Many ESD (electrostatic discharge) assessments are basic; checking connections ensuring that static control wrist straps and other products work. These assessments, however, aren’t keeping pace with the demands of the modern electronics manufacturing industry. Our EOS/ESD Assessment goes beyond the usual survey to assist you in identifying and handling EOS and ESD problems. In conjunction with our partners, we will look at your workstations, production tools, chairs, carts, ESD floors and ESD containers.
Our EOS/ESD Assessment will also provide a sampling of select areas in your facility. Including functional test, SMT lines, soldering stations, and shipping/receiving. The Assessment Report provides numeric findings, gaps between the program and industry standards ANSI/ESD S20.20 and IPC-A-610E, references to best practices, and recommendations for improvements.
If you are wanting to learn more about ESD control in your workplace, we have a fantastic, free resource – the ESD Awareness Guide, where you will learn more about:
- What is an ESD Control Program Plan
- ESD Basics for ESD Program per ANSI/ESD S20.20
- ESD Basics Quizzes with links to answers
ESD CONTROL PROGRAM
An effective ESD control program can only be as strong as its weakest link. Emphasizing these critical ESD control principles is a good place to start:
- Clear identification of ESD vulnerable components and products.
- Grounding of all conductors, including employees, in an ESD protected area.
- Removal of non-essential insulators from ESD protected areas and neutralization of charges on essential insulators via ionization.
- Enclosing ESD-susceptible items in static-shielding packaging while being or stored outside an ESD protected area.