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 25th and Friday, January 1st. As always, thank you for your business and the opportunity to provide you with an ESD solution!
With most companies pressured by global competition, effective ESD control can be a key to improving productivity, quality, and customer satisfaction. It is a pity that many companies buy ESD protective products or equipment and then misuse them, often causing more harm than good. Learn more
Desco will be closed for the holiday on: Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Operations will resume on November 30, 2015.
Using snaps has long been the most common way of making a grounding connection (wrist straps, ground cords, etc) in ESD control products, but snaps have some drawbacks. Snaps can be easily unsnapped or damaged, and they are not normally used for making an electrical connections. Desco manufacturers a better design that is more durable and cannot be easily disengaged.
The design used in Desco’s dome style ground cords is made with a 10mm (0.395 in.) male threaded snap. Dome style ground cords are sometimes called a Floor Mat Ground, but they can be used on work benches too. With a screw and washer installed from the backside of the mat, the ground cord can be secured to the mat to reduce the opportunity for the mat to become ungrounded.
See a better way to connect in this video.
Yes, the DoD formally adopted ANSI/S20.20-2014 on 4 June 2015. Please refer to the official announcement on the ESDA site HERE. For more information on recent changes made to S20.20, see the JAN/FEB edition of the ESDA’s Threshold – Significant Changes Made From the 2007 Version To The 2014 Version Of ANSI/ESD S20.20 To download a…
Read more Has the Department of Defense (DoD) adapted the ESD Association ANSI/S20.20-2014?
Since Desco’s start we have been dedicated to manufacturing. From the original Circuitracer to our newest ionizer, we are dedicated to making stuff. We have expanded to over 380K square feet of manufacturing space at our factories. We celebrate Manufacturing Day and all the companies and people who spend their days making stuff.
1. Define what you are trying to protect. What is the Human-Body Model (HBM) withstand voltage of the most sensitive item? A prerequisite of ESD control is the accurate and consistent identification of ESD susceptible items. Some companies assume that all electronic components are ESD susceptible. However, others write their ESD control plan based on…
Read more 11 Steps to Establishing an ESD Control Plan
All US based Desco Industries locations will be closed on Monday September 7, 2015 in observance of the Labor Day 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 September 8, 2014. We thank you for being a valued…
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The 37th Annual EOS/ESD Symposium and Exhibits will be held at the Peppermill Resort Hotel, Reno, Nevada. Desco has been a part of the ESD Symposium for nearly 30 years. Desco employees have volunteered their time to be a part of the ESD Association’s standards meetings, working groups, and other functions at the annual symposium.…
Read more The 37th Annual EOS/ESD Symposium in Reno, Nevada
A new blog post on the EDN Network titled Static Electricity Aims To Power Wearable Devices discusses how static electricity may be used for energy harvesting to power devices such as fitness bands, medical monitoring systems, and watches. In addition to the discussion about using static electricity for the energy that it can provide, the post…
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