Minimizing electrostatic discharge damage
DataMan ESD-Safe Barcode Readers Applications
Electrostatic discharge (ESD), the sudden flow of static electricity between two objects, is a costly and dangerous threat to a broad range of industries, including biotechnology and pharmaceutical, electronics, energy production, materials, medical devices and semiconductors. ESD can damage electronic devices, spark explosions or fires in flammable environments and cause data failures. According to the EOS/ESD Association, ESD costs the electronics industry alone billions of dollars each year by affecting production yields, product quality and customer satisfaction.
Several common barcode reading applications include: