Antisatic Personal Grounding
Antistatic personal grounding includes ESD-wrist-straps, ESD-field-service-kits, ESD-heel grounders and ESD-toe grounders. We carry a wide variety of personal grounding products to suit your needs. Our ESD wrist straps include metal expansion wrist straps, fixed size wrist straps and elastic adjustable wrist straps. Our ESD-foot-grounders include ESD-grounders for soles, heels, toes, and shoes.
The ESD-standards state:
ANSI/ESD S20.20 Paragraph 188.8.131.52 Personnel Grounding Requirement
“All personnel shall be bonded or electrically connected to ground or contrived ground when handling ESD sensitive items. When personnel are seated at ESD protective workstations, they shall be connected to the common point via a wrist strap system.”
EN 61340-5-1 Paragraph 5.5 EPA Working Practices
“The primary means of grounding personnel shall normally be by a wrist strap connected to an EBP.”” Paragraph 5.2.7 “The wrist strap shall consist of a band that fits snugly around the wrist and a cord to connect the band to an EBP. The wrist strap shall incorporate a quick release connection. The cord shall have a termination compatible with the EBP and shall incorporate at least one insulated current-limiting resistor. The total resistance from hand to EBP shall be in accordance with table 1 [Rg 7,5 x 10^5 to 3,5 x 10^7 ohms].”