Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services


Dual-station ESD monitor

16 May 2012 Manufacturing / Production Technology, Hardware & Services

Gemini Integrated Electronics’ recently launched Emstat monitor is specifically designed to safeguard an electrostatic protected area (EPA) in three zones: earth, mat and wristband. The device constantly monitors a connection to ground, to operators’ bench mats and to dual wristband and cord configurations.

Assurance of continuous good grounding is the cornerstone of an ESD-safe environment. By deploying the latest advances in digital signal processing, the Gemini Dual Band 35-013 monitor provides continuous, uninterrupted monitoring of grounding parameters on a workbench. Should any of the connections be broken, an audible alarm will immediately sound to warn the operator while the status of the EPA is clearly shown on the display panel, indicating that a fault needs attention.

Static electricity is an issue that can impact product quality in today’s sensitive electronic manufacturing, handling and processing environments. Continuous static measuring is therefore essential to avoid potential hazards. As a true dual workstation monitor, the Emstat 35-013 uses two terminals: one for each operator’s connection, to allow placement at different workbenches.

Developed with convenience and ease-of-use in mind, the dual monitor’s small size enables it to be fitted beneath the workbench between operators, ensuring minimal disruption to work without intruding on the workspace and offering ‘always-on’ functionality to keep the area continually safe.

The Emstat monitor delivers just 10 μA of signal to the wrist strap, and offers dual wrist strap configurations to ensure a continuous resistivity check of the human body while continuously monitoring each operator’s body voltage. The monitor is completely safe to use in most manufacturing environments in applications that include disk drive assembly, semiconductor fabrication, flat panel fabrication, electronics assembly, medical, military and aerospace.

For more information visit www.geminiintegratedelectronics.com





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