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What is ESD?

ESD (electrostatic discharge) is defined as the transfer of electric charge, which takes place when two objects which have been charged to different electric potentials are brought in contact with one another or when two objects which have different electric potentials due to static induction are brought in contact with one another. ESD can cause product defects as well as equipment failures which result in an unforeseen accident. The most common example of damage caused by electrostatic discharge is when a charged worker or tool touches a grounded device which has a low resistance to static electricity.

ESD Control Procedures

ESD Control Procedures basically involves the following 5 steps.

  1. 01Ground the worker.

    Wear an antistatic wrist strap.

  2. 02Ground the surface of the work bench, the tools and other apparatus.

    Lay the ESD protective mat on the work bench to ground it.

  3. 03Remove from the area all materials (static producing materials) which tend to cause static electricity problems.

    Use the ESD protective tools.

  4. 04Use ionizer or the like for neutralization, if it is not possible to remove electrostatic by grounding.

    Use the static eliminator (ionizer).

  5. 05Place sensitive items in appropriate protective packaging when transporting or moving to storage from controlled areas described in the above.

    Store in antistatic bags.


Grounding support items

Destaticizing products

Antistatic products

Tester/Meter for ESD-SAFE