For human beings electrostatic charges as well as discharges are generally harmless. However, in microelectronics and chip manufacturing, charging or discharging can affect product quality.
Particularly in the field of microelectronics electrostatic discharge (ESD) can cause defects in semiconductors and circuit boards with serious consequences for functionality, for instance in computers, telephones or medical devices. Furthermore, it can cause disturbances in the course of production as contaminating particles are attracted by electrostatically charged surfaces (ESA).
In addition to other protective measures, such as conductive surfaces, devices, and clothing, ionising is the solution for these types of problems. Various devices are used according to the area or product being ionised:
For neutralization of static charge decay over an entire work surface. With blowers of two or three fans with speed control and integrated heating element for operator comfort. The components and materials used are silicone-free and suitable for cleanrooms.
Portable enough for field service applications due to its compact design. Ionising blower to control electrostatic charges with a self balancing control circuit technology. Modular wiring system for power delivery of up to 3 units from one standard power supply.
Ionising air guns
Neutralization of static charge decay for cleaning processes and effective removal of particle contamination due to a strong blow-off force. Ionising air guns are lightweight with ergonomic design and flexible air hose for operators comfort.