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.
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.
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 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.
Static electricity is at the heart of hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of electronic device and component damage. Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can cause significant damage when it comes to computer components, destroying or fatally damaging expensive devices.
ESD can permanently erase or alter magnetic media, burn holes in integrated circuits, and destroy circuit boards. In extreme cases, a buildup of static electricity can even cause fires and explosions, if a spark occurs in a combustible atmosphere. Many ESD events, however, occur without a visible spark yet still cause severe electronic destruction.