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P&P Machine & ESD Protection

Doug

#23078

P&P Machine & ESD Protection | 20 January, 2003

What methods are used to protect ESDS reeled components while loaded on a P&P machine? Is the tape & reel considered static shielding? What methods are used to protect ESDS components that are "in-process" on the P&P machine during PWB population?

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#23079

P&P Machine & ESD Protection | 20 January, 2003

The carrier tape and cover tape of static sensitive components are either conductive or dissipative. as for the P&P machine, as long as they are made of metal and grounded, static buildup is not an issue. All PCB conveyors I've seen have static conductive belts and grounded frames. The greatest source of static are the operators if they neglect their ESD bracelets.

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MA/NY DDave

#23085

P&P Machine & ESD Protection | 21 January, 2003

Hi

Some companies invest in full ESD protection. Some even have ESD Officiers / Engineers.

Floor, Wrist Straps, Foot Straps, Special Shoes, Log in Books, Ionizers inside machines, etc, and training.

These are in addition to just the reel and it's covering.

If you have a problem I would think about bringing in a consultant to jump start you. As the gals would say to "Have A Make Over"

YiEng, MA/NY DDave

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