Removal of Static Electricity in Printers and Other Machines
Raising Humidity to Prevent Static Buildup (Bad Idea)
One method to remove static electricity is to increase relative humidity. By increasing the humidity to 60% there will be less static buildup and less chance for uncontroll discharges. Surface moisture on materials will act as a conductor. However, is extremely uncomfortable and can introduce biological contaminants and create equipment problems.
Anti Static Brushes to Remove Static and Prevent Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
As an effective alternative, a custom static control brush can be simply engineered to control or eliminate an ESD. Static control brushes allow conveyors to run more efficiently and avoid the mis-feeding of paper as well as the contamination of plastic films caused by charged particles "sticking" to plastic moving through a conveyor mechanism. Of course, a properly placed static control brush will also help to prevent electronic component damage caused by ESD.
Placement of Anti Static Brushes
Anti-static electricity brushes work by induction, much like a lightning rod. You do not need physical contact between the static eliminator brush and the target material. Placing the static removal brushes close to the material being moved will allow the electrons to jump across the air and discharge. Your anti electricity should be placed after the static charge has been created. To work effectively, your static control brush must be grounded.
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