ESD Floor Versus No-ESD Floor: Why Flooring is a Total Knock Out

by Julie S. on May 22, 2015

Why Flooring is a Total Knock OutConsidering ESD flooring? Ever compare the burn-in oven process with ESD flooring versus no ESD flooring? You might be surprised by who wins the match according to a recent process analysis.

The burn-in process with ESD flooring can be completed in three steps:

  1. Operator places the burn-in board on the ESD cart.
  2. Operator rolls the cart to the oven.
  3. Operator removes the board from the cart and places it in the oven.

Pretty straightforward, right? What about the no-ESD floor scenario? With no ESD floor, the process is nearly five times as long! From start to finish, the operator in this scenario undergoes 14 steps from connecting a wrist-strap ground cord to the ground to disconnecting the cord.

The 14-step process also increases the risk of product defect, scrap as well as dropped product. But, you can minimize the risks with ESD-safe floor tiles from Desco. Configure your workspace easily with Desco’s patented interlocking edges.

When it comes to safety and process improvement, just remember 14 is more than three. Who do you want in your corner?

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