Static Electricity Problems

Torque Transmission has just introduced a new line of nylon pulleys designed to dissipate static electric build up. These new pulleys are ideal for applications such as electronic component manufacturing, or any other manufacturing environment where static electricity is an issue.

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Torque Transmission Offers a Wide Variety of Stock and Custom Products For Static-Electric Sensitive Applications

Fairport Harbor, OH – March 3, 2006 – Answering customers’ needs for static-neutralizing products, Torque transmission introduces a new line of pulleys and accessories specifically designed and manufactured for static-sensitive applications.

Static electricity is a function of high-speed mechanical motion, atmospheric conditions or location in an electrical field and builds up on surfaces of metal, alloys, plastics, fiberglass, rubber and textiles. Static electricity can cause end product loss and downtime in many manufacturing and commercial applications and can be deadly in explosive environments.

Nylon is a great insulating material but with additives such as PAN carbon fibers abates static electricity in
several ways:
• Stops electrical charge build-up.
• Dissipates charges from high-speed motion.
• Provides a grounding path.
• Prevents discharge to and from human contact.
• Provides additional structural strength.

“Static electricity is a huge problem in many sensitive manufacturing operations,” explains Torque Transmission president, John Rampe. “In electronic product manufacturing only a few volts of static electricity can destroy static-sensitive components, such as computer chips. Our new line of speciallyengineered pulleys dissipates the static electricity so that static-related product defects, losses and downtime are eliminated, ” he added.

For more information, contact Torque Transmission at 800-544-6642 or visit

Torque Transmission
For more than 50 years, Torque Transmission has designed and manufactured custom and standard power transmission components for low and fractional drive applications. Torque Transmission’s wide product line includes worm gear speed reducers, right angle drives, thrust bearings, pulleys, roller chain sprockets, and flexible couplings. Our motion control components are used in industries such as food processing, medical, Point of Purchase, automotive, printing, semi-conductor manufacturing, sports and many others. For more information, call 800-544-6642 or visit

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