Optimum protection for your ESD workstation against electrostatic discharge
When do I need an ESD-protected workstation or workbench?
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.
How to set up an ESD workstation or workbench correctly
An ESD workstation or workbench is part of an extensive ESD protected area (EPA). It meets the minimum requirements according to DIN EN 61340-5-1 and contains the following elements:
Follow the principle:
“As much as necessary but as little as possible”. Only set up truly essential equipment at an ESD workstation and do not use it as a storage space.
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.
You can reach us by telephone, e-mail or fax.