Blog: 2018

Blog: 2018

‘How To’ Protect PCBs from Harsh and Challenging Environments

Posted on 20 December 2018 by Alistair Little FR DE
Tags: Resins, Potting Compound

How To Protect PCBs from Harsh and Challenging Environments

In this months blog, I thought I would continue with my theme of five ‘Top Tips’ for circuit designers and manufacturers who seek to ensure that the in-service reliability and longevity of their electronic assemblies and products are fully addressed.

1First, think very carefully about the sort of environment your PCB is likely to encounter. It is easy to ‘over-engineer’ a product in order that it will survive the very worst of conditions, but ‘worst conditions’…

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Potting and Encapsulation Resins: Cutting Though the Technical Jargon

Posted on 16 November 2018 by Electrolube FR DE
Tags: Resins, Potting Compound, How-To

Potting and Encapsulation Resins: Cutting Though the Technical Jargon

You only have to visit the Resin page on the Electrolube website to find out that resins come in many forms with a list of properties that would challenge even a chemist graduate!  Well, I do appreciate that most PCB manufacturers have little time to dwell on the subtleties – they just want a resin that will do the job. But with so many products on offer, how do you find time to wade through the jargon, make your choice and be confident that it will perform as expected?

Unquestionably,…

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How to Avoid Conformal Coatings Failures - As Told By Coatings Expert Phil Kinner

Posted on 01 October 2018 by Electrolube DE
Tags: Conformal Coatings, FAQ, Knowledge

How to Avoid Conformal Coatings Failures - As Told By Coatings Expert Phil Kinner

In this, the first of what I hope will become a useful series of ‘how to’ blogs on the selection and application of conformal coatings, I’m going to explore why conformal coatings sometimes fail in service; in particular, why they fail, and the steps that you can take to avoid failure in the first place.

Here at Electrolube, we produce some of the best – perhaps the best – electro-chemicals and circuit protection products on the market. But while we take great care in our…

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Conformal Coatings - Some of my top-trending queries (FAQ's)

Posted on 29 August 2018 by Phil Kinner
Tags: Conformal Coatings, FAQ, Knowledge Base

I have quite a few years experience and knowledge of the coatings business but of course, I’m still learning. Some queries tend to crop up more frequently than others and I’m happy to provide an insight into these. I’ve written the piece as a Q&A – just as if you had put the questions to me personally…….

So, I understand that historically the most widely used coatings are solvent-based. Can you explain the main benefits of solvent free conformal coatings?      

These…

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Case Study - Electrolube Resolves Lens Attachment Problems With LED Street Lighting

Posted on 27 July 2018 by Padmanabha Shaktivelu DE
Tags: LED Industry, Resins, Potting Compound, Case Study, UR5634

Lense Case Study

As the LED industry has grown exponentially over the past few years, it is fascinating to observe the varying designs and uses of LED units.  This growth has led to a requirement for units to perform in increasingly challenging environments. Ultimately, this results in increasing demand for a range of reliable products with which to protect and prolong the life of the luminaire.

As an example of the varying nature of the LED industry, Electrolube has produced case studies

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