FAQ

FAQ

What is the difference between shock and shockless static bars?

Shock bars use a 4KV power supply and will provide a spark/shock in close proximity to the bar. Shockless bars use a 5.8KV power supply and will not shock.

At what temperature are Teflon tapes effective?

Acrylic adhesive is good up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and Silicone adhesive is good up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. There are two grades of tape. Standard Grade is preferred for most adhesive applications with a smooth surface and remarkable non-stick properties. Premium Grade is the smoothest surface for the most demanding applications.

What are the differences or different applications of ball & die and saw tooth punches?

Ball punches and die buttons are used in a continuous motion process. Saw tooth punches are used in an intermittent mode.

How do I clean out a punch?

The punch-out ejection mechanism is used to remove the “chad” from inside of your saw tooth hole punches. There are sizes available for purchase for the 5/32″ hole punch and the 1/4″ hole punch.

Do you offer anti-static belts and will they help reduce static?

Yes, anti-static belts are made from PVC material and help keep the web static free.

What is the most effective way to use die soap?

Chop it into small pieces and put the pieces into the hopper. Push the die soap through with excess resin to clean the screw and barrel. Add GoJo (without Pumice) for an ever better cleaning. Use Copper Mesh to rub the soap onto and off of the machine parts.

Is there any way to detect dyne levels and confirm I can print or seal material?

Poly/Dyne Test Pens are quick and convenient to use to determine treatment level between 38 to 40 dyne/cm. This unique pen is easy to read: when the level of the substrate is below 38 dyne/cm the ink is not visible, greatly improving operator accuracy.

When do I need high temperature Gloucester perforating strippers and what is the advantage of high temperature GEC perforator strippers?

GEC Stripper sets: regular rubber tipped strippers are good to 500 degrees Fahrenheit and the high temperature rubber stripper sets are good up to 700* Fahrenheit.

What is the difference between slotted vs un-slotted GEC blades?

Slotted blades are used to perforate the web only while un-slotted blades will fully slice the web.