Electrostatic discharge, or ESD, is a common problem in the assembly of high-reliability components used in various industries. These components include automotive, aerospace, electro-optical devices, and implantable medical electronic devices such as pacemakers, neurostimulators, and drug delivery systems. ESD can cause damage to these sensitive devices, leading to costly repairs or even complete failure. That’s why it’s important to use ESD safe swabs during the assembly process to prevent electrostatic discharge.
UltraSOLV Swabs are static dissipative and cleaned processed for use in Class 10 cleanrooms.
Foamtec International is a leading manufacturer of ESD safe swabs and has pioneered the UltraSOLV 1900 series swab. This swab is unique in that it has both a static dissipative foam tip and handle. This means that it can effectively dissipate static charges, preventing ESD damage to the components being assembled.
One of the most sensitive devices to ESD events is the magneto resistive (MR and GMR) head. These heads are used in hard disk drives and are extremely vulnerable to ESD damage. However, the 1900 series swab from Foamtec International has been instrumental in preventing ESD damage to these heads. The static dissipative foam tip and handle of the swab effectively dissipate static charges, preventing damage to the MR and GMR heads.
UltraSOLV Swabs are highly absorbent for cleaning flux, adhesives, epoxies, and lubricants from static-sensitive components.
In addition to hard disk drives, the 1900 series swab is also suitable for use in a variety of other applications where ESD control is critical. These include automotive and defense electronics, electro-optical devices, and implantable medical electronic devices. The swab is also suitable for use in cleanrooms and other controlled environments where ESD control is essential.
In conclusion, ESD safe swabs are essential for preventing electrostatic discharge in the assembly of high-reliability components. Foamtec International’s UltraSOLV 1900 series swab is a leading product in this field, with its static dissipative foam tip and handle effectively dissipating static charges, preventing ESD damage to sensitive devices such as MR and GMR heads. This swab is suitable for use in a variety of applications and controlled environments where ESD control is critical.
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