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.
Xuron® Lead Retaining Flush Cutters for a Safer, Cleaner Workspace
As the world becomes more and more digital, the need for accurate, safe tools to work with sensitive electronic components becomes more important than ever. That’s why Xuron Corp. manufactures a range of tools with factory-installed lead and wire retainers. This feature helps prevent flying leads and component shorting from stray leads, making for a cleaner, safer workspace. The variety of tools offered in this version cover the gamut to enable close, accurate cuts in every situation. So if you’re looking for safe, precision tools to help you with your next electronics project, keep reading for the skinny on ALL Xuron® tools that feature a lead and wire retaining clip.
Desoldering Made Easier and Safer
Desoldering braid (finely braided copper coated with flux) is an excellent product for removing solder. Simply heat the solder with your soldering iron until the solder reflows, touch the braid to the molten solder and in a few seconds the solder has “wicked” up the braid. Sounds good – until you realize that the copper braid is conducting the heat upward and your fingers are burning. To solve this you use much more braid than necessary simply to keep your fingers far enough away from the heat — wasted braid equals wasted money.
Xuron Corp. Manufacturer’s Representatives – Offering Solutions and Value
Let’s say you are a Contract Manufacturer and you’ve just been awarded a new contract but find you need to convert a production line to 100% ESD safe products. You’re not sure if you can purchase Xuron® tools in this configuration and you may even need some technical assistance. You place a call to your local Xuron Corp. Manufacturer’s Representative and are quickly referred to the appropriate model numbers and specifications and an appointment has been set for him/her to visit your facility to follow-up and provide any needed training.