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6 solutions for maintaining cleanliness and safety whilst also controlling Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)

Ever feel like you’re fighting a losing battle? You are in charge of improving and maintaining the ESD Control measures at your facility, but every time you try to make a change you feel like something is battling with your objective. Often, we find that safety and cleanliness conflicts with ESD Control measures, and of…

IONISATION IN ELECTRONICS PRODUCTION

A complete static control programme must deal with: isolated conductors insulative materials that cannot be grounded. When each of these are process essential, and cannot be replaced with an ESD safe alternatives, we must use Ionisation to protect from ESD damage. That might sound simple, but it can be difficult to determine when Ionisers should…

Ionisation – The Big Three

Have you ever wondered if your electronics manufacturing or handling process requires the use of Ionisation? Or perhaps you have considered how to handle insulators within your EPA. In this post, we reveal: 3 Reasons for Ionisation 3 Types of Ionisers 3 Functions of an Ioniser Apparently, THREE really is a magic number! 3 Reasons…

3 Steps In Fighting ESD

So far we’ve learned what ESD is and why ESD Protected Areas are so important. In today’s post, we want to equip you with 3 simple tactics to protect your ESD sensitive items. It’s easier than you think! ESD Protection is a Requirement!As electronic technology advances, electronic circuitry gets progressively smaller. As the size of components is reduced,…

What you need to set-up an ESD Protected Area

As we discovered last week, an ESD Protected Area (EPA) is a defined space where all surfaces, objects, people and ESD Sensitive Devices (ESDS) are kept at the same potential. Simple, right? Not necessarily, sometimes it is easier said than done as every company’s processes and set up is different. To support in your efforts,…

Requirements for an ESD Work Surface

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: Providing a low charging working surface area that will limit static electricity to be generated below potentially…

The New Statfree® T2 Plus Still Outlasts the Competition

In March 2020 Desco Europe introduced the new Statfree® T2 Plus Worksurface Matting to replace the previous version, Statfree® T2. The NEW Statfree® T2 Plus was designed with a new compound to limit oil absorption into the mat that would cause the edge of the mat to curl, this is usually from operators arms resting on the material. Statfree®…

The Grey Zone

Wrist Strap Testing In a previous blog post we discovered that ESD is the hidden enemy, unfortunately the ESD event itself is not the only invisible element we have to consider. Not only can we not see or feel electrostatic discharges, or see with the naked eye the damage it causes, but it is also…

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