Entering its 25th year of operations, Northern Coatings Ltd. has moved its facilities into an industrial park in Orangeville ON. Specialists in applying conformal coating to printed circuit boards (pcb), the firm currently runs four coating lines at a minimum of nine hours daily – thus, guaranteeing a maximum turn-around time of 2-3 full business days.
“Due to recent renovations and reorganizing, we have given ourselves the ability to once again take on large volumes of work,” says company president and owner Maryann Watkins.
Based on the accuracy of its selective conformal coating process, Northern Coatings does not mask its assemblies prior to coating. When UV cure conformal coatings are used, pcbs cure in a matter of seconds.
“We have a constant inspection process in place, which allows us to continually provide the level of excellence our customers expect,” says Watkins.
All employees are provided with ESD safe smocks, footwear and ESD (silicone free) hand cream. The production area is located on proper ESD flooring and all carts and tables used in any part of the production process are properly grounded and covered with ESD safe mats. Northern Coatings has a Certified Quality System – ISO 9001:2008 currently in place and all coatings used are RoHS compliant.