The majority of ESD (electrostatic discharge) assessments are straightforward; checking connections to ensure that static control wrist straps and other products are working correctly. These reviews, however are not keeping pace with current electronics manufacturing industry demands. Restronics Metro’s EOS/ESD Assessment digs deeper than the typical survey to help you identify and address EOS and ESD problems. Working with our partners, we’ll look at your production tools, chairs, workstations, carts, ESD containers and ESD floors.
Our EOS/ESD Assessment will also provide a sampling of select areas within your facility. These include shipping/receiving, soldering stations, functional test, and SMT lines. 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.
Want to learn more about ESD control in your operation? We offer a valuable, 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 as strong as its weakest link. Emphasizing these elementary ESD control principles is where you should begin:
- Clear identification of ESD susceptible components and products.
- Grounding of all conductors, including personnel, in an ESD protected area.
- Removal of non-essential insulators from ESD protected areas and neutralization of charges on essential insulators via ionization.
- Enclosing ESD-susceptible items in static-shielding packaging when transported or stored outside an ESD protected area.