Tag: Anti Static

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… Continue Reading “The role of ESD lab coats and Smocks in the ESD Protected Areas”

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… Continue Reading “ESD Foot Grounders or ESD Shoes – What’s best?”

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… Continue Reading “Storage and Transport of ESD Sensitive Items”

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… Continue Reading “3 Tips for Fighting ESD”

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… Continue Reading “IONISATION IN ELECTRONICS PRODUCTION”

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… Continue Reading “3 Steps In Fighting ESD”

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… Continue Reading “Requirements for an ESD Work Surface”

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… Continue Reading “What is the difference between conductive, dissipative, insulative and anti-static?”