EPR abroad: four-day working trip to Nexperia Manchester

Last week one of our two Parset specialists was at Nexperia Manchester to exchange knowledge and experience. At Nexperia Manchester he showed them how to repair boards of an old Parset type, used since the eighties by Nexperia Europe and Nexperia Asia. Although the equipment in Manchester was a bit dated, the old Parset was […]

Small but mighty: fiducial marks and their purpose

A fiducial is basically a round solder mask opening with round bare copper in the center. Fiducials are reference points on a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) for automated equipment. Its full name is “Fiducial Marker”. Fiducials help machines recognize where an object is in its space. A helping hand When assembling and controlling PCBs fiducials […]

Basic principles of PCB assembly: Through-Hole vs Surface Mounted

There are two methods of placing components on a printed circuit board (PCB). The first one is Through-Hole Mounting (THM) and the other one is specified as Surface Mount Technology (SMT). At EPR we use SMT as well as THM. Both methods have their advantages and disadvantages. This blog will explain the differences between SMT […]

Innovations Q2 2018: our five favourites

The second quarter of 2018 was exciting and sometimes even mind-blowing. Numerous innovations came along in April, May and June. We are happy to share our five favourite innovations with you! Mobile generator on sustainable formic acid (Team FAST, TU Eindhoven) Team Fast from TU Eindhoven is developing a mobile generator that generates electricity through […]

Know-abouts PCB surface finishing: importance and common methods

By: Frank At EPR we design PCBs for various customers, and those boards will be used for even more applications. We design, for example, test boards with expensive sockets, PCBs with the smallest available BGA pitch (0.35mm), PCBs which are used for high temperature stress and boards that need to carry RF signals. Regardless of […]

Challenging the future: revelation of the Ecorunner 8

On the 24th of May the student team of TU Delft presented their Ecorunner 8 to the world. We were lucky to be at this spectacular revelation. The Ecorunner 8 is a car that can drive thousands of kilometres on the equivalent of 1 liter of petrol. According to the calculations the new car can […]