Jewel Workstation Datasheet by Desco

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Jewel® Workstation Continuous Mini Monitor
Operation, Installation and Maintenance
Description
The Jewel® Workstation Continuous Mini Monitor
independently monitors the operator and the
worksurface. The instant an operator’s 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 500 megohms exists from the ESD
worksurface.
The Jewel® Workstation Continuous Monitor is a Single
Conductor Impedance Sensing Continuous Monitor
which per ESD Handbook TR20.20 section 5.3.9.2.1 “a
small AC voltage is used in a detection circuit designed
to eliminate false alarms and adjustment. They use the
phase difference between current and voltage to detect
changes in impedance of the grounding cord, wristband
and person. No adjustments are required.”
Per ESD Handbook ESD TR20.20 section 5.3.2.4.4,
“Typical test programs recommend that wrist straps that
are used daily should be tested daily. However, if the
products that are being produced are of such value that
knowledge of a continuous, reliable ground is needed,
and then continuous monioring should be considered or
even required.”
Advantages Of Continuous Monitoring
Over Periodic Testing
“When considering constant [or continuous] monitors,
the equipment cost including the wrist strap,
maintenance and training cost, labor time for performing
wrist strap tests, and the potential failures due to non-
functional wrist straps should be considered.
TECHNICAL BULLETIN TB-3050
October 2014
Figure 1. Desco 19218 Jewel® Workstation Continuous
Mini Monitor
A broken wrist strap may expose products to ESD
over an entire shift if it is checked only at shift change
with wrist strap checker.” (ESD TR 12-01 Section 4.2
Selection Considerations)
The Jewel® Workstation Continuous Monitor eliminates
the need for periodic wrist strap tests and logging.
Continuous monitoring is superior to periodic or
pulsed testing, and can save a significant amount of
money in testing costs and rejected product. Periodic
testing detects failures after ESD susceptible products
have been manufactured. The costs of dealing with
the resulting catastrophic or latent defects can be
considerable. Jewel® Workstation Continuous Mini
Monitors eliminate the need for operaters to test wrist
straps and log the results; by their function, these
monitors satisfy the ISO 9000 and ANSI/ESD S20.20
test logging. ANSI/ESD S20.20 Section 6.2.2.2
Personnel Grounding Guidance states “A log should be
maintained which verifies that personnel have tested
their personal grounding devices.” Per ANSI/ESD-S1.1
Annex A Section 6.1.3 “Daily (wrist strap system) testing
may be omitted if constant monitoring is used.” Per
ANSI/ESD-S1.1 Annex A Frequency of Functional
Testing, “The wrist strap system should be tested daily
to ensure proper electrical value. Daily testing may be
omitted if constant monitoring is used.”
Park Snap
All Desco single-wire monitors with wave distortion
technology include the Park Snap feature. Use the
Park Snap to store the operator’s wrist cord and enable
standby mode while the operator is away from the
workstation. Before disconnecting the coil cord from the
wristband, the operator touches the Park Snap to disable
the audio alarm for 6 seconds. Within the 6 second
period, the operator can disconnect their wrist cord from
their wristband and attach it to the Park Snap before the
audible alarm sounds.
Wave Distortion Detection Technology
Provides True 100% Continuous Monitoring
Wave distortion impedance circuitry monitors current /
voltage phase shifts and provides true 100% continuous
monitoring. Electrical current will lead voltage at various
points due to the combinations of resistance and
capacitive reactance. By monitoring these “distortions”
or phase shifts, the Jewel® Workstation Continuous Mini
Monitor will reliably determine if the circuit is complete.
Made in the
United States of America
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Wave distortion technology can be referred to as “vector
impedance monitoring”. This description is valid as the
wave distortion technology measures the impedance
at the monitored banana jack and looks for changes in
either the capacitance or resistance of the circuit which
includes the wrist strap and its wearer. It uses filtering
and time domain sampling to filter out false signals
caused by voltage offsets, 60 Hz fields and other electro-
magnetic and electrostatic interference.
In normal factory environments, and with persons whose
capacitance with respect to ground is within design limits
(5 feet tall 90 pound person to 6 foot 5 inch 250 pound
person), the Jewel® Workstation Continuous Mini Monitor
cannot be “fooled”. It will provide a reliable alarm only
when the wrist strap or work surface becomes
dysfunctional or unsafe according to accepted industry
standards. The Jewel® Workstation Continuous Mini
Monitor is drift-free and designed to be insensitive to the
effects of squeezing or stretching the coil cord.
Advantages Of Wave Distortion And Single-
Wire Technology
The Jewel® Workstation Continuous Mini Monitor
allows the use of any standard, single-wire wrist strap
and coil cord. The monitor / wrist strap / cord system
life-cycle costs are by far lower than alternative systems
which require expensive and less durable dual-wire
cords and special wrist straps. The Jewel® Workstation
Continuous Mini Monitor is an economical way to
monitor both the operator’s wrist strap and workstation
surface. See “Maintenance and Calibration” (page 4) to
minimize life-cycle costs.
The dictionary defines constant as uniform and
unchanging, and continuous as uninterrupted.
Nonetheless, some dual-wire resistance monitors utilize
a pulsed test current and do not provide continuous
monitoring. For example, during each 2.2 second pulse
cycle of a leading “constant” resistive monitor, electrical
current is pulsed for only 0.2 seconds followed by an
unmonitored interval of 2 seconds. This leaves the user
/ wrist strap unmonitored for over 90% of each cycle.
Damaging static charges can easily occur in the portion
of the time in between the pulses. The off period of 2
seconds equals 2 billion nanoseconds, and “it takes
only about 25 volts applied for 100 nanoseconds to blow
most memories or microprocessors”.*
By using the reliable wave distortion impedance
technology to determine if the circuit is complete, there
are no false alarms. There is no need to adjust or
tune the monitor to a specific user or installation. The
miniscule amount of electrical current (less than 1 volt
coil cord signal) required to generate the waveform has
never caused reported skin irritation and is extremely
safe for use in voltage sensitive applications such as
disk drive manufacturing.
Worksurface Channel
The Jewel® Workstation Continuous Mini Monitor
monitoring circuitry is sufficiently sensitive to detect
extremely low current, allowing it to be used with mats
having a resistance of up to 5 x 108 ohms RTG. When
the Monitor is connected to an ESD Mat worksurface,
the amount of current that flows is a function of the
total resistance between the monitor and through the
worksurface to ground. When the resistance of the
worksurface is below a pre-set threshold, the monitor
will indicate good. Conversely, if the resistance level is
high when compared to the monitor’s reference, the unit
will alarm. This is an integrating resistance measuring
circuit, therefore it is relatively insensitive to externally
induced electromagnetic fields. The resistance threshold
is factory set to 500 megohms. (It can be special
ordered to other limits. Limits can be varied and set to 1
gigohm maximum.)
Packaging
1 Jewel® Workstation Continuous Mini Monitor
2 Push and Clinch Snaps
1 Power Adapter, 24VAC, N. America
1 Certificate of Calibration
Installation
Confirm that the surface resistance (RTG) of the mat is
5 x 108 ohms or less and has a conductive layer. We
recommend the Desco 19787 or 19784 Meter. Remove
the monitor from its packaging and inspect for any
shipping damage.
The Continuous Mini Monitor is normally installed toward
the front edge of a workstation where the LEDs are
easily visible. The unit is designed to be snapped on the
worksurface using the 10mm snap studs mounted at the
bottom of the monitor (see Figure 2).
ESD MAT
Push and Clinch Snaps
1-5/16"
Figure 2. Installation of push and clinch snaps to
worksurface
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NOTE: Install the monitor to the worksurface by aligning
one snap at a time and applying a downward force
directly above that snap.
3. Plug the AC Adapter into the outlet and connect the
mini plug into the back side of the Monitor. The green
Worksurface LED should be lit. The Monitor is now
ready for use. If the red Worksurface LED is flashing,
check the snap fasteners for proper connection.
Installation on Micastat® Laminate
Materials Needed:
2 14244 Flush Mount Laminate Ground Inserts
1 14242 Installation Tool for Flush Mount Insert
1 09857 10mm Socket and Rivet (100 per pack)
2 8-32 button cap screws
1. Install the 14244 Flush Mount Inserts in the snap
pattern for the monitor.
2. Once installed, remove the 8-32 screw supplied.
3. Place a 10mm snap socket on top of the installed
14244 brass insert.
4. Screw the 10mm snap socket into place on the insert
using an 8-32 button cap screw.
5. Do this for both inserts and snap attach the mini
monitor into place; it is now grounded to and
monitoring the Micastat®.
Operation
When the Jewel® Workstation Continuous Mini Monitor
is installed and is connected to an ESD protective work
surface, and it is grounded via an AC adapter cord, the
monitor’s green Worksurface LED and its red Operator
LEDs should be on. The monitor takes 6 seconds to
activate its alarm circuitry when it is first plugged in.
The custom AC adapter connects the ground outlet to
the barrel on the output plug.
The AC adapter therefore supplies the Monitor with
ground.
The mat resistance is measured between the two
snaps on the bottom of the unit.
This monitor simplifies the workstation, eliminating the
need for a separate mat ground cord.
TO USE THE MONITOR
1. Plug a wrist strap cord banana plug into the monitored
banana jack on the front of the unit. This
automatically activates the selected operator channel.
The red operator LED should turn on.
2. Remove the charges from your body by making
contact with a properly grounded ESD worksurface.
Snap the cord to the wristband, and fit it snugly onto
the wrist. This should silence the audio and cause the
LEDs to switch from red to green. If this does not
happen, check the coil cord for continuity or damage.
Examine the wrist and secure that it has a secure fit.
If you have dry skin, apply an approved dissipative
hand lotion such as Menda 35666 Reztore™ ESD
FRONT VIEW OF MONITOR
Worksurface
Monitors
worksurface
connection
Figure 3. Installation of the monitor to the worksurface
one snap at a time
The following procedure will outline how to correctly wire
the Jewel® Workstation Continuous Mini Monitor so as to
properly monitor an ESD protected workstation.
1. Confirm that the worksurface surface resistance is 5 x
108 Ohms or less and has a conductive layer.
2. A convenient 120 VAC outlet should be located and
tested for proper wiring and grounding. We
recommend the Desco 98130 AC Outlet Analyzer to
verify proper wiring and ground.
AC AdapterESD MAT
Park Snap
Figure 4. Operating the Jewel® Workstation Continuous
Mini Monitor
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Hand Lotion. Use the Park Snap to store the
operator’s wrist cord and enable standby mode while
the operator is away from the workstation. Before
disconnecting the coil cord from the wristband, the
operator touches the Park Snap to disable the audio
alarm for 6 seconds. Within the 6 second period,
the operator can disconnect their wrist cord from
their wristband and attach it to the Park Snap before
the audible alarm sounds.
NOTE: Removing the banana plug from the monitor’s
operator jack will disable the audio alarm.
It is recommended that you use the Park Snap rather
than continuously removing the Banana Plug from its
jack. Doing so will increase the life span of the operator
jack. If your process requires the constant insertion and
removal of the banana plug, please contact your Desco
Representative for alternate solutions.
Specifications:
Test range of monitored circuit:
500K - 10M ohms†
Worksurface Limit*:
Set to 500 Megohms ± 20%
Operating Voltage:
24VAC, 50-60 Hz
Wrist strap open circuit voltage:
1.2 Volts peak to peak @ 1-2 MicroAmps
Mat test open circuit voltage:
5 - 7.5 Volts
Response time to alarm:
<50 mS
Operating Temperature:
32ºF - 100ºF
Humidity Range:
0-95% RH, non- condensing
Dimensions:
2.77" L x 2.07" W x .71" H
† This cannot be verified with standard DC test
equipment. The continuous monitor is an impedance
sensing device and the limits are determined by the
magnitude and angle of the impedance.
*Contact factory for special limits.
NOTE: Worksurface must have a conductive layer
such as Dual Layer Rubber or Dissipative 3-Layer
Vinyl or Micastat® Dissipative Laminate with conductive
buried layers. Desco continuous monitors are not
recommended for use with homogeneous matting.
Maintenance and Calibration
The Jewel® Workstation Continuous Mini Monitor is
solid state and designed to be maintenance free. It is
calibrated to NIST traceable standards. There are no
user adjustments necessary. Because of the wave
distortion impedance sensing nature of the test circuit,
special equipment is required for calibration. We
recommend that calibration be performed annually using
the Desco 98220 Continuous Monitor Calibration Unit.
The Calibration Unit is a most important product which
allows the customer to perform NIST traceable
calibration on continuous monitors. The 98220 is
designed to be used on the shop floor at the workstation,
virtually eliminating downtime, verifying that the
continuous monitor is operating within tolerances. The
98220 provides a simple and quick means to assure
compliance verificaton Per ANSI/ESD S20.20 Table 3
per ESD TR53.
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Liability and RMA Request Instructions
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