Electronics & Lighting
Electronics are not always visible to us but do their job reliably in countless products which can be found everywhere in our daily life. Some products are used in wet, dusty or other harsh conditions or are just sensitive in their general functionality like e.g. medical products.
Electronics in medical devices are subject to extreme requirements in regard to quality and reliability. Failures are not acceptable at all. In order to ensure a reliable functionality of such electronic products, the electronic components need to be protected from external influences by encapsulation.
Casting or potting is the preferred method to encapsulate electrical components like wound spools, sensors, connectors, PCBs, LEDs and many more. Casting resins like silicones, polyurethanes or epoxies are precisely metered into a component to fill the complete housing or applied onto the surface. The cured material protect the electronic components from moisture, dust, or even dirt and shocks.
Depending on the formulation, casting material are even used to improve the electrical properties like e.g. conductivity or heat dissipation. Quality and process reliability are key-aspects for any encapsulation process. The material need to be metered in the right quantity, in the right position and in time – with repeatable accuracy.
Ever increasing demands for higher productivity and quality ask for reliable processing equipment and quality control.
Kirkco offers a broad range of products to process liquid multi-component materials for casting and encapsulation applications taking the manufacturing environment and local requirements into account.
Perfect casting is dependent upon precision dispensing in combination with vacuum technology particularly when components have narrow gaps, tight bores or angular structures. Kirkco offers vacuum chambers in different sizes and versions with manual control or as an integral handling system. When integrated with one of our custom meter, mix, and dispense systems, you will find a marked improvement in the quality of your encapsulated electronic components.
Starting from simple manual applications to complete solutions with fully automated robot cells with integrated process control – plus service and parts availability Kirkco is a partner to many major material manufacturers helping to optimize processes and find new solutions for the market – for the benefit of our customers.
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