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:
- The masking time is reduced significantly. Masking boots can be 4-5 times quicker to use than masking tape.
- De-masking time is reduced significantly. Again it is much quicker to remove masking boots than tape.
- 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.
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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.
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
These simple reasons can save you up to 80% of your costs compared to masking tape:
- The masking application time is reduced. Masking boots can be 4-5 times quicker than masking tape.
- The de-masking (removal) time is reduced. Again it is much quicker to remove boots compared to masking tape.
- 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.
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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:
- Masking time is reduced. Masking boots can be 4-5 times quicker than masking tape.
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One of the most underestimated reasons for using conformal coating masking boots is that they improve the reliability of the process.
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.
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What would happen if I don’t mask a component or my circuit board correctly and apply conformal coating?
The 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.
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SCH Technologies will be exhibiting at STAND 3125 at the Electronica Show in Bangalore from 23-25th September.
As part of our display we will be show casing
- Conformal coating Automated Optical Inspection Systems. SCH Technologies are working as a partner with German company, Modus, to provide an Automated Conformal Coating Inspection System for automatic inspection of conformal coatings and defect detection.
- Conformal coatings and masking materials such as tapes, dots and masking boots.
- Conformal coating equipment including our NEW LAUNCH conformal coating batch equipment especially for the Indian Market.
Come and visit us in September and talk to us about your conformal coating needs or contact us here at +44 1226 249019 or email email@example.com
Discuss your conformal coating process issues with SCH at the Productronica show in Bangaluru this September
SCH are exhibiting at Stand 3125 at Productronica in Bangaluru, India this year between the 23-25th September. As part of this years show we will be marketing a range of products including
Demonstration of our new conformal coating AOI capabilities
SCH have launched both an inline and batch conformal coating AOI system which can use either static cameras or scanning technology depending on the budget of the customer.
Conformal Coating Inspection is a critical and often neglected stage of the conformal coating process. The standards such as IPC A 610 are explicit in their requirements for conformal coating inspection yet few companies actually inspect to that level.
Visit our stand 3125 to discuss your Conformal coating AOI needs.
Free conformal coating masking boot trials
Using conformal coating masking boots in protecting printed circuit boards (PCBs) from application errors is a low cost, highly reliable solution and applies both for parylene and liquid conformal coating processes.
Trial our custom masking boots for free when you visit us at the show. We will make the boots for you to use in your process and we will help you calculate the Return on Investment. Save up to 90% of your costs in your conformal coating process and try our boots.
Visit our stand 3125 to discuss your conformal coating masking boots
Discounted Nexus Consultancy Packages
As part of SCHs expansion into India we are also offering a one time special deal.
We are offering hugely discounted Nexus consultancy packages worth $1000 for 12 months at a special rate of $100 each.
This offer is for companies who sign up at the show and wish to take advantage of exclusive technical support for 12 months. This unique offer is only available for the limited period of the show and offers Indian companies the chance to have their conformal coating processes examined.
Talk to us now about securing your conformal coating support package.
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