PAJ GROUP - Advanced Mechatronics

ElectroStatic Discharge


IEC 61340-5-1


ESD can cause unseen damage to electronic components during manufacture of electronic assemblies and equipment. If the damaged component fails immediately, the result can be a board that fail tests and requires rework. This represents lost production and additional manufacturing costs.

Worse than this, a component may be partially damaged and weakened. It may suffer a change or drift in characteristics. It may remain within specification, but fail later when in use by a customer. It has been estimated that 90% of damaged devices may be discovered in this way. This is the most expensive type of failure, as it represents:

  • Customer dissatisfaction, and the possibility of loss of product reputation and future sales
  • Customer service personnel and facility cost
  • Engineering time, possibly for on-site repair with travel, and parts replacement


PAJ's production is safe from ESD and we follow the IEC 61340-5-1 standard to ensure no ESD problems.


IEC 61340-5-1 consists of:


  • ESD control program
  • ESD education and training
  • Demands for ESD safe facilities


The advantages of IEC 61340-5-1 are:


  • Higher quality and lower costs
  • No ESD problems


ISO9001 - ISO14001 - ISO13485 - IRIS - IEC61340-5-1 - IPC A-610 CLASS 3


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