Removing Static From Plastic Tote Bags

Customer does custom screen printing of department store shopping bags. The blank bags already have a high static charge; they come this way from the supplier. That made it difficult for the operator to separate and load the bags into the screen printer. Per our suggestion, the customer constructed an open arm hanger to load the bags through the handle holes. Then, using a Model 112112 12" (305mm) Super Ion Air Knife, ionized air was directed down through the bags. This eliminated all static charges and separation was made easy. Not only did this double their production, it reduced waste: before, when the operators would fumble with stuck-together bags, they would get strewn around and end up in the trash.

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