LED Assembly and Loctite® 4090™ Hybrid Adhesive

Outdoor LED assemblies present unique challenges. From blistering summer heat to bone-chilling winter cold, LED lighting is expected to live up to its designation as a long-lasting light source no matter what Mother Nature dishes out. We depend on these light sources for safety and security, whether they be streetlamps lighting our roads at night…

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ALPHA® EF-8800HF Flux

Mr. Newton posited that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. This theory is very true when it comes to wave soldering processes. Michael Previti, writing for ALPHA®, states: “As reliability and component miniaturization concerns have resulted in the use of thicker PCBs in many processes, these boards     have created electronic assembly…

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Epoxy, Urethane, or Silicone: Which is Best?

When potting an electrical or electronic device, one of the most important considerations is which compound to use. Like considering toppings for a pizza, there are really no “wrong” options but there are options that are better suited for certain crowds. No compound is totally bad for a job; conversely, no compound is perfect either….

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All-Spec’s ESD-Safe Field Service Kit: Your Key to Servicing

Static sensitive work on the go requires a durable, reliable solution to reduce the potential for sparking and shorting. Although static damage can occur anywhere micro-electronic components are used, ESD sensitive devices are the most susceptible to damage during servicing. All-Spec’s ESD-safe field service kit provides effective static protection when you need to perform in-field…

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Being “PC” is Helping the LED Market See the Light

When one reads or hears the term “PC,” one probably visualizes images of negative comments or monikers that have long since lost favor in polite society. But in the LED world, “PC” stands for “polycarbonate” and while it has nothing to do with manners, it’s helping the LED market become a kinder place for consumers…

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Want to Increase Productivity and Worker Safety? Get Lean!

Brady Corporation has learned, over 100-plus years in business, a thing or two about what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to creating and maintaining a successful facility. Designing a successfully functioning facility that accommodates both smooth and succinct operation while ensuring worker comfort and safety looks easy on paper, but it becomes…

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Baffled by Adhesives? Meet the New, Do-It-All Sicomet from Henkel.

Take the guesswork out of adhesive selection with Henkel’s new general-purpose, easy-to-use, fast-curing cyanoacrylate adhesive that is perfect for most everyday jobs, from light construction to bonding metals, plastics, elastomers and combinations of these substrates. It features clear, ethyl-grade adhesives that provide excellent bond strengths on diverse surfaces to redefine versatility and boost overall production…

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