-the key to a safe EPA (Electrostatic Protected Area)
ESD (Electrostatic Discharges) damages costs companies millions of dollars in defective components and failed products, not including loss of reputation and customer confidence.
ESDA reports an average of up to 22% yield losses in the electronics industry due to static and estimates this costs the industry billions of dollars. According to a survey from Semiconductor Reliability news up to 60% of all product failures on electronic products could be traced to ESD related damages.
Increasingly sensitive components Current standards aim to keep discharges in the EPA (Electrostatic Protected Area) below 100 V, which already many manufacturers struggle to achieve. Industry professionals predict that as pressure for making smaller components mounts, static sensitivity of components will become as low as 25 V!
ESD floor - The most important tool in your ESD protection plan ESD shoes and wrist bands degrade over time and depend on the correct application of the individual operator and visitor.
The floor is the only universal contact to ground in any facility, which makes it the single most important tool in your ESD protection plan. That means your choice of ESD floors already has, but will have even greater impact on your bottom-line.
Other operational demands also keep increasing on industrial floors such as heavy traffic, minimizing production disruptions and easy maintenance. All ESD have different properties and are suitable for different environments and conditions.