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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

ESD Precautions, Always a Good Idea

Many electronic circuit board assemblies contain both active and passive components; some of these components, particularly semiconductors, may be sensitive to damage from static electricity, while some other components may not be. Still, where one static sensitive device is included in a circuit, the whole circuit assembly should be treated as static sensitive. The purpose … Read moreESD Precautions, Always a Good Idea

ANSI/ESD Standards, Design, Training, and Safety for Organizations

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Today, more than ever, meeting the complex challenge of reducing ESD losses requires more than reliance on faith alone. Users require a way to legitimately evaluate and compare competing brands and types of products. They need objective confirmation that their ESD control program provides effective solutions to their unique ESD problems.

ESDS Device Failure – Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Control Plans, Part 5

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ESDS Device Sensitivity and Testing – ESD Control Plans – Part 5 ESD Association, Rome NY Updated 12/18/2017 In Part Two of this series, we indicated ESDS device safety in a static control program requires consideration of components, assemblies, and finished products that are sensitive to ESD, and the level of their sensitivity. Damage to … Read moreESDS Device Failure – Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Control Plans, Part 5

Fundamentals of Electrostatic Discharge, Part 4

Part 4: Training and Auditing ESD Association, Rome NY Your static control program is up and running. How to you determine whether it is effective? How do you make sure your employees follow it? In Part Three, we suggested that there were at least nine critical elements to successfully developing and implementing an effective ESD … Read moreFundamentals of Electrostatic Discharge, Part 4

Electrostatic Discharge Control Procedures and Materials — ESD Control Plan Part 3

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Part Three: Basic Electrostatic Discharge Control Procedures and Materials ESD Association, Rome NY In Part Two, Principles of ESD Control we introduced four principles of electrostatic discharge control and nine key elements of ESD program development and implementation. In Part Three, we will cover some of the primary specific static control procedures and materials that … Read moreElectrostatic Discharge Control Procedures and Materials — ESD Control Plan Part 3

ESD Program Design Fundamentals, Part 2

Part Two: Elements of ESD Program Design ESD Association, Rome NY Updated 12/18/17 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 with the following summary: 1. Virtually all materials, even conductors, can be … Read moreESD Program Design Fundamentals, Part 2

Fundamentals of Electrostatic Discharge, Part 1

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 across a carpeted room or sliding across a car seat. However, static electricity has been … Read moreFundamentals of Electrostatic Discharge, Part 1

ACL Staticide ESD Wastebaskets & Liners

Last spring ACL experienced the discontinuation of a major component in the 5075 ESD Wastebasket. They were forced to temporarily halt production until a new formula could be created. By summer ACL was in full swing again with a new product that has better electrical properties and structural integrity. Now these wastebaskets can be found … Read moreACL Staticide ESD Wastebaskets & Liners