Vermason Marketing Manager | Desco Europe
Desco Europe is the newest brand in the Desco Industries family, consolidating our two previous UK-based brands, Charleswater and Vermason. Desco Europe sells the full range of DII products, manufactured in our facilities in the USA and UK, servicing the European market via trained distributors who will sell the Desco Europe value package and complete ESD solution to all ESD users in their territory, leading with hi-end solutions that mark us out from the competition.
Today’s post will provide a step-by-step guide covering: how to create an EPA at your workstation; what ESD control products are required; and, how to correctly set them up.
While good circuit layout and on-board protection may reduce the risk of damage by ESD events, the only safe action at present is to ensure that devices are not exposed to levels of static electricity above the critical threshold.
A little while ago we published a post listing some of the most common issues we see & how to fix them. We had a lot of positive feedback from this post so thought we’d create a follow-up post with another 5 mistakes that are creeping regularly.
A question we repeatedly get from customers is in regards to foot grounders. Wrist straps are generally straightforward and people understand what they do and how they work. But when it comes to foot grounders, there is still a lot of confusion.
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In an EPA all surfaces, objects, people & ESDs are kept at the same electrical potential. We achieve this by using only ‘groundable’ materials. But what do you do if you absolutely need an item in your EPA and it cannot be grounded?
We talked in the past about the benefits of continuous monitors and also introduced the different types to you. The focus of today’s post is the technology behind continuous monitors – how they work and how they compare to each other.
Continuous monitors eliminate the possibility of a component being exposed to ESD during the period that the wrist strap was not working properly.
As the need for smaller and faster devices increased, so did their sensitivity to ElectroStatic Discharges as circuit-protection schemes were removed to stay ahead of the market.
Most people are aware of the dangers ElectroStatic Discharge (ESD) can pose on a Printed Circuit Board (PCB). However, there is another risk factor many operators forget: moisture.
People pose the biggest threat to ESD sensitive components. However, when properly trained, operators can become the key weapon in the fight against ESD.
There is a lot of confusion out there as to what the difference is between resistivity and resistance. We get asked questions on a regular basis so hopefully this post will put an end to any misunderstanding.
Electrical Overstress, or EOS, has become a widely-used term over the past few years. However, a lot of people are still unsure as to what exactly it is and how it differs from ElectroStatic Discharge (ESD).