ESD and Cleanroom Brushes
The ESD (Electro Static Discharge) brush has been developed over time to meet the specific needs of the electronics industry as well as industries where static-electric charges or build up are detrimental to the manufacturing process. ESD brushes provide manufacturers of electronics and static-sensitive products the tools for cleaning and manufacturing that do not create static charges. A variety of brushes have been assembled over the years to meet the various needs associated with low charging brushes.
Gordon Brush offers Anti-Static >, Conductive >, Static Dissipative >, and Insulative > brushes, as well as Cleanroom > brushes, which are heat tolerant and therefore autoclavable. Each category of brush is designed based on the elements you are working with, and the corresponding brush characteristics needed to perform the task at hand.
Visit the following page, About ESD Brushes >, for detailed information on static electricity, its effects, and how brushes can solve static buildup problems.
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is the sudden flow of electricity between two electrically charged objects caused by contact, an electrical short or dielectric breakdown. A buildup of static electricity can be caused by tribocharging or by electrostatic induction. The ESD occurs when differently-charged objects are brought close together or when the dielectric between them breaks down, often creating a visible spark.
ESD can cause damage to sensitive electronic devices. Other forms of ESD include corona discharge from sharp electrodes and brush discharge from blunt electrodes. So if this is something your business needs to worry about, our premier line of ESD brushes are beyond reliable.
ESD can cause harmful effects of importance in industry, including explosions in gas, fuel vapor and coal dust, as well as failure of solid state electronics components such as integrated circuits. These can suffer permanent damage when subjected to high voltages. Electronics manufacturers therefore establish electrostatic protective areas free of static, using measures to prevent charging, such as avoiding highly charging materials and measures to remove static such as grounding human workers, providing antistatic devices, and controlling humidity. In addition, when used as part of a static controlled area, these brushes are used to clean dust particles and solder debris from PCBs and other items that are easily damaged by static discharges.
If you can't find the exact kind of cleanroom brush you're looking for we can design a custom brush for you. Simply call Gordon Brush at 323-724-777 or email us at [email protected]. Alternatively, you can use the custom design templates on our website and submit your custom brush idea directly to us.