Contamination removal in textile production

During textile production, the manipulation of fibres generates high levels of static charge which can lead to wide range of issues.

Processes such as carding, beaming, warping, stentering operations and handling machinery (e.g. laundry folders) generate particularly high levels of static. However, where synthetic fibres are concerned, ESD’s effects are even greater. As synthetic textiles continue to grow as a proportion of the overall market, the need for more robust static control solutions will grow with them.

Here at Meech Static Eliminators Ltd, we offer an advanced range of industrial static control and web cleaning solutions that are designed to neutralise the static charges on materials and avoid static related issues throughout during textiles manufacturing. 

Our Zero Faults Forward Approach

We have identified a number of applications within textile manufacturing that are prone to static charge. By applying the right solutions at these points, you make sure there are no weak links to your production chain. We explore these below and demonstrate our solutions.

textile supply applications

It is critical that static electricity is controlled during the manufacturing of textiles. Below are some of the main areas affected by static charges during production, and our solutions to remove static charges and other contaminants:

* All drawings are for illustrative purposes only. The position of the static control and web cleaning solutions most suitable for your process will depend on certain factors of your application.

Web Cleaning Solutions

Meech is a leading Web Cleaning manufacturer with a comprehensive range of four systems. Each system is based on a different cleaning principle, this uniquely allows us to provide our customers with a system best suited for their application. All Meech systems incorporate the latest shockless  AC static control bars as standard which is crucial for comprehensive contamination removal. Meech has more than 200 successful web cleaning installations in a range of industries including Packaging, Printing and Converting.

Meech CyClean™ has been designed in response to demand for a compact, high performance, non-contact web cleaner.

Through the application of advanced computational fluid dynamics, CyClean removes and extracts contamination below 1 micron.

The CyClean-R provides a specialised solution for low-tension web cleaning.

The CyClean-R is designed to be positioned on the roller, where the web tension is at its highest, therefore bypassing the issues of low tension and still delivering excellent surface cleaning.

The Meech VacClean™ contact web cleaning system is an evolution of Meech’s successful Tornado system, of which there are hundreds of installations globally. VacClean systems incorporate an enhanced contact cleaning manifold with either an Air Handling Unit (AHU) or vacuum fan unit, depending on the installation environment and web width.

Static Control Solutions

Meech is a market leader in manufacturing and supplying static control products since the 1960’s; offering a wide range of electrostatic products that provide anti-static and ESD protection and measurement, static generation, electrostatic control and elimination.

The 915 AC Anti-Static Bar offers fast and powerful static control for high speed applications.

The Meech Model 915 AC Anti-Static Bar has been designed to meet the most arduous of static elimination problems, including those encountered in high speed web applications.

The powerful performance of the Model 915 provides very fast decay times and effective ionisation up to distances of 150mm. The Model 915 bar is shockless and is easily maintained. It is powered by the Model 904.

Hyperion 960IPS Mid-Range Ionising Bar. Meech

The new Hyperion 960IPS from Meech is a compact pulsed DC ionising bar with integrated high-voltage power supply (IPS). Powered by 24V DC, the 960IPS delivers powerful ionisation for mid-range applications.

The need for powerful ionisation to cope with modern fast machinery is answered by the Hyperion 960IPS. Compact dimensions of just 30mm x 45mm make it easy to install on printing and converting machinery. The 15KV pulsed DC output gives class-leading performance. The default settings will provide ideal static control on most installations with target distances from 150mm to 450 optimum performance e.g. for improving long-range performance.

The 971 Pulsed DC bar delivers powerful, long range ionisation to control static electricity on a wide range of printing, converting and process machinery.

Using reliable Pulsed DC technology, the 971 delivers industry leading ionisation performance. Its great long range ability makes it ideal for use on applications such as rewinds and collection bins. In most installations, complete static control can be achieved without the need for air assistance. For more demanding applications, the integrated air-boost can be used to increase its capability at distance.  

The Meech 971IPS-30 Extra Long-Range Pulsed DC Ionising Bar is the latest addition to the Meech Hyperion Range.

The 971IPS-30 is powered by an integrated +/- 30kV 24V DC power supply, making it the most powerful ionising bar in Meech’s range.

The 971IPS-30 is suitable for ultra-long range applications from 450 to 1500mm.

Equipped with Meech’s Ion Current Monitoring (ICM) technology, beam performance is maintained with local and remote alarms indicating when the beam needs cleaning. The Hyperion BarMaster remote programmer can also be used to adjust the frequency and balance of the bar, optimizing it for each application.

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