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.
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 →
Why Is Static Dissipative PVC a Better Option than Acrylic?
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.
Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE, is designed to protect workers from serious workplace injuries or illnesses resulting from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards.
Static Control and Relative Humidity. A great article from one of our distributors, Desco. View all Desco products at Production Automation here: SHOP DESCO
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 →