Join us (Booth 506) at the 43rd Annual EOS/ESD Symposium and Exhibits. The event will be held September 26th – 30th, 2021 at the Westin La Paloma in Tucson, AZ. From an initial emphasis of ESD on electronic components, the EOS/ESD Association has broadened its horizons to include areas such as textiles, plastics, web processing,…

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Grounding operators that handle ESD susceptible devices is one of the requirements for an ESD Control Plan. In fact, it is the basis of the ESD Association’s ANSI/ESD S20.20-2014 Standard. Grounding the body and maintaining maximum resistance to ground (Rtg) of less than 35 megohms prevents the operator from generating more than 100 volts.  The…

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The EOS/ESD Association offers a variety of videos to better understand EOS and ESD control. Topics include Electrostatic (ESD) Discharge, How to Measure Gloves, Measuring Flooring Resistance – Product Qualification & Compliance Verification, Voltage Suppression, Static Induction and more. Click HERE to view all the videos.

Jim Hall and Phil Zarrow, The Assembly Brothers, share their own expertise on this matter at Circuit Insight. Listen to the audio HERE Desco offers a variety of ESD workstation mats that cover most PCB assembly/handling applications. The newest product design, Statfree® HJ has the highest durometer (hardness) of any of our materials for greater…

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Mounting an ionizer in an electronics production area can be challenging. Ideally, an ionizer will meet the ESD Protected Area’s performance standards while not interfering with normal activity at the workstation. The ionizer should be pointed directly at the target area where ESD susceptible devices are located. The ionizer’s fan speed can be increased to…

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From all of us here at Desco, we would like to wish you a safe and Happy Holiday season! All operations will be closed on Friday, December 25, 2020 and Friday, January 1, 2021.

This video covers the fundamental principles for protecting ESD sensitive components in a electronics production environment. The presentation includes an explanation and demonstrations of Electrostatic Discharge (ESD), the different models for ESD events, and material types used in an ESD Protected Area (EPA). To learn how to build an effective ESD control program that is…

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