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ESD protection zone

An "ESD protection zone" is an area where special precautions must be taken to protect sensitive electronic components and equipment from damage caused by electrostatic discharge. Electrostatic discharges can occur due to the friction of materials or contact between different materials and can occur in the form of electrical voltages.

In an ESD protection zone, measures are usually taken to minimize electrostatic discharge. Find out what you need and set up your protection zone right away.

Designing an ESD protection zone 

Creation of an ESD control program

An ESD control program refers to an Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) control program that is used in various industrial sectors, especially electronics and semiconductor manufacturing, to minimize the effects of electrostatic discharge on sensitive electronic components and devices. ESD control programs are critical to prevent production downtime, quality issues, and potential damage to electronic components.

ESD control program

Checklist ESD Protective Measures

Protection against electrostatic discharge (ESD) is critical in industrial sectors such as electronics, semiconductor manufacturing, and others where sensitive electronic components are processed.

We offer you an overview with our checklist and essential questions.

Download ESD checklist

EPA requirements according to DIN EN 61340-5-1

DIN EN 61340-5-1 is a standard that refers to protection against electrostatic discharge (ESD) in electrostatically sensitive areas.

We have compiled the most important requirements for you.

More about the ESD standard

Requirements for personal grounding according toDIN EN 61340-5-1

Personal grounding plays a crucial role in minimizing electrostatic discharges from people in electrostatically protected areas (EPAs).

Here are the main requirements related to personal grounding according to this standard.

Carrying out correct personal grounding

Marking of safety and occupational footwear

The labelling of occupational and safety footwear in Europe is regulated by EU Directive 89/686/EEC and the standard EN ISO 20345:2011 (for safety footwear) and EN ISO 20347:2012 (for occupational footwear).
These standards set out the minimum requirements for the construction, design and testing of footwear intended for occupational health and safety at work.

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Orthopedic insoles in safety shoes

The German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) is an organization that deals with the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases in Germany. It has developed guidelines and recommendations for the use of orthopaedic insoles in safety footwear to ensure that workers are adequately protected while meeting their individual orthopaedic needs.

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ESD Glossary

Welcome to the ESD glossary! This subpage offers a wealth of technical explanations of terms and standards used in the exciting world of the electronics industry. Whether you're a seasoned expert or just starting out in this exciting industry, this glossary will help you understand the meaning and context of important terms.

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