October – The Month of Change

For sports fans, October means divisional play offs and the world series. For politicians it means the contest to get elected. To the students of phenology, it marks a change in plant and animal life cycles.  For most of us, it’s the beauty of the fall colors knowing that winter is on its way and the end of daylight savings time.

So you can see October marks the end of an era the ushering in of a new age. So what can we expect as we pass through the demarcation of October? Well there is always football and basketball. For the skiers, the outlook is for more snow this winter. For those of us in manufacturing, it means the season for static electricity and all the associated problems it brings to the manufacturing process.

We all have experienced the pain of getting shocked after walking across the carpet. Think what that does to the electronics on sophisticated computerized manufacturing systems. Static electricity also attracts dust.   In the packaging industry, foreign particulate has to be removed from the product before it is  sealed up. With more and more plastic products being used in the auto industry, attraction ruins paint finishes, gets entrapped in sealed bezels, and presents a hazard to the operators.

As the low humidity of wintry days approach, static will become more and more of an issue.

EXAIR has a complete line of products to help you through the season of static electricity. We have ion air cannons, ion air knives, ion air blow guns, ion air wipes, ion bars, points, and meters . Call one of our application engineers to help you pick out the right product for your application. 1-800-903-9247

Joe Panfalone
Application Engineer
Phone (513) 671-3322
Fax   (513) 671-3363
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