You might have experienced it before – that small shock you get when touching a doorknob, for instance, after walking on carpeted floors. This little shock is actually a transfer of static energy. It’s called electrostatic discharge or ESD. When working around electronics or machinery, this discharge can damage equipment and it could also cause electric shock. A great way to avoid this is to install anti-static mats. This ground or floor mat safeguards people or equipment from ESD.
There are some things that you have to consider when picking an anti-static mat. First off, you need to assess how sensitive your equipment is. High-quality mats should be used for very sensitive equipment. They would considerably lessen the threat to the equipment. If you have workers who will need to stand on the mat for long periods of time, you might want to consider their comfort as well. Contact us today with any questions about the various options for anti-static mats.