Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is a swift flow of current between two close objects, often caused by a buildup of static electricity. This phenomenon can cause significant damage to electronics.
ESD gloves are designed to prevent electrostatic discharge and protect workers from electrical shock. They are ideal for handling sensitive components such as printed circuit boards.
ConRo Electronics offers a wide choice of ESD gloves from major manufacturers such as Bondline.
Conro Electronics is an authorized distributor for Bondline.
ESD gloves come in two varieties: static dissipative or conductive. They work by either dissipating static electricity or conducting electricity. To achieve this, they are fabricated with a blend of synthetic fibres and conductive materials.
ESD gloves significantly reduce the risk of electrostatic discharge. However, they are not grounded like other types of anti-static equipment. It is always recommended to use a grounding wrist strap while wearing ESD gloves. This will further decrease the buildup of static charge and the risk of ESD events.
There are a variety of types of ESD gloves available, each designed for different applications. Choose the right type of ESD glove for your needs to ensure optimal protection.
- Latex. The most common material used in ESD gloves. Latex is economical, but it can cause allergies.
- Vinyl. A good option for those with latex allergies. However, vinyl it is not as resistant or durable as latex.
- Nitrile. These ESD gloves are made from synthetic latex. They combine the advantages of latex with the benefit of being allergy safe. On the other hand, they are more expensive.
- Fabric. Fabric ESD gloves can be reused and recycled, resulting in remarkable cost savings over disposable gloves.