New from the Paul N. Gardner Company is their Coatings Conveyor Ground Test tool to inform the user whether or not items to be painted are sufficiently grounded. Designed for electrostatic coating applications, the tool uses the following steps:
- Connect the cable crocodile clip to a known good earth point.
- Point the instrument to the part to be painted, touching the bare metal surface.
- Press the button.
- Results are indicated through two green, one yellow and two red lamps.
- Clean instrument with a soft dry cloth and make sure the ground clamp and instrument tip are free of dirt.