NeoStat® VXI ESD Vinyl Interlocking Tiles
Superior interlocking ESD floor tiles which actually test as well as a permanent dissipative floor installation. NeoStat® VXI vinyl interlocking tiles are ideal for a quick installation and where there may be a requirement to relocate the floor at a later date.
VXI vinyl interlocking tiles are well specified for the primary grounding of personnel and equipment, controlling body voltages to less than 100V.
We supply two distinct types of interlocking tile. One has an overall thickness of 6mm comprising a 2mm thick homogeneous surface and a 4mm thick backing manufactured from a mix of carbon granules and recycled vinyl. An embedded double fibre glass grid gives the tile its strength. The other tile has an overall thickness of 10mm comprising a 2mm thick conductive surface and an 8mm thick conductive honeycomb backing which gives it its strength. We are happy to advise on which is likely to be the most appropriate tile to use in your situation.
Apart from producing low body voltage levels when used in conjunction with an approved foot grounding method, VXI vinyl interlocking tiles have some excellent properties and characteristics which make it suitable for use in the electronics industry:
- Excellent ESD performance compared to other interlocking tiles
- Simple to fit without adhesive
- Minimal floor preparation required
- Can be taken up and re-used
- Low maintenance costs
- Resistance to heavy point loads
Typical applications in the electronics industry include:
- R & D laboratories
- Storage areas
- Raised access areas
- Production and assembly areas
- Data centres
- Repair workshops
Where the existing floor condition permits, VXI vinyl interlocking tiles can be laid directly onto a grid of copper earthing strips with no requirement for adhesive. This can be carried out by the customer, although we would normally recommend installation by our own fitters.
Where the customer requests installation by SSE, an initial survey will be undertaken by SSE’s engineers to assess the site conditions and advise on any necessary preparatory work.
Finally, the floor is linked to an earth connection point which also serves as a floor test junction box.
Following a VXI floor installation carried out by SSE’s installers, a Technical Manager will visit site, thoroughly test the floor to check its dissipative performance and issue a Certificate of Conformance to confirm it complies with the requirements of BS EN 61340.