Electronics Ruggedization


In today’s modern world, we rely on electronics for most of our daily lives. From cell phones to cars, electronics find a place in almost every moment of our day. Because of their comprehensive prevalence, electronics must meet a broad range of forms and functions.

However, electrical systems and devices are vulnerable to damage from many sources, both natural and artificial. Because of this, putting as much thought into constructing electronic protection as the electronics themselves is necessary. Biological particulates, including moisture and temperature, can quickly compromise electronics utilized in outdoor environments.

This is where electronic ruggedization adds value.

Ruggedization allows complex electronics to operate even in the harshest environments. Ruggedized electronics are designed to prevail long-term, no matter what the exposure. This includes 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.

RiverSide Integrated Solutions (RIS) has the experience and equipment to protect electronics. We specialize in electronics used in high-stress situations where foreign elements are common. This includes electromagnetic fields, vibrations or manufacturing particulates can cause degradation and poor function.

Your assemblies can withstand the harshest conditions with our expertise and extensive ruggedized electronics capabilities. We can provide protective options that best apply to any particular environment or situation.


Our ruggedized options help to protect the functionality of a device. It also helps prevent contamination and corrosion.

RIS offers the following services to protect your electronics through ruggedization:


RIS provides two main ruggedization techniques: conformal coating and potting. Conformal coating is a thin polymeric film layer over the top of electronic components on an assembly.

Potting creates a mold around a printed circuit board assembly (PCBA)v to protect against harsh environments. The material works to fit the contours of a board, protecting the components from external elements.

We offer potting and coating techniques using epoxy, urethane and silicone compounds. This can help isolate assemblies to protect them from shock, vibration, moisture and corrosion.


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 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. These encapsulate and protect components from particulates, moisture and vibrations.


RIS builds and assembles durable, customizable enclosed PCBAs for various 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. This is especially advantageous in industrial settings with high electromagnetic frequencies.

About RiverSide Integrated Solutions

RIS is an advanced contract manufacturer providing robust solutions in circuit board assembly and product assembly. We employ more than 350 people and provide services to OEMs worldwide. We operate two state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities within the US.

With all of the choices in contract manufacturers out there, we know it can be challenging to find someone who understands your business model and has your best intentions in mind. RIS has always proven to be a win-win-focused relationship.

As your one-stop shop, we have the capabilities, capacity, quality assurance standards and resources to support all of your manufacturing needs. We understand that supply chain management is complex and very time-consuming, so we urge our customers to utilize us in the fullest capacity.

Our total-package solutions include:

Contact us today at (507) 523-3220 to see how we can help with your manufacturing project, or click contact us for a quote.

Electronics Ruggedization
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Electronics Ruggedization
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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