A Grounded Approach to ESD

By on January 24, 2011

Static build-up is something that can be taken for granted in everyday life.  Simply actions such as walking across a carpet can generate static build-up which can then be transferred to something we touch.

 

In certain types of manufacturing industries, such as electronics, the need for effective ESD equipment is imperative to protect components and operators.

There is an extensive range of ESD equipment to choose from so it is important to decide whether it is the component that needs protecting or the operator.

If it is the component then the selected ESD equipment should include a bench mat whereas if the employee needs the most protection, then suitable floor matting such as Cobastat would be a good option for ESD protection.  There are also ESD products such as HR Matting that can protect both.