If you work in a manufacturing environment, you know that Static Electricity can be a serious problem. It can damage sensitive electronic components, causing shorts and failures. In some cases, static discharge can even be a fire hazard. That’s why it’s important to use ESD Safe Hand Tools whenever you’re handling sensitive electronic components. But what are ESD Safe Hand Tools? How do they work? And where can you get them? Keep reading to find out.
Static electricity is not a friend to PCB (printed circuit board) manufacturers. Static can cause component failures and a host of other issues. Products that are “ESD Safe”, meaning they will not generate charge, are a requirement for PCB manufacturers as part of an comprehensive ESD program.