Many ESD (electrostatic discharge) surveys are simple; checking connections to make sure that static control products like wrist straps are working. These surveys, however, aren’t keeping up with the current demands in electronics manufacturing. Our EOS/ESD Assessment digs deeper than the usual survey to assist you in identifying and handling EOS and ESD problems. Representing our partners, we will look at your workstations, production tools, chairs, carts, ESD floors and ESD containers.
The EOS/ESD Assessment will also give you a sampling of select areas in your facility. These include shipping/receiving, soldering stations, functional test, and SMT lines. The Assessment Report will include references to best practices, gaps between the program and industry standards ANSI/ESD S20.20 and IPC-A-610E, numeric findings, and recommendations for improvements.
If you want to learn more about ESD control in your company, we have a great, 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 is only as strong as its weakest link. Focusing on these elementary ESD control principles is a good place to begin:
- Clear identification of ESD vulnerable components and products.
- Grounding of all conductors, also your staff, 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 when transported or stored outside an ESD protected area.