Why Do I Need an Anti-Static Workbench?
Electro-static discharge or ESD for short is a sudden flow of electricity between two electrically charged objects. This is caused by contact or an electrical short. Charge can build up on people or tools and cause damage or defects to electrical components being worked on. ESD workbenches prevent any damage or ESD events from happening with their static dissipative properties.
What is the benefit of a Lamstat Worktop?
Lamstat worktops are made from 20mm thick plastic laminate and have a surface resistance of 10&sup6 - 10&sup8 ohms. It is a great worksurface when working with heat or chemicals. It has a resistance to organic solvents, weak acids, alkaline, petrol & oil and meets requirements of EN438. Lamstat is specifically made for static controlled areas.
For static control operations, our ESD workbenches come with 2x4mm wrist strap sockets. Additional wrist straps, circuit breakers and earth/ground cables can be added.
Which ESD Workbench is Right For Me?
Our cantilever workbenches with ESD properties are available in a range of different sizes and configurations. The standard bench height is 840mm but 920mm is also available (you would need to call our sales office for this non standard option). Choose from three size options: 1200, 1500 or 1800mm. If you are looking for a basic, general workbench then the Cantilever ESD Workbench With Lamstat Worktop would be ideal. It comes with the Lamstat worktop and has adjustable feet to use on uneven surfaces. If you are looking for a workbench with additional storage then our Cantilever ESD Workbench Kit B - Triple Drawer & Cupboard comes with plenty of additional storage space for tools and components. Drawers are fitted on glide runners for easy movement and they simply click in & out. If you have lots of small parts and components that need to be neatly organised then the Cantilever ESD Workbench Kit E - LED Light , Louvre Panel & Cupboard comes with a very practical louvre panel to use with plastic lin bins and a pinboard for notes or paperwork. This anti-static workbench also comes with the added benefit of an LED light to make working on intricate electrical items even easier. We also offer an extension bench which can be added to any of our workbenches for additional workspace. Extension benches come in three size options: 600, 900 or 1200.