As a traditional manufacturer, BERNSTEIN offers an almost complete range of high-quality ESD tools for all common ESD application. ESD pliers and ESD screwdrivers are equipped with electrostatically conductive and dissipative handles. ESD tweezers and ESD clamping devices have a high-quality dissipative powder coating.
Information about ESD and the structure of an ESD workplace can be found under downloads: ESD Guide 2020 - What is ESD?
All ESD tools corrrespond to ESD standard IEC 61340-5-1. Accordingly the surface resistance of Bernstein ESD tools moves within the ideal area between 10^6 and 10^9 Ohm. This resistance sector guarantees a “weak discharge“ in a specified time for assembly and human and prevents any damages at sensitive compoments.
These tools may not be used in case of existing tension. For those applications BERNSTEIN offers a range of isolated tools according to VDE-rules.
High potential differences lead to electrostatic discharge - ESD. Electrostatical discharges are causing heavy damages while working at resp. with electronical components. Consequently components as well as electronical units etc. have to be protected against electrostatical discharges (ESD).
As injuries resulting from these discharges are not always visible immediately they can fi nally produce „latent failures“ in transistors and circuit boards. Components with „latent failures“ or „walking wounded“ are not directly damaged. They are only wounded. Breakdowns resp. reduced performances first occur later with the consequence of guarantee cases in much bigger dimensions. In order to avoid uncontrolled discharges professional dissipative equipment around the operation area is absolutely necessary.
Due to the importance of the so called EPA area (electrostatical protected area) the entrance is only allowed for persons dissipative equipped and dressed. Only so the controlled discharging to ground is ensured. In the majority of cases the hand tools are the connection between human and assembly. For this reason there is a high standard demand to the hand tools in order to protect human and assembly.
Using high quality ESD hand tools is always a basic requirement and always a right economical decision.