October 28, 2021

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New to ESD Control and need help to set up a Workstation?

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.

Personnel Grounding

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

ECWS61M-1

One size fits all blue adjustable single-wire wrist band with 6-foot coil cord

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

770012

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

Includes table mat, LPCGC151M Common Ground Cord and 3049 Snap Kit

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.

770776 – 770784


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

8004

8004 -Charge-Guard™ ESD Surface and Mat Cleaner, 25 Wipes
770031- Combo Wrist Strap and Footwear Tester with Stand

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

770031


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.

770760

770760 -  Resistance Pro Surface Resistance Meter Kit
1000 Series Metal-In Static Shield Bag

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)

1000 Series


Conclusion

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.