Many ESD (electrostatic discharge) reviews are straightforward; looking at connections ensuring that static control wrist straps and other products are working. These assessments, however, aren’t keeping up with the demands of the modern electronics manufacturing industry. Our EOS/ESD Assessment is more thorough than a run-of-the-mill survey to assist you in identifying and handling EOS and ESD issues. Representing our partners, we’ll look at your workstations, production tools, chairs, carts, ESD floors and ESD containers.
Our EOS/ESD Assessment will also give you a sampling of select areas within 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 wanting to learn more about ESD control in your company, we have a fantastic, 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. Focusing on these baseline ESD control principles is a good place to begin:
- Clear identification of ESD susceptible components and products.
- Grounding of all conductors, including 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.