ESD Mats & Anti Static Mats for Electrical Safety
ESD Mats and Anti-Static Floor Mats Prevent Static Electricity Buildup
ESD mats and anti-static mats from NoTrax are designed to protect workplaces by drawing static electricity from personnel before they touch sensitive equipment such as computers and flammable chemicals. Frequently used in industrial and manufacturing environments, these mats dissipate static electricity build up along with providing a comfortable surface to prevent fatigue and improve ergonomics.
Most electrical safety mats offer anti-slip design features to provide traction and reduce potential slips and falls. Beveled edges prevent tripping on the mat. Additionally, some mats also deliver fire retardant properties for even more protection in working environments with open flames or sparking equipment. NoTrax electrical safety matting options include standalone mats for individual workstations, linear lengths for production lines or streets, and interlocking modular solutions for large custom configurations. A full range of ESD accessories are also available.
ESD Floor Mats Keep Workers Safe
NoTrax ESD (electrostatic discharge solutions) floor mats help protect people from generating large amounts of static electricity in the workplace, which can build up simply by walking around. Should this buildup be improperly discharged, it can harm equipment or cause fires. These mats safely dissipate or absorb the built-up static electricity to protect valuable electrical equipment from damage due to electrical charges.
Anti Static Floor Mats Ideal for Workstations or Production Lines
NoTrax anti-static rubber mats are specially formulated to drain static electricity from workers, avoiding unpleasant static shocks while safeguarding equipment. Not only do our static dissipative mats provide the most effective protection against static, but these anti-fatigue floor mats offer ergonomic benefits as well.
ESD Mats and Anti-Static Floor Mats Questions
What does ESD stand for?
ESD is an acronym for an electrostatic discharge, which occurs when two electrically charged objects come in contact and electrical current flows between them. Think of a static spark after walking across carpet. To combat this problem, many companies use ESD grounded floor mats.
Examples of ESD include walking over synthetic floors, rubbing synthetic garments, shifting plastic boxes, unrolling PVC adhesive tape, moving conveyer belts, and more. The terms anti-static, conductive, and dissipative are all terms that subdivide ESD floor mats into more detail.
What is the difference between ESD and antistatic?
Anti-static usually refers to a coating or application that dissipates static, preventing it from building up enough to create a discharge. Anti-static materials are generally referred to as any material which inhibits triboelectric charging. This kind of charging is the buildup of an electric charge by rubbing or contact with another material. ESD typically refers to a more comprehensive system that includes grounding the floor mat to earth. Grounded ESD mats for floors provide both static dissipation and grounding for superior ESD protection.
Where do you put an antistatic mat?
An anti static floor mat is most effective when placed at the workstation where it can offer protection against static electricity. Common placement of antistatic mats include ESD assembly lines, picking, packing and logistics warehouses, and individual workstations. Anti static floor mats are also commonly placed at the entrance to rooms where ESD safety and control is practiced.
What is an ESD mat made of?
The highest quality ESD mats are constructed of static dissipative natural rubber or 100% nitrile fire-resistant rubber compound. Even with their inherent ESD properties, the mats function best when grounded according to the manufacturer's recommendation. Most NoTrax ESD anti static mats are most effective when used with a grounding wire.
What damage can ESD cause?
The electronics industry suffers billions of dollars in losses every year as a result of ESD. Aside from this, static electricity is a competent ignition source that starts countless fires in industry every year. In many cases, ESD can easily be managed by grounding flooring like ESD and anti static floor mats.
Is an ESD mat conductive?
ESD mats and antistatic mats are manufactured to dissipate or conduct static electricity to the ground. Conductive materials are materials that have a surface resistance of less than 1 x 10 5 ohms/square. Conductive mats have low resistance which conducts the current to the ground. Static dissipative floor mats have higher resistance which slows and dissipates the electrical charge. For maximum protection, grounding static dissipative and ESD matting is recommended.