All kinds of tools and appliances may be used during a home project, a hobby, or professional work, and some of these tools make use of dense or runny liquids to get the work done, such as an Epoxy dispenser or general Epoxy dispensing equipment. Glue guns, printers, and other devices also make use of specialized liquids, but the problem is, refilling a device with its liquids can be difficult, and no one on the job wants printer ink or Epoxy getting everywhere. For this reason, an easy solution has long since been developed and implemented: cartridge dispensing. A cartridge dispenser will remove or add a cartridge of materials to a tool or device with ease, and nothing will leak during the work of cartridge dispensing. For example, a worker at the office easily makes use of cartridge dispensing when he or she removes an empty ink cartridge from the printer and simply slots in a new one. Cartridge dispensing can also be useful for when an Epoxy dispenser is being used, and cartridge dispensing will help prevent messes and hassles on the worker’s part. But dispensing equipment is not the innovation in the workplace: LED lights, for another topic of discussion, are rapidly proving themselves highly effective and cost-efficient wherever they are installed.
Cartridge Dispensing and Potting
Those who work with potting should be aware that potting compounds will shrink during the curing process, and this shrinking may be as much as 2.3% for an unfilled Epoxy potting compound. Those newer to the industry will need to know what they are dealing with, after all. What is more, it is essential for potting compounds to flow well and fully encapsulate all of the electronic compounds around them without bubbles or voids. The viscosity is key here, and for most potting compounds, the viscosity will range from 400 to 50,000 cps. On a final note, workers who use potting equipment should note that during the curing process, the potting compounds may reach a temperature as high as 200 degrees Celsius. This hot, important fluid can be much more easily loaded into a dispenser when cartridges are used, and this can prevent messes and difficulty using the equipment such as a dispensing machine or an Epoxy dispenser gun. A worker may also buy new, full cartridges from the dispenser’s manufacturer, such as ordering them online. The full cartridges will soon be sent to the work site, ready for use.
The Power of LEDs
Light-Emitting Diodes, or LEDs, are a relatively new but already popular form of lighting, and in a short time, LEDs have proven themselves quite effective and desirable. They often compare favorably to older light-bulb models for their luminescence, their energy efficiency, and their flexibility. LEDs are used in many places, and while they have not yet become standard across the United States, estimates show that if LEDs do become standard for lighting needs, they could save a lot of power, something to be desired. IN fact, the U.S. Department of Energy has said that LED lights have the potential to reduce American power usage as much as 50% or so. This is not so surprising when considers that LEDs use only 15% of the same energy that a halogen light uses, and can even provide 85% more output, making them highly efficient lighting sources both indoors and outdoors.
Where might LEDs be found? They are usable as vehicle headlights, and they can emit very strong light beams, which can in fact be a lifesaver in dark conditions or during fog, rain, or snow. Such strong lights may help prevent traffic accidents, such as during rain or heavy snow at night, when visibility is poor and thus car accidents are more likely. LEDs can also be used on board fishing boats, and these strong lights can be set up in rig formations anywhere on the boat where they are needed. One advantage of LEDs is that their physical setups are often literally flexible and can be set up nearly anywhere, and this can be useful on a boat to allow visibility late at night. LEDs are also useful as outdoor lighting on front lawns, for example.