ESD Supplies & Electronics Blog

The Ultimate ESD Workstation Safety Guide

Posted by Antistat on Aug 15, 2017 2:14:35 PM

If you work in an environment where ESD (electrostatic damage) is an on-going concern, it’s extremely important to create a safe ESD workstation space. ESD workstations are usually set up in protective zones called EPAs, or electrostatic protected areas.

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Topics: ESD Safety, ESD Workstation

12 Aspects of ESD Safety Standards You Need to Know

Posted by Antistat on Aug 8, 2017 12:03:12 PM

ESD safety is of paramount importance for many industries that include the use of, and have close proximity to sensitive electronic equipment. Thanks to the efforts of the ESD Association, ESD safety standards are in place to aid businesses that want to improve workplace production, efficiency, and security.

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Topics: Anti Static Safety, ESD Safety, esd safety standards

Electrical Technology Innovations that are Fun and Inventive

Posted by Antistat on Aug 1, 2017 2:10:59 PM

Benjamin Franklin, Michael Faraday and Nikola Tesla. These names are synonymous with electrical innovations and advancements that shaped the very history of modern electronics. From a key flown into the sky on a kite string, to the first electric motor and the Tesla Coil, electrical technology has progressed to the point where most inventions don’t shock us anymore.

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Topics: electrical technology, electrical innovations, new technologies

The Most Critical ESD Equipment: Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Antistat on Jul 25, 2017 3:32:19 PM

Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is a problem that affects almost every kind of business in the world. Indeed, static electricity and ESD have been a serious industrial problem for centuries, with history’s first static control procedures appearing as early as the 1400s. Long before the advent of the integrated circuit and its accompanying electronics, humanity struggled to mitigate the threat of electrostatic discharge.

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Topics: Anti Static Safety, ESD Safety, esd equipment

3 Ways Automated Manufacturing and Robotics are Changing the Industry

Posted by Antistat on Jul 4, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Sometimes the future of automated manufacturing can feel like a scene straight out of a science fiction movie: fully automated facilities run by humanoid robots, churning out massive amounts of product with absolute precision and efficiency. The reality of automated manufacturing and robotics is slightly different. Robotics and automated manufacturing equipment are created, run, and maintained by human workers. 

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Topics: automated manufacturing, robotics, robotics manufacturing

ESD Workstation Flaws: How to Identify 3 Common Risks

Posted by Antistat on Jun 27, 2017 2:19:02 PM

ESD workstation flaws are more common than you might think. Static risks arrive at your ESD workstation from a variety of sources, including incoming shipments, tools, parts, test equipment, chairs and even the clothes and shoes your workforce wears. Most of the major flaws at your workstation can be avoided by identifying three general concerns:

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Topics: ESD Control Plan, Anti Static Safety, ESD Safety

The History of Static Control Procedures (and a Few Fun Facts)

Posted by Antistat on Jun 20, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Humidity, workbench surfaces, temperatures, surface conductivity, and material type all affect your ability to implement static control. Static electricity can be a thorn in your side. When you’re responsible for the safety of an entire manufacturing facility, lab, or even a small team of technicians and engineers, you spend a significant amount of time looking for ways to control static levels.

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Topics: Anti Static Safety, static control

ESD Equipment that Improves Safety & Workplace Protection

Posted by Antistat on Jun 13, 2017 8:25:00 AM

As a company that provides ESD equipment solutions, we often receive a number of questions surrounding ESD equipment and what exactly it is. Those questions cover a very broad, but important area of ESD safety.

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Topics: ESD Control Plan, Anti Static Safety, ESD Safety

Staying Grounded: How to Fulfill ESD Grounding Requirements

Posted by Antistat on Jun 6, 2017 10:33:58 AM

When you work with sensitive electronic products, you know that static electricity is one of the problems affecting company safety and profitability. Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is an ongoing issue, even for organizations that don’t directly handle electronic products, such as hospitals. Regardless of the industry or company type, the first line of defense against the effects of static electricity is to establish and implement approved ESD grounding requirements.

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Topics: Anti Static Safety, ESD Safety, ESD Grounding Requirements

Why 2017 is Poised to Be the Year of Self Driving Cars

Posted by Antistat on May 30, 2017 11:28:39 AM

Self driving cars have been a fictional staple of a progressive future for decades. Science fiction movies, TV shows, and books have made autonomous vehicles the focus of countless storylines. Now, thanks to a globally competitive mindset that is driving impressive advances in technology, self driving cars are no longer the subject of an abstract future. The future has arrived. It’s just not so prolific that the streets are filled with 100% robotic drivers…yet.

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Topics: Automotive Manufacturing, Self Driving Cars, Autonomous Vehicles