Procedures for Identification and Handling of Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs).
ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TOBYHANNA PA PACKAGING STORAGE AND CONTAINERIZATION CEN TER
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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.
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