ESD training

SMTA is offering a webinar on the elementary principles of ESD Control. The webinar will be November 26 @ 2:30pm – 4:00pm GMT (9:30am – 11:00am US Eastern Time). Click HERE for registration and more information.

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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Conductors Electrical current flows easily Can be grounded Materials that easily transfer electrons (or charge) are called conductors and are said to have “free” electrons. Some examples of conductors are metals, carbon, and the human body’s sweat layer. Grounding works effectively to remove ElectroStatic charges from conductors to ground. The other term often used in…

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The ESDA established the TR53 Technician Certification Program, which is based on the ESDA’s technical report, ESD-TR53 Compliance Verification of ESD Protective Equipment and Materials. This important document supports and maintains static control programs designed around ANSI/ESD S20.20 Standard for the Development of an Electrostatic Discharge Control Program for Protection of Electrical and Electronic Parts,…

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As electronic technology advances, electronic circuitry gets progressively smaller. As the size of components is reduced, so is the microscopic spacing of insulators and circuits within them, increasing their sensitivity to ESD. Industry experts estimate that average electronics product losses due to static discharge range from 8 to 33%. Others estimate the actual cost of ESD damage…

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  The EOS/ESD Association is offering tutorials. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enhance your knowledge of ESD. Both tutorials are requirements of the ESDA Program Manager Certification curriculum. Register early and save! May 11 – 12, 2016 ($1,710) The ESD Program Development and Assessment (ANSI/ESD 20.20  Seminar) – Learn How to implement and maintain…

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As pointed out by the ESD Association, “Certification provides confirmation that a person meets certain criteria of knowledge and problem-solving ability. Certification can be beneficial on multiple levels. For the certifying organization, it provides standard practices that create discipline within the industry, it provides awareness and advances in technology, and it can provide increased cooperation between…

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A good article was published on the Circuits Assembly website recently. The article was written by the ESD Association and is titled Managing Your ESD Program. The article discusses the challenges manufactures face in designing and maintaining an ESD control program for their operations. The article goes on to breakdown managing an ESD program in…

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