Implementing ESD control measures can be very simple, particularly if you are starting with one or two workbenches. Each workbench would be an individual ESD Protected Area (EPA) and when ESD Sensitive (ESDS) devices are not at the ESD workbench they should be in a closed ESD shielding container or bag. In today’s blog we provide a basic set up for a start-up workbench EPA.
Single-Wire Wrist Straps
Adjustable Wrist Strap, Blue, with 6′ Coil Cord
One size fits all adjustable wrist band with coil cord is used to ground a stationary operator.
4 mm snap, 1 megohm resistor
Meets ANSI/ESD S20.20 and ANSI/ESD S1.1
Static Control Garment
Smock Jacket with Knitted Cuffs, 3 Pockets, No Collar, Blue
Creates faraday cage effect around torso and arms of operator
Groundable static control garment systems meets ANSI/ESD S20.20 (Rtg < 3.5 X 107ohms) Requirement Tested Per ANSI/ESD STM2.1 and ESD TR53
Hip-To-Cuff Grounding – Improves productivity, grounds operator with no need for a cord to be attaches to the operator’s wrist
Static Control Worksurface Mat Kits
R7 Series 2-Layer Rubber Mat Kit
Provides a worksurface that does not generate a static charge and will control the discharge rate from all conductors (including ESD susceptible items) that are placed on the surface
Dissipative Dual Layer Rubber Material
High Strength Nitrile Rubber Compound – Constructed to withstand abrasion, tearing and may be used in soldering applications with flux and other chemicals.
ESD Surface and Mat Cleaner
Charge-Guard™ ESD Surface and Mat Cleaner, 25 Wipes
Ideal for Use After Sanitizing an ESD Worksurface with Alcohol
Removes dust, grease, grime, fingerprints, solder flux and other contaminants from ESD mats and other surfaces
Alcohol-Free Formula – Excessive use of alcohol-based cleaners may dry-out mats (vinyl or rubber) and degrade performance
Wrist Strap and Footwear Tester
Combo Wrist Strap and Footwear Tester with Stand
Tests operator’s resistance loop; wrist strap limits 750 kilohms to 10 megohms; footwear limits 750 kilohms to 100 megohms – Determines that operator’s personal grounding device is functioning correctly.
Separate test circuits for wrist straps and foot grounders
Use with Single-Wire Wrist Strap
Surface Resistance Meter
Resistance Pro Meter Kit
Tests Digital Compliance Verification Surface Resistance Meter Kit – Measures resistance point-to-point (Rtt) and resistance-to-ground (Rtg) of worksurfaces, flooring systems, garments, packaging, and other materials in accordance with ESD Association documents: ESD TR53, ANSI/ESD S4.1, ANSI/ESD S7.1, ANSI/ESD STM97.1 and others
Internal Memory – Stores and recalls up to 100 measurements. Captures resistance, temperature, humidity and test voltage.
Static Shielding Bags
1000 Series Metal-In Static Shield Bag
Metal-In Film Laminate 0.0028” thick (2.8 mil) – Protects ESD sensitive contents from electrostatic fields and electrostatic discharges (ESD)
<10 nJ Discharge Shielding Energy Limit Test per ANSI/ESD STM11.31 – Meets ANSI/ESD S20.20 and ANSI/ESD S541 requirements for ESD shielding packaging inside and outside an ESD Protected Area (EPA)
Whilst this guide provides a high quality but manageable avenue into ESD Control, not all ESD Programs are created equal, every company has different processes. So, get in touch with your requirements or complete our Checklist and SCS will support with a custom qualified parts list based on your application.