What characterizes electronic potting?

"Electronic potting", also referred to as "potting", is a process in dispensing technology in which electronic components are potted or encapsulated with a special resin or epoxy compound. This process is used to protect the electronic components from external influences such as moisture, vibration, shock, chemical substances and environmental influences.

Epoxy resin is discharged by means of a shot
Epoxy resin is discharged by means of a shot

Here are some important aspects of electronic potting in dispensing technology:

Protection from environmental influences:
Electronic potting protects sensitive electronic components from environmental factors such as moisture, dust, corrosion and extreme temperatures.

Vibration damping:
potting dampens vibrations and mechanical stresses to which electronic components may be subjected, increasing service life and reliability.

Chemical resistance:
potting compound can be chemically resistant, protecting components from harmful chemicals.

Insulation:
the electronic potting compound can act as an insulator to ensure that electrical components are safely isolated from each other.

Shock resistance:
It protects against physical shock and impact that may occur in some applications.

EMI/RFI protection:
In some cases, potting also provides electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI) protection.

Privacy protection:
Coloured potting material often serves as a privacy shield. This prevents electronic components from being easily copied.

With precise dispensing and mixing technology, electronic components can be potted reliably and evenly with a degree of high quality. The potting compound can be liquid or paste-like, depending on the requirements of the specific application. This process is used in a variety of industries, including electronics manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, medical, and many others where the protection of electronic components is of great importance.

What are the advantages of electronic potting?

Electronic potting in dispensing technology offers a variety of benefits that help improve the performance and reliability of electronic components and circuits. Here are some of the key benefits:

1. Environmental protection:
Potting protects electronic components from environmental factors such as moisture, dust, chemicals, corrosion and extreme temperatures. This increases the life and reliability of the electronic components.

2. Vibration damping:
The potting dampens vibrations and mechanical stresses that could damage the components. This is especially important in applications that are subject to vibration, such as in the automotive or aerospace industries.

3. Isolation:
The potting can act as an insulator to ensure that electrical components are isolated from each other and no unwanted electrical connections are made.

4. Shock resistance:
It protects against physical shock and impact that may occur in some applications, such as portable electronic devices.

5. EMI/RFI protection:
In some cases, the potting provides electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI) protection, which is important to ensure the proper functioning of electronic circuits.

6. Long life:
By protecting against external influences and damage, electronic potting can help electronic components have a long life and be less prone to failure.

7. Cost-efficiency:
Although potting involves additional costs for materials and labor, it can be cost-efficient in the long run by helping to avoid expensive repairs or failures of electronic components.

8. Customer Satisfaction:
Electronic devices and systems protected by potting often offer higher reliability and longer life, which can increase customer satisfaction.

9. Design flexibility:
Electronic potting makes it possible to accommodate electronic components in complex shapes or packages, which increases design flexibility in certain applications.

These advantages make electronic potting an important process in the electronics industry and other areas where electronic components must be protected from environmental and mechanical stresses. Precise dispensing and application of the potting compound is critical to achieving optimal results.

In which industries and markets is electronic potting used?

Electronic components are found in a wide variety of products, so potting processes are found in nearly every industry.

These include:
- Electrical and electronics industry
- automotive industry
- household appliances
- e-mobility
- medical technology

Does METER MIX offer products for electronic potting?

METER MIX offers already proven dispensing technology for potting electronics. The following products can be used for this purpose:

Machines for liquid materials - Metered Shot material discharge.
LiquidShot 3
LiquidShot 4

Machines for liquid materials - Continuous material discharge
LiquidFlow 30