Ionization

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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Insulators and Isolated Conductors   Wrist straps and work surface mats are some of the most common devices used to remove static charges. Wrist straps drain charges from operators and a properly grounded mat will provide path-to-ground for for exposed ESD susceptible devices . However, what if the static charge in question is on something…

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A complete static control program must also deal with isolated conductors that cannot be grounded and insulating materials (e.g., most common plastics). If an insulator cannot be removed from the ESD Protected Area, substituted with an ESD protective version, or controlled with a topical antistat, ionization must be used. These insulators are often referred to…

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Trans-Tec America, in collaboration with Restronics New England, presents the 2016 Technology Showcase featuring SMT process technology. See Desco’s product demonstration. Desco will present a demonstration of our ionization and continuous monitoring products. We will be available to answer any of your questions concerning these ESD Control technologies or any other ESD Control topic. When:…

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Ionization is probably the most misunderstood and under used technology for controlling ESD. There are some cases where ionization would be primary method of controlling ESD in an ESD Protected Area and there are others where it would not even be necessary. The need for ionization largely depends on what and how ESD susceptible devices…

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Desco offers a wide product offering of Ionizers: bench top, overhead, and point-of use. Desco products incorporate superior technology providing fast discharge times, and such features as auto balancing feedback controls and “clean me” alarms. The primary function of an ionizer is to neutralize electrostatic charges on insulators and isolated (non-grounded) conductors to reduce the…

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Question: What does an ionizer do? Answer: The primary function of an ionizer is to neutralize electrostatic charges on insulators and isolated (non-grounded) conductors to reduce the magnitude of electrostatic discharges in the ESD protected area. Point-of-use compressed air ionizers combat electrostatic attraction neutralizing charges on particles causing contamination or visual defects on products. Question:…

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