ESD verification is important before entering to production floor?
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) is the flow of electric current between two opposite charged objects, when they come in contact with each other. ESD is experienced as a shock when touching to a metal surface after walking across a carpeted floor. These shocks can also result in small sparks that could be very dangerous, results in product damage, shock to the workers and leads to fire in the industry. ESD has been a serious problem for the industries from centuries. The various static control procedures and devices were used from early years such as basic grounding, flame ionization techniques and use of steam drums etc. But still every imaginable business like petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, agricultural, printing and graphic arts, textiles, plastics and electronic industries have issues with electrostatic discharge and control of static charge has momentous importance.
Moreover, ESD impacts the production of the company and decreases the product quality, product reliability in almost every aspect of the global electronic environment and also lowers the industry’s profitability.
To solve this problem, Robato systems is involved in the development of ESD access control devices with verification system via Turnstile gates from past many years, which not only diminishes the static charge of a person but also verify user before entry to the production area. Each constituent present in ESD protected area (EPA) plays important part against ESD. The products used for ESD protection such as wrist straps, shoes and jackets do not provide complete protection because you can’t see the damage under the insulation. Robato systems provide Turnstile gates for the verification of the workers to prevent any type of electronic discharge. The turnstile gates allow only those personnel’s who discharge their charge using ESD access control device. Moreover, these turnstile gates are associated with in built software which is used to store the data of registered users only. It is beneficial for the security purpose of the company by allowing only static charge free and registered workers in the restricted area.