Electrostatic electricity is often used in a variety of industrial applications to control and maintain a variety of different processes within a manufacturing setting. There are a few different types of electrostatic equipment that can be found in use today. Most commonly seen in the production industry, these types of electrostatic devices are often used to control the transfer of electrostatic charges to other components within a production environment. Other common uses include the detection of potential flaws in products before they are released into the marketplace. Regardless of what type of electrostatic device you are looking to use, the one thing that you need to know is what the purpose of it is and why you are using it.
Probably the biggest benefit to electrostatic application is the elimination of surface coating waste. In ideal situations electrostatic equipment will have up to ninety percent transfer efficiency. This means that less energy is wasted on the transfer process and that there is more available space for actual manufacturing operations. These types of equipment typically comes in the form of small machines or racks that can easily be attached to a worksite. It is common to find applications that use only one machine, but in some cases multiple machines can be located throughout the production area.
There are a few different types of electrostatic equipment that can be found on the market today. The most popular types are usually a type of sprayer and a type of probe. Typically, the sprayer uses a rubber or flexible hose that will apply the electrostatic charge to the surface that is being charged. A probe is an attachment that has an electrical conductive surface that will be heated when it comes in contact with a certain material.
Electrostatic coatings have been around for decades and they are gaining popularity in modern electrostatic applications. Coatings are very common in manufacturing as it allows the end user to paint directly on a charged surface. There are two basic types of coatings; conventional and electrostatic. Electrostatic paint is usually used for applications that require a flat, smooth surface to paint on. In this case, a high temperature polyurethane coating is applied to the surface in question. Polyurethane provides a smooth flat, non-reflective surface that can be painted on and that will not peel, burn, or chip.
Polyurethane coatings have many advantages over other types of electrostatic equipment coatings that are available on the market. First of all, because it is a continuous film, there is no need to apply a base coat to protect the surface from electrostatic discharges and static charge buildup. Another advantage is that it is non-porous, meaning it will not retain any liquid, dust, or grime. This means that there is a substantially improved surface to work with, as liquids, dirt, and grime will not be able to stick to it. A final benefit of the non-porous, dry-to-dry coating is that it is easy to clean up – a traditional electrostatic coating would not be able to be cleaned like that.
An electrostatic equipment spray, like the one seen above, can be applied to a wide variety of surfaces with relative ease. Spray guns and paint rollers can be used to apply it to flat surfaces, ceilings, walls, and floors. The atomization process creates a much smoother surface and allows for greater accuracy in the application process. The spray gun makes it possible to apply the coating quickly and easily, and it can be done without creating a large mess or making a large mess of the cleanup process. The paint roller provides a consistent application surface and is also easier to use than spray guns.
The electrostatic equipment coating is not only used for electrostatics purposes. It is also used for aesthetic purposes, as paint manufacturers have been able to produce highly detailed and professional looking paint finishes, and even stains and markings can be created on the surface using these paints. This process is very time consuming, but it has significantly increased the level of efficiency in paint application. It is a form of non-contact painting, which is the most efficient method of painting and gives the highest possible level of aesthetic quality.
Electrostatic equipment maintenance should be performed on a regular basis, preferably once a year. A majority of electrostatic equipment problems are caused by poor maintenance practices, but they can also be caused by inexperienced or lazy employees. All types of electrostatic equipment should be inspected for signs of wear and tear, and the parts replaced whenever necessary. All hvlp circuits should be regularly inspected for signs of deterioration, and the circuits should be replaced whenever necessary. These are just some of the ways in which electrostatic painting can improve efficiency and level of service.