Neutronix System - Component parts

  1. ESCA.
  2. Inlet or absorption pole.
  3. Outlet pole.

The Neutronix System chiefly consists of two patented devices fully contained in special metal cabinets:

  • ESCA  (Electrostatic and stray current absorber).
  • Electrostatic current ground plate.

ESCA
The absorber consists of several metal masses, able to recall and absorb the electrostatic charges in the work environment in real time.

Operation and properties
In order to absorb the disturbance charges, it is necessary to:

  • fit copper or aluminium plaiting on the surface of the machine or plant structure using special retention clamps, etc.;
  • use ground leads to connect the plaiting on the absorbers contained in the Neutronix System cabinet;

Structurally speaking, two copper poles are positioned in the top part of the ESCA:

  • one 50x10 in size represents the inlet, meaning where the static charges enter the absorber;
  • one 30x8 in size represents the outlet and is directly connected by means of special ground leads to the electrostatic current ground plates.
    Absorption of the charges occurs gradually and continuously, making the work environment totally neutral.

Electrostatic current ground plate

This device operates in close contact with the ESCA, because its main function is to neutralise the electrostatic currents that have been accumulated by the absorbers, thereby permitting the continuous reception of other charges by the ESCA.

Operation and properties

Structurally speaking, the ground plates consist of a Moplen pipe (160x700) inside which is a friction device that uses a flow of air created artificially by a fan located at the lower end of the ground plate.

The ground plate receives the electrostatic currents from the ESCA through the ground leads. These enter the ground plate, pass through the friction device, where they lose their static charge and are then dispersed into the outside environment without creating any hazard for machines and persons in the vicinity.

The dispersion of the electrostatic charges into the atmosphere instead of into the ground permits overcoming all those restrictions due to the gradual saturation of the ground when the static charges have to be dispersed in large quantities.

Moreover, the use of the ground plate as a neutralising body instead of the ground ensures more constant and reliable static charge elimination and overcomes all the problems currently found in ball grounding systems when the characteristics of the areas surrounding the production plant are not suitable - due to their geological nature or for other reasons - for the good dispersion of the charges.

Consumption:

Inside the ground plates are fans featuring single-phase 230 W motors, driven by a 0.22 A power supply and which develop a motor input of 50 W at 50 Hertz and 46 W at 60 Hertz.