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Press Releases from Intertronics (53 total)

Tidy workplace and precise dispensing results from preeflow® eco-PEN450 for Fra …

Franklin Electric, a leading international manufacturer of water and fuel pumps, faced a difficult challenge when tasked with optimising dispensing processes at their Czech production site. The objective was to reduce the waste of UV curing material during the application process. Dispensing equipment previously used by Franklin Electric had been very inaccurate, creating unnecessary waste, high material costs and additional cleaning efforts. After completing preliminary tests, the team at Franklin Electric were

WACKER ELASTOSIL® N9111 tin free silicone from Intertronics avoids conflicting …

WACKER ELASTOSIL® N9111 from Intertronics is a tin-free single part RTV silicone adhesive sealant, with a neutral cure chemistry, producing a non-corrosive seal that does not inhibit other materials such as platinum cure silicones. This, along with its UL94 V-0 rating, makes it a strong candidate for electronics manufacturing, especially for gap filling, component ruggedisation, and form-in-place gasketing. It is stocked in depth at Intertronics for next-day delivery. Elastosil N9111 is

preeflow precision dispensing system from Intertronics improves quality and redu …

The automobile manufacturing industry places high demands on suppliers with regard to process reliability, quality and efficiency. To meet these challenges, a preeflow customer had to optimise his application of a two-part sealant to make a form-in-place (FIP) gasket. In his previous process, the dispensed sealant bead exceeded the tolerance limits at the point where the gasket loop completed and the sealant overlapped itself. In addition, a key process variable

New guidance from Intertronics – How to specify a dispensing robot to increase …

Automated application of adhesives, potting compounds or encapsulants, sealants, FIP gaskets, temporary masking, lubricants, or other liquids, fluids or pastes provides productivity benefits over manual application, including consistency, speed and accuracy. As selection of a dispensing robot is sometimes a daunting task, Intertronics, a specialist adhesives and dispensing company, has compiled a short piece of guidance on how to specify a dispensing robot. The full guidance can be found on

WACKER Signs Up Intertronics for Silicone Distribution

Munich based chemical company WACKER and Intertronics are pleased to announce the signing of a distribution contract under which Intertronics will sell WACKER’s range of RTV silicone encapsulants and potting compounds, adhesive sealants, and thermally conductive compounds to customers in the UK and Ireland. Intertronics’ customers are involved in technology manufacturing in areas such as electronics, lighting, automotive, defence and aerospace. WACKER’s silicone rubber products are used as sealants and gaskets,

Automated sealant dispensing proves a winner for innovative golfing product

Shot Scope Technologies, based in Edinburgh, designs and manufactures innovative wearable technology which helps both professional and amateur golfers to improve their game. A keen golfer with a background in electronics design, CEO David Hunter set up the company in 2014 to develop the golf wearable, which collects and analyses over 100 key statistics from each round played, identifying shots, club used and GPS information. The data can then be

Intertronics launch F4500N large area benchtop dispensing robot

New from Intertronics is the Fisnar F4500N Dispensing Robot which shares all the technical advantages of the F4000 range in an expanded format of 500x500mm, still in a convenient benchtop design. The F4500N is a full function robot that enables cost effective automation of liquid dispensing operations, allowing increased productivity and consistent output. Integrated with dispensing equipment from the extensive Intertronics range, the Fisnar F4500N can dispense beads, dots, arcs and

Intertronics launch affordable mixing machine for liquids, pastes and powders

The new Thinky ARM-310 Engineering Compounds Mixer from Intertronics offers an alternative to mixing by hand, with simple operation and fully homogenous results in a few minutes; results which are repeatable time after time. The bench-top machine has a compact 300x340mm footprint and costs less than £5,000. The Thinky ARM-310 mixer provides consistent mixing results for many engineering, pharmaceutical or cosmetic compounds, which can comprise of liquids, pastes, powders or fillers

Intertronics - Thinky mixers and precision dosing on show at the Making Pharmace …

The mixing together of liquids, pastes, powders and fillers is a critical process in many sectors, not least in pharmaceutical and cosmetics R&D and production. Getting a fully homogenous bubble-free mix of materials, especially those with different forms or viscosities, is of paramount concern. Speed and repeatability of the process will aid productivity and deliver consistent quality. On the Intertronics Making Pharmaceuticals stand no. 108 (24-25th April 2018 at Ricoh

New eco-PEN330 dispenser from Intertronics

New from Intertronics is the preeflow® eco-PEN330 volumetric dosing pump, which offers manufacturers precision application of fluids and pastes from a minimum of 0.002ml, at rates of up to 3.3 ml/min. The preeflow® progressive cavity pump technology handles delicate fluids from watery up to a pasty consistency without damage, and since the system is both temperature and input pressure independent it can provide ±1% accuracy and better than 99% repeatability.

Free UV Curing Guide Offers Top Tips from Intertronics

The curing of materials like adhesives, coating, encapsulants, potting compounds, temporary masking materials or gaskets with UV light offers many process advantages, and can deliver productivity enhancements to manufacturers. The ability of the technology to deliver full cure in seconds (rather than minutes or hours) is a prime example. The materials are predominantly single part (no mixing) and only cure on demand, so application or dispensing is straightforward and readily automatable.

Precision liquid dispensing – ultra-fast, super accurate jetting valve from In …

Two non-contact jetting valves for low and medium viscosity liquids have been launched in the UK by Intertronics. The Vermes MDS 3010+ and Vermes MDS 3020+ microdispensing jetting valves are designed for precision dispensing of material in small volumes at fast speeds with extremely high accuracy and repeatability. The piezo-actuated valves satisfy the trend for increasing miniaturisation of components in production processes – demanding ever-smaller deposits of beads and lines –

New LED Flood curing system for UV/light cure materials from Intertronics

The Dymax BlueWave® MX-250™ offers all the benefits of curing using UV LED technology, in a flood lamp configuration which has the power and control suitable for production. There are significant potential advantages in using LEDs to generate UV light suitable for curing adhesives and coatings in a manufacturing environment. No bulb to change, instant on/off, minimal life-time intensity deterioration, low power consumption and low footprint - factors that can

Intertronics Duster available to meet 2018 F-Gas regulations

Techspray Vortex 360° Renew Duster is an answer for companies facing the restriction on technical aerosols using HFCs with a Global Warming Potential (GWP) greater than 15, which comes into effect on January 1 2018. The EU F-Gas Regulation (517/2014) controls the use and emissions of fluorinated greenhouse gases, and will prevent many of the currently used aerosol dusters from being put on the market after that date. Aerosol dusters

Intertronics advance superior adhesive performance through plasma surface treatm …

Recent work by engineers at Intertronics’ partners Relyon Plasma has demonstrated the substantial increases in bond strength achievable with the use of plasma surface treatment, which can improve adhesion on many substrates, including those which are seen as difficult to bond. Plasma surface treatment can enable otherwise impractical bonds and improve assembly performance, while saving time and money in the concept-to-market cycle. Two big areas of interest are structural plastics and

Precision dispensing from Intertronics helps electrical manufacturer to reduce w …

Based in Boston, Lincolnshire, Parkinson Harness Technology is a manufacturer of bespoke electrical products to industries such as construction, agriculture, rail and defence. It produces a variety of products including wiring harnesses, control panels, battery/power leads, PCBs and control systems mainly for use in specialist vehicle manufacture. Parkinson Harness Technology also offers engineering support services across various stages of vehicle production design and testing. The company was looking to satisfy a

Intertronics launch new handheld dispensing valves for cyanoacrylate adhesives

Launched recently by Intertronics are two new dispensing valves especially suitable for cyanoacrylate adhesives as well as other volatile and/or low viscosity materials such as UV cure adhesives, solvents, varnishes, lacquers or inks. The IDM HDV-130 and IDM HDV-120 Handheld Diaphragm Dispensing Valves offer a lightweight handheld “pencil grip” design which facilitates manual dispensing applications. They are an alternative to “pinch-tube” style dispensing pens and valves, providing improved accuracy, usability, and

New low viscosity conformal coating from Intertronics cures with light

Dymax® 9452-FC from Intertronics is an advanced electronics conformal coating formulated with a revolutionary new technology as an alternative to thin, solvent-based conformal coatings. Whilst it has a very low viscosity – 20 cP – it still provides good electrical insulation and protection against humidity, plus very good thermal shock and corrosion resistance. It offers an instant UV and visible light cure with secondary heat cure for shadow areas within

Automated dispensing from Intertronics helps security manufacturer increase thro …

One of GJD’s main products is its line of white-light and infra-red LED illuminators, marketed under the company’s Clarius® brand. Used principally in security applications, they also find other uses, including broadcast production. High performance and optimum reliability are essential when considering that many installations are subjected to rigorous weather conditions. All products in the range are IP66 rated and UL Listed. Constantly driving for product and process improvements, Operations Director

UV/Visible light cure maskant for electronics – new from Intertronics

DYMAX Speedmask® 9-7001 from Intertronics offers significant time saving in assembly of electronics connectors and other board level components to PCBs. Once cured in seconds with UV/visible light, the (pink) maskant enables easy visual checks, while its low shrinkage rate ensures accurate reliable coverage. Speedmask® 9-7001 is designed for protecting connectors and board-level areas from both solvent based and light-curable conformal coatings. Cured masks withstand wave solder and solder reflow temperatures

Automation-ready Plasma Surface Treatment from Intertronics

New from Intertronics is the automation-ready “i” version of the Relyon Piezobrush plasma treatment unit – designated the PZ2-i, it is enhanced for use with automated production equipment and ready to be mounted on a robot or machine for semi-automated or automated applications. This brings the benefits of the handheld Piezobrush PZ2, namely its small size and “cold” plasma technology, but makes it simple to integrate into a production process. The

Solving the productivity puzzle with technology and training from Intertronics

With manufacturing productivity in Q4 2016 growing by 1.7% on the previous quarter* – but overall growth still lagging behind the curve – the UK economy continues to be haunted by the “productivity puzzle”. Engineering adhesives specialist Intertronics works with its customers to enhance their productivity in order to compete in both home and export markets. The latest Executive Survey from manufacturers’ organisation EEF clearly confirms a broad recognition of this

Nanoparticle preparation from Intertronics with new Thinky NP-100 Nano Pulverise …

In the impressive world of nanotechnology, getting to even smaller scale is increasingly important. For example, pharmaceutical companies who want their drugs to be faster acting on patients are considering nanoparticle formulation to improve the dissolution rate and solubility of their compounds. The Thinky NP-100 Nano Pulveriser breaks up particles using impact fragmentation, taking larger particles down to nano-size. In a controlled process taking only minutes, particles in the 10

Thinky ARV-10K Twin planetary mixer from Intertronics - mixing and sub-micron de …

The new Thinky ARV-10K Twin planetary mixer from Intertronics offers the mixing and degassing capabilities of the Thinky technology in a size suitable for larger production. The planetary action on the twin 10 litre containers results in repeatable and fully homogenous mixing, combined with simultaneous deaeration and degassing down to sub-micron levels. This twin mixer system offers a maximum capacity of 29 kg. The vacuum is applied to the individual containers,

Intertronics meets the challenges of surface activation with Piezobrush PZ2 plas …

The Relyon Plasma Piezobrush® PZ2 from Intertronics has nozzle attachment options for surface activation across a wide range of applications for the improved adhesion on surfaces that are otherwise difficult to bond, print on, coat or laminate. Treatment of metals, and smaller and more precise applications are now possible by choice of a suitable nozzle, while the use of a variety of special gases also enhance the possibilities of PDD

Intertronics introduce new nanoparticle deagglomeration technology

The tendency for some nanoparticles to agglomerate or cluster into denser masses can lead to homogeneity and performance issues in their subsequent use. Existing methodologies to de-agglomerate them do not always produce uniform results, or can be invasive and wasteful. The Thinky PR-1 Nanoparticle Dispersion Machine is a desktop unit which can disperse carbon nanotubes (CNT), graphene and other 2D nanomaterials, within a closed container. The dispersion is very even and

Versatile, general purpose, industrial epoxy adhesives from Intertronics

IRS 2111 All-Purpose Epoxy Adhesive and 2112 Fast Curing General Purpose Epoxy Adhesive are versatile and simple to use two part epoxies which can be used for bonding, sealing and structural support applications. They are supplied in convenient side by side syringe cartridges for efficient mixing and application, and are supported by Intertronics’ technical back-up. They are available ex-stock for next day delivery, thus enabling manufacturers to minimise their stock, get

Automated plasma surface treatment package available from Intertronics

Visitors to the Intertronics Technology Centre in Kidlington near Oxford will have noticed the enclosure containing a robot-mounted Relyon PB3 Plasmabrush plasma surface treatment system. Intertronics have created an integrated plasma surface treatment package which is being used for customer demonstrations and evaluations, and is also available for purchase as a turnkey automated workstation. The Relyon PB3 plasma treatment system improves adhesion and wetting of surfaces which are otherwise difficult to

Radiometer aids process control in broad spectrum or LED-based UV curing

The new DYMAX ACCU-CAL™ 160 Radiometer from Intertronics is an essential tool for users of UV curing processes, where both validating and subsequent monitoring of the lamp output is vital to consistent production quality. It is designed to be used with both benchtop flood curing lamps and conveyorised systems, and comes in two versions for either broad spectrum or LED-based UV curing lamps. The radiometer will help process and quality

Intertronics fast cure, easy removal temporary mask for PCBs aids productivity

DYMAX Speedmask® 9-20479-B-Rev-A UV/light cure temporary masking agent from Intertronics is specifically designed to meet the needs of the electronics industry, where its fast cure and simple removal will improve productivity in printed circuit board assembly. It is formulated for the protection of pcb connectors and other components, either during the soldering process, or during conformal coating. It features a particularly tight viscosity tolerance which aids in maintaining good process

Precision mixing and dispensing from Intertronics facilitates miniaturisation

Continuing trends to miniaturisation call for smaller, more precise and ever more repeatable metering, mixing and dispensing units for two-part materials. Intertronics offer the preeflow® eco-duo330 which sets new standards in micro-dosing for two component systems and can provide dosages as small as 0.2 to 32ml/min with complete repeatability, precisely mixed and with exceptional control. This is expected to be of value in the fields of medical device manufacturing, optics,

Achieving the Benefits of LED UV Curing - new white paper from Intertronics

Ensuring Success When Switching from Conventional Lamp to LED Light Curing Sources is a new white paper available from Intertronics at It is authored by their sales Partner Dymax. Explains Intertronics M.D. Peter Swanson: “Because of the differences in the technology, making the switch in UV curing equipment from broad spectrum lamps to LED curing sources is seldom a matter of simply replacing the conventional lamp with an LED-based

Mixing silicones for facial and other prosthetics

The manufacture of a medical prosthetic device for a patient’s face or similar area is a highly skilled job; each one is unique, and needs to be handled with great sensitivity, as both functional and cosmetic considerations are involved. It may require careful mixing and colour matching of a silicone moulding compound, with no air entrapment, to ensure appearance and consistency of structure. Jim Dimond, Consultant Clinical Maxillofacial Prosthetist at

Preeflow volumetric adhesive dispensing from Intertronics helps ensure integrity …

See accompanying video: Intertronics’ customer BPR Medical, based in Mansfield, Nottingham, is a perfect example of a small British company which combines expertise, creativity and entrepreneurialism to design, develop and manufacture world-beating products for export worldwide and use in the United Kingdom, for which it was rewarded in 2012 with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation. As with any manufacturing company, the success of its products depends to a considerable

Relyon Plasma PB3 Plasmabrush from Intertronics for surface treatment, activatio …

The Relyon Plasma PB3 Plasmabrush from Intertronics offers convenient, high speed, high performance atmospheric plasma cleaning and surface activation. The PB3 Plasmabrush is a nozzle-type plasma generator which is particularly compact and offers long-term stability. Proprietary Pulsed Atmospheric Arc Technology uses a unipolar pulsed high voltage source and a vortex flow in the nozzle which delivers uniform high power density with only minimal warming of the nozzle and hardly any

New Polytec PT brochure from Intertronics - High Performance Epoxy Resin Adhesiv …

The new Polytec PT brochure from Intertronics offers information on specialist epoxy resin adhesives and potting compounds for electronics, electrical engineering, optical and medical industries. It details high strength optically transparent epoxies, including formulations with flexibility in the Shore A range. Medical device manufacturers will find products which are biocompatible and tested to USP Class VI. These materials are autoclavable, a requirement when assembles are subject to repeated steam sterilising.

Dymax BlueWave MX-150 high energy UV LED Spot Curing Lamp from Intertronics for …

Leading adhesives specialists Intertronics have recently introduced the new Dymax BlueWave® MX-150™ LED UV Spot Curing Lamp which offers the speed, consistency, reliability and long service life associated with LED UV curing. The modular unit has a separate, compact light emitter, suitable for benchtop use but small enough to be readily integrated into robotic or other fully automated systems. The BlueWave MX-150 is designed to offer higher, more consistent UV curing

Black opaque conformal coating from Intertronics enhances pcb security

The new Dymax Multi-Cure 9451 is a true black and opaque conformal coating from Intertronics that enhances security of electronic products by covering the printed circuit board and components, hiding them from visual inspection. This is an effective barrier to loss of confidentiality and possible copying or reverse engineering of proprietary designs, in addition to its ability to improve circuit reliability in harsh conditions. Dymax 9451 is a UV/light and heat

New Thermally Conductive Adhesives from Intertronics

The latest applications in energy and electrical engineering require ever higher levels of thermal conductivity, hence a new generation of thermally conductive two-part epoxy adhesives from Intertronics. These new high performance adhesives offer excellent thermal conductivity, so enhancing the effectiveness of heat paths found in applications such as LED heat sink attachment, chip assembly, encapsulation, potting of thermal sensors, assembly of power module, connection of pipes in heat exchangers and the

Handheld Plasma Surface Treatment from Intertronics

Intertronics introduces the Relyon Plasma PZ2 piezo brush® handheld surface treatment unit, which is believed to be the smallest cold active plasma device of its kind. The PZ2 piezo brush ionises atmospheric gas to plasma clean and activate surfaces for improved adhesion of adhesives, or wetting prior to printing or coating. This is especially useful for surfaces that are difficult to bond or print onto. The low temperature plasma discharge is

Thinky ARE-400 Twin from Intertronics - twice the capacity, same high performanc …

THINKY Mixers are industrial non-contact "planetary" mixers for all engineering compounds. They mix, disperse and degas materials in minutes. For production facilities and laboratories that want more mixing capacity, the latest machine is the Thinky ARE-400 Twin from Intertronics. It offers a load of up to 500ml/800g. It will easily handle traditionally difficult-to-mix high viscosity liquids and powders. The THINKY ARE-400Twin has a non-contact sensor unit available as an optional

Intertronics opens new technology centre for trials, demonstrations and seminars

With manufacturing relying increasingly on high performance adhesives and protective materials, Intertronics is welcoming visitors to its rebuilt Technology Centre at the company’s Kidlington, Oxfordshire head office. Over the years, the Centre has hosted hundreds of customers to discuss their specific assembly and bonding needs – or simply to explore new possibilities. The rebuilt Centre – three times the size of the former facility – is custom-designed for demonstrations and trials

Intertronics brings UV post-cure to 3D SLA polymer printing technology

Recent developments in 3D printing technology have popularised the SLA (stereolithography) technology of laser printing in a bath of UV curable photopolymer resin. This process effectively “grows” a component in the bath so that as it is withdrawn, each successive layer is laser light cured. It is a process which can be many times faster than other 3D technologies, but does frequently need additional post-curing to ensure the component attains

Intertronics brings UV post-cure to 3D SLA polymer printing technology

Recent developments in 3D printing technology have popularised the SLA (stereolithography) technology of laser printing in a bath of UV curable photopolymer resin. This process effectively “grows” a component in the bath so that as it is withdrawn, each successive layer is laser light cured. It is a process which can be many times faster than other 3D technologies, but does frequently need additional post-curing to ensure the component attains

Optically clear epoxy adhesive from Intertronics for strong bonds and fast cures

Opti-tec 5013 high performance, two-part epoxy from Intertronics is a water white clear general adhesive for bonding glass, ceramics, plastics and metals as well as some optical and opto-electronic applications. It ensures strong, clear structural bonds, including for repair and restoration where aesthetics are a priority. It can also be used for small volume potting and encapsulation. Opti-tec 5013’s medium viscosity provides good gap filling characteristics, whilst its high surface energy

Hard, clear epoxy potting compound from Intertronics offers high environmental a …

Opti-tec 5020 two-part epoxy potting compound from Intertronics combines high clarity with resistance to a wide range of temperatures (-55°C to +115°C) and environmental conditions. It also offers excellent hardness and chemical resistance compared with typical polyurethane and silicone formulations. Opti-tec 5020 is suitable for delicate components thanks to low exothermic output during cure, which also enables larger quantities to be mixed. Opti-tec 5020 finds uses in applications such as

New UV Cure Modular Flood Lamp Systems from Intertronics

The new DYMAX ECE 2000 and ECE 5000 UV light curing modular flood lamp systems from Intertronics offer moderate to high-intensity curing over a 13cm x 13cm or 20cm x 20cm area for the fast curing of UV curable adhesives, coatings, and inks - also for curing parts with large bond lines or for simultaneously curing multiple parts in trays. They offer a great solution for prototype or bench-top

Intertronics announce Phoseon as new sales partner

Specialist adhesives company Intertronics are delighted to announce availability of the market leading UV LED Phoseon product range in a new UK and Ireland agreement. Intertronics M.D. Peter Swanson explained: “We have established ourselves as a key provider of material and equipment for bonding, coating, sealing, potting, masking and gasketing, and we see many synergies here with our extensive range of UV curable materials. This relationship with Phoseon allows us

New UV/Light and Rapid Moisture Cure Encapsulants from Intertronics

The new DYMAX 9100 series of new light/moisture-cure encapsulants from adhesives specialists Intertronics is a selective range of products for protection of small areas of PCBs where sensitive chips or other devices can be encapsulated by a glob top process. In particular the DYMAX 9101, 9102 and 9103 now provide a rapid secondary moisture cure for shadowed areas. The additional curing process gives a more secure cure where the adhesive

Intertronics at Med-Tech Innovation Expo, 10-11 April 2013 @ Ricoh Arena, Covent …

This year at Med-Tech Innovation Expo, 10-11 April 2013 at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry - on stand 6 - Intertronics will be focusing on adhesives and adhesive systems for medical device manufacture - how to address issues such as biocompatibility, process validation, structural integrity and production simplicity in the bonding of plastics, metals, ceramics and other substrates commonly used in this arena. Their product specialists will be pleased to advise

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