ITW Ransburg’s new ground monitor system (GMS) provides a non-contact method for detecting the presence of a ground path on non-metallic substrates. Improper grounding can cause overspray, excess paint build-up, thin film build or ruined parts. The company says its GMS not only delivers a high quality finish, but also operational cost savings.
If a part, in an electrostatic system, liquid or powder, does not have a good path to ground, the transfer efficiency will be seriously degraded and quality issues could easily become a problem. By incorporating a GMS into an electrostatic finishing system, a system can monitor the presence of a ground path, ensuring requirements are being met and the efficiency of the system is at its optimum performance level, ensuring safety and quality.
The system consists of a control unit, ground probe and low voltage cable, incorporating user-friendly visuals for simple and precise feedback on ground path strengths. The unit is compatible with electrostatic systems, plastic or non-metallic conductive surfaces, and also meets the stringent safety requirements of Federal Mutual.