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Using custom masking boots for the conformal coating masking process saves time, money and improves quality. Find out why….

The use of various masking materials such as tapes, dots, and liquid latex can be an effective process in protecting components from ingress of conformal coating on a printed circuit board assembly.

However, the masking process can be difficult and time-consuming. This can increase the process costs significantly.

In fact, in many cases, the masking and de-masking processes can be >75% of the actual conformal coating process time and costs.


Using recyclable masking boots as an alternative to masking tapes, dots, and latex

Here are three good reasons to change to masking boots and save up to 80% of your costs compared to traditional methods like masking tape and dots:

  1. The masking time is reduced significantly. Masking boots can be 4-5 times quicker to use than masking tape.
  2. De-masking time is reduced significantly. Again it is much quicker to remove masking boots than tape.
  3. Masking boots don’t leak as easily as masking tape. So, there is less likely to be repaired.

These reasons mean you can save a lot of money very quickly when switching to masking boots.


Want to find out more about conformal coating masking boots?

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What are conformal coating masking boots and why do they save you money?

Reusable conformal coating masking boots are a highly cost effective alternative masking material to masking tape.

Many components on printed circuit boards must remain uncoated when applying conformal coating. The purpose of masking is to prevent migration of the conformal coatings into components and keep out areas.

The use of masking tapes, dots and liquid latex can be an effective process in protecting components from ingress of conformal coating.

However, the application of the masking can be labour intensive, especially in higher volume applications.


The use of masking tapes, dots and liquid latex can be an effective process in protecting components from ingress of conformal coating.  However, the application of the masking materials can be labour intensive, especially in higher volume applications.

Custom made masking boots can offer a labour saving alternative in both the masking and de-masking stages of the coating process.

These completely reusable masking boots are applied over the components such as connectors, plugs and sockets that require protection from the conformal coating applied. They can be simple boots that fit over the top of a connector or a more sophisticated design such as the examples below.

They provide reliable protection for many different types of components for all the conformal coating application techniques that include batch and selective robotic spraying (as an alternative to difficult technical programming), vertical and horizontal dipping and vapour deposition of coatings such as Parylene.


Three reasons to switch from tape to reusable masking boots for conformal coating masking

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These simple reasons can save you up to 80% of your costs compared to masking tape:

  1. The masking application time is reduced. Masking boots can be 4-5 times quicker than masking tape.
  2. The de-masking (removal) time is reduced. Again it is much quicker to remove boots compared to masking tape.
  3. It is much less likely that the masking boot will leak and the component requires rework. Masking boots don’t leak and tapes can.

This means you can save a lot of money very quickly when switching to conformal coating masking boots compared to masking tapes.


Want to find out more about masking printed circuit boards before applying conformal coating?

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Or, read more on cleaning circuit boards on our website now.

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How do conformal coating masking boots save money in your production process?

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Three reasons conformal coating masking boots save you money

Here are three reasons that can save you up to 80% of your costs compared to masking tape:

  1. Masking time is reduced. Masking boots can be 4-5 times quicker than masking tape.

Click to read more on about how do conformal coating masking boots save money in your production process

Find out how we can help you with your conformal coatings now.

Contact us to discuss your needs and let us explain how conformal coatings could work for you.

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Improve your conformal coating masking process reliability with custom boots

One of the most underestimated reasons for using conformal coating masking boots is that they improve the reliability of the process.

This is because they don’t leak as easily as conformal coating masking tape can!

The reality is that a well-designed boot will not allow conformal coating to penetrate into a component if it’s placed correctly; and the fact is that this is a very easy thing to do.

An operator using masking tape has to continuously show care and attention when applying the tape to the components. The level of skill required is high.

The level of skill required to apply a masking boot is much lower.

So, fewer errors are made and there are less costly repairs due to leaks.

Therefore, not only do you save up to 60% of your conformal coating masking costs due to reduced process times with boots but you can also improve the reliability of the masking process.


Need to know more about conformal coating masking boots in your application process?

Contact us now and we can discuss how we can help you.

Call us on +44 (0) 1226 249019, email your requirements on sales@schservices.com, contact our distributors direct or complete the details in the contact form.

 

What would happen if I don’t mask a component or my circuit board correctly and apply conformal coating?

conformal coating masking tape and latex used to protect the circuit boardThe simple answer is the conformal coating is likely to go where you don’t want it to.

This will lead to the obvious step of either repairing the leak, stripping the conformal coating off the circuit board, removing a component to replace it or scrapping the board.

Therefore, the best option is to learn to mask printed circuit boards correctly.

For help on this talk to SCH directly. We can help with all your masking requirements and offer free advice on how to mask.


Want to know more?

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Check out our website at http://www.conformalcoating.co.uk or call us on +44 (0) 1226 249019, email your requirements on sales@schservices.com, contact our distributors direct or complete the details in the contact form.

Trial our Masking boots for Conformal Coating for FREE

Its as simple as 1,2,3…..

We are happy to provide a free trial of our masking boots so you can test it for yourself. 

Just provide us with three pieces of information:

  1. Provide a picture of the board you wish to test
  2. Identify the components you need to mask
  3. Provide the component identification codes (manufacture details etc)

All we ask is you pay for the carriage of the parts and we will refund this cost against an order if successful.

Click here to order your FREE TRIAL of conformal Coating Masking Boots.

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  • Tel: +44 1226 249109,
  • Contact our distributors
  • Email us : Sales@scshervices.com
  • Use our website: conformalcoating.co.uk

How did Diamond MT save 60% of their costs in conformal coating masking?

Diamond MT, a conformal coating and Parylene coating service provider found they saved  60% of their current costs by switching to the SCH range of conformal coating masking boots.

 Sean Horn, Diamond MT, explains how they did it…..

“We had initially wanted to try SCH’s conformal coating masking boots for price savings. However, once we began to work with Lee on our specific masking application, we realised that we could extend the life of our boots over 200%. We switched immediately!

We then realised the importance of working with someone who understands coatings. We will not being going back to our previous supplier.”

Sean Horn, Director, Diamond MT, Parylene and Conformal Coating Subcontract Service Provider. 

Click to find out why Diamond MT switched to the SCH conformal coating masking boots

ASK FOR A FREE TRIAL OF OUR MASKING BOOTS NOW

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Its as simple as 1,2,3…..

SCH are happy to provide a free trial of our masking boots so you can test it for yourself.
Just provide us with three pieces of information:

  1. Provide a picture of the board you wish to test
  2. Identify the components you need to mask
  3. Provide the component identification codes (manufacture details etc)

All we ask is you pay for the carriage of the parts and we will refund this cost against an order if successful.

Click here to order your FREE TRIAL of conformal Coating Masking Boots.

SCH Technologies: Materials, Equipment, Services, Training and Consultancy

Conformal Coating Solutions made easy…

Contact Us Now:

  • Tel: +44 1226 249109,
  • Contact our distributors
  • Email us : Sales@scshervices.com
  • Use our website: conformalcoating.co.uk