You know electrostatic discharges from your daily live: probably you have already got an electric shock touching a doorhandle after walking over a carpet. For you to perceive this electrostatic discharge, your body must have been charged with at least 3,000 volts.
In industrial settings the topic is very concerning: Due to their ongoing miniaturisation, electronic components are more and more prone to electrostatic discharges. Today the average sensitivity of components is estimated to be around 35 volts. The comparison of this value with the previous paragraph makes one realise, how easily components can be damaged by uncontrolled electrostatic discharges. Additionally, damages caused by them are mostly invisible. Consequently, they are often detected very late in or even after the production process leading to high costs of correction.
That is why charges need to be reliably avoided during production, transport and storage. Inevitable voltages must be discharged in a controlled manner. Our certified ESD consultants gladly assist you with the development and implementation of ESD protection concepts.