The Intertronics Blog

Who was Archytas, and what does he have to do with adhesive automation?

We recently launched our archytas series of robot integrations, which are robotic dispensing, UV curing and/or surface preparation systems custom-built to meet your application requirements. Understanding the idea behind the systems is simple enough, but what’s the idea behind the name? Archytas (ARK-it-ahs) was an Ancient Greek philosopher, mathematician, astronomer, statesman, and strategist. He is […]

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Powerful, compact LED UV spot curing system enables up to four concurrent spot cures with ease and flexibility

LED UV light curing systems have gained popularity in recent years, and are becoming the technology of choice and more cost-attractive. The BlueWave QX4 LED UV Spot Curing Lamp offers all the benefits of LED UV over traditional broad-spectrum technology including instant on/off with no warm-up, low operating temperature, decreased energy consumption and up to 20,000 hour […]

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Case study: developing electronic textiles with UV curing

Recent advances in semiconductor and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) have reduced both their size and cost. The Advanced Textiles Research Group at Nottingham Trent University is incorporating these components into the yarn-making stage to broaden the possibilities for electronic textiles into areas like temperature sensing, medical monitoring, motion sensing, energy harvesting and illumination. By incorporating the […]

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THINKY mixers prove successful in battery slurry formulation

We have recently had excellent feedback from several of our customers on the success of THINKY mixers for their research and development and small-scale production of battery slurries. The growing demand for lithium-ion batteries has inspired businesses to develop electrode slurry materials, including optimisation of formulations. The slurry consists of electrode particles, small carbon particles to help conduction and […]

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Temporary masking for surface treatment in aerospace

Many harsh surface treatment processes are used during the manufacture of aerospace and other high technology components. During many of these processes, some areas of the component do not require the treatment, requiring temporary protection. Dymax SpeedMask® temporary masking materials provide aerospace manufacturing companies with reliable surface protection without the challenges of traditional masking materials […]

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Thinky mixers and precision dosing at Making Pharmaceuticals Exhibition, 24-25th April 2018, Coventry

The mixing together of liquids, pastes, powders and fillers is a critical process in many sectors, not least in pharmaceutical and cosmetics R&D and production. Getting a fully homogeneous bubble-free mix of materials, especially those with different forms or viscosities, is of paramount concern. Speed and repeatability of the pharmaceutical mixing process will aid productivity […]

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Factors for consideration when bonding composite materials

Composites continue to be the subject of rapid advancement in terms of formulation, production and types of applications. Incorporating composites in your assemblies requires adhesives that contribute to the highest possible performance and reliability, exploit their qualities of strength and light weight and meet the demanding conditions of the automotive, defence, aerospace, marine, medical, electronics/electrical, […]

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Adhesive and solder paste dispenser offers enhanced control

The FIS SL101N Digital Liquid Dispenser, Adhesive and Solder Paste Dispensing Controller delivers the accurate and repeatable dispensing of fluids such as solder pastes, adhesives, cyanoacrylate adhesives, solvents, greases, sealants, coatings, and temporary masking materials. The SL101N gives the operator control and increased repeatability over the dispensing of dots, lines and beads, and small potting or […]

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Precision liquid dispensing – ultra-fast, super accurate jetting valve

The Vermes MDS 3010+ and Vermes MDS 3020+ Microdispensing Jetting Valves are designed for precision dispensing of material in small volumes at fast speeds with extremely high accuracy and repeatability. The piezo-actuated valves satisfy the trend for increasing miniaturisation of components in production processes – demanding ever-smaller deposits of beads and lines – as well as the requirement to […]

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Case study: UV curing gasket aids serviceable Li-Ion battery packaging in automotive industry

GenZe dedicate themselves purely to getting customers where they need to be with their two wheeled electric vehicles. A leading pioneer in the field, GenZe has developed leading edge engineering, R&D, and design innovations in areas including Li-Ion battery production. Packaging state-of-the-art electronics with energy-dense Li-Ion battery cells presents some unique challenges and opportunities The Problem […]

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Beyond the benchtop: gantry robots for larger applications and production lines

Gantry robots provide the reliability of precisely positioned dispensing for conveyor operations requiring a Cartesian gantry robot, or for bench applications that require XYZ movement above the work. These robots can increase your production output and product quality with consistent results on every piece. With simple, fully-supported implementation from our Technical Team here at Intertronics you will […]

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Case study: precision epoxy dispensing helps electrical manufacturer improve quality and yield, and reduce waste

Based in Boston, Lincolnshire, Parkinson Harness Technology is a manufacturer of bespoke electrical products to industries such as construction, agriculture, rail and defence. It produces a variety of products including wiring harnesses, control panels, battery/power leads, PCBs and control systems mainly for use in specialist vehicle manufacture. Parkinson Harness Technology also offers engineering support services […]

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Handheld diaphragm dispensing valves offer affordable, accurate fluid application

Our IDM HDV Handheld Diaphragm Dispensing Valves are suitable for applications which demand accurate dispensing of adhesives alongside the flexibility of manual operation. They provide controlled dosing, and offer a number of benefits over other dispensing methods such as: Accurate dispensing of low viscosity fluids such as cyanoacrylates Comfortable shape for handheld operation Pneumatic or […]

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case study: preeflow volumetric spray dispenser ensures the highest sound quality in beyerdynamic headphones

With more than 90 years of experience in the development of audio electronics, beyerdynamic, based in Heilbronn, Germany, stands for innovative audio products with the highest sound quality and groundbreaking technology. The different divisions provide tailor-made solutions for professional and private users. All products are developed in Germany and are mainly manufactured by hand – […]

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Case study: automated silicone dispensing for illuminators in the detector and security industry

Our customer, GJD designs, produces and sells intruder detection products at its factory and head office in Heywood, Greater Manchester. One of GJD’s main products is its line of white-light and infra-red LED illuminators, marketed under the company’s Clarius® brand. Used principally in security applications, they also find other uses, including broadcast production. High performance […]

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Dymax SpeedMask temporary masking for electronics soldering, conformal coating

Dymax SpeedMask masking resins for electronics applications cure on demand, in seconds, with UV/visible light. Used for temporary masking in printed circuit board assembly, they are suitable for either soldering or conformal coating processes. Rapid cure speed allows for flexibility, efficiency and productivity in production as the pcb’s are immediately ready for further processing – reducing […]

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Precision metering, mixing & dispensing facilitates miniaturisation

Trends in miniaturisation call for smaller, more precise and ever more repeatable metering, mixing & dispensing units for two-part materials. The preeflow® eco-duo330 sets new standards in micro-dosing for two component systems by providing dosages as small as 0.2 to 32ml/min with precisely mixed material, complete repeatability and exceptional control. This is expected to be of particular value […]

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Case study: preeflow volumetric adhesive dispensing helps ensure integrity of life-saving medical device

Our customer BPR Medical, based in Mansfield, Nottingham, is a perfect example of a small British company which combines expertise, creativity and entrepreneurialism to design, develop and manufacture world-beating products for export worldwide and use in the United Kingdom, for which it was rewarded in 2012 with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation. As with […]

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Epoxy adhesives & potting compounds for specialist applications

The new Polytec PT brochure offers information on specialist epoxy resin adhesives and potting compounds for electronics, electrical engineering, optical and medical industries. It details high strength optically transparent epoxies, including formulations with flexibility in the Shore A range. Medical device manufacturers will find products which are biocompatible and tested to USP Class VI. These materials […]

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Technology Centre lab trials, demonstrations and evaluations

We’re delighted that our recently enlarged and refurbished Technology Centre is buzzing with activity, with customers visiting most days of the week to discuss their applications and to evaluate materials and processes with our technical specialists. For specific trials, we provide comprehensive reporting on bonding, dispensing and application, curing, mixing and/or surface preparation tests conducted in our […]

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Video: Light curing adhesives improve productivity for technology businesses

Light curing adhesives offer many design and manufacturing benefits spanning a wide range of industrial applications. These adhesives cure in seconds, forming high-strength, environmentally resistant bonds whilst maximising productivity. General and specific formulations are available for bonding plastics, metal, glass and other substrates. These adhesives can be applied by hand, or by semi or fully automated […]

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