A new hand-held static detector, Model 983v2 Static Locator, was introduced at the recent K 2007 show in Germany by Meech International in the U.K. (U.S. office in Norton, Ohio). It uses automatic ultrasonic sensing of its distance from the surface being checked—such as film on a winder. It measures polarity and magnitude of a static charge (up to 200,000V). Data are displayed to help operators adjust the output of ionizing bars or blowers. The device constantly displays its distance from the web, up to 20 in. When it’s the correct distance—about 6 in.—a digital check mark appears in the upper right corner of the screen, making it easy for operators or QC inspectors to obtain consistent measurements. Meech says it’s the only hand-held unit on the market with precise autodistance sensing. (One competitor approximates distance with LED lights by gauging the relative size of the light spot.) (330) 564-2000 • www.meech.com
Meech Static Eliminators USA,
2915 Newpark Dr. Norton, OH 44203
Phone (330) 564-2000 Fax (330) 564-2005
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