FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
INC HAS ANNOUNCED LAUNCH OF A
NEW LINE OF NARROW WEB CLEANING SYSTEMS
SPECIFICALLY DEVELOPED FOR DIGITAL PRINTING OPERATIONS.
Harleysville, PA. – ElectroStatics, Inc, a market
leader in static control and web/sheet cleaning systems for over 30
years, has announced the development of a new line of non contact
narrow web cleaning systems specifically optimized for the challenges
in commercial digital printing operations. The new line of narrow
web cleaners are called the “AutoStat-D”.
The AutoStat –D web cleaners are designed to fit
continuous feed digital printing equipment from manufactures including
but not limited to: Eastman Kodak, Hewlett-Packard, Xerox, Canon,
Océ NV, IBM, Nipson, BÖWE BELL + HOWELL.
Electrostatics, Inc. is using its patented grooved
faceplate design which allows the AutoStat-D cleaners to be placed
extremely close to thin or low-tension webs without risking drawing
the web into the vacuum slot. The AutoStat-D system integrates the
faceplate with its static control equipment, air jets, and torsion
bar hinges into a slightly wider vacuum hood design. The wider hood
and faceplate allow increased cleaning time for the system to be that
much more effective.
The AutoStat-D cleaning hood assembly is coupled
with a newly developed, high efficiency dust collection/air filtration
system. The dust collection cabinet contains optional compressed
air system which allows operators with out their own compressed air
to take full advantage of the AutoStat-D web cleaning technology.
According to Robert Myers, Director of Engineering
at ElectroStatics, Inc. “Our integrated approach of incorporating
the static control, air jets and vacuum into the hood assembly has
made our standard AutoStat narrow web cleaners very successful in
many different web and part cleaning applications. The Auto-Stat-D
line is the next logical step and came from us listening to our customers
in the digital printing field who were looking for but not finding
a complete solution to reduce the down time associated with paper
dust in digital printing operations. The issues of the low web tension
and the usual lack of an available compressed air source common in
digital printing applications are addressed with the Auto-Stat-D design.”
“Return on investment (ROI) drives the decision
making on capital equipment.” said Peter Mariani, President of Electrostatic,
Inc. “The AutoStat-D, like our standard narrow and wide web AutoStat
web cleaning lines, has a low operating cost in addition to helping
our customers get the most from their printer investment by dramatically
reducing the paper dust and chad entering the print area. Keeping
the print area clean reduces defects and equipment down time which
are key to maximizing ROI.”
Robert Myers added “Our diverse experience in cleaning
different materials such as: circuit boards, business forms, plastic
film, flexible circuit boards, nonwovens and tissue paper helps us
tackle new applications. Our web cleaners have been used in the printing
industry for decades. Our experience allowed us to address the challenges
of low web tension and limited/if any compressed air service facing
printers using inkjet and toner based digital printing.
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The patented grooved face plate used in the Auto-Stat – D is clearly
seen as shown in the open clam shell configuration.
This photo also demonstrates the innovative
torsion bar counter weight which can hold the top hood open at any
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The enclosed dust collection system has a 0.5 micron
filter, air compressor, and power supply for the static bars in the
hood assembly. The dust collector system is very quit, requires little
maintenance and is on casters to make it easy to move.