High Speed Automated Dispensing for Epoxy

High Speed Automated Dispensing for Epoxy

By: Eric Sari

The Automated Dispensing Process

Robotics for automated fluid dispensing have the ability to apply a variety of materials including epoxy, silicone, and acrylic coatings. These materials are extensively used in today’s high-speed fluid dispensers for the electronics industry.

Whether a dispenser is applying epoxy or another material, the central concept for applying any form of material remains the same. Specific points of an item being dispensed onto are programmed into the dispensing system. The automated fluid dispensers software interprets the programmed information and keeps the travel path in memory. A robotic arm moves fluid dispensing nozzles along this travel path and applies epoxy onto the surface of the item with precise accuracy. Machine speed can be adjusted to emit varying amounts of epoxy. The overall application process is auto-regulating and will not be disrupted.

Why is Selective Conformal Coating Important?

Why is Selective Conformal Coating Important?

By: Brian Stumm & Wes Noble

Why is Selective Conformal Coating important?

Conformal coatings protect electronics from contaminants (e.g. moisture, solvents, oxidation, dendrite growth, tin whiskers, dust, etc.) that could potentially cause them to malfunction or cease to work. The need to protect electronics using conformal coatings is continually increasing. Why is selective conformal coating important? Electronics in general continue to become more complex and expensive, thus raising the need to protect electronics ensuring both proper operation and longevity.