Thomas Ricciardelli of SelecTech sits in on the PCB Talk podcast to discuss the challenges of protecting components from the dangers of static electricity. ESD Systems stocks SelecTech’s SelectTile ESD Flooring System. The system is designed to create an ESD floor without the need for adhesives, copper strips, underlayment or padding. Please contact us for…

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A regular, non-ESD chair cannot be made ESD protective by simply adding a drag chain to ground it. With many chairs the base, wheels, etc are plastic (insulators) and cannot be grounded. To understand this better it important to know what makes a chair an ESD chair: ESD chairs have four important components: A static…

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For previously purchased a surface resistance meters (19290, 19291) or survey kits (19790), Desco will provide replacement leads (19300) at NO COST. The new style of leads are more durable and will increase accuracy of readings at higher resistance ranges. Desco will require the serial number previously purchased surface resistance meters and survey kits. Replacement…

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All US based Desco Industries locations will be closed on Monday July 4, 2022 in observance of the 4th of July Holiday. Customer service, production, shipping, and all other departments will be closed. No orders will be processed for the day. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday July 5, 2022. We wish you a safe…

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A Faraday cage or Faraday shield is an enclosure formed by conducting material or by a mesh type of material. Such an enclosure blocks external static and non-static electric fields. Faraday cages are named after the English scientist Michael Faraday. He used one in 1836, to prove that electricity was a force, not an imponderable…

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If you need to avoid baking your surface mount devices (SMD) before solder reflow, storing them in proper dry packaging will be required.  A dry package typically consists of three components; an MBB, desiccant, and humidity indicator card (HIC).  To determine how dry the package should be, you need to determine your MSL (moisture sensitivity…

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From all of us here at Desco, we would like to wish you a safe and Happy Holiday season! We will be closed on Friday, December 24, 2021 and Friday, December 31, 2021. As always, thank you for your business and the opportunity to provide you with an ESD solution!

Use the Desco Survey template to evaluate your ESD Control Plan. If you do not have equipment to make the necessary measurements, contact us for options. Email a copy of your notes and measurements and an iNarte ESD certified technician will evaluate your program to the ESDA’s ANSI/ESD S20.20