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Does Your PCB Assembly Service Help Reduce Vibration?

Category: PCB AssemblyPublished on 2017 Jun, 08Author Telan

According to industry statistics, new electronic products have field failure rates of up to 15-20% in their first year, with fatigue accounting for up to 20% of those product failures. These failures lead to costly warranty replacements or even product recalls. As Benjamin Franklin once said, “an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.” Is your Northern New Jersey PCB assembly service taking active steps to ensure your PCB is up to its task? The majority of electronic devices are prone to some degree of vibration, and the PCB assembly process plays a major role in determining how much vibration a PCB experiences.


According to industry statistics, new electronic products have field failure rates of up to 15-20% in their first year, with fatigue accounting for up to 20% of those product failures. These failures lead to costly warranty replacements or even product recalls. As Benjamin Franklin once said, “an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.” Is your Northern New Jersey PCB assembly service taking active steps to ensure your PCB is up to its task? The majority of electronic devices are prone to some degree of vibration, and the PCB assembly process plays a major role in determining how much vibration a PCB experiences.


Vibration in printed circuit boards happens in two ways: One, some vibration is caused by the functioning of components. Second, the device itself might experience physical duress (such as being dropped). The PCB must be resilient enough to withstand these situations. It should be constructed to provide maximum stability and reliability.


As a Northern New Jersey PCB assembly service with over 35 years of experience, we know that when inspecting a PCB for vibration issues, there are 4 main elements that should be considered:

  • Components - We not only check to make sure the placement of the components is correct, we evaluate the components themselves. Are they the best choice? Is there another component that could improve function and reduce vibration? Is there a way to reduce the overall number of components, preventing the PCB from getting cluttered?

  • Soldering - When it comes to soldering, it is a matter of "just right." Too little, and the components will come loose. Too much, and it interferes with the function of the components.

  • Adhesive - Choosing the right adhesive is very important. A high quality adhesive can act almost like a shock absorber and help reduce the vibrations that occur in a PCB. We make sure that the right adhesive is being used for the job.

  • Interconnections - One of the main causes of vibration in PCBs is mechanical waves. The waves originate in weak spots, but as they travel they can cause even reliably fixed components to vibrate as well. Installing proper interconnections can solve this problem.

Telan: Reliable PCB Assembly Services in Northern New Jersey

Speed isn't everything: if your Northern New Jersey PCB assembly service doesn't also have a commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, you can't be sure your product is the best it can be. That is why we perform thorough value-added engineering reviews on all our PCBs. By quickly making corrections, repairs and improvements, we keep production on pace and make sure a quality product reaches the end-user.

If you are looking for a Northern New Jersey PCB assembly service you can trust, call us today at (215) 997-7603.

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