Several printed circuit boards lined up in rows.

The Difference Between Rigid, Flexible, and Rigid-Flex PCB Assemblies

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A printed circuit board, or PCB, is a device that uses discrete wiring to connect various electrical components together into a single unit. There are three types of PCB: rigid, flex, and rigid-flex. While each of these options serves the same overall function, they feature some differences in their construction, properties, and design. In this […]

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A Guide to Effective Industrial Control Panel Usage

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In modern manufacturing and automation applications, electrical control panels are used to direct the flow of electricity and automate the operation of machines. Due to their critical role, they must be designed and built to provide reliable performance even within demanding conditions. Otherwise, there is a risk of the system operating inefficiently and, in severe […]

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Types of PCBs

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Printed circuit boards (PCBs) interconnect electrical components on a self-contained board. These boards are essential to the function of most electronics, and as such may be found in a countless devices. Manufacturing specifications and materials for PCBs will differ based on the application requirements. The insulating surface of the board or substrate can receive a […]