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How do you Neutralize a Static Charge on Something that Cannot be Grounded?

workbench evaluation using Desco static field meter

Wrist straps and work surface mats are some of the most common devices used to remove static charges. Wrist straps drain charges from operators and a properly grounded mat will provide path-to-ground for for exposed ESD susceptible devices . However,

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Is Paper Safe at an ESD Workstation?

Regular paper is insulating, but generally low charging because it is hygroscopic ( absorbs moisture). A critical concern with paper is placing ESD sensitive items on the paper — interfering with the path-to-ground of the grounded ESD mat. ESD Control Manufacturer

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Desco Product and Work Surface ESD Protective Cover

In today’s high tech manufacturing environment there are times that you need to keep your product and sub assemblies protected from air born contaminants and dust. Short of manufacturing in a clean room, there are other measures you can take

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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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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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