Our premium, best selling ESD Bench Mat controls Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) allowing static electricity to transfer safely to ground while protecting the surface of the sensitive devices during production. A great addition to any workplace.
Example ESD Bench Mat Workstation:
Bondline’s premium, textured bench matting is ideal for laying on workbenches in the workshops or laboratories of microelectronic industries. It provides excellent ESD protection for operators working with static-sensitive components in an EPA. The textured finish of the matting adds extra operator comfort.
The bench matting is 2mm thick and is manufactured from a 2-layer synthetic rubber. The matting’s top layer is static-dissipative and its bottom layer consists of a conductive backing. Overall, the mat gives a typical resistance to ground = 106-108 ohms. The textured surface allows for easy cleaning and maintenance. It is excellent for use in any Electrostatic Protected Area.
- The matting consists of two layers – a static-dissipative top and conductive backing, giving a typical resistance to ground = 106 – 108
- Durable, synthetic rubber material.
- Material is 2mm thick.
- Standard rolls are 10m long.
- Resistant to solder splash / hot paste and abrasion. The material doesn’t melt if in contact with hot metal parts or soldering debris. (Cheaper PVC based rubber mats are not solder proof.)
- The surface is scratch-resistant so it prevents sliding of components.
- Bench mat is very easy to clean especially with Staticide Mat and Table Top Cleaner.
- Can be loose-laid at the workbench. No adhesives required.
- Fully RoHS and REACH compliant.
- Meets requirements of EN61340-5-1, US ESD Associations ANSI S4.1 and S20.20 guidelines and conforms to BS IEC 61340-5-1.
- All matting can be cut and studded to suit all customer requirements.
Bench Mat Benefits
ESD work surface mats, also known as table top mats, are typically thinner than floor mats. They are usually available in either smoothly or lightly embossed finishes. Bench mats’ surfaces are generally embossed to help to reduce the surface’s reflective properties, reducing glare and improving operator comfort – aiding workers with complicated electronic assembly tasks. With that in mind, bench mats tend to come in bright, light colours to help workers find smaller components on their surface, and are designed to be used with other ESD controls such as wrist straps and grounding points.
Bondline’s premium, textured bench matting, in particular, comes equipped with many advantages. Generally, rubber mats have high heat resistant properties which ensures they are resistant to hot solder, etc. If your job requires you to use heat and/or chemicals, then you should opt for rubber matting. Vinyl matting, on the other hand, does not have any heat resistant properties which means it can easily melt if you were to carry out a task that used high temperatures. Typically, rubber mats are much more stable since their ESD properties cannot change, whereas other materials aren’t quite as much.
Additionally, rubber mats remain in their same form – even when they are exposed to cold or humid conditions. Vinyl matting cannot and therefore can change and become harder if conditions were to change.
Being more sustainable and environmentally-friendly is significant in every industry. Many people choose to shop with companies who are helping the environment in some way. Due to this, opting for more sustainable options can be the way forward for many businesses. Rubber matting is a great choice for sustainability. Compared to other matting materials, rubber matting is much better for the environment.
As you can see, there are many advantages and benefits of ESD rubber matting. Although this matting comes with a premium price, remember that you are buying into these benefits, a quality, leading supplier and excellent, quick lead times.
Common Environments Where ESD Rubber Mats Are Used
ESD mats are commonly found in environments where electrostatic sensitive products are present, or where static electricity can potentially cause harm. These often include:
- Computer server rooms.
- Assembly lines.
- ESD Protected Areas (EPAs).
- Microchip manufacturing plants.
- Computer repair shops.
- Operating rooms.
- Environments where flammable materials are present.
- Medical and dental offices.
- Electronics Manufacturing.
- Clean rooms.
- And more besides.
The use of ESD mats is common in companies where employees regularly come into contact with ESD-sensitive products; however, these mats are also necessary in situations where employees may only occasionally enter ESD-sensitive environments, such as back office staff who sometimes need to enter a clean room or manufacturing space.
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