Humans feel the effects of static electricity every day. From shuffling across a carpet to shock a friend, to working in environments with high amounts of electricity, this unpleasant physical phenomenon requires special consideration to prevent.
For employees working in an environment such as an electronics assembly line or in electronics repair, the effects of Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) pose a serious risk to the equipment, electronics, and materials necessary for operations. These incidents are common in the semiconductor, automotive, medical industries and on electronic assembly lines.
It is important for these work environments to equip themselves with high-quality materials and furniture scientifically designed to dissipate the effects of ESD. These industries will save thousands of dollars in repair costs and increase their productivity by taking simple steps for ESD protection. Adding ESD chairs to compliment an existing ESD program is one way to prevent ESD from damaging expensive electronic components.
The industrial tote box is a versatile storage option for any manufacturing purpose. Whether storing electronics, small parts or large assemblies these 15 tips will give you the power to make the most of your facility’s storage containers.
Packaging workstations are the cornerstones of warehouse operations. Processing, collecting and shipping out products and other materials are key functions of any business.
Customizing a packaging workstation is a solution to increasing workplace productivity and employee efficiency. However, certain considerations need to take place before you begin this process. You have to consider ergonomics and comfort, the needs and function of the workstation, and the materials necessary for the workstation to perform at full capacity.
Vacuum sealing otherwise know as dry packaging is the process of removing oxygen from a bag with the goal of extending the shelf life and preserving the material or product inside the bag. Industrial vacuum sealers are available in a variety of sizes and styles with features that can accommodate most any sealing application.
The materials that pass in and out of a cleanroom are subject to strict regulations. The furniture that cleanroom specialists use during their daily operations are subject to these standards as well.
Cleanroom employees spend hours a day sitting at their workstation. As a result, the chair they sit on is crucial to their productivity and daily work experience. To increase employee morale and work quality, cleanroom supervisors should consider investing in high-caliber, ergonomic, and comfortable cleanroom chairs.
Finding a cleanroom-approved chair depends on a variety of factors, including its materials, its durability and flexibility, its ESD qualifications, and how employees fit and feel in the chair itself.
Operating a warehouse requires an eye for detail, as well as a clear vision of the big picture. Managing the floor is a constant fight between disorganized chaos and your attempts to keep things neat and tidy. The enterprising floor manager knows the solution to these problems lies with maximizing storage space.
No one strategy works for every facility, but there are certain tricks to getting the most out of your storage options that apply to every site. Here are some ideas for saving space, reducing waste, and running a more efficient warehouse.
Cello Tape (Cellophane Tape) is great for wrapping presents, but that’s not all it’s good for. Make sure mail packages are protected or use Cello Tape labels to organize everything in your life. Many people don’t realize how versatile Cello Tape really is. Here are a few surprising ways people use Cello Tape to create art, tame clutter, or make life easier.
Remember during the 90’s when the coolest shoes had Velcro® straps? Velcro® never went away; manufacturers just continued to adapt it to a variety of uses. Parents favored it for shoes because it was easy for little hands to fasten. However, Velcro® is making a comeback for shoes and décor, becoming a popular choice for all ages. Here are ten of the best uses for this versatile material.
Valentine’s Day is about telling the ones you love how much you care. Every year, many people wonder how to give a meaningful gift without breaking the bank. A handmade gift tells family members and loved ones you took time to create a treasure just for them. Double-Sided Foam Tape makes it easy to give something unique to everyone on your list.
Conductive and static dissipative are two subdivisions of ESD properties. Understanding the difference between these two materials can help you decide which options are the best for your environment. Components are divided into these categories based on their surface resistance, which is the measure of how easily electron charges can travel across the material.