Cardboard boxes are charged with static electricity by separation and friction when they are taken from a stack and transferred. Glue is also charged by friction and separation when it comes out from the nozzle.
In the process of applying glue onto cardboard boxes, the glue meanders due to the force of static electricity, resulting in application on unnecessary areas or improper box assembly.
- The effect is insufficient.
Countermeasures with static eliminators (ionizers)
An ionizer can reduce defective boxes significantly, which helps prevent complaints.
Since customer complaints lead to significant losses, including the cost of process improvement and lowered levels of trust in the company, it was crucial to improve the matter.