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

ESD Monitor Dual Wire SCS 724

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 monitors and ESD wrist straps are the most common personnel grounding device to ground operators. In today’s blog post, we will talk about the difference between dual-wire and single-wire wrist … Read moreDual Wire ESD Monitors and Wrist Straps vs Single Wire – Differences and Advantages

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.

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.

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 flooring, which is defined by having an electric resistance of between 104 and 1015 Ohms. Conductive materials have low electrical resistance, and thus allow static charges to flow easily across its … Read moreWhat Is Conductive Flooring? How Is It Different from Anti-Static and Non-Conductive Flooring?

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 only flows through conductive objects, and normal concrete floors are not conductive. Therefore, any buildup … Read moreDo You Need an ESD Chair if You Have an ESD Floormat?

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?

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 with designing and arranging things so that people can use them easily and safely : … Read moreErgonomics For All

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.

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 Rework Station. Both feature new technology that improve the Hakko FX-100 Induction Heat Soldering System The … Read moreNew product spotlight: Hakko FX-100 Induction Heat Soldering System and FR-810 Hot Air Rework Station

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 throughout in manufacturing process causes dramatic increases in product contamination. Even worse, discharge on panel … Read moreAchieving Full Static Discharge Performance with Synchronization

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 you would like to see all the ACL products that Production Automation offers, click here. … Read moreA Look at ACL Anti-Static Coatings

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: 65% polyester, 34% cotton, 1% carbon Surface Resistivity: 106 ohms/sq Waist Length – $21.00 Knee Length – … Read moreESD Smocks

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

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 positively and negatively charged ions. Whatever static charge is present on objects in the work environment will be reduced and neutralized by attracting opposite polarity charges from the air. Because … Read moreAir Ionization: How it works

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 for their home offices and small businesses. As electronic components become faster and faster and … Read moreStatic Control Flooring, ESD Epoxy, and Anti Static Primer. How It’s Used and Where to Buy It

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 point-of-use applications found in semiconductor final manufacturing and in other automated process tools. The unique … Read moreSimco-Ion TargetBlower 6202e

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 and is to include objective evidence that the person has understood the information. Training typically … Read moreESD Handling Procedures

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 health problems which can eventually affect production at work. Anti-fatigue matting can also possess other … Read moreSwitchboard Anti-Fatigue Matting