Mueller Electric Blog

How to Make Sure Your Environment Is Properly Grounded

Posted by Tim Ulshafer on Oct 11, 2018 2:02:31 PM

Everyone wants a safe work environment. One of the workplace hazards are explosions and fires due to static discharge, but these can be mitigated by grounding equipment. Proper grounding is the only way to ensure true static protection if you are in any environment where the potential for static discharge exists.

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Topics: Grounding Clamp, Grounding Metal, Grounding Plastic, Static Electricity Grounding, Grounding, Paint Line Grounding

Keeping Your Grounding Equipment In Good Working Order

Posted by Mona Weiss on May 31, 2018 9:18:00 AM

 

It may seem like common sense, but it’s important to make sure your grounding and bonding straps are working properly. It is essential that your clips are making a good connection. 

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Topics: Grounding Wires, Grounding Metal, Static Electricity Grounding, Grounding Clamp, Paint Line Grounding, Grounding, Grounding Plastic

Top Considerations for a Custom Paint Line Grounding Assembly

Posted by Mona Weiss on Feb 19, 2018 8:30:15 AM

So you’re considering if you need a custom grounding solution for your automated paint/powder coat line, but you still have questions and concerns.  You’ve probably evaluated all your alternatives and realized it may be time to update your grounding process, and maybe you've even read our whitepaper on Static Electricity and Grounding in Industry. But there are still some questions and things to consider.  This infographic addresses the common questions and considerations that people have when evaluating grounding solutions.

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Topics: Static Control, Grounding Clamp, Painting Plastics, Paint Line Grounding, Electrostatic Painting,, Grounding, Grounding Metal, Grounding Wires, Powder coating, Plastic Painting, Grounding Plastic

Signs It's Time To Update Your Grounding Process

Posted by Mona Weiss on Feb 12, 2018 11:27:15 AM

When trying to determine the cause of problems encountered with electrostatic painting, it can be confusing. The problem is often solved by updating the grounding process, however this simple solution is often overlooked. 

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Topics: Static Electricity Grounding, Grounding Metal, Grounding Plastic, Grounding Wires, Paint Line Grounding, Electrostatic Painting,, Painting Plastics, Grounding, Plastic Painting, Painting metal

An Introduction to Static Electricity in Industry

Posted by Mona Weiss on Nov 7, 2017 9:15:00 AM

Static electricity is all around us in everyday life and generally refers to an imbalance between positive and negative charges in objects. Most people have experienced it in some form or another whether it be with their laundry being particularly “clingy,” making a balloon stick to a wall after rubbing it on your clothes, or when walking around wearing socks on a carpet and getting a small shock when touching another object or person.

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Topics: Electrostatic Painting,, Grounding, Grounding Metal, Grounding Plastic, Static Electricity Grounding, Grounding Wires, Grounding Clamp, Static Electricity, Static Electricity Industrial, Static Control

How To Identify Grounding Connections For Electrostatic Painting

Posted by Tim Ulshafer on Oct 27, 2017 12:39:22 PM

Every electrostatic paint line requires grounding. As each substrate enters the paint booth the question is always, "Is it grounded?" At this point you have cleaned the carrier, connected grounding straps (if necessary), and may have even coated the substrate with conductive material so you've done your job and your paint line will produce great results. Or will it? How do you know whether or not your paint line is providing a solid ground? How do you know it is really, safe to paint? 

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Topics: Paint Line Grounding, Electrostatic Painting,, Grounding, Powder coating, Grounding Plastic, Grounding Metal, Static Electricity Grounding, Grounding Wires