The majority of ESD (electrostatic discharge) assessments are basic; checking connections ensuring that static control wrist straps and other products are working correctly. These reviews, however are not keeping up with current electronics manufacturing industry demands. The EOS/ESD Assessment goes beyond the typical survey to assist you in finding and addressing EOS and ESD issues. Representing our partners, we will check your production tools, chairs, workstations, carts, ESD containers and ESD floors.
The EOS/ESD Assessment also provides a sampling of select areas within your facility. Including functional test, SMT lines, soldering stations, and shipping/receiving. The Assessment Report includes 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.
Want to learn more about ESD control in your operation? We offer 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
A good ESD control program is as strong as its weakest link. Paying attention to these fundamental ESD control principles is a good begin:
- Clear identification of ESD vulnerable components and products.
- Grounding of all conductors, also your 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.