The majority of ESD (electrostatic discharge) reviews are simple; looking at connections to make sure that static control products like wrist straps are working correctly. These reviews, however aren’t keeping pace with the current demands in electronics manufacturing. The EOS/ESD Assessment digs deeper than the usual survey to help you identify and address EOS and ESD problems. In conjunction with our partners, we will inspect your ESD containers, ESD floors, workstations, chairs, production tools, and carts.
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 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.
If you are interested in learning more about ESD control for your facility, we have a great, 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 good ESD control program is only as strong as its weakest link. Focusing on these critical ESD control principles is a good place to begin:
- Clear identification of ESD vulnerable components and products.
- Grounding of all conductors, also your staff, 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.