Many ESD (electrostatic discharge) surveys are basic; looking at connections to make sure that static control wrist straps and other products are working. These assessments, however, are not staying up to date with current electronics manufacturing industry demands. Our EOS/ESD Assessment goes further than a common survey to assist you in finding and addressing EOS and ESD problems. In conjunction with our partners, we will look at your ESD containers, ESD floors, workstations, chairs, production tools, and carts.
The EOS/ESD Assessment also provides a sampling of select areas within your facility. Including functional test, SMT lines, soldering stations, and shipping/receiving. The Assessment Report will include 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 for your workplace, we have an important, 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
A strong ESD control program can only be as strong as its weakest link. Paying attention to these fundamental ESD control principles is a good place to start:
- Clear identification of ESD vulnerable components and products.
- Grounding of all conductors, even personnel, in an ESD protected area.
- Removal of non-essential insulators from ESD protected areas and neutralization of charges on essential insulators via ionization.
- Enclosure of ESD-susceptible items in static-shielding packaging while being or stored outside an ESD protected area.