Monthly Archives: September 2014

ESD Awareness Symbols

There are three ESD Awareness Symbols defined in ANSI/ESD S8.1: ESD Susceptibility ESD Protective ESD Common point ground Following is a review of when and how they should be used and formatted. ESD Susceptibility Symbol The ESD susceptibility symbol incorporates

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5 Tips for Properly Using ESD Shielding Bags

A basic principle of ESD control in any manufacturing environment is that ESD susceptible items should only be removed from ESD Protective packaging when they are in an ESD protected area (EPA). Most EPAs are made up of “islands” of

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Alpha Presenting Technical Papers at SMTAI 2014

It has now been 40 years since Murray A. Percival Company and Alpha teamed up as partners to provide the latest in soldering materials to the Midwest’s fast growing electronics industry. From their first stocking order of Alpha products on

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Monitoring Within Your ESD controlled Environments

“Static electricity” is not electricity which is static and unmoving. Neither is it a form of energy.  Actually, the thing we call Static electricity is an imbalance. It’s an imbalance in the amounts of positive and negative charges found within the

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SMTA Golf Outing

Attention Michigan SMTA members and fellow duffers. The Michigan chapter is hosting their annual golf outing September 15th at the Oak Point Country Club. There will be a round table discussion about the use and application of conformal coating materials.

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“Power of One” Fast Track Supply Chain Streamlining; Part 2

The removal or replacement of inefficient processes is the core concept of lean business practices. Four key categories where cost-savings can occur include: -Order Processing -Inventory and Raw Materials -Material Acquisition -Payments Part 1 of this supply chain management discussion

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“Power of One” Fast Track Supply Chain Streamlining; Part 1

Successful companies strive to optimize their supply chain to remove waste and promote productivity Organizations adopt Lean Supply Chain Management processes to ensure that operations are efficient, low cost, and generate the highest level of customer satisfaction. There are three

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