If you use power transmission and conveyor belts, it’s impossible to avoid static electricity building up. This phenomenon is called triboelectric charging. It occurs when different materials come into contact with one another and then separate again. During conveying, the products concerned can also have the same impact.
Flash Star™ flat belts make designing ESD-compliant machinery easier. Typical consequences of electrostatic build-up and uncontrolled discharge can be as follows:
- malfunctions when processing foil and paper products because they stick to one another or to the belt
- soiling due to dust, lint etc.
- electric shocks
- damage to electronic components (i.e. the products conveyed and machine components)
- fires and explosions
- Alternative tension member material: polyamide sheet or elastic urethane
- Polyester fabric tension member with conductive elements
- Application-driven surface patterns
- The whole belt is conductive in all three directions
- Durable coatings with a large proportion of conductive particles
Blue arrows = directions of conductivity