Static Dissipative ESD Mats and Grounding Kits
ESD Matting is designed to drain the Electro Static charge from items placed on the mat. ESD mats are used to prevent operator fatigue are typically made from rubber. The ESD floor mats have a diamond plate texture that improves traction. Most of these floor mats are at least 1/2" think and are designed to reduce stress in operators legs. Our ESD matting typically comes in black and gray in order to hide dirt.
ESD Mats requires a grounding kit. Our ESD grounding kits include a heel grounder, snap studs, and ground cords, allowing for the unit to safely be run to ground on any standard outlet.
Static electricity occurs because of the general diffusive principle in nature. Essentially, things try to balance out to equal distribution. If you have a lot of negative charge in one place and a lack of negative charge in another, it will eventually discharge in an attempt to equalize the charges. For example, if you were walking on an insulated floor, the repeated contact could cause your body to build a negative charge. Because a static charge is in search of an electrical ground, it could try to dissipate that negative energy through something you touch.
These discharges can destroy sophisticated electrical components. Because the charges are typically small, this usually shows up as latent damage. Essentially, your electrical components slowly develop glitches until they ultimately fail. ESD grounding kits are used to dissipate these charges.
Ergonomic Partners has a wide selection of ESD Matting that helps protect against this type of damage. Some of the mats we carry are described below:
Wearwell Modular ESD Mats
These mats are ideal for virtually any environment where static discharge is a problem: Computer or microprocessor assembly, circuit board repair, manufacturing, etc. The 3' x 3' size is perfect for individual workstations, yet both products have interlocks on two sides so multiple mats can be snapped together in virtually any configuration. Designed for comfort, they greatly reduce standing worker fatigue. All edges are rounded for safety and each mat has a grounding snap in one corner. Both products are 1/2" thick, lightweight and easy to clean.
Electrically Conductive Anti-Fatigue Matting
Defined by its ability to quickly drain static electricity from workers, Electrically Conductive Anti-Fatigue effectively protects sensitive equipment and products from damage. It also prevents the incidence of sparks caused by static. Designed to dramatically reduce fatigue, the Nitricell® sponge base is a Nitrile rubber composite designed for resilience and long-term performance
Static Dissapative ESD Mats
Defined by its effective construction, the surface has a metal scrim that is embedded in the vinyl surface. This ensures speedy and effective dissipation of static electricity. The Nitricell® sponge base is a Nitrile rubber composite designed for employee comfort and productivity. It's ideal for manufacturing and commercial areas where static electricity can pose a problem.
Ergonomic Partners is a distributor for Static Dissipative ESD Mats in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Iowa, Nebraska and Oklahoma.