Many ESD (electrostatic discharge) assessments are simple; checking connections to make sure wrist straps and other static control products are working correctly. These surveys, however, are not keeping pace with current electronics manufacturing industry demands. Our EOS/ESD Assessment goes further than a common survey to assist you in finding and addressing EOS and ESD concerns. Representing our partners, we will inspect your workstations, production tools, chairs, carts, ESD floors and ESD containers.
The EOS/ESD Assessment will also give you a sampling of select areas within your facility. These include shipping/receiving, soldering stations, functional test, and SMT lines. The Assessment Report provides 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 company? 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
An effective ESD control program is as strong as its weakest link. Paying attention to these critical ESD control principles is a good place to begin:
- Clear identification of ESD vulnerable 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 while being or stored outside an ESD protected area.