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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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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ESD Systems offers the Atrix Omega Cordless Vacuum (Item# VACO22VSESD). The Atrix Omega Cordess Vacuum is as strong as a corded version with its 190-Watt cleaning power. It is intended for use in servicing and cleaning products with ESD susceptible devices and in the ESD Protected Areas. For more info and other vacuums available see…

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One of the tenants of a ESD Control Plan is controlling access to the ESD Protected Area. This is commonly accomplished by defining an area of a facility as the ESD Protected Area by taping off sections of the floor and placing signs to indicate that proper ESD control practices should be followed once an…

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