Continuous monitors provide operators with instant feedback on the status and functionality of their wrist strap and/or workstation. They detect split-second failures when the wrist strap is still in the "intermittent" stage. This is prior to a permanent "open" which could result in damage to ESD sensitive components. Continuous monitors verify the ground integrity of both the operator and ESD workstation and eliminate the need for periodic testing (and record keeping). Single-wire monitoring
allows the use of any standard, single-wire wrist strap and coil cord
. The monitor / wrist strap system life-cycle costs are significantly lower than dual-wire systems. While they would not be suitable for the most critical applications, single-wire continuous monitors
are an economical way to monitor both the operator's wrist strap and workstation surface. Click here
for important information on single-wire continuous impedance monitoring.
The Vermason Dual Operator Workstation Continuous Monitor is a real time instrument that ensures that critical ESD control components in a sensitive area are effectively grounded. It independently monitors the operator and the surface. The instant an operators wrist strap or cord fails, the monitor will issue audible and visual alarms alerting the user of the problem. In the same manner, the unit also confirms that a path to ground of less than 10 megohms (1 x 107 ohms) exists from the ESD protective worksurface(s).
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