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ESD Cleanrooms – Static Control for Medical Devices & Life Sciences PDF from Simco-Ion

Our friends at Simco-Ion sent us this brilliant guide to ESD cleanrooms design, principles, and other considerations. Download the PDF you’ll find case studies and technical information about how static charges influence particle retention and impact manufacturing outcomes in controlled environments. Below we’ve highlighted important ideas in relation to medical device cleanrooms and provide additional resources.

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Self-Install ESD Flooring Kits

Over time, an ESD floor will incur wear and eventually require replacement. A contractor will likely recommend that the entire floor is replaced. But is there a better way? 

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Desco’s New Digital Surface Resistance Meter

The Desco 19290 Resistance Meter Kit gives you the capabilities to measure resistance point-to-point (Rtt) and resistance-to-ground (Rtg) of worksurfaces, flooring systems, garments, packaging, and other materials.

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Linoleum Flooring Conductive or Anti-Static?

Genuine linoleum is a 100% biodegradable material composed of linseed oil, pine resin, cork, wood, pigment, and limestone. Depending on material construction, it is known to have antistatic properties which mitigate some triboelectric charges that cause zaps and static buildup.

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ESD Monitor Dual Wire SCS 724

Dual Wire ESD Monitors and Wrist Straps vs Single Wire – Differences and Advantages

Dual Wire ESD Monitors and Wrist Straps – vs Single Wire – What’s the Difference? Reposted from Our Friends at SCS-Static-Control Solutions Dual wire ESD

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

An ESD chair is recommended even when an ESD floor or floormat is in use. The user removing their feet from the floor could cause

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

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

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ESD Workstation Setup – Grounding & Components

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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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

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What Challenges Do Flat Panel Display Manufacturers Face for 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

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Air Ionization: How it works

What is Air Ionization and How Does it Work? Air ionization neutralizes static charge on insulated and isolated objects by producing a balanced source of

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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.

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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

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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

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