As many are aware, the threshold for failure on a disk drive is now under 1 Volt. Therefore, any type of material or packaging that comes into direct contact can damage or destroy a disk.
Due to the increasing use of offshore glove suppliers, the need for periodic verification and Certificate of Conformance on a per run basis is advice well taken by many in the disk, aerospace & Defense, Medical Device and semiconductor industries. Because of the alarming rise in Suspect Counterfeit and Supplier Non-Compliant consummables for the protection of ESD products, the need for due diligence on behalf of the Quality Manufacturing Team to reduce product failures continues to be a major issue in the manufacturing environment.
May the buyer beware when purchasing out of catalogs or on the internet without current test data to confirm ANSI/ESD Testing by a qualified in house or 3rd party laboratory. Tech Data Sheets can no longer be relied upon for compliance and product reliability.
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