Standard ESD Safety Shoes
Anyone handling static sensitive devices needs to ensure they take every precaution to protect these devices from the effects of Electro Static Discharge. This applies at every stage throughout the entire production process and it is important that if footwear is being used as part of these precautions that it meets the proper standards with regards to ESD protection.
ESD shoes have much tighter criteria than general anti-static shoes and it should be noted that not all anti-static shoes will provide the proper level of protection required. All Abeba ESD footwear offers this full protection
Shoes are classed as ESD shoes when their on-state resistance value is between 1.0 x 105 Ohms and 3.5 x 107 Ohms or between 0.1 and 35 MOhm according to DIN EN 61340. (verification).
The qualification of the shoes is made depending on the climate classifications 1 (15% relative humidity), 2 (25% relative humidity) and 3 (50% relative humidity) according to EN 61340-4-3 <108 Ohm.
Attention should be paid to the different procedures of both of the test methods: EN 61340-4-3 metal balls in the shoe on a metal plate; EN 61340-5-1 human being in the shoes on a metal plate or the floor used.
Shoes used for primary grounding in ESD protection must be selected in combination with the floor covering to be used so that the combined resistance to ground (Rg) is in the range required. (Please, refer to the information leaflet in the carton.)
Warning: ESD shoes are not suitable for electricians respectively when working on sources with electric voltage.