ESD Environment

ESD Environment

Techspray's ESD-safe products can help maintain work areas within the ANSI/ESDS20.20 standards set by the ESD Association. Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) occurs when the charges of two surfaces with a large electronic potential (difference) equalize instantaneously. The resulting discharge or spark can cause catastrophic or latent damage to electronic components. 

Electrostatic discharge happens all the time, especially in dry climates and in the winter season, when there isn’t moisture in the air to help bleed the excess electrons (water is conductive, so allows the electrons to flow more easily). Normally it is nothing more than an irritation, but with sensitive electronics, it can lead to PCB failures.

Without the appropriate equipment and supplies, a worker can generate thousands of volts. SMOS logic devices can be damaged with 250-3000 volts, EPROM devices down to 100 volts, and microprocessor chips as low as 10 volts. Damage can shut down functions or create intermittent problems, and it can either be catastrophic (immediate) or latent (later as in “field failure”). (source: Phil Storrs PC Hardware Book)

ESD programs maintain an equal potential by maintaining continuous contact with ground, avoiding ESD damage. Techspray's cleaners, lotions, and coatings are an integral part of an ESD control program.

 

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ESD Products

Licron Crystal ESD-Safe Coating

Permanent, clear ESD-safe coating- Versatile, crystal clear urethane coating that adheres to metal, plastic, and most other surfaces. Ideal for converting standard bumpers, bins, tools, and surfaces to ESD­safe, saving expensive replacement cost.

Zero Charge Mat & Table Top Cleaner

Safe, effective cleaner for ESD mats - Clean flux and other residues off of ESD-Safe mats and tabletops. Will not dry out surfaces (i.e. IPA) or leave insulative waxes (i.e. household cleaners).

Zero Charge Hand Lotion

Non-contaminating hand lotion for ESD sensitive environments- Improves contact between personnel and grounding devices such as wrist straps and heel straps. Does not contain silicone, lanolin, mineral oil and other materials found in conventional hand lotions that can interfere with PCB manufacturing.

Techclean Anti-Static Wipe

Class 10 anti-static knit polyester wipe - Polyester wipe that is interwoven with DuPont's NEGA­STAT carbon yarn. NEGA­STAT dissipates static charge, preventing static build­up and allowing dissipation

Wipes

Techclean Anti-Static Wipe

Class 10 anti-static knit polyester wipe - Polyester wipe that is interwoven with DuPont's NEGA­STAT carbon yarn. NEGA­STAT dissipates static charge, preventing static build­up and allowing dissipation