Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is “the rapid, spontaneous transfer of electrostatic charge induced by a high electrostatic field. Usually, the charge flows through a spark between two bodies at different electrostatic potentials as they approach one another”. Electrostatic discharge can change the electrical characteristics of a semiconductor device, degrading or destroying it. ESD may upset the normal operation of an electronic system, causing equipment malfunction or failure. (Source: ESD Association 2017 Catalog, EOS/ESD Association).
The European standard EN 61340 has stipulated certain parameters required for an ESD chair to provide proper ESD protection. These standards state that for any workplace chair to be ESD safe, the conductivity should be between 104 – 106 ohm. Messung-Werksitz ergonomic ESD chairs and stools provide protection against electrostatic discharge in accordance with these EN 61340-5-1 standards. Customers often rely on Messung-Werksitz ergonomic ESD chairs and stools for protection of their sensitive electronic components against any possible electrostatic events.