ESD Tops

ESD Tops

BenchMaster have manufactured ESD top workbenches for over 10 years.

Over this period of time BenchMaster  have sought and continue to enhance the specification resulting in fully ESD functioning workbenches.

Click here for the BenchMaster fully ESD functioning workbenches.

This web page only refers to the standard medium duty workbench with an ESD top.

Click here for ESD ready workbenches.

This web page only refers to the standard medium duty workbench with an ESD top.

Why are ESD workbenches are necessary?

The manufacturing process of circuit boards, micro chips and other sensitive electronic equipment can be negatively affected should electro static discharges occur. A relatively inexpensive microchip maybe part of a much more expensive piece of equipment and should the more expensive piece of equipment fail it becomes a high cost correction never minding loss of reputation etc. Be aware the initials ESD are also short for electro static discharge which can easily be confused with what BenchMaster offer which is an Electro Static Dissipative workbench.

ESD dissipative levels for BenchMaster ESD tops (tested by manufacturer and benchMaster) are:

Volume resistance RD

 1 x 10⁴ – 1 x 10⁹ Ohm (EN 61340-5-1)

measured dry, measurement voltage 100 V DC, cylindrical electrode,

20 – 30°C and 20 – 50% relative humidity (conditioned for 96 hours)

 

ESD Laminate top