Accession Number : ADA191177

Title :   Procedures for Identification and Handling of Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs).

Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TOBYHANNA PA PACKAGING STORAGE AND CONTAINERIZATION CEN TER

PDF Url : ADA191177

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Presently, the Army is faced with two major problems concerning handling and identifying printed circuit boards (PCBs): 1. Many PCBs are damaged within the repair and supply cycle from electrostatic discharge (ESD) or electromagnetic induction (EMI). 2. PCBs are lost because supply personnel are unable to identify them, this damage or loss costs us, the taxpayer, a lot of money. It is estimated that the average cost of a PCB is in the neighborhood of $1,000. Normally, it is the responsibility of supply personnel to package repairable return items to protect them throughout the supply cycle. Some items, however, must have some protective packaging applied before they can be routed to the supply unit. All items which are sensitive to ESD must not only be protected from normal handling environs such as climatic, shipping, and storage; they must also be protected from ESD.

Descriptors :   *ELECTRIC DISCHARGES, *ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION, *HANDLING, *PACKAGING, *PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS, COSTS, LOSSES, REPAIR, STORAGE

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Electricity and Magnetism
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE