Static Elimination in Packaging
Many packaging operations such as winding and sleeving, create static which attracts dirt and contaminants and can cause film to attract to the wrong surfaces. TAKK static eliminators neutralize the static reducing rejects and waste.
Form, Fill & Seal
During vertical form, fill and seal operations, high static charges are generated as the film is unwound and travels over rollers. The static charge attracts particles from the filling products on to the film surface and in the seal area. This prevents proper sealing of the film, resulting in poor product quality.
Placing a static eliminator on both sides of the film before the sealing bar will neutralize the static and prevent dust attraction, allowing full sealing.
During the overwrapping process, the film is charged as it unwinds from the reel. This charge will attract airborne contamination onto the material and can also jam the machine as the charge becomes so high that it attracts to the machine rollers.
Installing a static eliminator at the unwind eliminates the static charge and prevents dirt and contaminates from attracting to the web, thus reducing waste and downtime while increasing productivity and profits.
Tamper Proof Seals – Sleeving
During the sleeving or banding process, as the film unwinds and is opened to place on the bottle, static electricity is created. The static charge can cause the band to repel from the bottle or attract too quickly causing the band to be positioned incorrectly, resulting in jams, downtime and waste.
Installing a static eliminator prior to the fitting/cutting area will neutralize the charge and prevent bad positioning of the labels, reducing waste and increasing productivity.
As the plastic parison exits the die into the open mold, high static charges cause the parison to attract to the grounded metal mold and with multiple die heads the parisons repel each other. This results in poor product quality and increased rejects.
Installing a static eliminator as the plastic is extruded and entering the mold will neutralize the charge preventing quality failures.
During the winding operation, as the web is pulled from the roll and the material separates, a static charge is created. This static attracts airborne dust and contaminates causing rejects, waste and operator shocks.
On both unwind and rewind applications, installing a static eliminator on top of the roll will neutralize the charge and prevent contamination and shock
Bottle Rinsing & Destat
Containers made of plastic, glass, and other material often have dust or foreign matter contaminants that must be removed before a container is filled or labeled. Sometimes the contaminants are on both the inside and outside of the container making the problem of cleaning especially difficult.
Using an Air Knife Ionizer (A) or Precision Point Ionizer (B) prior to filling or labeling will neutralize and clean the interior and exterior of containers.
Static charges on lightweight plastic bottles cause the bottles to repel each other as they are fed down a conveying line and onto a palletizing table or stack. Bottles push off the pallet causing shorted bottle counts and house cleaning problems of cast off bottles on the floor. Alternatively bottles cling together making it difficult to feed or palletize without operator intervention.
A static eliminator with a long distance range and high performance is needed to project an ionization field across the width and length of the pallet. Large pallets of 40″ x 40″ or more especially require non-air assisted static control spanning across the entire width and length to neutralize the entire pallet of bottles.