ESD Tables are ideal in situations where you limit and
control the amount of electrostatic electricity in a particular area. ESD
stands for electrostatic discharge and is the result of static buildup between
two objects. Typically, electrostatic charge build-up occurs when two different
types of materials rub together. One object will become positively charge while
the other is negatively charged which will then inevitably lead to an ESD event
if the object is not properly grounded.
This is where ESD equipment are extremely important for
preventing ESD events as these events can cause damage to electronic
components. The ESD solution will have a laminate that will provide the static
control feature and some equipment can also be engineered to be chemical &
scratch resistant. Common ESD equipment includes ESD tables, chairs, footwear,
wrist straps, carts, workstations, mats, and more.
Normally an ESD surface will have a high resistance
typically between 1.0 x 109 and 1.0 x 106 ohms. This will not only prevent
rapid discharge of electrostatic which could harm electronic devices but also
will protect the user from being harmed. Generally, in industrial testing
applications the device may use a very high voltage which can be incredibly
dangerous if an ESD event were to happen.
ESD Tables are the most universal and commonly used ESD
protection items. The tables can be equipped with various additional features
such as drawers, CPU holders, storage containers, light fixtures, and much
more. These units will typically have an ergonomic design with a modular format
for effective productivity.