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.
The Simco Ion Top Gun is a high-performance ionizing air gun. Balanced to 0+/-15V, its high blow-off force offers rapid static charge decay and efficient cleaning. The air gun’s .2-micron filter at its exit ensures the air is clean for the most sensitive products and environments.
Below is a list of vocabulary words that can guide you and your team when creating a safe environment for ESD sensitive equipment. Whether you are seasoned in best practices for ESD protection or new to the industry, these terms are important to know.
Standards for electrostatic discharge protection vary from company to company, but most businesses follow standards outlined by the ESDA, or the Electrostatic Discharge Association. Their standards represent the most comprehensive and updated protections in the industry. There is a huge variety of ESD products available, so when you consider creating best practices, keep ESDA standards in mind.
At Correct Products we supply a huge selection of ESD packaging products, including pink anti-static bags, static shielding bags and moisture barrier bags. In many instances, military specification packaging standards are called out to fulfill contracts and orders. There are two types of military spec ESD flexible films available – military spec static shielding bags and film and ESD/EMI moisture barrier bags and film.
Many shippers don’t go beyond the basic options (FedEx, USPS, or UPS), and they may not even pay much attention to the specific service level they pick. However, there are plenty of shipping methods to consider, and understanding their differences can save some serious cash.
Quality is paramount in the manufacturing industry and history is full of big mistakes due to the lack of attention to detail. Despite our best efforts, simple laziness is sometimes all that it takes to lose millions of dollars. Here are some incredibly expensive mistakes that a little more due diligence could have prevented.
At Correct Products, we supply a huge selection of ESD products, as well as a comprehensive selection of cleanroom products and shipping supplies. From benches and mats to packaging and sealers, we carry all the popular products. We also carry some products you might not have imagined. These products might fill a need you didn’t know you had and offer more protection for sensitive equipment in your manufacturing environment. Consider the following useful tools you might not know we carry.
New ESD Smocks from SCS are designed to be anti-static, low tribocharging and will create a Faraday Cage around the operator to protect ESD sensitive devices from any static charges that may be present on the operator’s clothing. These smocks are available in blue and gray and range in sizes from XS – 6XL.
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) refers to the flow of electricity between two electrically charged objects. When static electricity builds up, it can damage sensitive electronic devices.
ESD can make electronic components fail, erase or alter magnetic media, destroy sensitive electronics, even cause fires and explosions. Handling electronic components requires ESD-compliant protective gear, such as ESD table mats, wrist straps, ionization products and much more. Shipping ESD sensitive devices can even be more complex.