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As your one-stop, local source for electronic cable assemblies and wire harnesses, we do the specialized work that can’t be automated.

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  • Cable Assemblies

  • Wire Harness

  • Wire Leads

  • Hand Soldering

  • Box Builds

  • Overmolding

  • Laser Wire Stripping

  • Potting Services

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Lexington, Ohio  44904

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Potting Services

Electronic assemblies such as transformers, cable, circuity boards and other parts that will be exposed to harsh environments including:

  • temperature ranges or sharp changes

  • moisture

  • shocks or impacts

  • vibrations

  • loosing of wires or added components/terminations

  • corrosion or chemical damage from salt, acids, most solvents, and/or bases

 

are often potted or coated to provide additional protection, prevent short circuits or other device failures. In short, potting creates a more reliable, ruggedized piece. Potting is typically completed in one of two ways.

Potting

 

The assembly or part is put inside of a mold or pot. The liquid material that will insulate and protect the finished piece is poured in the mold where it hardens. Both the pot and the hardened compound become part of the final product. Potting provides a high level of protection but makes it difficult to repair or rework a piece.

Conformal Coating

 

These non-conductive coatings are used commonly for circuit board assemblies or similar items with surface mount technology. A coating that conforms to the shape of the item is applied to the piece instead of the piece being placed in a molded and completely encased. Conformal coating, since it is not a complete encasement of a part and is usually transparent, is easier inspect and repair and weighs less than traditional potting.

Potting and conformal coatings can be done with a range of materials including

  • silicon

  • polyurethane

  • acrylic

  • epoxy

  • parylene

 

The potting or coating material for any project should be selected based on the piece's application and requirements such as:

  • cure time

  • finished piece's environmental requirements for temperature, humidity, shock/vibrations

  • toughness and durability

  • needed dialectric properties

  • resistance to solvents

  • thinness of finished piece

Testing and quality control

All our products, including wire leads, are tested using the Cirris System to make sure the products function to the required level.  Learn more about our commitment to quality

Let us take care of your next potting or conformal coating job.

 

We have the capacity and versatility to handle your next potting or conformal project.  Contact us today.