The purpose of an ESD protective working surface is to aid in the prevention of damage to ESD Sensitive Devices (ESDS) and assemblies from electrostatic discharge. An ESD protective working surface provides protection in the following two ways:
As such, ESD Work Surfaces are a vital part of all ESD Control Plans. Any surface that an “exposed” ESDS is placed upon can be considered an ESD Work Surface. Yet, with a variety of different materials available for differing applications, how do you choose the right surface for your application?
Watch back our On-Demand Webinar as we dig deeper into this subject:
0:00 Intro and Overview
01:20 What is an ESD Work Surface
02:19 What does IEC 61340-5-1 say?
04:10 Work Surface Grounding
05:53 What does an ESD Work Surface do?
06:14 Additional Benefits of ESD Matting
06:58 Question Time
10:18 Types of ESD Work Surface and their Applications
20:09 Qualification and Compliance Verification
21:08 What does IEC 61340-2-3 say?
22:53 Testing ESD Work Surfaces
27:44 ESD Work Surface Maintenance/Cleaning
30:20 Question Time
43:02 Contact Details