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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…

Static Management Program Webinar Invite

LIVE WEBINAR: Static Management Program

WHEN: Thursday November 26, 2020 at 10am GMTREGISTER: Here In our last webinar we looked at how you can detect and measure ESD Events and the causes of Electrical Overstress (EOS). This time we will look at how we can continuously monitor these parameters, among others, as well as: Why you would use data acquisition and…

LIVE WEBINAR: Measuring ESD Events and the Causes of EOS

WHEN: Thursday November 12, 2020 at 10am GMTREGISTER: Here So far, our webinars have covered the different means of controlling the invisible threat to the electronics industry – Electrostatic Discharge (ESD), and the different testing methods used to keep ESD Control programmes in compliance. Our next webinar goes a step further, as we demonstrate not only…

What is the difference between conductive, dissipative, insulative and anti-static?

These terms are thrown around a lot in the ESD world, but often there can be confusion regarding their differences, particularly the term Anti-static. Read on as we distinguish each term and learn what equipment is used to measure them. Conductive Materials or Conductors Materials that easily transfer electrons (or charge) across its surface or…

Live WEBINAR: Body Voltage Measuring

WHEN: Thursday October 29, 2020 at 10am GMTREGISTER: Here In the last webinar we covered the importance of measuring resistance within the EPA, however for a Person/Footwear/flooring system this is not the only test that needs to be carried out. In this webinar we will discuss: the requirements of the standard, why both a resistance to…

An Introduction to Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)

The intention of this blog is to provide resources, information, and tools to support you in your ESD Control endeavours! So, it seems a fitting way to start by introducing you to the subject, but first we must understand… What is ElectroStatic Charge? Electrostatic charge or static electricity is defined as an electric charge at…

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