Intertronics

Address:
Unit 17, Station Field Industrial Estate
Banbury Road
Kidlington
Oxfordshire
OX5 1JD
United Kingdom

Phone: 01865 842842

Fax: 01865 842172

Web: www.intertronics.co.uk


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New thermally conductive adhesives in practical packaging

New thermally conductive adhesives in practical packaging
Intertronics has added three products to its extensive range of thermally conductive adhesives from its partner Polytec PT. Users will benefit from convenient side-by-side cartridge packaging, which simplifies application. The adhesives have added functionality, including high thermal conductivity (2.2W/mK), very good adhesion, flexibility and high temperature resistance.
23rd September 2019

Tips for precise dispensing of small amounts of two-part adhesives

Tips for precise dispensing of small amounts of two-part adhesives
When dispensing small amounts of two-part adhesives or other materials, two key considerations are whether the material is mixed correctly and the accuracy of the amount dispensed. Here Paul Whitehead, Key Account Manager at Intertronics, shares his thoughts on the precise metering, mixing and dispensing of small amounts of two-part materials.
21st August 2019

Top tips for a successful UV curing process

Top tips for a successful UV curing process
  Manufacturers often choose light curing materials for assembly applications because of their bonding effectiveness, rapid cure time and process efficiencies. With so many adhesives and so much equipment on the market, where should manufacturers start? Here Peter Swanson, Managing Director at Intertronics, shares three tips for manufacturers operating UV curing processes.
5th August 2019


How to future proof your UV curing needs

How to future proof your UV curing needs
  Intertronics is now offering new products in the Dymax MX-Series of high intensity LED UV curing lamps. The products offer manufacturers the flexibility to tailor their LED UV curing systems to their needs, by offering three different emitter patterns, as well as three different wavelengths - 365, 385 and 405nm.
21st May 2019

The benefits of plasma cleaning

The benefits of plasma cleaning
Contaminants, such as oxides, water, organic substances and dust, often cover a surface in layers due to natural exposure in air. While the surface may appear clean to the human eye, such contaminants can impair further treatment such as bonding, printing, painting or coating. Here Peter Swanson, Managing Director of Intertronics discusses plasma cleaning technology and its benefits.
24th April 2019

Adhesives dispensing expertise shared at FAST Live

Adhesives dispensing expertise shared at FAST Live
To help the industry better tackle the challenges of technology and manufacturing using adhesives and protective materials, Peter Swanson, Managing Director at adhesives specialist Intertronics, ran a seminar at FAST Live. Swanson offered insights into dispensing technology, process validation and the latest positive displacement and jetting technologies.
15th April 2019

The benefits of UV curing optical adhesives

The benefits of UV curing optical adhesives
Canada Balsam - distilled sap from the balsam tree - was one of the first materials to be used as an optical adhesive. Whilst of high optical quality, its poor thermal and solvent resistance caused it to be superseded during World War II by more robust materials. To meet the production and performance requirements of optics applications, engineers are often turning to UV curing adhesives. Peter Swanson, Managing Director of Intertronics, explains the factors to consider when choosing an optical adhesive.
25th March 2019

Making plasma surface treatment portable

Making plasma surface treatment portable
To give manufacturers access to high powered, portable plasma treatment, Intertronics has introduced the Relyon Plasmatool. Suitable for a range of processes, substrates and geometries, the portable surface treatment system will help manufacturers in applications where the substrate is difficult to treat because of size or location.
12th March 2019

The benefits of UV curing in 3D modelling

The benefits of UV curing in 3D modelling
Design teams test the aerodynamics of a Formula 1 car by putting a prototype in a wind tunnel. Using a full-size model in the testing process can be expensive and time-consuming, so development engineers often use smaller scale 3D models during testing - but how can they be sure that the prototype will be up to scratch? Simon Gibbs, Product Specialist at Intertronics, explains how design engineers can benefit from UV curing when 3D printing prototypes.
5th March 2019

Growing adhesives firm opens new facility

Growing adhesives firm opens new facility
To deliver better customer service and accommodate further growth, Intertronics has opened a new facility in Kidlington. Inaugurated on 25th February 2019, the building provides increased warehouse space to enable next day delivery, an enhanced office area to house its growing team and a new Technology Centre to give customers greater access to Intertronics’ equipment and expertise.
25th February 2019

Increasing capability in automated dispensing

Increasing capability in automated dispensing
To give manufacturers access to the latest in automated liquid dispensing technology, adhesives specialist Intertronics is introducing the next generation of modular Fisnar F4000 ADVANCE series robots. Manufactured by leading supplier of fluid dispensing systems and equipment, Fisnar, the new series comprises the most extensive range of robots in the industry.
14th January 2019

A strong bond for manufacturers

A strong bond for manufacturers
Although plasma rarely occurs naturally on Earth, we can still see it in our everyday lives. Lightning, the Northern Lights and the Sun are examples of naturally occurring plasma. Here Peter Swanson, Managing Director of adhesives specialist Intertronics, has explained how manufacturers can use plasma treatment to alter the surface properties of substrates and increase the adherent forces they generate with adhesives and coatings.
18th December 2018

Tidy workplace and precise dispensing results

Tidy workplace and precise dispensing results
Franklin Electric has 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.
5th September 2018

Tin free silicone avoids conflicting chemistries and assembly time

Tin free silicone avoids conflicting chemistries and assembly time
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.
17th August 2018

Bringing portability, precision and power to UV curing

Bringing portability, precision and power to UV curing
To improve UV curing options available for the medical, industrial, electronics, automotive and optical industries, adhesives specialist Intertronics has launched the IUV101 LED UV curing spot lamp. The new 370nm handheld spot lamp offers up to 2,000mW/cm2 intensity in a cost-effective and portable package. It enables industry to cure UV adhesives that respond to long wave UV-A wavelengths between 360nm and 380nm efficiently, economically and easily.
16th August 2018

Automated sealant dispensing proves a winner for golf

Automated sealant dispensing proves a winner for golf
Based in Edinburgh, Shot Scope Technologies 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 easily uploaded to any smartphone or tablet (via an app) or computer.
26th April 2018

Affordable mixing machine for liquids pastes and powders

Affordable mixing machine for liquids pastes and powders
New from Intertronics, the Thinky ARM-310 Engineering Compounds Mixer 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.
20th April 2018

LED curing system suitable for UV adhesives and coatings

LED curing system suitable for UV adhesives and coatings
Adhesive company, Intertronics, has announced the Dymax BlueWave MX-250 which 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 deliver efficiency and reliability in modern assembly areas.
3rd January 2018

Superior adhesive performance discovered in plasma surface treatment

Superior adhesive performance discovered in plasma surface treatment
In recent work conducted by engineers at Intertronics’ partners Relyon Plasma, it has been demonstrated that the substantial increases in bond strength achievable with the use of plasma surface treatment, 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.
6th November 2017

The answer to upcoming aerosol restrictions

The answer to upcoming aerosol restrictions
Have no fear the Techspray Vortex 360° is here, which is the 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 1st January 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.
3rd November 2017


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