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Are you handling ESD sensitive devices? 3 symbols you need to know!

You will probably have come across these ESD Symbols before, but do you know what each of them are for? No? Read on! 1. ESD Susceptibility Symbol The ESD Susceptibility Symbol is the most well-known symbol, it consists of a yellow background with a black triangle, and within the triangle is a yellow hand reaching…

The role of ESD lab coats and Smocks in the ESD Protected Areas

Most people tend to believe that if a person is wearing a wrist strap, an ESD Lab Coat or smock is redundant. This is due to the belief that any charge on the person or their clothes would find its way to ground via the wrist strap. This is a very common misconception so in…

ESD Foot Grounders or ESD Shoes – What’s best?

We get a lot of customers asking us if they should use ESD foot grounders or ESD shoes in their EPA. And our answer is always the same: it depends! There really is no right or wrong when it comes to choosing but there are obviously a few things you need to consider before investing…

The Difference between ElectroStatic Charges & Electrostatic Discharges (ESD)

A question that comes up, again and again, is “Are ElectroStatic charges and ElectroStatic discharges different?” so we thought it’d be helpful for everyone to put together a blog post on the subject. So, let’s get started: ElectroStatic charges vs. ElectroStatic discharges ElectroStatic charges and ElectroStatic discharges are different. All material can tribocharge (generate ElectroStatic…

Storage and Transport of ESD Sensitive Items

We thought today we could focus on ESD during storage and transport. If you have read our recent post on Tips to Fight ESD, you will remember how important it is to protect your ESD sensitive items when leaving an EPA. Yet too often we see customers who have the perfect EPA, but when it comes…

3 Tips for Fighting ESD

As electronic technology advances, electronic circuitry gets progressively smaller. As the size of components is reduced, so is the microscopic spacing of insulators and circuits within them, increasing their sensitivity to ESD. Industry experts estimate that average electronics product losses due to static discharge range from 8 to 33%. Others estimate the actual cost of ESD…

8 Steps to IEC 61340-5-1 Compliance

To become compliant to IEC 61340-5-1:2016 an organisation must develop and write an “ESD control program plan”. In today’s blog, we review the 8 requirements outlined in IEC 61340-5-1:2016 for a compliant ESD Control Plan. Per IEC 61340-5-1:2016, Section 5.2.1 “The plan is the principal document for implementing and verifying the program. The goal is a…

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…

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