ElectroStatics Inc., of Harleysville, PA, USA, a manufacturer of static control and web/sheet cleaning systems for more than 30 years, has announced the development of a new line of non-contact narrow web cleaning systems optimized for the challenges in commercial digital printing operations. The new line of narrow web cleaners is called “AutoStat-D”.
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, and Böwe Bell + Howell.
The company is using its patented grooved faceplate design which allows the AutoStat-D cleaners to be placed 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.