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Ground Straps

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They are worn on the wrists or shoes to provide a path between the wearer and the ground or mat to dissipate or conduct static electricity in a route that doesn’t negatively affect any machinery, equipment, parts or workers. Read More…

Ground Straps Ground straps, also called wrist straps or grounding straps, are the most common anti static product used today.
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City of Industry, CA  |  323-724-7777

Gordon Brush’s® ESD & cleanroom products meet the specific needs of the electronics industry plus industries where static electricity buildup is detrimental to manufacturing.

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Gordon Brush Mfg. Co., Inc. $$$

Chicago, IL  |  800-782-8420

We are manufacturers of Staticide topical anti-static liquids, wipes, static dissipative flooring finishes, static detection and measurement meters, wrist strap and heel ground testers, ESD chair testers, anti-static cleaners, static control permanent coating for plastics as well as computer cleaning and maintenance products.

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ACL Staticide $$$

Springfield, OH  |  937-324-1100

Committed to providing the finest cleanroom & static control products & services to a wide range of industries. Products include static control mats, anti-static bags & film, static shielding & conduct bags, static control apparel, ionizing guns, bars, blowers & nozzles, personnel grounding items, etc.

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Bennett & Bennett $$$

Hudson, MA  |  508-480-0700

We are a manufacturer of static control products, including anti-static bags. These products include the Series 4000 anti-static mat, personnel grounding items (wrist straps, heel grounders), field service kit, field meter, resistivity tester, hand lotion, floor products and aisle warning tape.

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Static Solutions, Inc. $$$

Mundelein, IL  |  847-998-6210

Amstat Industries provides a complete line of static control products, including nuclear and electrical static eliminators, anti-static brushes and tinsel, anti-static chemicals and floor finishes, as well as static meters. Eliminators include bars, compressed air guns and nozzles, air knives, and fans.

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Amstat Industries, Inc. $$$
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When handling, assembling, manufacturing, repairing or changing parts in computer equipment, electronics, cell phones, medical equipment and semiconductors, among many others, ground straps are an effective method to guard against ESD. This antistatic device prevents interference, catastrophic failure and permanent damage to electronic devices, as well as high voltage shock to workers in industrial, laboratory or clean room environments.

If a worker doesn't use a static control device like a ground strap, the RAM stick, processor, mother board, hard drive, graphics card and circuit board in internal computer equipment could be permanently damaged. Even when working on a desktop computer in the home or office for any reason, a ground strap should always be worn or substituted with some other form of ESD product, like anti static gloves, spray or mats.

Most ground straps are attached to the wrist with Velcro, and are either made for the left or right hand. While they should not be short enough to interrupt or increase the difficulty of the work the person is engaging in, all ground straps should be shorter and measured in inches, not feet. If they are too long, they are not considered effective-the shorter the better.

A ribbon makes contact with the wearer's skin or socks, and routs the electrical current to a safe ground, usually a mat. The strap can be braided, mesh, strip or solid wire. All of these are flexible and usually covered in plastic or fabric. The wrist band is usually made out of a conductive fabric and connected to a small piece of metal, which is then connected to a long cord, which is connected to a crocodile clip, which is connected to a ground device.

The wire, no matter what form, is often made of copper because of its electrical conductivity and the fact that it is a malleable and flexible metal, allowing the wearer to move about easier than if it were made of a rigid material. They are inexpensive and usually sold individually, but for industrial purposes, may be sold in bulk amounts.

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