Electronics Ruggedization

Intense Environments Need Intense Ruggedization

In today’s modern world, we all rely on electronics for the vast majority of our day-to-day lives. From cell phones to cars, electronics find a place in almost every moment of our day as individuals as well as in commercial and industrial operations. Because of their comprehensive prevalence, electronics must meet a broad range of form and functions. However, because electrical systems and devices are vulnerable to damages from many sources both natural and manmade, it’s necessary to put as much thought into the construction of electronic protection as into the electronics themselves. Electronics that are utilized in outdoor environments where natural particulates, moisture, and temperatures are prevalent can be quickly compromised. This is where electronic ruggedization adds value.

Ruggedization allows complex electronics to operate even in the harshest environments. Ruggedized electronics are designed to prevail in the long-term even when exposed to severe winds, dust, dirt, rain, snow, ice, and extreme temperatures. For outdoor applications, ruggedized electronics are the most reliable option to maintain a long-lasting function.

RIS has the experience and equipment to protect electronics used in high-stress situations where foreign elements like electromagnetic fields, vibrations, or manufacturing particulates can cause degradation and poor function from exposure.

With our expertise and extensive ruggedized electronics capabilities, your assemblies can withstand the harshest conditions. We can provide protective options that best apply to any particular application in the environment that your device will be exposed to and operating within.

RIS’ Ruggedized Solutions

Our ruggedized options help to protect the function and prevent contamination of a device and corrosion of an electronic device. When you partner with RIS for your ruggedized electronics, your assemblies can be protected by the following services:

  • Conformal Coating and Potting: To protect the components of a printed circuit board against harsh environments, we utilize a thin polymeric film conformal coating material and assembly potting. The material works to fit the contours of a board, protecting the components from external elements. With epoxy, urethane, and silicone compounds, we’re able to fill complete electronic assemblies to protect from shock, vibration, moisture, and corrosion.
  • Low-Pressure Molding: Low-pressure molding offers effective sealing of electronic devices – protection against moisture, dust, dirt, and vibration. This technology utilizes high-performance adhesives and can be used as an effective alternative to epoxy potting. Our low-pressure molding technology (MoldMan at 30 to 300 PSI) uses high-performance adhesives including polyolefin and polyimide to encapsulate and protect components from particulates, moisture, and vibrations.
  • Circuit Board Enclosure: RIS builds and assembles durable, customizable enclosed circuit boards for a range of industries. Our enclosed circuit boards, “electronic vaults,” are environment-sealed, heat sink capable, and impermeable. These specialty vaults shield assemblies against electromagnetic damage by blocking EMI activity with barriers of conductive and magnetic materials. By isolating electrical devices with EMI shield enclosures, assemblies can operate in the long-term even in industrial settings with high electromagnetic frequencies.

About Us

RIS is an advanced contract manufacturer providing robust solutions in circuit board assembly, product assembly, kitting, supply chain management, fulfillment, distribution, and reverse logistics. We employ more than 300 people and provide services to OEM’s across the world. We operate 3 state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities within the U.S, and as your one-stop-shop we have the capabilities, capacity, quality assurance standards, and resources to provide you with support for all of your manufacturing needs.

Contact us today at (507) 523-3220 to see how we can help ruggedize your electronics, or click here for a quote.

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Electronics Ruggedization
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Electronics Ruggedization
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Electronics ruggedization is necessary to prevent failures of devices that operate in harsh environments such as heat, humidity, shocks and vibrations.
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Riverside Integrated Solutions
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