Our Basic ESD Chairs are specifically designed and manufactured for the use in the electronics and electrical industry. This range of chairs prevents the build-up of static electricity by dissipating it directly to earth.
Our basic ESD chairs are available in high and low versions with feet or castors. They are compliant with European Standard classification and conform to BS4875 part 1 to highest test level 5 (strength and stability).
All chairs are individually tested, are fire resistant and have a fully adjustable back-rest. All standard chairs are available in vinyl, blue fabric or charcoal fabric. All have gas-lift height adjustment. All of our ESD chairs are manufactured in the United Kingdom.
Basic Range Features:
- Fully ergonomic chair mechanism allowing the following adjustments: Gas lift seat height adjustment and back rest height (optional).
- Available in 3 different finishes: Charcoal and blue fabric, or black vinyl.
- Seat height adjustment: 460-660mm (5ST1), 480-680mm (5ST2), 550-800mm (5ST3).
- All chairs are individually tested and are fire-resistant.
- 5ST3 is supplied with fixed height steel foot ring.
- Supplied with glides or castors.
- Quick lead times (approx. 7 working days).
- Manufactured in the United Kingdom.
- Compliant to EN 61340-5-1 standard.
- RoHS and REACH compliant.
- Swap feet and castors.
- Add armrests and custom colours fabrics.
- Heavy Weight ESD Chairs available to order.
- ESD Stools are available to order.
- ESD Cleanroom chairs available to order.
If you would like a special seating order or a detailed volume quotation, please contact Bondline and we’ll be happy to discuss this with you.
All chairs are made in the UK to order, lead time is approx 7 working days.
How Do ESD Chairs Work?
Quite simply, ESD chairs dissipate any static potential that it receives from the operator or the environment and balances out the potential until both the operator and the chair share the same charge.
The resistance to ground from any part of the seat which may have contact with personnel, must be less than 1×10^(10)Ω. At least two castors or feet must provide a path to ground.
Electricity only flows through conductive objects, and normal concrete floors are not conductive. Therefore, any buildup of static potential will discharge when contact is made with an electronic device unless a grounded connection is maintained with an ESD wrist strap. An ESD chair ensures the effectiveness of ESD flooring and ESD mats.
Non-conductive ESD chairs create opportunities for user error, such as when a user rests their feet on something besides the floor such as a separate footrest or stool rail. If both of a user’s feet do not touch an ESD floor or ESD mat, and the user is not grounded with an ESD strap, then the likeliness of an ESD event is greatly increased. Likewise, if the user is not wearing ESD footwear or grounding straps, the insulative character of standard shoe soles threaten the integrity of a conductive ESD chain.
Why Do You Need ESD Chairs?
Your workers need the same comfort, adjustability, and ergonomic support in electronic assembly, repair areas, and other highly sensitive environments as they do in other areas that are non-sensitive to ESD.
Some areas require the static protection provided by ESD chairs for workers that deal with delicate electronic circuitry or work areas that require minimised environmental pollutants such as a cleanroom environment.
Even when there is an ESD floor or floor mat in place, it is highly recommended that you use an ESD chair. If an operator were to remove their feet from the ESD floor, then this could cause static to generate and discharge onto the person and then to the electronic they are working on. Therefore posing a high risk to the static sensitive item. A combination of ESD flooring and ESD chairs would be the most effective solution to static control.
To prevent any static damage from occurring, investing into ESD seating for your industrial environment is a smart choice to opt for.