EVEN MORE SAFETY
Foot protection from ELTEN: That means safety according to European standards–and protective equipment, the components of which cater precisely for the various potential hazards in the workplace. Naturally in accordance with the latest technology and certified according to protection classes 1, 2 and 3. However, good foot protection must fulfil further criteria.
At dawn, dusk, night or in bad weather conditions people in dark clothing are firstly recognized when they are only 30 meters away. The equipment with reflective materials offers additional protection and helps you to be seen under all weather and light conditions.
ESD DOES NOT EQUAL ESD
ESD shoes should be used if there is a necessity to conduct electrostatic charge away in a controlled manner through the shoes. ESD approved safety shoes and occupational shoes thus protect not only personnel, but also provide protection for components and assemblies at risk from electrostatic energy.
DIE FÜR ESD SCHUHWERK RELEVANTEN NORMEN SIND:
DIN EN IEC 61340-4-3 „Standard test methods for specific applications; footwear“.
The electric contact resistance of the shoes is the only value measured. To achieve this, the shoes are filled with metal balls before the measurement is carried out. This test procedure demands compliance with a maximum threshhold value of 100 MΩ (108 Ω). Before the shoes undergo testing, they are climatically preconditioned in conditions of max. 15% relative air humidity. This ensures that ELTEN ESD shoes provide high levels of protection against unwanted electrostatic phenomena even in harsh climatic conditions, especially those prevailing in the cold season.
DIN EN 61340-5-1 „Protection of electronic components against electrostatic phenomena“.
This standard makes basic requirements on the ESD control programme. Since the last revision of this standard in 2017, the maximum threshold value recommended when testing personnel grounding in the person/footwear system is 100 MΩ (108 Ω). In addition, all ELTEN ESD shoes comply with a stricter limit from the previous version of the standard of 35 MΩ.