Does your company work with sensitive electronics or other products that dislike being shocked by static electricity? Then it might be time to look into ESD floor mats. Controlling electrostatic charge during the industrial process is important to preserve the lifespan of circuit boards and other sensitive technologies (as well as flammable materials!).
Designed to quickly draw off static electricity from workers working on assembly lines, ESD mats protect your products from being shocked by potential dangerous levels of electrostatic charge. These charges are often easily generated by simple worker movements, but are sometimes difficult to discharge. Thanks to ESD matting, however, quick and safe discharge is no longer an issue.
There are three main types (classifications) of ESB matting:
- Electrically Conductive mats are rated for 101 to 105 ohms and accept static electricity the quickest. These mats are ideal for your most sensitive electronics and materials.
- Static Dissipative mats are rated for 106 to 109 ohms and accept electrostatic charge slightly less quickly than the above type.
- Anti-Static mats are rated for 1010 to 1014 ohms and accept static electricity slower than either Electrically Conductive or Static Dissipative mats. These mats are best suited for products that can still be harmed by electrostatic shock, but aren’t super sensitive.
Consolidated Plastics offers three types of industrial floor mats that also maintain ESD mat characteristics. They include our Ultra Anti-Fatigue, Happyfeet™ and Flex Flow mats. For more information on what each individual mat is rated for, consult this PDF document or contact us at (800) 362-1000 today.