Franklin Fueling Systems is pleased to announce the opening of a new INCON™ manufacturing facility at our Madison, Wisconsin USA Global headquarters. The INCON™ manufacturing division is responsible for assembling our Fuel Management systems.
This new facility at the Madison global headquarters has been purpose-built to provide an environmentally controlled area for the building of electronics. All precautions have been taken to minimize static electricity build-up in the manufacturing space, including the procurement of Electrostatic Dissipative lab coats for the manufacturing staff and climate control for the workshop.
This clean environment allows precise testing of all INCON™ brand electronics, to ensure that all products that leave the facility are of the highest possible standard. By bringing our INCON™ facility under the same roof as our other manufacturing operations, Franklin hopes to streamline the distribution network and make it that much easier for customers all over the world to receive their orders as soon as possible.
Why is a controlled environment so important when working with sensitive electronics?
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is the release of static electricity when two objects come into contact. This phenomenon is important in the technology world because the ESD sparks created when handling equipment can significantly damage sensitive electronic components within devices.
One ESD event should not disrupt equipment operation. However, repeated events will degrade internal components over time. A mere 100 volt electrostatic discharge can damage equipment to a point where it is immediately, or will eventually become, defective. This is a small number when we consider that the simple act of walking across a carpet can create 1,500 – 35,000 volts.
A human being can’t even detect an ESD spark until the charge is at least 3,000 volts. This means it’s possible that anyone could damage equipment just by handling it and not even know. One could even inflict latent damage, which wounds equipment but doesn’t disable the device. The defect may manifest itself at a later time, sometimes even months down the road, and paralyze the effectiveness of the electronic device.
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