Static discharge / Grounding cord reels are used to ground equipment operating in hazardous atmosphere. They are specifically design to be used in combustible environments where the static buildup could ignite a spark and subsequent explosion.
Tool balancers make tools nearly weightless, reduce fatigue.
When a static charge builds up on equipment, the cable on the static discharge reel can be extended to reach the equipment. The cable is then attached to the equipment's grounding point, creating a conductive path that allows the static charge to dissipate safely. Once the charge is dissipated, the cable is retracted back onto the reel, ready for future use.
Static electricity can pose a significant risk in oil and gas operations, where flammable gases are present. Static discharge reels are used to safely ground equipment, reducing the risk of fires and explosions.
The chemical industry also uses static discharge reels to prevent fires and explosions caused by static discharge. They are commonly used in areas where flammable liquids or gases are present.
In manufacturing, static discharge can cause damage to sensitive equipment, including electronics and machinery. Static discharge reels are used to prevent damage and downtime, ensuring smooth operations.
There are several types of tool balancers available on the market, including spring-loaded, pneumatic, and hydraulic balancers. Spring-loaded balancers are the most common type, using a spring mechanism to counteract the weight of the tool. Pneumatic and hydraulic balancers use compressed air or fluid to provide the force needed to suspend the tool.
Using tool balancers in the workplace can provide several benefits, including:
Tool balancers can help to reduce the risk of workplace injuries by minimizing the strain and fatigue that comes with holding heavy tools for extended periods.
By eliminating the need for operators to constantly support the weight of the tool, tool balancers can increase productivity and reduce the time needed to complete tasks.
When tools are suspended using tool balancers, they experience less wear and tear, which can improve their lifespan and reduce the need for maintenance.
Tool balancers can help to improve ergonomics in the workplace by reducing strain on the operator's muscles and joints.
When choosing a tool balancer, there are several factors to consider, including the weight of the tool, the length of the cable, and the required weight capacity. It is also important to consider the type of tool balancer that best suits your needs, as well as the environment in which it will be used.
1.What is static electricity?
Static electricity is an electrical charge that is static, meaning it does not move.
2.How is static electricity generated?
Static electricity is generated when two materials come into contact and electrons are transferred from one material to the other.
3.Can static discharge cause fires and explosions?
Yes, static discharge can cause fires and explosions, especially in areas where flammable materials are present.
4.How do you know if a static discharge reel is needed?
If you work in an industrial setting where static electricity is a concern, a static discharge reel is recommended to ensure safety and protect equipment.
5.Can static discharge reels be customized to fit specific needs?
Yes, SUPERREEL static discharge reels can be customized to fit specific needs, including different cable lengths and mounting options.