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Basic Troubleshooting for the BFN Ionizers

October 16, 2014

Limited Warranty for our Ionizers and Test Equipment

Transforming Technologies expressly warrants that for a period of one (1) year from the date of purchase, Transforming Technologies ESD products will be free of defects in material (parts) and workmanship (labor). Within the warranty period, a unit will be tested, repaired or replaced at Transforming Technologies option, without charge. Call our Customer Service Department for a Return Material Authorization (RMA) and proper shipping instructions and address.

Our Mission

Transforming Technologies’ mission is to provide you with the highest quality ESD products in the industry. Occasionaly problems arise this 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.

 

2014 ESD/EOS Symposium & Exhibits

August 19, 2014

2013 EOS/ESD Symposium Transfomring Technologies
Transforming Technologies will be participating in the 2014 EOS/ESD Symposium September 7-11 at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson, AZ.

Come visit us in Booth 510 in the exhibit hall to view several new products, talk ESD issues, or just to socialize.2013 EOS/ESD Symposium Transforming Technologies

The exhibit hours are:
Monday, September 8: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 9: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 10: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Transforming Technologies participates regularly in the EOS/ESD Symposium as well as being very active on the ESD Association standard development committees.

Location of the 2014 EOS/ESD Symposium

Westin La Paloma – Location of the 2014 EOS/ESD Symposium

 

We look forward to seeing you in Tucson!

 

New Product Announcement: WB5600 Series Anti-Allergy Wrist Strap Set

July 24, 2014

Transforming Technologies is proud to announce the addition of the WB5600 Series Anti-Allergy Wrist Strap Set to our line of ESD Products.

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The WB5600 Series anti-allergy wrist band set is the ideal grounding device for people with allergies to common metals. It features hypoallergenic silver-plated nylon thread for conductivity and the back plate has a plastic cover so that metal does not come in contact with skin. This maroon colored wrist band and coil cord set features a 360 degree conductive contact around the wrist, providing maximum skin contact while allowing the skin to breathe. 

The coil cord’s 2.5mm polyurethane coil insulation offers excellent coil memory. A classic snap comes in with 4mm snap and works in combination with most standard wristbands. A swivel type banana jack increases coil life and prevents cord tangles. Comes in 6’, 12’ or 20′ lengths.
WB5600 Plastic Back Plate
Anti static wrist strap sets are great personal grounding solutions and the WB5600 series meets or exceeds requirements of ANSI ESD-S20.20 and ESDA Standard 1.1-2006.

 For price and availability on the WB5600 Series Anti-Allergy Wrist Strap Set 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.
 

Our West Coast Warehouse is Open!

June 23, 2014

Our West Coast Warehouse is Open!

Transforming Technologies is proud to announce that we are now stocking our MT4500 Series Two Layer ESD Rubber on the west coast! This means reduced shipping costs, shorter transit times, and even BETTER service! You could save up to three days on transit time, and up to 65% on shipping cost!

For more information call 419-841-9552 or email info@transforming-technologies.com

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New Product Announcement: IN4000PE Flexible Neck Ionizing Nozzle

May 20, 2014

Transforming Technologies is proud to announce the addition of the IN4000PE Flexible Neck Ionizing Nozzle to our line of ESD Products.

Ptec™ Hands Free IonizationIN4000PE ionizing nozzle
The IN4000PE flexible nozzle neck frees the operator’s hands during assembly and manufacturing processes. A photoelectric eye controls both ionization and airflow, which reduces compressed air costs and extends the life  of the ionizer. The model IN4000PE ionizing air nozzle produces a 68KHz AC output of approximately 2200V and a continuous stream of balanced air ions.

Maintenance Savings
Ptec™ ionizers save time and money because they require no calibration. Emitter life is increased and maintenance frequency is reduced, due to
68KHz AC ion emission.
Ptec™ Ionization
The IN4000PE features the inherently stable output of all Ptec™ Ionizers and high frequency AC (68KHz) ion emis-sion. The flexible metal neck, with multiple nozzle options allows for easy operation and service of emitters. A photoelectric eye and .01 micron filter combine to deliver clean air at the correct pressure when needed.

For price and availability on the IN4000PE Flexible Neck Ionizing Nozzle 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: IN3425PE Hands Free AC Ionizing Nozzle with Photoelectric Eye

May 9, 2014

Transforming Technologies is proud to announce the addition of the IN3425PE Hands Free AC Ionizing Nozzle with Photoelectric Eye to our line of ESD Products.

The IN3425PE is a very stable, pin-point accurate ionizer with a photoelectric eye that controls power and air flow.

The IN3425PE is a very stable, pin-point accurate ionizer with a photoelectric eye that controls power and air flow.

The Model IN3425PE 68KHz AC ionizing air nozzle is a point-of-use solution for a wide range of static problems. A proximity sensing photoelectric eye controls the power and air flow for easy hands free ionization. The IN3425PE easily connects to a com-pressed air source and offers various output nozzles for specialized applications.

Using AC corona technology to make the air more conductive, Ptec™ ionizers pro-duce a balanced stream of positive and negative air ions that never need calibration. The main unit of the device is equipped with a small HV power unit so no external HV power unit or HV wiring is needed. The IN3425PE is light, small and free from EMI. It is equipped with an auto ion bal-ance and abnormal HV monitoring systems. These devices are used in many industries and manufacturing applications where static electricity is a problem.

Maintenance Savings
Ptec™ ionizers save time and money because they require no calibration. Emitter life is increased and maintenance fre-quency is reduced, due to 68KHz AC ion emission.

For price and availability on the IN3425PE Hands Free AC Ionizing Nozzle with Photoelectric Eye 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.
 

Generating Air Ionization With No Contaminating Particles

May 6, 2014

Abstract

High Technology manufacturing employs air ionizers to reduce the effects of static charge. In cleanrooms the dominant issue is contamination reduction by eliminating electrostatic attraction. Conventionally, air ionization is generated by corona from needle electrodes, but there are particles generated by this process and removing the debris collected on the needle electrodes represents a significant maintenance issue. In the past, particles generated by ionizers have been too small to affect the manufacturing process, but this is no longer true. The latest small structures on the wafer have reached the limit where these particles will harm the product. This paper discusses the mechanism for particle creation and presents a design which creates no particles. The maintenance issue has lead to the use of complex ionizers that employ a sheath of air to shield the corona electrodes from the air in the cleanroom and the associated airborne molecular contaminants (AMCs). The new technology which eliminates particle generation also eliminates the need to clean the ionizers and reduces or eliminates the amount of air required to operate the ionizer.

For the full text click here.

 

How to Install an ESD Workstation

April 21, 2014

How to install an ESD Workstation:mt4500b-mat-kit

  1. Lay the table mat flat on the workbench with the snaps toward the operator. (Tip: Mild heat (sun light) will remove creases caused by shipping.)
  2. Connect the common point ground cord to the table mat by snapping it to the left or right snap.CP2500
  3. Connect the coil cord to the common point ground cord by plugging the banana plug into one of the ground cord’s banana jacks.
  4. Snap the wrist band to the coil cord. (Tip: make sure that the operator wears the wrist band on bare skin and tightens the band so that no gap exists between the skin and the band.
  5. Lay the floor mat on the floor in front of the workbench with the snaps toward the bench.
  6. Connect the floor mat ground cord to one snap on the floor mat.WB4037
  7. Connect the common point ground cord and floor mat ground cord to ground. Use the green wire building ground point as specified in EOS/ESD Standard 6. Connection to this ground point is most easily accomplished by removing the center AC outlet plate cover screw, placing the screw through the eyelets from both ground cords, and replacing the screw. The wires can be moved to the left and right sides of the screw so that they do not obstruct the outlet.
  8. comfort-dome-esd-mat-ground-cordHeel Grounders: Open the velcro strap. Place foot back into shoe and slip rubber cup onto the heel of the shoe. Insert tab into shoe and trim excess tab material with scissors if necessary.  Close velcro strap. Repeat procedure for other shoe.

Newly installed workstations should be tested for continuity. A surface resistivity meter with a “resistance to ground” function can be used to test continuity from the ground point to all parts of the workstation.

 

New Product Announcement: Comfort Dome ESD Anti-Fatigue Mat

March 19, 2014

Transforming Technologies is proud to announce the addition of the Comfort Dome ESD Anti-Fatigue Mat to our line of ESD Products.

The Comfort Dome ESD Anti-fatigue matting is offers unmatched operator comfort.

The Comfort Dome ESD Anti-fatigue matting is offers unmatched operator comfort.

Transforming Technologies Comfort Dome ESD Anti-Fatigue is a 100% rubber molded mat that provides unparalleled comfort in areas where static control is a concern. Evenly spaced domes on the surface of the mat provides superior anti-fatigue relief and slip resistance. These mats are available in single work-area mats sized 2’x3′ and 3’x4′ or in 3’x4′ interlocking sections for long assembly lines.

The Comfort Dome ESD Anti-Fatigue Mat meets or exceeds requirements of ANSI ESD-S20.20 and the recommendations of ESD 4.1.

For price and availability on the Comfort Dome series mats 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: CC2695P Series Dual Wire Coil Cord with Parking Jack

February 3, 2014

Transforming Technologies is proud to announce the addition of the CC2695P Series Dual Wire Coil Cord with Parking Jack to our line of ESD Products.CC2695P Coil Cord with Parking Jack

The CC2695-P’s polyurethane coil insulation and strain relief molding offers excellent coil memory and endurance. The molded snap head provides a convenient parking jack for the cord with not in use. Two female snaps, a 3.5mm phono plug and 1 meg resister are standard. Dual blue and black 4 mm sockets help maintain a constant connection and dual wire wrist straps provide redundancy. When used with resistive loop (dual wire) monitors, the CC2695P wrist strap sets continuously verify resistance to ground. Available in 5′, 10′, and 20′ feet lengths.

For price and availability on the CC2695-P series coil cords 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.