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.
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.
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.
Topics: Static Control, Grounding Clamp, Painting Plastics, Paint Line Grounding, Electrostatic Painting,, Grounding, Grounding Metal, Grounding Wires, Powder coating, Plastic Painting, Grounding Plastic
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.
Topics: Static Electricity Grounding, Grounding Metal, Grounding Plastic, Grounding Wires, Paint Line Grounding, Electrostatic Painting,, Painting Plastics, Grounding, Plastic Painting, Painting metal
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?
Paint lines come in many shapes and sizes incorporating a wide range of paintable substrates. Some paint lines require large grounding assemblies to carry current while others are short light weight items used to provide a simple ground. Grounding metal is different than grounding fiberglass or plastics. The one thing in common is, everybody wants their paint line to produce high quality output with high percentages of transfer efficiency with low defects. In short, everyone wants their paint job to look great!
Topics: Paint Line Grounding