An antistatic guide to testing equipment

30 09 2011

The complete control of static within an electrical environment is critical in attempting to maintain a safe and controlled work space for the applications to function.

But how can we test the functionality of antistatic products? And why are they so important within the electronic manufacturing sector?

Crucial Testing Equipment

The 3M Surface Resistance Meter is a work-surface tester.  It measures conductive, dissipative and insulative repeatable measurements, and is popular for audit testing.

The 3M Eye Meter is another work-surface tester which allows workers to work under most conditions for extreme temperatures and even tight locations due to its compact size and durability.

The 3M Workstation Monitor Checker is similar, however it is specifically designed to verify the proper operation of a dual wrist strap, workstation and ground monitors. 

This device checks the monitors are in compliance with the facilities specifications by simulating the proper resistances and signals.

A Test Kit for Static Control Surfaces is also a popular product, as it contains all the components needed to make testing mats and other surfaces simple and accurate.

A wrist strap monitor is another cost-efficient device which workers who are surrounded by electrical equipment will often use. 

They are both compact and versatile, and can be mounted directly onto device handling equipment, testers and auto insertion equipment.

Challenger Components has a vast amount of experience in supplying the right anti-static control products to clients seeking static control solutions.

They provide workstation products, test and equipment, and anti-static packaging solutions. All such products are pivotal when handling electronic components.

For additional information on antistatic equipment such as flooring, stairs or workstations, visit www.challengercomponents.com

Tips and hints on static training and auditing are also available to ensure that you have everything you need to protect against this potentially damaging issue.

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