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Bondline offer a range of ESD test instruments to check wrist straps, cords, footwear, grounding, workbenches, resistivity, resistance and more. Testing equipment are available in the form of portable instruments, wall mounted units, kits and more. Browse through our range below.

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ESD Test Instruments

All of Bondline’s test instruments are manufactured to the very highest quality allowing qualification to council directives 89/336/EEC. All items are CE approved.

ESD protection systems such as wrist straps, foot grounders, work surfaces and floors need to be checked on a regular basis. This is an important requirement of the ESD standard IEC 61340-5-1.

At Bondline, we offer a wide range of ESD testing equipment including the following:

Personnel testing

The personnel grounding tester is a wrist strap and/or footwear tester to check personnel grounding systems before entering an EPA. It is highly recommended that you check wrist straps and footwear twice a day to ensure they are working correctly. If they are not functioning the way they should then you need to stop using them and find out why. If you continue to use them while they are not working, a static potential could generate and dissipative onto the operator or environment, posing a high risk to the static sensitive device.

Testing for standing operations

ESD flooring used with approved footwear, may be an alternative to the wrist strap system, in this case the standard is more restrictive and one of the following conditions must be met:

  • The resistance of the person to the ground must be less than 3.5×107 W.
  • The maximum body voltage generation must be less than 100 volts.

It is easier to check the first condition, we suggest to use a Megaohmmeter with one lead attached to the ground and one electrode held by the person wearing ESD footwear standing on the factory’s protective floor. It is imperative that you check the “footwear/flooring system” twice a year to ensure it is functioning correctly.

EPA testing

Your Electrostatic Protected Area (EPA) plays a crucial part in your business as it provides a static-safe area for both operators and static-sensitive items. Since it is the very core to your static control routine, you must ensure you check workstations, floor mats, ESD ground connections and ionisers monthly. Additionally, you should also check any ESD control instrument you have annually. This will allow you to identify any problems with your equipment so you can solve the issue in a timely-manner with little or no damage.

Resistance to ground should be:

  • Work-surface: 7.5 x 10^(5)Ω≤Rg ≤ 1 x 10^(9)Ω
  • Floors: Rg≤1 x 10^(9)Ω
  • Seating: Rg≤1 x 10^(10)Ω
  • Tools: Rg≤1 x 10^(9)Ω

Calibration

Certificates of calibration are issued for all Bondline Test Equipment. Calibration of all test equipment is recommended on a regular basis (Annually). Traceable to national standards.

Bespoke Testing Equipment

For Bondline’s ESD testing products, we can offer private labelling, custom logos and colours on request. Additionally, we can also provide our test equipment with specific ranges to conform to many standards in the electronics industry. Some of the testing products Bondline can customise include ESD Work Check and Wrist Strap Tester. If you would like a custom-made ESD testing product, please make an enquiry to Bondline.

ESD Tester Equipment Advice

All testers will illuminate green if the outlets wiring is correct and the path to earth ground via the equipment grounding conductor is intact. The tester will alarm and illuminate red if either condition is not met.

When testing ESD surfaces, ensure that the surface’s resistance meets 10^(8) ohms to ensure you are complying to the ESD working standards.

Contact Us

Our ESD testing equipment is competitively priced and of the highest quality – invest in our testing range today! If you would like expert advice, our team would be happy to talk to you. You can call us on 01793 511000 or email sales@bondline.co.uk.

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