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.
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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Watch a short video provided by Static Stop on the installation process of their SelecTile™ product at Imagineering in Elk Grove, Illinois. ESD Systems is a SelecTile™ re-seller. The product is available in boxes of ten, 23.75″ x 23.75″ tiles (coin and flat) and pre-configured mat kits with edging. See available products HERE.
Worksurface and floor mats are most commonly grounded with a dedicated wire that is connected to electrical ground. Traditionally, the connection between the mat and wire is made with a snap. Snap connections can become electrically intermittent or accidentally disconnected, causing the worksurface to lose its connection to ground. To improve this connection, Desco offers…
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When elastic wristbands wear out and loose their elasticity, the band can easily be replaced. There is no need to replace the entire wristband, which saves money. Desco’s elastic replacement strip is easy to replace with no tools. Watch the video to learn more. See Desco’s elastic replacement strip.
Measure: Indicate surface voltage and polarity of objects. Control: Insulators must be identified at an ESD work area and must meet the guidelines in the ESDA’s ESD Control Program Handbook-ESD TR20.20. Non-Process Essential Insulators If items that can charge to 125 volts or more*, then one of the following will be used: Remove the item…
Read more Identify Sources of ESD at the Work Area with Static Field Meter: Measure – Control – Verify
In 1985 Apple produced a service video that explained the importance of ESD control when servicing an Apple II. Steve Wozniak, a co-founder of Apple computers, was featured in the 26 minute video explaining the handling of ESD susceptible devices. Other than the fact that ESD components are smaller and more sensitive than ever (see…
Read more Remember the time when Steve Wozniak taught us about ESD?
Watch our video on Static Shielding Bags vs Pink Poly Bags.
Lenovo Service posted a video on their youtube site called “Understanding Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) for Technicians.” We encourage you to take a look. The video is very informative and does a good job of covering the basics of ESD control when working with ESD susceptible devices or components. The basic practices of controlling ESD when…
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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.