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By Pär Gester, SMT Express
Edited 2020-02-04

An ESD protected area, ESDPA or just EPA, is an area set up in a facility that is protected from the effects of static electricity. Exclusion of static generating material is crucial to maintain an EPA. No object should be brought into the EPA that can tribocharge and discharge rapidly.

Companies take this seriously by using ESD safe tools, grounding work surfaces and having staff use special shoes and garment.

However, there is one strange exception to these precautions; the SMT stencil cleaning roll. 

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Electronic manufacturing insights found here

This news section is all about the SMT soldering paste printing and cleaning process. 

Electroncis manufacturing is facing new challanges every day. The solder printing process is the fundament for subsequent process steps. There is no longer room for using the "cheapest" materials. 

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