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Newark is a high-service distributor of technology products (including Desco), services and solutions for electronic system design, maintenance and repair. They have created a learning module for ESD control on their Element14 site. The information covers the basics for ESD control in an electronics production area and includes a quiz at the end. To access…

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Join us (Booth 506) at the 43rd Annual EOS/ESD Symposium and Exhibits. The event will be held September 26th – 30th, 2021 at the Westin La Paloma in Tucson, AZ. From an initial emphasis of ESD on electronic components, the EOS/ESD Association has broadened its horizons to include areas such as textiles, plastics, web processing,…

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Grounding operators that handle ESD susceptible devices is one of the requirements for an ESD Control Plan. In fact, it is the basis of the ESD Association’s ANSI/ESD S20.20-2014 Standard. Grounding the body and maintaining maximum resistance to ground (Rtg) of less than 35 megohms prevents the operator from generating more than 100 volts.  The…

Read more ESD Control and High Voltage – Is it safe to ground our personnel working with or around high voltage?

The EOS/ESD Association offers a variety of videos to better understand EOS and ESD control. Topics include Electrostatic (ESD) Discharge, How to Measure Gloves, Measuring Flooring Resistance – Product Qualification & Compliance Verification, Voltage Suppression, Static Induction and more. Click HERE to view all the videos.

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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This video covers the fundamental principles for protecting ESD sensitive components in a electronics production environment. The presentation includes an explanation and demonstrations of Electrostatic Discharge (ESD), the different models for ESD events, and material types used in an ESD Protected Area (EPA). To learn how to build an effective ESD control program that is…

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