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ESD Tweezers

ESD tweezers are hand tools used to grab, handle or hold small objects or electronic parts which may not be possible to pick up by hand and require precision and care. They are ergonomically designed to sit comfortably between the thumb and forefinger and are often manufactured from an anti-magnetic stainless steel alloy for durability and longevity. This conductive material is optimal for handling electronic parts or components that are sensitive static electricity charges.

Bondline offer precision-engineered, high-quality tweezers for handling small electronic components and parts. They are great for electronics assembly and inspection, PCB repair and laboratory applications. Bondline supply a vast range of tweezers of different sizes, tips and strengths to suit your needs.

Browse through our selection of ESD tweezers, or call us for more information about which type of ESD tweezers you need!

In this article, we will be discussing about where tweezers are commonly used, the types of tweezers available in the market, tweezer properties and why they are used. If you are curious in understanding about tweezers and their uses, read on below.

High Precision Tweezers

Tweezers can be used for a variety of reasons such as PCB repair and microelectronics, where precision pointed tweezers are required. Many people use the same tweezers for a range of jobs in assembly, servicing and repair, but there is no denying, for holding small electronic parts, tweezers are essential. Anti-magnetic tweezers can be supplied in a range of lengths and point types. Generally, they are designed for use in the electronics industry, where static sensitive components and devices are handled.

Bondline’s high-quality precision tweezers, outstanding instruments, are produced using a non-magnetic stainless steel alloy. Each tweezer provides strength and hardness, precision and balance and good tip alignment. Before purchasing a tweezer, it is important that you check that the tweezers’ properties and characteristics match your requirements for the job you want to carry out. Let’s say that you need a tweezer to cut wires, you would want to select a tweezer that has a good grip and a strong cutting tip. If you are unsure on the type of tweezer you need, keep reading!

Anti-Magnetic Property Is Essential

Despite the fact that anti-magnetic tweezers are more expensive than magnetic tweezers, their properties do not affect the item being worked on, since no magnetism is passed on. This is important to know, especially if you work with electronics.

It is vital to remember that if your tweezers are not completely anti-magnetic, they will, over time, gain a level of magnetism. This happens as a result of their use, touching items with magnetised parts, or even passing the tweezers over other magnetic fields. This is why you should invest in good quality anti-magnetic tweezers.

Although an anti-magnetic alloy is used for Bondline’s high precision tweezers, it is not recommended to use them in strong magnetic fields or for handling magnets as this may damage the tweezer.

Grounding and ESD Effects

Operators who use tweezers in the electronic assembly are typically grounded, thereby eliminating the risk of static buildup and transmission of static electricity to the component. A bare tweezer, or a tweezer with a static conductive layer, will not provide that same protection and risks damaging the element. It is recommended that you use the correct grounding equipment and accessories alongside your tweezers to ensure maximum protection against ESD charge. Grounding equipment that is recommended to use in accordance to your tweezers include an anti-static wrist strap and cord, anti-static gloves and clothes and Earth bonding points.

Features of Tweezers

  • Tweezers allow the user to handle, hold or grab small objects or components.
  • They can include a serrated tip for a secure grip as well as a ridged handle that allows for better control and grip when handling objects.
  • Some offer a magnetic tip that magnetises an object to hold it more securely and for it not to get dropped.
  • ESD coatings offer additional versatility and safety when working with electrically-sensitive equipment or components.
  • Other features include anti-corrosive, anti-magnetic and solder adhesion resistant for greater functionality across different applications.

Types of Tweezer Tips

With a wide range of tweezers covering sizes, varying strengths and different tip points there are several factors you should consider before choosing a tweezer. Each tweezer serves a specific purpose, whether that’s for handling more delicate and fragile electronic parts or repairing electronic components.

Here is a quick guide on the types of tweezer tips you can find:

  • Bent/Curved – Easy control and accuracy at a more comfortable angle for the user, resulting in reduced operation fatigue.
  • Blunt – The finely curved tip is ideal for applications that may result in components getting damaged or entangled by a sharply pointed tweezer.
  • Cutting – The sharp edges enable the user to cut soft wires.
  • Flat – Ideal for picking up larger objects as they offer a larger surface area than standard tweezers.
  • Pointed – Designed for reaching into small, hard to reach areas for precise pick-up.
  • Round – Useful general-purpose applications that may not require as much precision.
  • Wafer – Flat tips enable safe handling of silicon wafers in the manufacturing of semiconductors without damaging them.

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Tweezer Applications

Tweezers are a very versatile hand tool that can be used across a variety of applications and are an essential piece of equipment for those working on highly detailed tasks.

Tweezers are used in many industries, typically:

  • Electronics, Medical Device, Laser, as well as Microwave Device Assembly
  • Circuit Die and Electronic Package Assembly
  • PCB Rework and Repair
  • Work under a Microscope / Microelectronics
  • Biotech, Biology, Military and Aerospace Electronics Assembly
  • Various Laboratory Applications

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Bondline Has A Wide Selection Of ESD-Safe Products

Bondline was established in 1986 as an individual privately run company distributing static control products. The company was founded by Chris Blizzard and had been thriving ever since for the past 30 years. Presently, Victoria Blizzard is the current Director of Bondline Electronics. The company remains a family-run business located in the South West of England with 15 employees. Bondline is a trusted UK supplier of ESD products who you can rely on for all of your anti static goods. Browse their full range of static control equipment through Static Control Equipment | Bondline Electronics.

Contact Bondline Today To Order Your Tweezers!

We provide some of the best, high-quality anti-magnetic tweezers in the UK at excellent competitive prices! Don’t hesitate in purchasing your tweezers with Bondline today.

To enquire about our products, please call us on 01793 511000 or email us at sales@bondline.co.uk. Alternatively, you can fill in the form provided below.

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