Static Control

Continuous monitors

Continuous Monitoring in ESD Control

It is well known that wrist straps are considered the first line of ESD control. However they need to be visually inspected and checked periodically, while being worn, before handling any ESD sensitive items to warn the operator of any fault which would lead to no longer being grounded. Periodic testing versus continuous monitoring The downside of periodic testing is that there is no way of knowing when any fault occurred between testing. For example, a wrist strap can pass a [...]

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AI Chip Market set to soar to $34 Billion by 2023

AI chip sales will rise by a projected 52% annually, from $4.27 billion last year to $34.3 billion in 2023. The total estimates include chips from the Internet of Things, personal devices, and data-centre markets, all of which are great news for Antistat who supply ESD technology supplies.  The rise of the silicon brain, that can give rise to thought, emotion and behaviour in a machine are on the near horizon. This is mainly due to rapid advances in [...]

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Static Protection

How to avoid Static Discharge in the Workplace

The Science behind Static Electricity & ESD When two surfaces come into contact and separate, electrons move to the other surface, causing an imbalance. The amount of static electricity that you feel when a charge is discharged depends upon many factors… Such as the materials on contact or separation, friction, the surface area of contact or separation and relative humidity are contributory factors. However, at a lower relative humidity where the environment is drier, charge generation and build-up will increase significantly. Without [...]

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antistatic gloves wafer handling
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What’s in a Glove?

And it’s more than just a hand…!  While we all know that antistatic and conductive gloves perform a variety of purposes – not only preventing damage from ESD but also providing protection from grease, dust and particle contamination in high-spec production and cleanroom environments – are you always 100% certain about which type of glove will best suit your needs? Within the world of ESD Protected Areas (EPAs) gloves are worn during one of two processes: Handling or Assembly. When Handling, [...]

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