8th February 2018
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is caused by a number of factors and is commonly generated by the contact of materials. It can be produced by everyday occurrences, such as a person picking up a piece of polystyrene packaging or walking across a carpet; it can even be caused by dust in the environment.
Positive and negative charges are stored in materials and carried by people. The human body is capable of storing a charge up to 25,000V. This charge is then dissipated (ESD) through the receiving object as the current seeks an unimpeded path. An object’s metal chassis will often act as the conductor for the static to strike, but it can occur through other materials.
Static control is especially critical in the manufacture of electronic assemblies and components such as circuit boards and semi-conductors.
As it is almost impossible to avoid static-generating actions the best way to avoid damage to ESD sensitive equipment is to create an environment that inhibits the build-up of static.
Dycem’s contamination control floor mats, which are proven to dissipate static at 108 ohm and reduce the damage it can cause.
Dycem WorkZone has been specially designed to be an effective wheel contamination control method for areas subject to heavy wheeled traffic.
It effectively attracts, collects and retains contamination from the wheels of forklifts, pallet trucks, as well as preventing static and ESD. WorkZone is a scientifically proven solution and our trusted customers include Continental, Visteon and ROHM Electronics. We can support your contractual needs, and provide an efficient contamination control system for your ESD control.
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