Why shouldn’t I buy an aerosol can from the hardware store and spray myself?
- Cost: In comparison to equal dollar value of an aerosol to PRS’s method of High Volume, Low Pressure (HVLP) spraying, we’ve found that the HVLP technique coats evenly to specified thicknesses and up to four times the surface area of the aerosol can. In addition, PRS procures conformal coatings in volume reducing cost and passing those savings to our customers. Furthermore conformal coatings are mix according to lot sizes, thus reducing waste.
- Quality: PRS is AS9100 certified company, we offer knowledge and experience. Our Engineers are able to recommend compatible conformal coatings with your solder mask, as well as possible RTV’s within the board assembly. Thickness coupons are run with each batch. Our spray booths are state-of-the-art, equipped with air dryers on the compressor, in-line filters, and filters at the gun nozzle. All staff follows proper preventive measures required to avoid damages to sensitive electronic components, maintaining quality and ESD controls. Conformal coatings are typically transparent; our inspection stations are equipped with proper lighting to allow proper visual inspection.
- Safety: Most conformal coatings and solvents are deemed hazardous by Federal Standards; PRS takes appropriate precautions during the spraying process in which air is continuously forced through incoming air filters to outgoing charcoal abatement systems in order to protect your assembly from Foreign Object Debris (FOD), as well as to protect our operators from fumes. PRS holds active permits to operate, through the Air Quality Management District (AQMD). We constantly work at exceeding all environmental regulations in order to provide the safest environment for ourselves and our neighbors.