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Intrinsically Safe

intrinsically safe

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What Is Intrinsically Safe Equipment?

In the constantly evolving world of technology, safety remains a top concern among engineers during development. Whether it’s a sensor in your car,...

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reverse polarity protection

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A Guide to Reverse Polarity Protection in PCB Design

When user safety depends on equipment functioning reliably -- as with many medical devices and handheld mining equipment, for example -- electronic...

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LED PCB design for safety

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LED PCB Design for Safety

At this point, we’re all familiar with light-emitting diode (LED) lights. From the bright, efficient bulbs replacing the old filament lamps, to the...

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Mine Safety and Health Administration Regulation - Mine Work with Heavy Equipment

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All About MSHA (Mine Safety and Health Administration) Regulations

Just about any piece of electronics can be dangerous when they’re manufactured poorly. But when you’re manufacturing for the mining industry, you’re...

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IECEX Certification

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What Is IECEX Certification for Equipment in Explosive Atmospheres?

For companies that buy and sell products for use in a potentially explosive atmosphere, a roadmap of guidelines isn’t just helpful -- it’s also a...

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EMC Design Guide for Printed Circuit Boards

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EMC Design Guide for Printed Circuit Boards

In every facet of modern life, we're surrounded by electronic devices, all of which are powered by printed circuit boards (PCBs). With so many...

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intrinsically safe design guidelines

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‘Intrinsically Safe’ Design Guidelines for Electrical Devices

When turned on, electrical equipment generates sparks. Some equipment generates heat that can lead to ignition, while electric arcing occurs between...

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pcb functional testing

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What Are PCB Functional Testing Services?

Electronics manufacture and testing are like squabbling siblings. PCB testing is a necessary expense that, when done correctly, prevents much larger...

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ELECTRONIC ENCLOSURE DESIGN GUIDELINES

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5 Electronic Enclosure Design Guidelines

Electronic devices are the sum of their parts, including the box in which you house them.

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rohs 3 directive date

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Deadline Day: The RoHS 3 Directive Is Here

For those in the electronics manufacturing supply chain, RoHS compliance is a big deal. Hopefully you’ve treated it as such well in advance of the...

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class 3 electronics pcb manufacturers

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Class 3 Electronics PCB Manufacturers: Zero Room for Error

If you needed a pacemaker to keep your heart beating as it should, would you settle for the level of electronics quality you’d find in a cheap toy...

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ems supplier

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6 Questions to Ask Your EMS Supplier

Choosing the right electronic manufacturing services (EMS) supplier can play a big part in the success of your company. Pick the right partner and...

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governor's safety award

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Matric Group Honored With Governor’s Safety Award

A dedicated safety program has netted the contract manufacturer its second state-recognized safety award in four years.

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