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Ali Bokhari

#12794

ESD Work benches | 26 January, 1999

How ESD will be effected by painting the legs of the work stations. Any names of suppliers?

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Wayne Bracy

#12795

Re: ESD Work benches | 27 January, 1999

| How ESD will be effected by painting the legs of the work stations. Any names of suppliers? |

Ali:

We represent GWS work benches and their line of ESD workstations include baked on esd paint on the frames plus esd work tops.

You can contact GWS at (800) 437-6772

GWS Systems 1910-C Albritton Drive Kennesaw, GA 30152 Fax (770) 424-8066 Email: sales@gwsusa.com

Feel free to email me your address and I will have them send you additional literature.

Wayne

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Dave F

#12796

Re: ESD Work benches | 27 January, 1999

| How ESD will be effected by painting the legs of the work stations. Any names of suppliers? | Ali: Wayne is correct that many of the suppliers of work stations are beginning to supply their product with ESD paint on the supports.

On one hand, everything you can do to reduce the potential to generate charges will make your product more reliable. I'm not sure that painting existing benche supports with ESD paint is a good solution, because the paint needs to be connected to your common ground point for proper dissipation.

On the other hand, there are millions of 200 volt work stations out there without ESD paint on the supports.

It's possible that ESD paint on bench supports is a point for assessing planned bench purchases.

TTYL

Dave F

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Wayne Bracy

#12797

Re: ESD Work benches | 29 January, 1999

Dave:

The problem is always the cost.....also it is required to properly connect the work bench and top to the grounding system.

With most installations what we find is after a year or so, people have moved the benches around and the grounding system seems to stay in the old location, hence there is no ground attached to the frames.

There are just tons of people selling a better bench these days and one gets what they pay for, I guess?

Just my thoughts.

Wayne

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smd

#12798

Re: ESD Work benches | 29 January, 1999

| Dave: | | The problem is always the cost.....also it is required to properly connect the work bench and top to the grounding system. | | With most installations what we find is after a year or so, people have moved the benches around and the grounding system seems to stay in the old location, hence there is no ground attached to the frames. | If the paint is conductive, then wouldn't it help keep the surface of the leg from building up a charge? If one is looking for suppliers of ESD paints and other gadgets of gimmicks, then one need only do a search using the acronym "ESD." However, it should be noted that anything with ESD in the product description will be costly.
I wonder if it would help just to keep the table (and legs) clean. SMD |

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