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CC Apex ESD Electrostatic Dissipating Casters and Wheels

ELECTROSTATIC DISSIPATING CASTER WHEELS

Caster Connection's CC Apex ESD wheels offer the same ergonomic, noise reducing, and durability qualities as the original CC Apex , but with the added benefit of being electrostatic dissipating. CC Apex ESD static dissipative wheels typically have a surface resistivity equal to or greater than 10^7 ohms, but less than or equal to 10^8 ohms.

 

What is Electrostatic Discharge?

  • Unbalanced Charge: A surplus (positive charge) or shortage (negative charge) of free electrons, created by contact and seperation (i.e. rolling, rubbing. sliding, bumping into) of materials.
  • Static Electricity: The result of an unbalanced charge not having a path to move through.
  • Electrostatic Discharge: Transfer of static electricity from one object to another- when a positively charged material contacts a negatively charged material or vice versa
 
 
 
 

CC Apex ESD Wheels:

  • Electrostatic dissipating materials have surface resistivity equal or greater than 10^5 ohms, but not less than 10^12 ohms. CC Apex ESD static dissipative wheels typically have a surface resistivity equal to or greater than 10^7 ohms, but less than or equal to 10^8 ohms.
  • The ESD wheel is prescribed for discharge-safe areas because it allows static electricity to flow through the caster wheels and into conductive flooring.
  • We recommend that all casters on a cart (or other fixture) in an electrostatic discharge-safe area are electrostatic dissipative in order to achieve maximum contact with conductive flooring.
  • CC Apex ESD caster wheels are available in 4" x 1.25", 5" x 1.25", 4" x 2", 5" x 2", 6" x 2", and 8" x 2"- with a variety of rig types, including stainless steel.