Newbury, Berkshire (PRWeb UK) July 23, 2009
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) costs electronics manufacturers billions every year in damage to products and the associated costs of repairing faulty devices. In fact, industry experts estimate that up to 33% of products could be damaged by static. With many manufacturers failing to do enough to tackle the problem, industrial furniture manufacturer Treston has announced details of how it can assist electronics manufacturers to reduce the cost of ESD.
"ESD is an invisible threat which costs electronics manufacturers billions every year," said Treston's UK Operations Director Tapani Poytaniemi, "But if they properly utilise ESD industrial furniture within an EPA and train workers on how to reduce the risk of ESD, they can significantly improve the reliability of their products and the service they provide to their customers."
EPA stands for ESD protected area, and is a zone that manufacturers need to create that covers the physical area in which devices are assembled. Within the EPA it's crucial that ESD workbenches, trolleys and other ESD furniture is used that will safely dissipate static into the ground.
Treston has been manufacturing ESD protective industrial furniture since the 1980s, and is now a global distributor of ESD products. Its product range includes ESD workbenches built with epoxy powder coated steel frames and durable 26 mm thick ESD-laminate particle board worktops. These materials are specifically chosen for their ability to safely dissipate static and minimise the risk of ESD occurring.
Treston's ESD workbenches are also height adjustable and can be customised with a range of modular accessories, including component bins, tool racks and task lights. This enables work areas to be ergonomically optimised so that tasks can be performed within the minimum strain and the maximum efficiency.
Treston's workbenches can be combined with ESD storage cabinets and other workbenches to create ergonomic workflow patterns, such as cellular or batch-and-queue. So as well as reducing the risk of ESD, Treston's product range can assist manufacturers improve the productivity of workers and increase profits as a result.
To assist manufacturers to learn more about ESD and ergonomics, Treston has published a series of articles on its website on a range of manufacturing topics. This includes advice on the different types of ESD, why you shouldn't rely on ESD mats and how to implement agile manufacturing.
Details of Treston's full range of ESD workbenches, trolleys and other industrial furniture can be found on its website http://www.trestonltd.co.uk, along with further information on how manufacturers can reduce the cost of ESD.
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