ESD clothing and gloves for optimum protection against electrostatic discharge
When do I need to wear ESD clothing and gloves?
If you work with electronic assemblies, there is a risk that uncontrolled electrostatic discharges (ESD) could visibly damage them, interfere with their function or lead to operational failure later on.
An ESD protected area, also known as an EPA (electrostatic protected area), provides effective protection against damage caused by electrostatic discharge. All precautionary measures are taken here to be able to work with electrostatically sensitive assemblies without damaging them.
Here you’ll find the most important information about the topic of ESD, EPA and electrostatic charge.
Choose the right ESD clothing and ESD gloves
According the requirements stipulated in DIN EN 61340-5-1, in addition to the set-up of an extensive ESD protected area (EPA), wearing ESD clothing and ESD gloves is an important requirement for preventing electrostatic charge and for protecting electronic assemblies and components by means of controlled dissipation.
Do you have any questions? Would you like to arrange an ESD consultation?
The Hoffmann Group provides you with everything from a single source:
- We can develop a tailor-made EPA for you
- And provide you with the appropriate products for dealing with ESD-sensitive assemblies.