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New Product Announcement: The SRM330 Lightweight Travel Surface Resistance Meter Kit

March 10, 2016

The SRM330 Lightweight Travel Surface Resistance Meter Kit

The SRM330 Surface Resistance Meter is the ultimate travel kit for testing materials for electrical re-sistivity/resistance according to EOS/ESD, CECC, ANSI, ASTM test procedures. The 9V battery powered SRM330 is equipped with built-in parallel electrodes for quick surface resistance measurements (table matting, floor matting, etc.) and includes two lightweight “travel” electrodes that eliminate the cumbersome weight of standard kits. When pressed, the travel electrodes simulate the 5lbs of pressure necessary to measure resistance point-to-point (RPP) or resistance-to-ground (RTG).

SRM330-surface-resistance-meter-full-kit

Features include:

  • Easy-to-read color coded readout screen
  • Two lightweight travel electrodes
  • Built in resistivity probes
  • Automatic test voltage selector
  • Carrying case

travel-probes

The SRM330 meets periodic test requirements per Compliance Verification ESD TR53 and conforms to ANSI/EOS/ESD (S4.1, S7.1, S12.1, S2.1).

For price and availability on the Ranger series constant monitors or for information on any products in Transforming Technologies full line of ESD products, please call 419-841-9552 or email info@transforming-technologies.com.

 

Introducing Transforming Technologies Resistance Ranger Constant Monitors

February 29, 2016

Resistance Ranger Dual Wire Constant Monitors

The Resistance Ranger Constant Monitors are an accurate and cost effective system to ensure that an ESD workstation station is grounded. The system continually monitors the resistance levels of wrist strap sets and alarm to indicate a failure.  The system uses superior dual wire wrist straps that provide two paths-to-ground to ensure ESD protection. The Rangers can also monitor the ground connection of the ESD worksurfaces and grounded tools.  All three models have conductive cases and use an ultra-low voltage sensing current. The Resistance Rangers are designed for use in the most sensitive environments and processes.

 

Three Models:       


RangerOne™ – p/n CM1601
:   
This model is simplest and most economical constant monitor. It monitors the resistance of 1 person/wrist strap. Also provides a second unmonitored ground jack.

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RangerTwo™ – p/n CM1602:   
This model monitors the resistance level of 1 person/wrist strap and the worksurface ground. Also provides a second unmonitored ground jack.

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Ranger™ – p/n CM1600:   
Ranger is the premiere work station grounding system available. The Ranger monitors two wrist bands, two work surfaces, and two auxiliary grounds simultaneously. Also provides two additional unmonitored ground jacks .The Ranger has an output to hookup to an external alarm. The monitor is enclosed in a stainless steel conductive case.

CM1600

Calibration
The Ranger Series is factory calibrated and does not require annual recalibration.  It is recommended to verify the monitors are in proper working order with the CM2015PV periodic verification unit.

Accessories
CyclopsTM Operator Presence Check – CMREMOTE-IR
The Cyclops is an infrared sensor that causes the monitor to alarm when an operator approaches the workstation without connecting their wrist strap. The alarm continues until compliance is achieved.

CP3000 Wrist Strap Parking Station
Provides a jack that will allow an operator to disconnect and leave the dual conductor cord at the workstation without the wrist strap monitoring system alarm sounding. For use with mono plug coil cords.

Superior Technology
Resistance based monitoring is the only true wrist strap monitoring technology available.  Single wire systems simply detect that a person is wearing a wrist strap and put the monitor into an unalarmed state.  Resistance monitors actually measure the resistance of the wrist strap in combination with the person and alarm if the product exceeds preset levels. This accurate measurement ensures reliability.

Compatible Wrist Straps
WB2800 Series Two Snap, Dual Wire Wrist Bands
WB2695 Series One Snaps Dual Wire Wrist Bands
WB5000 Series Mono Plug Dual Wire Metal Wrist Bands
WB7000 Series Mono Plug Dual Wire Fabric Wrist Bands
*Most Standard Dual Wire Wrist Band Sets are Compatible with the CM1600, CM1601 and CM1602

For price and availability on the Ranger series constant monitors or for information on any products in Transforming Technologies full line of ESD products, please call 419-841-9552 or email info@transforming-technologies.com.

 

 

New Product Announcement: GrooveSTAT ESD Conductive Floor Runner

February 23, 2016

Transforming Technologies is proud to announce the addition of the GrooveSTAT ESD Conductive Floor Runner to our line of ESD Products.

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Transforming Technologies GrooveSTAT Conductive Rubber Matting provides the electrical properties specified by ESDA standards for floor mats. A ribbed emboss provides a non-slip surface that provides excellent traction and allows the mat to be easily cleaned. The ribbed matting is also very resilient, allowing it to stand up to heavy foot traffic while still maintaining its ESD protection. The material also offers moderate chemical resistance. The matting is 1/8″ thick matting is available in 4’x32′ rolls and an assortment of lengths.For use with ESD footwear such as heel grounders and sole grounders.

Meets or exceeds requirements of ANSI ESD-S20.20 and the recommendations of ESD STM7.1

Benefits & Features of the Transforming Technologies GrooveSTAT ESD Conductive Floor Runner:

  • 100% conductive rubber: 10^3-10^5
  • Corrugated v-groove surface allows for a superior traction and can easily be cleaned
  • Available in rolls or an assortment of lengths.

Specifications of the Transforming Technologies conductive GrooveSTAT ESD Conductive Floor Runner:

  • Point-to-point resistance: 10e3-10e5
  • Mats or full rolls for floor runners
  • Meet or exceeds requirements of ANSI ESD-S20.20 and the recommendations of ESD STM7.1

conductive-v-groove-rubber-mat

 

For price and availability on the FM10 GrooveSTAT ESD Conductive Floor Runner or for information on any products in Transforming Technologies full line of ESD products, please call 419-841-9552 or email info@transforming-technologies.com.

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New Product Announcement: ComfortTREAD Diamond Plate Anti-Fatigue Runners

February 9, 2016

Transforming Technologies is proud to announce the addition of the ComfortTREAD Diamond Plate Anti-Fatigue Runner to our line of ESD Products.

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ComfortTREAD diamond-plate ESD anti-fatigue mats keep your workers comfortable and your ESD sensitive equipment safe. The 100% conductive rubber mats are embossed with raised diamond-plate treads for superior traction and feature wide beveled borders to promote safety. A fully molded honeycombed cell design absorbs shock and cushions the feet from constant contact with hard surfaces. The mat will not separate, bubble-up, ripple, tear, compress or lose resiliency. Available in interlocking sections which can be quickly dismantled to make moving and cleaning easy. Two FM9E connected creates a 2.5′ x5′ workstation mat or you can pair the two FM9E with any number of FM9C pieces to create a runner in 30” increments. For use with ESD footwear such as heel grounders and sole grounders.

Meets or exceeds requirements of ANSI ESD-S20.20 and the recommendations of ESD STM7.1

Benefits & Features of the Transforming Technologies ComfortTREAD ESD Matting:

  • 100% conductive rubber: 10^3-10^5
  • Diamond-plate treads for superior traction
  • Interlocking sections create a 5’ long work-station mat or runners in 30” increments.
  • Beveled borders for safety

Specifications of the Transforming Technologies conductive ComfortTREAD ESD Matting:

  • Point-to-point resistance: 10e3-10e5
  • Inlocking mats for floor runners
  • Meet or exceeds requirements of ANSI ESD-S20.20 and the recommendations of ESD STM7.1
ComfortTREAD Anti-Fatigue Interlocking Piece

ComfortTREAD Anti-Fatigue Interlocking Piece

ComfortTREAD Anti-Fatigue End Piece

ComfortTREAD Anti-Fatigue End Piece

For price and availability on the FM9 ComfortTREAD Anti-Fatigue Floor Runners or for information on any products in Transforming Technologies full line of ESD products, please call 419-841-9552 or email info@transforming-technologies.com.

 

Comparing AC Ionizers to DC Ionizers

February 8, 2016

Ionizers remove static from surfaces that cannot be grounded. You will find two common types: AC or Alternating Current and DC or Direct Current. This presentation reviews the pros and cons of each technology and will help you decide which ionizer will work best for your application.

For more information, contact Transforming Technologies 419-841-9552.

 

Constant Monitor Selection Guide: Impedance Vs. Resistance

August 22, 2015

Download our slide show here: CM2800 Constant Monitor Capabilities 

ESD Constant monitors reduce production costs by eliminating the time spent on testing wrist straps before each shift. Further savings may be realized by reduced ESD damage from broken wrist straps. Transforming Technologies manufactures two types of monitors:

Impedance (or single wire) constant monitors

The impedance monitor uses a detection circuit designed to reduce false alarms and eliminate adjustments. It uses the phase difference between current and voltage to detect changes in impedance of the cord, band and person. A very low AC voltage is used for constant sensing. Any standard wristband and coil cord can be used.

Resistance (or Dual Wire) constant monitors

This type of monitor is used with a two wire (dual conductor) wrist strap. When a person is wearing a wrist strap, the monitor observes the resistance of the loop, consisting of a wire, a person, a wrist-band, and a second wire. If any part of the loop should open (become disconnected or have out of limit resistance), the circuit will go into the alarm state. An important feature of the Dual Wire Wrist Strap is that even if one conductor is severed, the operator has reliable path-to-ground with other

Transforming Technologies Line of Constant Monitors.
Click here for more information.

monitor-selection-guide

 

 

Should I Wear ESD Socks?

August 19, 2015

The Need For ESD Socks

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The combination of ESD flooring and footwear can be an effective way to ground personnel to control electrostatic discharges when using a wrist strap is not practical. For this system to be effective, the ESD flooring and footwear must have a low enough resistance to allow the voltage from the operator to flow to ground. There also must be a good contact between the person and the ESD footwear.

While ESD shoes may be made with conductive materials, they require a layer of perspiration in the sock to provide a path-to-ground. This is a concern because there are many variables between people. Per ESD Handbook TR20.20 section 5.3.3.5 Common Testing Problems “Occasionally, footwear may indicate a high resistance… [A contributor being] heavy or insulative socks, or the absence of a sweat layer due to differences in temperature between the inner surfaces of the shoes and the wearer’s feet.”

wasting-timeYou may see inconsistent resistance measurements from person to person, especially during colder months when employees wear heavier socks and sweat less. One person may fail a test at the start of a shift, and pass ten minutes later after a sweat layer is formed.

How much time is wasted waiting for shoes to pass a test?
Or worse, how many sensitive items does a person come into contact with before their ESD shoes are truly acting as a path-to-ground?

Eliminate these variables and ensure a consistent path-to-ground with conductive ESD socks from Transforming Technologies. ESD socks are made with conductive yarn which provides a reliable electrical path from the start and rely less on the wearer’s skin resistance for repeatable performance regardless of the environment.

 

Dual Conductor Grounding is Dependable, Convenient, and Accurate!

July 12, 2015

 

Transforming Technologies, proudly introduces, our new line of dual conductor coil cords, wrist straps and our exceptional resistance workstation monitor, the CM2015.

Dual conductor resistance workstation monitoring is the most reliable grounding system available. Resistance monitors use specialized wrist bands and ground cords which contain two independent conducting elements that provide fail-safe ground protection. The CM2015 uses only 200mv and continuously monitors two (2) operators and two (2) work surfaces

Designed to compare with 3M* dual conductor wrist straps, Transforming Technologies now offers a value alternative for these premium products. We incorporate the best design elements of expired patent # 5,018,044 with our own experience making premium quality ESD products. Transforming Technologies and 3M’s dual conductor products are functionally equivalent. The wristbands, coil cords and resistance monitors can be use together in any combination!

Download our Dual Conductor Brochure

Resistance Workstation Monitor 

cm2015-kit-2Utilizing very precise, low voltage, resistive loop technology, the CM2015 is an extremely sensitive and reliable instrument that uses the operator’s skin resistance to determine if the system is operating properly.

Audible and visible alarms are triggered if the operator’s resistance exceeds 10 or 35 megohm (electable at factory with default of 35 megohm). Low resistance   also triggers an alarm event.                                                       CM2015                                                                                                                                                            Used with Dual Conductor Wrist Band and Coil Cords

Dual Conductor Wrist Bands

WB0070 (Fabric) /WB0050 (Metal)                                                                                                                                                                                     
Dual-wrist-bandDual Conductor wrist strap sets are used to maximize ESD protection. These specialized bands use two contact circuits to create a two paths two ground.

  • WB0050: An expandable Speidel®* metal band available in small, medium and large sizes.
  •  WB0070: One-size-fits-all! Features a silver-plated, monofilament, continuous                                                           thread with elastic nylon for full                                                                         conductivity and comfort.

Dual Conductor Coil Cords

CC3000 Series Dual-Coil-COrd

Transforming Technologies Dual Conductor Coil Cords provide unmatched reliability and value. The CC3000 features a double insulated jacket that provides incredible durability.

A wide diameter straight plug makes it easy to insert and remove the cord from a remote input jack. The CC2080 series features dual grey and black 4mm sockets                                                            help maintain a constant connection.

Our Mission

Transforming Technologies’ mission is to provide you with the highest quality ESD products in the industry. We continuously research and develop new technology in static control so that we can provide you the best products possible. Our name is not a coincidence, it is our goal to transform the ESD industry and we do that one new and unique product at a time.

Transforming Technologies has the ESD protection you need.

Contact us today.

 

New Product Announcement: VinylSTAT ESD Chair Mats & Runners

April 8, 2015

Transforming Technologies is proud to announce the addition of the VinylSTAT ESD Chair Mat and Runners to our line of ESD Products.

VinylSTAT Chair Mats

Transforming Technologies VinylStat FM7 chair mats are the perfect solution for grounding chairs in an office or manufacturing environment. It is made of a rigid conductive vinyl that protects carpets from wear and tear while providing a path-to-ground for static charges.

Features:
The FM7 mats are a single layer of conductive vinyl, 0.090” thick, die cut to fit under typical desks. Surface resistivity is 10^3 – 10^6. Meets or exceeds requirements of ANSI ESD-S20.20 and the recommendations of ESD STM7.1.

Benefits of the Transforming Technologies VinylStat FM7ESD Matting:

  • Die cut rigid conductive matting allows chairs to be grounded
  • High levels of flexibility
  • Mat can be used in areas subjected to heavy traffic, most liquids & withstand wear and tear.

Specifications of the Transforming Technologies conductive Comfort GEL ESD Matting:

  • Surface resistivity is 10^3 – 10^6. Meets or exceeds requirements of ANSI ESD-S20.20 and the recommendations of ESD STM7.1.
VinylSTAT Conductive Runner

VinylSTAT Conductive Runner

VinylSTAT Chair Mat

VinylSTAT Chair Mat

 For price and availability on the FM7 Conductive Runners or for information on any products in Transforming Technologies full line of ESD products, please call 419-841-9552 or email info@transforming-technologies.com.
 

Single Wire Constant Monitors vs. Dual Wire Constant Monitors

March 10, 2015

ESD-Q&A

This week’s ESD Q&A question comes from StaticCare reader Gina, she asks:

Question: What would be the the advantages or disadvantages of using a single wire or dual wire monitor?

Answer:

Hello Gina,

This is a good question.

Single wire monitors work on capacitance or inductance and use single wire wrist straps.  They send a signal

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The CM410 is a One Operator and Bench Single Wire Continuous Monitor.

down the wire to the wrist strap and expects to encounter some capacitance (approximately that of a person).  If there is a mass indicated at the end of the coil cord, the monitor assumes that the person is connected.

These systems work okay, but they can be fooled.  Some people have dry skin and do not make good contact with the wrist strap.  The single wire monitors are not able to detect if the person is actually electrically connected.

Dual wire monitors are resistance based and they use dual wire wrist straps.  They send a voltage up one wire and expect to receive a signal back from the second wire.   The wrist strap is divided and it relies on the operator’s skin to close the loop.   When this happens you can be assured that the operator is connected and that voltage is being drained through the wrist strap.   If the operator’s skin is dry and does not allow for the current to flow from one side of the strap to the other, the alarm will sound.

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CM1602 is a One Operator and Bench Dual Wire Continuous Monitor

Dual wire monitoring is the only true wrist strap monitoring technology available. Single wire systems simply detect that a person is wearing a wrist strap and put the monitor into an unalarmed state. Resistance monitors actually measure the resistance of the wrist strap in combination with the person and alarm if the product exceeds preset levels. This accurate measurement ensures reliability.

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