Vital Elements of a Box Build Assembly

Electromechanical box build assembly is a key service offered by electronics contract manufacturers. In addition to the manufacture and population of PCBs, this full turnkey production offers a simple, all-in-one approach to your manufacturing needs. This includes ...

The Importance of High & Low Voltage Ride Through in Wind Turbines

High and low voltage ride through refers to situations where a wind turbine is able to overcome an event that would have otherwise shut it down because of a high or low (or nonexistent) power supply. A system that can preserve its ability to generate wind energy is ...

Electronic Component Shortages Update -- Will We See Relief in 2018?

Sep 13, 2018
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Components, Trends

Electronic component shortages have been a hindrance on a booming electronics marketplace throughout 2018. While new orders roll in and production remains steady, there simply haven’t been enough capacitors, resistors and other parts to go around. With the addition ...

Are Carbon Nanomaterials the Solution to Conflict Minerals?

Conflict minerals are both a vital component (no pun intended) of the electronics industry and at the same time one of its biggest headaches. Since 2010, U.S.-based electronics companies have been required to determine whether certain components in their products ...

Easy as 123: The Differences in Class 1, Class 2 & Class 3 Electronics

In electronics manufacturing, printed circuit boards are separated into three categories: 1, 2, and 3. The categories reflect the level of quality of each board type, from lowest (class 1 electronics) to highest (class 3 electronics). This classification system was ...

The Difference Between Warnings & Fault Tolerant Control in Turbines

In the past few years, there has been an increase in wind energy demand all over the world. And with so many engineering systems operating long-term subsystems or sensors these days, some sort of failure is inevitable. Fault tolerant control guarantees the system is ...

How Does a Pitch Actuator System Keep Your Wind Turbine Safe?

Many people in the wind energy industry use the term “pitch control system” in place of “pitch actuator system,” and vice versa. They’re not quite interchangeable, though....

The Vital Roles of a Pitch Control System

For any pitch-regulated turbine, you need a pitch control system within the overall control setup. A pitch control system is a critical part of any successful wind turbine design -- its absence would doom your project. Yet its definition is commonly misunderstood ...

ISO 13485 Certification: Everything You Need to Know

Electronic contract manufacturers (ECMs) regularly tout the certifications they possess -- just take a look at their websites. Hey, even we do it. And it’s for good reason: Certifications communicate what your company is capable of to potential customers. It also ...

IPC Standards Chart for U.S.

The IPC standards chart (or tree, in some circles) provides guidelines for the production and assembly requirements of electronics manufacturing companies. Each “code” on the tree is a standard or document outlining the guidelines or requirements for building an ...