The Static Problem
Static charges are developed by movement. Electrostatic charge is most commonly created by contact and separation of two materials. A person walking across the floor generates static electricity as shoe soles contact and then separate from the floor surface.
- Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) occurs when the electrostatic charge is transferred from a material that carries the charge to all electrostatic sensitive devices.
- Static electricity can damage or even destroy electronic components. And this problem exists during manufacturing, processing, repairing, and maintenance activities.
- Static damage can go undetected for a period of time and results in product failure once the product is in device.
- The basic idea of a complete system that provides protection against electrostatic phenomena is to prevent the generation
of static charges to the greatest extent possible and neutralise any existing ones.
- The above criteria must be maintained throughout the working environment wherever components may be at risk. From supplies
to final customer, care must be exercised at all stages.
- ECCD has been providing customers meet these requirements for well over 29 years and has a wealth of ESD field experience
to help in fight against static.