Antistatic bags and axial fans – Two vital tools in the components manufacturing process

7 10 2011

Within the electronics manufacturing industry, the protection of complex and intricate components is one of the most important aspects of the whole process.

The use of both antistatic bags and axial fans is central to this process. So why are these products so important? How exactly do they work?

Antistatic Bags

An antistatic bag is an integral piece of equipment for any major electronics manufacturing company.

They are generally used for shipping electrical components which are prone to damage caused by things like electrostatic discharge.

That type of discharge is the sudden electric current that flows between two objects at different electrical potentials. It is dangerous as it could potentially cause damage to important electronic equipment.

The bags are usually plastic and will have distinctive colours to denote whether they are metallised film or polyethylene.

Due to the critical need for protection against mechanical and electrostatic damage, various layers of protection are employed within the bags.

Axial Fans

Axial fans consist of a rotating arrangement of blades which act on the air. Usually contained within a casing, the blades used force the air to move parallel to the shaft about which the blades rotate.

The name of this specific fan comes from its propensity to blow air along the fan, and they have many modern day applications.

Within the electronics industry specifically, they are used to for cooling certain items of equipment. This is a vital cog within the whole process of constructing and transporting electrical connectors for example.

The larger varieties of axial fans are seen in mechanisms such as wind tunnels. Smaller types can be used for all manner of electronics work.

Given the size of some wind tunnels, it gives you an idea of how large certain axial fans can actually be.

For additional details on both of the antistatic products mentioned above, as well as the benefits of static training, visit




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