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Peters’ ELPEGUARD Gel Receives UL ApprovalMay 3, 2021 | Peters
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The Peters ELPEGUARD gel EH 13.401 FLZ-UV-HT has received Underwriters Laboratories (UL) approval. This means that the Peters gel for dam-and-fill applications has undergone and passed the flammability test in horizontal burning.
Defining parameters for the flammability of plastics for parts in equipment and applications in the presence of an open flame using a Bunsen burner, the UL94 standard certifies that the Peters ink system meets the requested fire protection classification.
"These are the strict eyes of the globally recognised and independent U.S. organisation that examines products, components and systems with regard to their safety and certifies them with a Yellow Card if they pass the test," reports Stefan Schröder, product manager for conformal coatings at Peters.
"Dam-and-fill" applications help protect highly complex areas within an assembly, achieved through the application of a barrier which is then sealed by a flowable material. Dam structures can be applied, for example, around connector strips, components and contact surfaces to prevent penetration or spreading of the subsequently applied conformal coating. Due to the smooth flow after application, components "legs" are completely enclosed.
The conformal coating ELPEGUARD SL 1307 FLZ-T gels of the EH 13.401 FLZ-UV series are available in practical cartridge filling or fillable for dispersing systems. These gels, which are available both in colourless-transparent and fluorescent versions, are thixotropic, solvent-free and purely UV-curing ink systems based on acrylate resins that can be applied with pinpoint accuracy. Perfect conformal coating for most difficult applications.
"Thixotropic means that the longer you stir the liquid, the thinner it becomes," explains Schröder. In the case of Peters inks this means that the thixotropic adjustment does not run—e.g., on a printed circuit board—and can therefore be used on critical plug connections and components with high capillary action, too.
The coating also provides reliable protection against contact, especially on solder pins. The highly elastic dam minimises the risk of cracks during temperature changes. UV curing takes place at approx. 4000 mJ/cm², which means that curing is complete, uniform and efficient, resulting in a brilliant and scratch-resistant surface. Visit www.peters.de
AIM Solder, a leading global manufacturer of solder assembly materials for the electronics industry, is pleased to announce its new NC259FPA Ultrafine No Clean Solder Paste, which it revealed recently during the Productronica Germany trade show.
Real Time with... productronica 2023: Koh Young Discusses Semiconductor and Advanced Packaging Inspection11/27/2023 | Real Time with...productronica
Koh Young’s Harald Eppinger talks about the company’s technology for the semiconductor and advanced packaging market and how they address the challenges introduced by reflective components and micro solder deposits.
HyRel Technologies Attains ITAR Registration, Reinforcing Leadership in Robotic Solder Component Tinning11/27/2023 | HyRel
HyRel Technologies, a global provider of quick turn semiconductor modification solutions, announces the achievement of International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) registration.
Mek (Marantz Electronics), a leader in Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) solutions, used last weeks’ Productronica show in Munich to proudly introduce the SpectorBOX X series, a modular full 3D AOI system for THT solder joints and THT components.
Productronica 2023 played host to the IPC World Hand Soldering Competition, bringing talented regional solder champions from all over the globe to compete for the title of World Champion. Each competitor was given sixty minutes to assemble a complex printed circuit board with their performance judged in accordance with IPC-A-610 Class 3 criteria. Each competitor’s efforts were rated on the merits of the results achieved, scored on the quality of the assembly process, the electrical functionality of the assembly and the speed at which the assembly was produced.