Virtually all materials, even conductors, can be tribo-electrically charged. The level of charge is affected by material type, speed of contact and separation, humidity, and several other factors.
Electrostatic discharge can create catastrophic or latent failures in electronic components.
Electrostatic discharge can occur throughout the manufacturing, testing, shipping, handling, or operational processes. Component damage can occur as a result of a discharge from the component as well as a direct discharge to the component. Components vary significantly in their sensitivity to ESD.
For these important reasons, all Avnet Logistics and Product Modification Facilities provide ESD protection. Avnet Logistics Poing operates in compliance with EN 61340-5-1:2007 & EN 61340-5-2:2008 (Protection of electronic devices from electrostatic phenomena), JEDEC 625A and ANSI ESD S20.20
All equipment and furniture is grounded and the floors provide conductivity.
Every worker wears ESD protective smocks, ESD protective shoes or foot/wrist straps and is being periodically trained on ESD protective measures.
All areas where electrostatic sensitive devices are being handled are under permanent humidity and temperature control (EN 61340-5-1:2007 & EN 61340-5-2:2008 and J-STD 033)
Avnet Logistics monitors air conditions and ground conductivity permanently. Every warehouse and product modification operator has to pass and record an ESD protection test on a daily basis. Third party audits performed by suppliers, customers and certification bodies guarantee independently the effectiveness of our ESD control system.