipment faults or unstable readings. An ionizer can eliminate these problems.

Countermeasures for static electricity, grouped by industry

Here you will find examples of problems caused by static electricity and their countermeasures, grouped by industry.

Common examples

Foil/paper industry

Preventing problems with offset printers

Offset printers generate strong electrostatic charges that lead to problems such as double sheet feeding, sheets sticking to the feed tray or impression cylinder, ink splashes, uneven powder dispersion, jammed or misaligned paper in the output, and disruptions in the rest of the process. An ionizer can eliminate these problems.

Electrical/electronic equipment industry

Preventing ESD during the transport of PCBs

During transport, PCBs become statically charged due to contact and separation from conveyor belts. Strong charges can lead to electrostatic destruction and adhesion of foreign particles, which in turn can lead to manufacturing defects. An ionizer can reduce these defects by eliminating the electrostatic charge.