Murray Percival Co. and the Michigan SMTA Golf Outing

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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How do I apply Conformal Coating? Which application method is best for me?

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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How do you Neutralize a Static Charge on Something that Cannot be Grounded?

workbench evaluation using Desco static field meter

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 ›

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Long Term Storage of Moisture-Sensitive Devices

SuperDry Totech MSD Long Term Storage Cabinet
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.

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Mirtec Brian

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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Murray Percival Co host the Our Lady of the Lakes High School FIRST Robotics Team

The Murray Percival Co was pleased to host the Our Lady of the Lakes High School FIRST Robotics Team at our facility recently. There was a conflict of scheduling at the parish with their normal meeting spot so we were asked for our assistance. They felt our facility offered just what they needed. Our conference room was used for the strategic portion or their meeting and our demo room with ample bench space was perfect for the assembling the robot components.
The OLL Robotics team has grown to 18 students this year and has an impressive win record. This was a very important meeting as just the day before the FIRST Robotic organization released the 2017 competition challenge and the kids were eager to get going. First Robotics is a very worth wile program and I urge you to take a look at the program and consider how you might help your local teams, they are always looking for sponsors and the investment is well worth the gratification you will receive and the experience the kids will gain.
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Murray Percival at Pack Expo Chicago

The Murray Percival Company recently participated in the Pack Expo at Chicago’s McCormick Place convention center. Pictured is the booth for Alum- A- Lift which is one of our vendors that exhibited at the show.

Alum- A- Lift

Alum-A-Lift offers material handling ergonomic lifts that elevate, lower, move, position, rotate, translate and hold objects too heavy for the unaided human. The Murray Percival Company represents several manufacturers that offer solutions to the circuit board assembly industry but many other industries as well. Some other notable vendors are ECD whose Mole temperature profilers can measure the temperatures on a circuit board or even your favourite Keebler cookie when being backed. On-Site Gas who offer equipment to produce nitrogen for the wave soldering process which can be found in your favourite bag of potato chips keeping them fresh and tasty.


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