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Are Anti-Static Bags Conductive? What’s the Difference Between Anti-Static and Static Shielding Bags?

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Standard plastic bags, commonly made of polyethylene, fail to protect ESD-sensitive devices from the flow of electrically charged objects caused by contact, and electrical short, or dielectric breakdown. ESD is not only a silent killer in high-tech electronics manufacturing and production, but also during hobbyist projects or small-batch electronics repair. Electronic devices, IC components, and other ESD-sensitive devices are not safe from ESD events when stored, handled, or transported outside an ESD safe environment inside an anti-static bag.

12 Powerful Reasons to Buy an American Made ESD Workbench (In Pictures)

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Here’s a comparison of an American made BenchPro ESD laminate workstation versus a knock-off import.

What Is Conductive Flooring? How Is It Different from Anti-Static and Non-Conductive Flooring?

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What is Conductive Flooring? For the full guide to ANSI/ESD S20.20 flooring specifications, see here. Electrically conductive flooring is sometimes (semi-accurately) referred to as anti-static conductive flooring, which is defined by having an electric resistance of between 104 and 1015 Ohms. Conductive… Continue Reading →

Do You Need an ESD Chair if You Have an ESD Floormat?

Do You Need an ESD Chair if You Have an ESD Floormat?   When a human body generates static electricity, sitting on an ESD chair dissipates static potential until both the operator and the chair share the same charge. Electricity… Continue Reading →

Do You Need an ESD Worksurface Mat if Your Workstation Has ESD Laminate?

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Answers to Common ESD Questions Such As When Do You Need an ESD Wrist Strap?

Manufacturers Kept Asking for Extra Large ESD Trash Bags, ACL Responded

Here’s where you can find extra large ESD trash bags.

Ergonomics For All

The word ergonomics is used a lot when talking about industrial and office furniture. We all understand what ergonomics are, even if we don’t know the exact definition. Merriam-Webster defines ergonomics as: Simple Definition of ergonomics : a science that deals… Continue Reading →

Workstation Grounding

When working on ESD-sensitive projects, whether at home, in a repair shop, or even a large-scale manufacturing operation, having you and your work area fully grounded is a necessity.

Wireless Wrist Straps…Still Don't Work

Wireless wrist straps…they still don’t work.

New product spotlight: Hakko FX-100 Induction Heat Soldering System and FR-810 Hot Air Rework Station

We can all agree that having the right tools makes your job a whole lot easier. Today we are going to focus on two of the newest products from Hakko. The FX-100 Induction Heat Solder Station and the FR-810 Hot Air… Continue Reading →

Achieving Full Static Discharge Performance with Synchronization

Greater Challenges in FPD Static Control Because flat panel display (FPD) manufacturing is performed in a cleanroom environment, it faces the same problems resulting from static electricity buildup that other high technology manufacturing processes in cleanrooms do. Static charge developed… Continue Reading →

A Look at ACL Anti-Static Coatings

We’ve covered the topics of Electo-Static Discharge (ESD) in-depth a number of times on our blog, you can find the various articles here. Today were are going to focus our attention to one particular type of product. Anti-Static Coatings from ACL. If… Continue Reading →

ESD Smocks

We offer a selection of six styles of ESD Smocks to fit any environment or requirements. These smocks are kept in stock in our Houston, Texas warehouse for quick shipment. Styles of materials we offer on our program: MicroStat Material:… Continue Reading →

Static Control and Relative Humidity

Static Control and Relative Humidity.   A great article from one of our distributors, Desco. View all Desco products at Production Automation here: SHOP DESCO

Air Ionization: How it works

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What is an ion? An ion is an atom that has a positive or negative charge. When an atom or molecule has an equal number of protons and electrons, it is balanced or neutral. If an electron is lost the… Continue Reading →

Static Control Flooring, ESD Epoxy, and Anti Static Primer. How It’s Used and Where to Buy It

Static Free Flooring, ESD Tile, and and ESD Coatings Updated 9/27/17 As static sensitive electronic components grow more sophisticated, so do consumers of static-control flooring. Here are some key points to consider when helping your customers to choose such flooring… Continue Reading →

Simco-Ion TargetBlower 6202e

The TargetBlower is an in-tool ionizing blower designed to control static charge in near critical environments. With ±5V or better balance, it meets the requirements for those targeted areas that need stable electrostatic protection. The TargetBlower‘s space-saving design is perfect for… Continue Reading →

ESD Handling Procedures

All personnel in an organization who handle ESD sensitive items (ESDS) are to receive ESD control training. In addition, facilities personnel and those who design products to purchase electronic items should also receive ESD control training. Training should occur yearly… Continue Reading →

Switchboard Anti-Fatigue Matting

The importance of anti-fatigue matting in regards to employee health is well documented. Standing in one place for long periods of time can constrict muscles in the calves, thighs and hips, restricting blood flow to lower extremities and creating numerous… Continue Reading →

NEW! Hakko FX-888 Compact Station

Hakko FX-888 ESD-Safe Soldering Station The Hakko FX-888 is an inexpensive yet durable temperature adjustable soldering station that provides more power and takes up less bench space than its predecessor (the Hakko 936). The added power of the FX-888 provides… Continue Reading →

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