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3 Ways a Thermal Shock Chamber Improves our Service

Posted on 10 August 2015 by Emelia Beeson Comments
Tags: Conformal Coatings, Lab-Testing

Thermal Shock Chamber side view

I heard about a new investment in our laboratories; something ready to revolutionise and shock the industry, something that would improve our products - and something that I probably wouldn't understand without the help of some clever scientists.

Fortunately, there are ample of those at Electrolube, so I sat down with Carolyn Taylor, one of our Development Chemists, to learn about Electrolube's new Thermal Shock Chamber - what it does, how it helps, and how we're planning to change the industry with it.

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Thunderbirds Case Study: Rescuing the International Rescuers

Posted on 20 July 2015 by Daniel Callaghan Comments
Tags: Case Study

A classic Thunderbirds character puppet

FIVE... FOUR... THREE... TWO... ONE! Thunderbirds are GO!

I’m sure for many of you, this intro needs no further explaining; it was the opening sound track to possibly one of the best known and loved TV shows of, well, several generations. My dad watched it when it first came on television in the 60’s; I remember watching it as a child, and then my younger cousins watched it when I was a teenager.

You can imagine my interest then, when I found an old Electrolube newsletter in our archives featuring the Thunderbirds. As it turns out, Electrolube was pivotal in the production of the show!

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Design Engineering Solutions – Case Study 1

Posted on 01 July 2015 by Arthur Foxton DE Comments
Tags: Case Study

The Solutions People

You're probably thinking: 'What do a bunch of Chemists know about Design Engineering?' Well... generally not much – but not all of us are Chemists; I myself studied Mechanical Engineering.

At Electrolube, what we do know about are problems and we understand that problems rarely stem from a single issue or discipline. It’s why we've developed a whole range of different Chemical Solutions throughout the years, instead of just sticking to Contact Lubricants which is where we started in 1941. What's the point of solving an issue in only one area, if we can solve others that may appear in other areas?

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Productronica will be in Munich before we know it...

Posted on 17 June 2015 by Karen Harrison Comments

The Electrolube team at Productronica 2013

Sometimes, it can feel like groundhog day: the weeks, months, and even years, seem to fly by as quickly as a flash. Once again, the chatter in the Electrolube offices is all about Productronica Expo in November; our biggest event of the year. Yes, that's right; in November – It will be here before we know it!

Held in Germany at the Messe Munich venue, this show has always been an important calendar date for the Electrolube team. Being one of the largest, if not the largest, electronics and industrial manufacturing shows, it's a top launching bed for all of our new products. Attracting a global audience, it's the perfect venue for us to shout about our exciting new developments.

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SMTA Malaysia 2015 Rundown

Posted on 03 June 2015 by Bruce Ward Comments

View of Malaysia

Electrolube sponsored the latest SMTA conference in Penang this month; the full title was 'South East Asia Technical Conference on Electronics Assembly' but SMTA is much easier to say! Phil Kinner, our Global Coatings Business Director, also joined me in order to present his Technical Paper entitled: 'Taking the shock out of Thermal Shock'.

The Conference was held in Penang, an Island off the North Western Coast of Malaysia. You might think it's an odd place for an Electronics conference, but as a free trade zone, Penang is one of Asia's main production areas for Electronic components and assembly. The island is connected to the mainland by two large bridges, and immediately after crossing the bridge you arrive in Kulim, another industrial area boasting some major international companies.

Penang is not, however, the easiest place to reach from Europe. Phil and I started from two different airports (Heathrow and Manchester), and both had 20+ hour flights with two changes. We knew it would be worth the effort, though, with such a good conference and so many customer visits ahead.

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