National electronics distributor Murray Percival Company, is proud to announce it is the recipient of the Hanwha Techwin “Most Improved Rep” award for 2017 for its sales of Hanwha Techwin pick and place machines, from entry level to full line solutions. The award is presented to the representative that has achieved the greatest increase in sales over the previous year. The award was presented at last month’s IPC Apex show. Read More…
MP Team picking up the most improved rep of 2017 award.
Last Monday, on September 11th, the Murray Percival Co. along with numerous vendors and customers teamed up to attended the Michigan-SMTA Technical meeting and Golf outing at Oak Pointe Country Club in Brighton, MI.
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Which Conformal Coating to use is a question that we get asked frequently.
However, Conformal Coating application is AS important, if not MORE important than selecting the right material for your application. Even the best Conformal Coating, if it is applied poorly, will provide inadequate levels of protection.
This is due to a number of factors;
- The thickness the coating is applied
- the level of coverage achieved
- and how well the coating sticks to the board and it’s components
It is important therefore to select the right application method for the coating selected.
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Wrist straps and work surface mats are some of the most common devices used to remove static charges. Wrist straps drain charges from operators and a properly grounded mat will provide path-to-ground for for exposed ESD susceptible devices . However, what if the static charge in question is on something that cannot be grounded – an insulator or isolated conductor? All electronic products consist of conductors and insulators. And insulators and isolated conductors can be items used at the workstation such as hand tools, packaging materials, or fixtures. Read more ›
Rapid changes in packaging design and material force companies to purchase forward quantities to guard against the impact of component obsolescence on their final product.
Product lifecycles have become very short with new models being released sooner than ever before. Many manufacturers in industries including automobiles, aviation and avionics, military and railway must guarantee the availability of replacement parts (including PCBs) for 10 or even 20 years. This demands the advance purchase and extended storage of components and materials. Further complicating the problem is that most components cannot be stored for more than a few years without very special handling procedures.
IPC JEDEC Standards
Though the original document was released almost two decades ago, and new technologies have been introduced since, IPC/JEDEC J-STD-033 addresses a broad range of fundamentals regarding moisture-sensitive devices and their proper handling. Updated several times since its initial publication, the 2012 Rev C clarified some storage time definitions, but very long term storage of the extent faced by manufacturers mentioned above is not completely addressed.
Mirtec “The Global Leader in Inspection Technology,” announced that it received the prestigious 2017 Service Excellence Award (SEA) from Circuits Assembly magazine in the Test and Inspection category. Mike Buetow, Circuits Assembly’s Editor-in-Chief, presented the award to Brian D’Amico, President of MIRTEC’s North American Sales and Service Division during a Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 ceremony that took place at the San Diego Convention Center.
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