A low-tech, inexpensive hand tool is a safeguard against electrostatic discharge (ESD) during sensitive development or manufacturing operations. ESD Safe Brushes are a workbench and production line essential in the electronics, avionics and chemical industries.
Nine brushes that minimize static charges are available from Aven, Inc. for work on circuit boards, surface mount components, scientific research and other delicate processes.
"They provide best-practice precautions to avoid weakening or ruining semiconductors," says Mike Shahpurwala, president at Aven, a global distributor of precision tools and optical systems. "Charges as low as 10 volts can impair some sophisticated technology, so polishing and cleanup brushes that dissipate ESD help reduce component failure rates."
The Michigan-based company features nine styles and sizes of brushes with conductive fibers and polypropylene black handles. Applications include solder residue removal, other assembly cleaning and packaging integrity assurance. Aven ESD Safe Brushes vary from 90mm to 220mm in overall length, with single row, multiple row and round (10mm diameter) brush head configurations. Handles or grips are ergonomically designed for comfort.
This workbench staple also is practical in telecommunications, aerospace and compare repair facilities.
For more information, call (734) 973-0099 or visit www.aveninc.com.
Aven, Inc. is an international source of high-performance precision tools and optical inspection systems. Product lines include alignment tools, video inspection systems, magnifiers, precision knives, pliers and cutters, illumination equipment and other workbench solutions.
An electronics innovator since 1983, Aven is located in a high-tech corridor of Southeast Michigan and is the parent company SharpVue, which designs and manufactures integrated digital microsco