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HUMAN BODY MODEL The updated standard ANSI/ESDA/JEDEC JS-001-2011, For Electrostatic Discharge Sensitivity Testing Human Body Model (HBM) – Component Level Table 3 has divided the Class 0 classification into two withstand voltage levels with class 0A being less than 125 volt sensitivity, and class 0B being 125 to less than 250 volts. If handling class…

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Trustat™ NEW B80 mats are .080″ thick, extruded homogenous vinyl material. It is designed to provide a path to ground and eliminate static charge generation when used as a worksurface table mat, shelf liner, or tray liner. The surface resistance (1 x 10E6 < 1 x 10E9 ohms Rtt) meets the ANSI/ESD S20.20 worksurface required…

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Desco moved in a new screw machine last week to our Chino, CA manufacturing location. The new-to-us Brown & Sharpe Ultramatic R/S will take the place of the previous machine that we had been using since the early 1970’s. Yes, we have been making things for that long. The new machine is tight, smooth, and very quiet. It will be used to make proprietary parts used in products such as Desco wrist straps, Menda stainless steel probes and EMIT testers.  Desco Industries, Inc. manufactures ESD control products and other production supply products at two UK and six USA factories.

REStronics New England is hosting their Annual Seminar Event on: Tuesday, September 18, 2012.  8 AM – 5 PM in Boxborough, MA. The event will feature educational and informative seminars conducted throughout the day.  Ted Dangelmayer; BSEE and President of the New England ESD Association Chapter will be presenting the following seminars on ESD control topics: –  Realistic ESD…

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Activates when operator is at workstation
Deactivates when workstation is vacant to:

Conserve Energy

Reduce Ionizer Maintenance

Ionizer Motion Sensor

The Desco ionizer motion sensor is designed to automatically activate an ionizer when an operator is present at the workstation and to turn off when the workstation is vacant.  Automatically activating the ionizer ensures that the ionizer is used at workstations where required and deactivating the ionizer when the workstation is vacant will conserve energy and increase the maintenance intervals of the ionizer.   The control unit is capable of switching up to 5 amps at 120VAC and is fuse (5a, 250v, slow blow) protected.

Motion Sensor in use with Bench Top Ionizer
Ionizer motion sensor used with a bench top ionizer.
Motion Sensor in use with Overhead Ionizer
Ionizer motion sensor used with overhead ionizer with sensor unit mounted on workstation shelf.

The ionizer motion sensor uses a unique infrared light and band pass filter to prevent interference from other light sources.  The band pass filter uses a reflected infrared light with the specific frequency to sense the presence of the operator. It does not require continuous motion to remain active. The deactivation delay time can be set to 1 minute, 10 minutes, or 1 hour periods.  This delay prevents the ionizer from turning on and off frequently if an operator is only away from the workstation momentarily.

Compatible with the following 120VAC Desco Ionizers: 60500,  6050560640, and 60473.

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Item Description Price*
60509 Ionizer Motion Sensor, 120VAC $165.00

*The prices in the Desco Online Catalog supersede all pricing on new product announcements and may change without notice.

Using a current limiting resistor in the ground cord is the user’s choice; however, the resistor is not for ESD control purposes. The ESD Association standard for grounding is ANSI/ESD S6.1. ANSI/ESD S6.1 recommends a hard ground (no resistor), but allows the use of a current limiting resistor in the mat’s ground cord. “The grounding…

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