SelecTech Inc., a manufacturer of innovative flooring products with long-term value and immediate benefits, recently completed installation of ESD flooring at UTC Aerospace’s Phoenix facility.
UTC Aerospace Systems is a supplier of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. The company designs, manufactures and services systems and components and provides integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. UTC Aerospace is also a major supplier to international space programs.
“When customers select our ESD flooring, it’s first and foremost to minimize the static electricity to lessen the chance of static discharges that could damage sensitive components or impact data stored on electronic devices. While this is an important factor for all our customers, the stakes are a little higher when you’re talking about a company that makes products for national defense and the space program,” says Thomas Ricciardelli, president of SelecTech Inc. “Fortunately, our ESD flooring scores higher on walking voltage tests than practically any other brand.”
Like the name implies, the walking voltage test measures the amount of static electricity generated by somebody walking. A reading of 100 or less is considered acceptable. SelecTech ESD flooring typically scores under 10.
“The ESD component was a large part of why UTC Aerospace went with SelecTech, but we had some other issues like moisture on the concrete slab where the floor was going and unique moving equipment that put stress on the floor,” says Ricciardelli. “We resolved all those issues and have provided UTC a floor that not only minimizes the impact of static electricity, but is ergonomically more comfortable and will be easy to maintain in years to come.”
The total installation will provide more than 100,000 square feet of SelecTech’s StaticStop flooring.
All SelecTech’s ESD flooring products employ a breakthrough interlocking technology that dramatically reduces installation times, completely bypassing the need for adhesives and floor prep to install or replace flooring. Because machinery does not have to be completely moved or removed for installation, downtime for businesses can be minimized or even eliminated altogether.
In addition to being made largely from recycled materials, SelecTech’s products are 100 percent recyclable. These materials create a static-controlled environment that’s perfect for industries that significantly utilize electronics and sensitive data like electronics manufacturing, communications, aerospace, biotech, healthcare industries and other high-tech industries.