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March 26, 2018 12:45

Creating an ESD Workstation

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.

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March 2, 2018 09:04

How to measure the effectiveness of your ESD Control Programme

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.

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2 months ago

DSM on a Non-Internet Computer

Dear Support, I have a computer that cannot connect to the internet, can i still use DSM

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January 26, 2018 08:54

5 (additional) common mistakes in ESD Control & how to avoid them

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.

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January 26, 2018 08:54

How do Foot Grounders work?

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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January 26, 2018 08:53

Single-Wire vs. Dual-Wire Monitors

Continuous monitors eliminate the possibility of a component being exposed to ESD during the period that the wrist strap was not working properly.

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December 21, 2017 12:15

Keep ESD at bay with the new RS ESD Selection Guide

Working in close collaboration with Desco Industries, widely recognised as a global authority on ESD prevention, RS have produced a selection guide which not only explains the dangers of failing to manage ESD, but also helps electronics manufacturers

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December 20, 2017 16:46

Why Wave Distortion Technology is superior

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.

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