Many ESD (electrostatic discharge) assessments are simple; looking at connections to make sure that static control products like wrist straps are working correctly. These reviews, however are not keeping up with current electronics manufacturing industry demands. Restronics Arizona’s EOS/ESD Assessment goes further than the typical survey to help find and address EOS and ESD concerns. Representing our partners, we’ll check your workstations, production tools, chairs, carts, ESD floors and ESD containers.
The EOS/ESD Assessment also provides a sampling of select areas in your facility. These include shipping/receiving, soldering stations, functional test, and SMT lines. The Assessment Report includes 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 interested in learning more about ESD control in your operation, we have a great, free resource – the ESD Awareness Guide, where you’ll 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 is only as strong as its weakest link. Emphasizing these fundamental ESD control principles is a good start:
- Clear identification of ESD susceptible components and products.
- Grounding of all conductors, even employees, 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.