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ATV winch switch repair and relubrication-Case Study

ATV winch switch repair and relubrication-Case Study

ATVs endure harsh conditions, which put the machine and individual components to the test. The electrical components on an ATV are chosen for their durability and often are protected by Ingress Protection (IP) rated enclosures. Given enough time, it’s likely that with enough water, salt, dust, dirt, thermo cycling and…

eBike battery connection problem-Electrical connector grease case study

eBike battery connection problem-Electrical connector grease case study

eBikes are growing in popularity and so is the battery technology associated with these exciting bicycles. Some problems that can occur with eBikes are familiar to electrical engineers/technicians in a number of sectors; electrical connector oxidation, water ingress, contact wear and even the infamous fretting corrosion phenomena. A private customer…

Not Recommended-Conductive grease use on electrical connectors

Not Recommended-Conductive grease use on electrical connectors

A common question from a customer searching for an electrical connector grease to fix an electrical connector fault that has already occurred is, why not just use a conductive grease to fix the fault? A conductive grease is never recommended to fix an electrical connector problem; a dielectric grease is…

Fretting corrosion explanation (electrical connectors/connections)

Fretting corrosion explanation (electrical connectors/connections)

What is fretting corrosion? The symptoms are often thought of as ‘gremlins’ in the circuitry. In automotive and passenger cars, an engine management warning light appearing on the the dashboard can be the result of open circuit resistance, caused by fretting corrosion. The electrical connectors in a vehicle appear static…

Photo Scanner Damping Grease Case Study (Rocol® Kilopoise™ alternative)

Photo Scanner Damping Grease Case Study (Rocol® Kilopoise™ alternative)

A prospective customer got in contact seeking an alternative to the now discontinued Rocol® Kilopoise™ damping grease. The application was the opening mechanism of a photo scanner feed table; the customer being a company that specialises in the service and refurbishment of photo scanners. The feed table opening mechanism relies…

Why use an ultrafiltered lubricant in a cleanroom or vacuum environment?

Why use an ultrafiltered lubricant in a cleanroom or vacuum environment?

Sometimes it can be smaller than a grain of sand. Manufacturing equipment in Vacuum and cleanroom environments are so sensitive that even microscopic particulates can cause product failure. In a bearing, for example, any particle that acts like a ‘speed bump’ in the motion of the bearing, no matter how…

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