Electrostatic Discharge is an important problem when working with electronic components just like PCB. Manipulating those devices can be a challenge when we look at automation since there is a lot of electronic components around.Manipulating PCB with our grippersOur grippers are grounded through the robot ground and the fingertips are isolated from the rest of the gripper. So if your workstation, boards and robot (which it is initially) is uncharged, there shouldn't be any problem for manipulating PCB.ESD Control StandardsHowever, it is possible for you to respect the ESD control standards by modifying or manufacturing the fingertips. We have the CAD models and measurements to be able to design your own fingertip s. According to the standard, you would simply need to ground the fingertip through the specified resistance (typically 1 megaOhm) using an external cable. From the EOS/ESD Association website, you can find more info on how to avoid any risk related to ESD.Here are the six basic principles of static control:Design in protectionDefine the level of control needed in your environmentIdentify and define the electrostatic protected areas (EPA)Reduce electrostatic charge generationDissipate and neutralizeProtect productsAnyone using our gripper to manipulate PCB?Feel free to share your experiences.