Bondline’s wrist straps and cords are designed explicitly for adequate safe grounding of operators working with static sensitive components to prevent a build-up of static discharge.
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Adequate grounding protects sensitive areas from the damage caused by ESD. Our wrist straps and cords are designed to maximise operator performance and safety by using high-quality materials and build quality.
Static grounding requirements for operations with large working environments will often require the establishment of ESD protected areas. EPAs are sections of the workspace that are partitioned off from the rest of the facility and specially marked to notify employees and visitors of the potential for electrostatic events.
Importance Of Wrist Straps
Wrist straps are critical elements of any ESD Control Environment, as the human body is one of the most significant generators of static charge. The wrist strap is the most used device to ground personnel, and it will safely and effectively drain static charges from the body. Wrist straps are designed to safely ground personnel that are handling ESD Sensitive Devices and should be used when personnel are seated, as per IEC 61340-5-1.
Sometimes known as antistatic wrist straps or ground bracelets, they consist of two elements, a wrist band and ground cord, which can be purchased separately.
Bondline have a range of antistatic wrist straps and ESD cords to suit a variety of requirements and preferences. From coil cords and grounding leads to premium wrist straps and disposable wrist straps. Click on each of the categories above to view the products available.
ESD cords are the first line of defence against potential ESD damage. We have a range of ESD cords that provide a solid connection to the ground and are suitable for use with most antistatic wrist straps.
Our coil cords can include either a 4mm, 7mm or 10mm stud. They can be customised with specific colours to allow you to select a preferable and suitable colour for your workspace or the company’s branding colours. Please contact Bondline if you would like to enquire about our bespoke coil cords.
Wrist straps are the most commonly used device for the means of personnel grounding. They are critical components of any ESD Control Plan.
Sometimes an ESD workbench is not enough to prevent an ESD event. Therefore, numerous accessories such as ESD wrist straps have been developed to help prevent ESD events. Wrist straps are the first line of defence against ESD, the most common personnel grounding device used, and must be used if the operator is sitting. Wrist straps help to disperse static electricity generated from a person. They are an ESD safety device designed to ground people who work with static-sensitive electronic devices and components.
ESD wrist straps are the most effective method of bonding an operator to the ground when mobility is not an issue. They are designed to be worn in close contact with the skin to establish a grounding path to Earth. It discharges the static being generated on the body through the cord to the bonding point and into the ground instantly. An ESD strap must be worn while sitting, even when E.S.D footwear is being used.
ESD-safe wrist straps come in a variety of materials, but the general concept for each is the same; to provide a path to ground.
For an ESD control wrist strap to work, it is either connected to Earth bonding points fitted into workstations, typically via 10mm press studs, or come with a removable coiled cord and crocodile clip for mobile applications. The strap is fastened around your wrist using an adjustable band. The wristband should be worn snug to the skin with its coil cord connected to a common point. An anti-static strap must be connected to a grounding source like a bonding plug in conjunction with a ground lead for them to be effective.
Once an ESD-safe wrist strap has been secured to the wrist and connected to the Earth bonding point or sensitive piece of equipment, you are safe to work without fear of ESD occurring. This allows you and your workforce to freely go about your daily tasks and drastically reduces the chances of static electricity building up.
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To enquire about our antistatic wrist bands or cords, please contact our expert sales team and they will help guide you with additional information. Email us at email@example.com or call us on 01793 511000.
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