ESD Information

ESD worksurfaces, such as mats, are typically an integral part of the ESD workstation, particularly in areas where hand assembly occurs. Carts or shelves where ESD sensitive items are stored (without ESD shielding) would also be treated as an ESD workstation. The purpose of the ESD worksurface is two-fold: To provide a surface with little to…

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ANSI/ESD S20.20 now requires the Operator Walking Test (ANSI/ESD STM97.1) and conformance to Operator Resistance Measurements (ANSI/ESD STM97.2) for product qualification of flooring / footwear systems for grounding personnel. What is the importance of the Walking Test? It is necessary to qualify the Footwear / Flooring personnel grounding system for certification to ANSI/ESD S20.20. It…

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The Desco Digital Surface Resistance Meter Kit measures resistance point-to-point (Rtt) or surface-to-ground  (Rtg) of worksurfaces, flooring systems, garments, and other materials in accordance with ESD Association documents: ESD TR53, ANSI/ESD S4.1, ANSI/ESD S7.1, ANSI/ESD STM97.1 and other documents. Learn more about Desco’s Digital Surface Resistance Meter Kit Here

Think Of Static Electricity as Germs and Contamination! Daily life has other examples of hidden enemies where careful procedures must be followed to regularly obtain positive results. One example is sterilization, which combats germs and contamination in hospitals. Damage caused by invisible and undetectable events can be understood by comparing ESD damage to medical contamination of the human…

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At this point in our blog series concerning ESD Awareness, we should  consider some basic physics: Ohm’s law is an extremely useful equation in the field of electrical/electronic engineering because it describes how voltage, current, and resistance are interrelated. Ohm’s law states that, in an electrical circuit, the current passing through a conductor between two…

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There are three ESD Awareness Symbols defined in ANSI/ESD S8.1: ESD Susceptibility Symbol ESD Protective Symbol ESD Common Point Ground To view information about each symbol please click the link or image above. Desco provides downloadable symbol artwork at no charge: ESD Susceptibility Symbol ESD Protective Symbol ESD Common Point Ground Desco utilizes the proper […]

ESD damage is not always visible to the naked eye. ESD damage to electronic components can be: • Catastrophic Failures • Latent Defects Catastrophic failure causes a failure in an ESD sensitive item that is permanent. The ESD event may have caused a metal melt, junction breakdown or oxide failure. Normal inspection is able to detect a catastrophic…

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