The protective coating on any ceramic radial capacitor is designed to drip down over the attached leads in order to encapsulate the internal component frame. It is called a “meniscus”. Our client discovered, upon close inspection, that some of these were cracking during the taping operation. They commissioned OX3 to examine possible causes and determine a course of action.
We designed a new set of drums that would readily release the leads as they progressed onto the carrier substrate. The resulting design resolved the problem and production resumed with full compliance.