Many ESD (electrostatic discharge) reviews are basic; checking connections to ensure that static control wrist straps and other products are working. However, they aren’t staying up to date with the demands of the modern electronics manufacturing industry. The EOS/ESD Assessment is more thorough than the typical survey to assist you in identifying and handling EOS and ESD issues. In conjunction with our partners, we will look at your workstations, production tools, chairs, carts, ESD floors and ESD containers.
The EOS/ESD Assessment will also provide a sampling of select areas in your facility, including SMT lines, soldering stations, functional test, and shipping/receiving. 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 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
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 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.