Superior adhesive performance discovered in plasma surface treatment
In recent work conducted by engineers at Intertronics’ partners Relyon Plasma, it has been demonstrated that the substantial increases in bond strength achievable with the use of plasma surface treatment, can improve adhesion on many substrates, including those which are seen as difficult to bond. Plasma surface treatment can enable otherwise impractical bonds and improve assembly performance, while saving time and money in the concept...
The answer to upcoming aerosol restrictions
Have no fear the Techspray Vortex 360° is here, which is the answer for companies facing the restriction on technical aerosols using HFCs with a Global Warming Potential (GWP) greater than 15, which comes into effect on 1st January 2018. The EU F-Gas Regulation (517/2014) controls the use and emissions of fluorinated greenhouse gases, and will prevent many of the currently used aerosol dusters from being put on the market after that date...
Precision epoxy dispensing boosts quality and yield at harness maker
Parkinson Harness Technology makes bespoke electrical products for industries such as construction, agriculture, rail and defence. The company produces a variety of products including wiring harnesses, control panels, battery/power leads, PCBs and control systems mainly for use in specialist vehicle manufacture. Parkinson Harness Technology also offers engineering support services across various stages of vehicle production design and testing.
Low viscosity conformal coating cures with light
Dymax 9452-FC from Intertronics is an electronics conformal coating formulated with a new technology as an alternative to thin, solvent-based conformal coatings. Whilst it has a very low viscosity – 20 cP – it still provides good electrical insulation and protection against humidity, plus what the company describes as very good thermal shock and corrosion resistance.
Low viscosity conformal coating cures with light
An advanced electronics conformal coating formulated with a revolutionary new technology as an alternative to thin, solvent-based conformal coatings, the Dymax 9452-FC has been introduced from Intertronics. Whilst it has a very low viscosity – 20cP – it still provides good electrical insulation and protection against humidity, plus very good thermal shock and corrosion resistance.
UV/Visible light cure maskant introduced for electronics
Intertronics have introduced the new DYMAX Speedmask 9-7001, which offers significant time saving in assembly of electronics connectors and other board level components to PCBs. Once cured in seconds with UV/visible light, the (pink) maskant enables easy visual checks, while its low shrinkage rate ensures accurate reliable coverage.
Automation-ready new ‘i’ version of plasma surface treatment
The automation-ready ‘i’ version of the Relyon Piezobrush plasma treatment unit, is the latest release from Intertronics, and is designated the PZ2-i. Enhanced for use with automated production equipment, the PZ2-i is ready to be mounted on a robot or machine for semi-automated or automated applications.
Mixing and sub-micron degassing for larger production
Intertronics’ Thinky ARV-10K Twin planetary mixer from offers the mixing and degassing capabilities of the Thinky technology in a size suitable for larger production. The planetary action on the twin 10 litre containers results in repeatable and fully homogenous mixing, combined with simultaneous deaeration and degassing down to sub-micron levels.
Mixing and sub-micron degassing in 20l quantities
Offering the mixing and degassing capabilities of the Thinky technology, the new Thinky ARV-10K Twin planetary mixer from Intertronics now comes in a size suitable for larger production. The planetary action of the twin 10l containers, result in repeatable and fully homogenous mixing, combined with simultaneous deaeration and degassing down to sub-micron levels.
Surface activation Intertronics style
A new development, the Relyon Plasma Piezobrush PZ2 from Intertronics, has nozzle attachment options for surface activation across a wide range of applications for better adhesion on surfaces that can be difficult to bond, print on, coat or laminate. Treatment of metals and smaller and more precise applications are now possible by choice of a suitable nozzle, while the use of a variety of special gases also enhance the possibilities of PDD (Piezo...
Meeting challenges of surface activation with new plasma treatment
Intertronics has developed the Relyon Plasma Piezobrush PZ2 with nozzle attachment options for surface activation across a wide range of applications for the improved adhesion on surfaces that are otherwise difficult to bond, print on, coat or laminate. Treatment of metals and smaller and more precise applications are now possible by choice of a suitable nozzle, while the use of a variety of special gases also enhance the possibilities of PD...
Industrial epoxy adhesives available next day
Versatile and simple to use IRS 2111 All-Purpose Epoxy Adhesive and 2112 Fast Curing General Purpose Epoxy Adhesives, use two part epoxies which can be used for bonding, sealing and structural support applications. They are supplied in convenient side by side syringe cartridges for efficient mixing and application, and are supported by Intertronics’ technical back-up.
Automated plasma surface treatment package on show
If you are visiting the Intertronics Technology Centre in Kidlington near Oxford, you may have noticed the enclosure containing a robot-mounted Relyon PB3 Plasmabrush plasma surface treatment system. An integrated plasma surface treatment package has been created by Intertronics which is being used for customer demonstrations and evaluations, and is also available for purchase as a turnkey automated workstation.
Radiometer aids process control in broad spectrum
An essential tool for users of UV curing processes, the DYMAX ACCU-CAL 160 Radiometer from Intertronics, is especially useful where both validating and subsequent monitoring of the lamp output is vital to consistent production quality. It is designed to be used with both benchtop flood curing lamps and conveyorised systems, and comes in two versions for either broad spectrum or LED-based UV curing lamps.
Temporary mask for PCBs
The DYMAX Speedmask 9-20479-B-Rev-A UV/light cure temporary masking agent from Intertronics is said to improve productivity in printed circuit board assembly because of its fast cure and simple removal. It is formulated for the protection of pcb connectors and other components, either during the soldering process, or during conformal coating.
Easy removal temporary PCB mask aids productivity
Specifically designed to meet the needs of the electronics industry, Intertronics has launched the DYMAX Speedmask 9-20479-B-Rev-A UV/light cure temporary masking agent, where its fast cure and simple removal will improve productivity in printed circuit board assembly.
Precision facilitates miniaturisation
The preeflow eco-DUO330 from Intertronics helps to meet the need for smaller, more precise and ever more repeatable metering, mixing and dispensing units for two-part materials. It also helps to improve micro-dosing for two component systems and can provide dosages as small as 0.2 to 32ml/min with complete repeatability. This is expected to be of value in the fields of medical device manufacturing, optics, photonics, electronics assembly, biochem...
Achieving the benefits of LED UV curing
Ensuring Success When Switching from Conventional Lamp to LED Light Curing Sources is a white paper available from Intertronics. It is authored by their sales Partner Dymax. Explains Intertronics M.D. Peter Swanson: “Because of the differences in the technology, making the switch in UV curing equipment from broad spectrum lamps to LED curing sources is seldom a matter of simply replacing the conventional lamp with an LED-based unit.”
Replacing your head, shoulders, knees and toes
Manufacturing medical prosthetic devices for a patient’s face or another part of their body is a skilled job, as everyone is different and needs to be handled with sensitivity, seeing as both functional and cosmetic considerations are involved.
Adhesive dispensing helps ensure integrity of medical device
Intertronics’ customer BPR Medical, based in Mansfield, Nottingham, is a perfect example of a small British company which combines expertise, creativity and entrepreneurialism to design, develop and manufacture world-beating products for export worldwide and use in the United Kingdom, for which it was rewarded in 2012 with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation. As with any manufacturing company, the success of its products depend...