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British LED manufacturer Plessey Semiconductors has made the transition from the manufacturing development phase (where manual methods of material preparation and application often suffice) to full production by employing automated mixing and dispensing technologies from Intertronics.

Carl Withers, Plessey’s assembly development team leader, said: ‘We develop leading-edge LED technologies, based on Plessey’s MaGIC platform, for a wide range of applications — from standard consumer products to more demanding, application-specific and chip-scale packages.

‘The LEDs emit a blue light and through a silicone and phosphor mixture convert this blue emission to white light. The constant and accurate mixing of this mixture is key to target specific colour temperature and rendering.’

David Peat, product specialist at Intertronics, worked with Plessey to recommend mixing and dispensing equipment for the LED phosphors. The Thinky ARV-310 LED bench-top mixer is a non-contact planetary mixer that mixes, dispenses and degasses according to programmable mixing profiles.

Intertronics also recommended a Fisnar F7300NV robotic dispensing system for application of the mixed phosphor to the LED assemblies.

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Key benefits of product application

  • The Thinky ARV-310 includes an integral vacuum during the mixing process to ensure no air entrapment, and is specially geared to homogenously mix into liquids heavy fillers such as the phosphor used by Plessey Semiconductors.
  • Peat said: ‘I recognised that our Thinky ARV-310 LED with vacuum and heavy filler capability would provide the high level of air-free mix consistency of the silicone and phosphor, which is required for optimal performance of the completed LED components.’
  • To help with location accuracy, the Fisnar F7300NV system has a camera-based vision with a resolution of 0.001mm.
  • According to Withers, the Thinky mixer and Fisnar robotic dispenser enabled the company to achieve high-accuracy process windows, due to the consistency of the mix and the positioning of the dispense, which are both critical to the light output.

Intertronics

INTERTRONICS supplies a comprehensive range of bonding and protective materials – together with the associated consumables and equipment – to customers in high technology, high performance assembly industries – including electronics, medical device, plastics, optical, automotive, energy, defence and aerospace.

INTERTRONICS supplies a comprehensive range of bonding and protective materials – together with the associated consumables and equipment – to customers in high technology, high performance assembly industries – including electronics, medical device, plastics, optical, automotive, energy, defence and aerospace. The company supplies over 3,000 regular customers, including multinational manufacturing giants, production facilities, specialist design and development businesses, universities, training organisations and government establishments.

adhere is INTERTRONICS’ brand which encompasses its bonding, coating, sealing, encapsulating, potting, masking and gasketing materials, together with the most appropriate equipment and accessories for dispensing and curing them.

Because adhere brings together this proven range of integrated products from selected and trusted partners, INTERTRONICS’ customers have the confidence that everything will work together efficiently and cost-effectively, underpinned by the company’s experience and expert advice.

This advice is an essential element of the programme, and it ensures that customers benefit from the optimal material and process choice for the manufacture, assembly or repair of their products … safeguarding and enhancing performance and integrity and in turn, profitability and reputation.

Also key to customer success and satisfaction are the provision of process implementation and training, ongoing expert technical support and the assurance of highly competent supply chain management.

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