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.
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 →
Answers to Common ESD Questions Such As When Do You Need an ESD Wrist Strap?
Here’s where you can find extra large ESD trash bags.
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.
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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 →
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 →
Part 6: Fundamentals of ESD Standards and Organizations Updated 12/11/2017 The electronics industry is continually shifting. Device density and technology is more complex. Electronics manufacturing is more heavily reliant on outsourcing. The ESD industry seems to have jumped into this… Continue Reading →
Part 5: Device Sensitivity and Testing ESD Association, Rome NY In Part Two of this series, we indicated that a key element in a successful static control program was the identification of those items (components, assemblies, and finished products) that… Continue Reading →
Part Three: Basic ESD Control Procedures and Materials ESD Association, Rome NY In Part Two, Principles of ESD Control we introduced four principles of static control and nine key elements of ESD program development and implementation. In Part Three, we… Continue Reading →
Part Two: Principles of ESD Control ESD Association, Rome NY In Part One of this series, Introduction to Electrostatic Discharge, we discussed the basics of electrostatic charge, discharge, types of failures, ESD events, and device sensitivity. We concluded our discussion… Continue Reading →
Part One: An Introduction to ESD Updated 9/18/2017 From the ESD Association, Rome, NY History & Background Of Static Control Products To many people, static electricity is little more than the shock experienced when touching a metal doorknob after walking… Continue Reading →