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 Jackets 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.
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.
Keeping your warehouse safe involves a lot of strategic planning, teamwork, and smart maintenance initiatives.
Warehouse Safety Products
The best way to keep your warehouse safe is to invest in the proper safety products. Warehouse employees who regularly handle chemicals need specialized chemical splash goggles. Other industries may need dust respirators to keep employees safe from hazardous debris in the air, or hard hats depending on the company’s safety codes.
Many warehouses and manufacturing facilities have large pieces of machinery and equipment that require hearing protection, eye protection, and/or safety licenses. In some cases, standard foam earplugs may work, while in other cases workers may need soundproof headphones. You can protect workers who operate large or dangerous machinery with the right safety products as well as with proper training.
Deciding on the correct protective packaging for your shipment depends on a variety of factors. You must consider the size of the shipment, weight, method of shipment and fragility factor of the product being shipped. Compare the advantages and disadvantages of bubble cushioning vs. air pillows and decide which method is right for you.