Personnel Grounding

One of the tenants of a ESD Control Plan is controlling access to the ESD Protected Area. This is commonly accomplished by defining an area of a facility as the ESD Protected Area by taping off sections of the floor and placing signs to indicate that proper ESD control practices should be followed once an…

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The ESD Association‘s Resistance-to-Ground (Rtg) requirement for an operator wearing a wrist strap is < 3.5 X 107 ohms (ANSI/ESD S20.20). A wireless wrist strap will never meet this requirement. Wireless wrist straps claim to work by “making (a) body’s static electricity to discharge through discharge box.” Assuming that an operator was tribocharged to 10…

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Wave Distortion Technology continuous monitors feature low test voltage, a low monitor range for 1 megohm of resistance in the operator’s wrist strap, and instantaneous detection of an intermittent or failure of the path-to-ground of the operator or work surface that other monitors / technologies miss. How Wave Distortion Technology Works Applies a continuous test voltage…

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