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Our Culture

Spectronic has grown a long way since its inception in 1984, from a 4 member team with just one client to be one of the most preferred electroplating service providers by the best companies in the manufacturing industry. The core reason behind the growth is our culture of innovation, a positive and an insatiable appetite for excellence. Our shared goal to achieve excellence has been pivotal to our growth.

 

Milestones

1984 - Spectronic Corp was founded in Canada

2005 - Spectronic Plating India Private Limited was found with a strength of 4 employees, catering to one client order

2006 - Reel-to-Reel setup and start-up of production for Electronics & Electrical Industries

2007 – ISO  9001:2005 certification was awarded to us as owing to our quality and standardized processes

2008 –We bought our first property, a factory area of 10,000 Sqft to conduct our operations. Barrel & Jig setup was initiated and start-up of production for Electronics & Electrical Industries. ISO 14001:2005 certification was awarded to us in consideration for our constant endeavor to work on environmentally friendly processes and practices

2009 – PPAP for Automotive & Aerospace Industries

2016 – A green and eco-friendly campus located in Bangalore Aero Space Park, became our new home.

Our Vision
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To be the preferred supplier to original equipment manufacturers across the globe.

Our Mission
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To enhance the quality of our customer products by providing high quality electroplating. To offer customized
electroplating to the manufacturing and industrial sector.

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MEET OUR TEAM

WE ARE GREAT TEAM IN A STREAM OF PLATING

 

SERVICES

REEL TO REEL PLATING

Reel to reel technique is one of most commonly used plating technique in the world. One of the pre-requisite of reel to reel plating is that the product to be plated must be packaged in reels. The product is loaded onto a de-reeling station and then passed through the plating line at a preset speed and electric current. The product is passed through different stations in the plating line.The product is treated at all the stations in the plating line and the duration at each station is generally short. Therefore the operating conditions are planned with utmost precision to ensure maximum efficiency. At the end of the line there is a take-up system which re-coils the final product after the appropriate finish is met.

The length of the plating line is around 30 meters and the reels are run at a speed of 1 to 10 meters per minute depending on the specification from the clients. The thickness of the electroplating deposits is directly proportional to the speed of the reel on the plating line. The operators must be constantly monitoring the reel to reel plating line to ensure that there is no deviation from the preset conditions. The reel to reel technique is used at Spectronics for gold, nickel, tin, palladium and silver plating.

We set up our first reel to reel line in the year 2006, which was a significant milestone in our business. Our team of professionals has stepped up the operations significantly to help us come up by leaps and bounds in developing our reel to reel plating techniques.

REEL TO REEL SELECTIVE SPOT PLATING

Selective spot plating is generally used as a cost-effective method of plating. The ever increasing prices of precious metals like gold, silver and palladium warrants the use of selective plating. Selective plating brings down the overall plating cost as the amount of precious metal deposits on the overall product is reduced. Reel to reel selective spot plating is done by exposing the area that needs to be plated on the reel in the plating line and masking the rest of the region.

Reel to Reel selective plating is mostly used in precious metals plating in order to reduce the usage of precious metal in the overall plating. Selective plating is also ideal in the case of Tin plating as migration of melted tin could cause electrical short circuits.

REEL TO REEL SELECTIVE STRIP PLATING

Reel to Reel strip plating involves plating strips of manufactured products or pre stamped raw materials. Selective strip plating is used while plating precious metals like Gold, Silver and Palladium. The depth of deposition is controlled while the reels are run though the plating stations thereby monitoring the thickness at the selected region. Just as Reel to Reel Selective spot plating this method is highly cost effective in case of precious metal plating.

REEL TO REEL BRUSH PLATING

Brush plating as the name suggest involves application of a brush on the surface of the material to be plated. The process of brush plating is highly effective and is extremely portable.

The process involves masking of the strip and preparation of the surface for brush plating. Then the plating tool and part to be plated are moved over each other to transfer the deposit from the plating tool onto the part. Dedicated electrodes are used for each operation in the process to electrochemically prepare the part and then to plate the final deposit. The electrodes are covered with an absorbent material saturated with a solution and then applied to the part.

REEL TO REEL OVERALL PLATING

Reel to reel overall plating involves the application of plating deposits on the entire surface of the product and not on a selective spot only. The process followed is the same as it was in selective plating but without masking the unselected area on the surface of the product. Reel to Reel overall plating is ideal in case of copper, nickel or tin plating. Overall plating is most cases is done with non-precious metal before selective plating of precious metals.

PALLETIZE REELING & DE REELING

Whenever necessary the parts would need to be de-reeled and reeled in order to suit the plating line before the start of the plating process. Once the plating on the reel to reel line is completed, they would need to be reeled again and palletized, before they are sent back to the customer. At Spectronics our team of operators ensures that the products are appropriately reeled and palletized.

De-Reeling is done while the reels are loaded on to the plating line. When the products are de reeled and loaded on the plating line, it has be set up with caution and expertise to ensure that there is no breakdown while the product is run through the plating line.

Traverse De-reeling

Knowing the challenges of winding applications, we added the ability to dynamically phase adjust incoming master signals. This enables real-time offsets for variations in material width without sacrificing positioning accuracy at the traverse point, and allows for a complete, precise fill of material with no gaps or overlays. It is a cost reducing solution for electroplating square pins. A customized solution that meets specific needs of a customer.

RACK PLATING

Rack plating is generally used in the case of large or complex parts, where it would be difficult to coat using other processes of plating. Rack plating can be done through electroplating and electroless plating.

The process of electroplating requires that, the parts that would need to be electroplated are hung on a rack and held firm using hooks or bands. The parts are then immersed in the plating solution and electrical current is applied. Rack plating is highly preferred by defense, automotive, medical and electronic industries where high-quality finish cannot be compromised.

Electroless rack plating is an auto-catalytic process of plating, electroless plating does not require any electrical current. The component is treated with chemicals to remove any corrosive elements. The component is then immersed in an aqueous solution that contains ions of the metal to be deposited, by course of a catalytic reaction the ions get deposited as metal deposits on the surface of the component. Electroless plating methods have much more control over the process and can produce a smooth, consistent plating of the thickness and volume that you specify.

BARREL PLATING

Barrel plating is used as a low cost and high volume solution to electroplating. The process involves placing the items to be plated on a barrel-shaped cage. The barrel is then immersed in a metal plating solution and is rotated slowly in the solution. The electrical contact is made through the use of danglers that are located inside the barrel. One of the important factors in barrel plating is that the individual pieces in the barrel form a bipolar contact with one another in order to provide a greater plating efficiency. This method of plating is not highly recommended with regard to components that require engineering or ornamental finishes precisely because of the heavy amount of surface contact the components have with each other.

VIBRATORY PLATING

Vibratory plating is an ideal alternative to barrel plating where the parts are very delicate and could bend or disfigure while processed using barrel plating. The components are loaded onto a vibratory head which is immersed in a plating solution. The vibrations that are generated results in the delicate movement of the particle while making contact with the metal buttons located on the bottom of the basket. The movement of the parts can be adjusted by changing the amplitude and frequency of pulse that depends on the type of part that is being plated.

TYPES OF PLATING

Gold Plating

As Gold is a soft metal it is easy to process, Gold plating is generally done to avoid corrosion and oxidation on the surface of the metal which could lead to poor performance, shortened product life, and electrical conductivity issues. Gold is a very good conductor of electricity, Gold plating also adds to the aesthetic look of the product. Gold Plating involves the application of a thin layer of gold on the surface of another metal.

Gold Plating functional properties are:
• Low Electrical contact Resistance
• Highly Conductive
• Good Bonding & Solderability
• Abrasion and Wear-Resistant

At Spectronic Plating we have classified Gold plating into 3 types:

Cobalt Hardened
An alloy of Gold and Cobalt is used to harden the gold used for plating. Hard gold plating deposit is obtained from the plating bath with Ni and Co. Our hard gold plating contains 0.3 to 1.5 wt% of cobalt

Nickel Hardened
Where gold is made hard along with an alloy of Nickel. The composition of gold and nickel in this alloy based on their mass as a percentage of the total is 80 ≦Au ≦90, 10 ≦Ni ≦20 ≦

Immersion Gold

This is an electroless gold plating method that ensures a stable deposition rate is applied to the independent circuit pattern too
This plating is used when we need to form a uniform thin layer of gold plating on the nickel surface. The plating thickness chosen ranges from 0.05 μm to 0.1 μm

The process enables a uniform deposit of gold and enhances the solderability of the metal

It provides excellent bonding and High conductivity

At Spectronics we specialize in gold plating of connectors used in Aerospace, Defence, Automobiles, Telecom, Industrial, Railways and etc. by using reel to reel, barrel and rack plating methods.

Palladium Plating

Palladium plating is a cost effective option to plating requirements. At Spectronics we specialize in Palladium-Nickel alloy plating, the properties of Palladium are similar to gold with excellent corrosion resistance, low porosity; low contact resistance and good solder ability. It is also chosen when there is a requirement of a barrier between base metals such as nickel or copper and gold.

Palladium Nickel alloys were originally developed as a low cost replacement for gold. Alloy deposits can range from 70 percent palladium to 80 percent palladium with the remaining 30-40 percentage being nickel.

Palladium provides a substantial advantage in terms of metal cost. The reasons for its usage initially were technical, in order to eliminate cold welding problems occurring in the mating of connectors plated with a conventional cyanide gold deposit. Palladium offered a solution because the ammonical electrolytes that were available were mildly aggressive. For these reasons palladium found significant properties.

The functional properties of Palladium Nickel plating are:
• Excellent corrosion resistance
• Low porosity
• Low contact resistance
• Good solder ability

Silver Plating

Silver is the best conductor of electricity among all metals. At spectronic plating we specialize in bright silver plating, by using reel to reel, barrel and rack plating techniques. Bright silver plating is best suited for applications that require high electrical and/or thermal conductivity, lubricity and/or wear resistance in bearing applications, solderability applications and optical reflectivity in lighting and/or LED applications.

Silver plating provides an economical choice for electrical contacts considering its relatively low price compared to precious metals such as gold and platinum. The electronics and semiconductor industries use silver plated metals since it’s the best metal available for conducting electricity, it is very malleable, and provides outstanding solderability. The excellent lubricity of silver makes it useful for metal finishing on bearing surfaces and anti-galling applications.

Silver plating functional properties are:
• Excellent Electrical Conductivity
• Excellent Solderability/ Good Heat Conductivity
• Very ductile and high Lubricity
• Relatively Low Cost
• Decorative Appearance

Methods of Silver plating include:
• Reel to Reel Silver Plating (Bright Silver)
• Barrel Silver Plating (Bright Silver)
• Rack Silver Plating (Bright Silver)

Nickel Plating

Nickel plating offers excellent corrosion and wear resistance. It acts as an exceptional barrier to prevent the migration of base material components into the gold, palladium, or other metals. At Spectronics Plating our Nickel Plating services include, Semi-bright, matte, Electroless Nickel mid-phosphorus and high phosphorus. We offer overall and selective plating for electronic &electrical connectors.

Electroplating Nickel:
Nickel Sulphamate is widely used as a primary layer on surface coating of Tin, Gold, Palladium or silver plating. Nickel produces a hard surface that enhances the wear resistance of metals that are coated on top of the Nickel plated surface. Matte nickel plating is used in the pretreatment of stainless steel parts.

Methods of Nickel Electroplating include:
• Reel-to Reel Nickel plating
• Barrel Nickel plating
• Rack Nickel plating

Electroless Nickel Plating:
Typically, when anyone is interested in metal plating for their parts, the most opted option is electroplating. However, there is another method that could alternatively be used called electroless plating. There are many advantages to electroless plating, industries are constantly exploring the uses of electroless plating.As it is cost-effective, and a simple alternative to traditional electroplating techniques.

In electroless Nickel plating, the nickel alloy comprises of nickel and phosphorus. Phosphorus quantities range between 2% to 14%, depending on the specification and performance requirements. At Spectronic we specialize in Mid Phosphorus (5-9%) and High Phosphorus (10-14%) Nickel Plating,

Electroless Nickel plating functional properties include:
• Low coefficient of thermal expansion
• Solderability
• Low thermal conductivity
• Electrical conductivity
• High melting temperature
• Abrasion and wear resistance
• Corrosion resistance
• Total coating uniformity

Electroless Nickel plating methods are:
Barrel Nickel plating
Rack Nickel plating

Tin Plating

Tin plating provides a white deposit that is non-toxic and corrosion resistant. This makes tin plated metals a highly sought after input in food processing, shipping industries and electronics industry for connectors, semiconductors, components, etc.

At Spectronic we specialize in Lead-free tin plating that provides superior electrical conductivity and corrosion resistance. Lead free tin is used in electrical contact applications such as terminals, switching components and all connector applications. Our lead free tin deposits meet all RoHS requirements. In addition to lead free tin plating, we also provide Bright Tin Lead and Matte Tin Lead plating.

Tin plating methods include:
Reel to Reel Tin plating (Bright/Matte)
Rack Tin plating (Bright/Matte)
Barrel Tin plating (Bright/Matte)

Tin plating functional properties are:
• Solderability
• Good Corrosion Resistance
• Excellent heat conductivity
• Very malleable
• Non-Toxic
• Decorative value
• Excellent lubricity

Copper Plating

Copper is commonly used for barrier plating like the case of nickel, although it can be used as the only plating material. Copper adheres well to a variety of different base materials as well as subsequently plated metals. Copper is also an excellent conductor of both heat and electricity, making it a popular choice for many engineering applications.

At Spectronic plating we provide both bright and matte finish. Acid, alkali as well as cyanide copper plating are available.

Copper plating functional properties are:
• Good diffusion barrier
• Excellent heat &electrical conductivity
• Adheres well to many substrates
• Copper is ductile

Copper plating methods include:
• Reel to Reel copper plating (Bright/Matte)
• Rack copper plating (Bright/Matte)
• Barrel copper plating (Bright/Matte)

Cadmium Plating

Cadmium is a soft white metal that functions as sacrificial coating; it corrodes before the substrate material. Cadmium coatings are applied to iron, steel, brass and aluminum and provide excellent resistance to corrosion in most conditions, especially in marine and alkaline environments. Electroplating of cadmium is a robust and versatile metallic coating process.

To enhance the corrosion protection of cadmium plating, chromate conversion coatings can be used to increase its life. Clear hexavalent chromium, yellow dichromate and olive drab chromate conversion coatings are available. The coating is generally specified in thickness between 5μm and 25μm depending on the severity of the atmosphere.
Cadmium coatings are particularly useful in electrical, electronic, aerospace, mining, offshore, automotive and defence industries, where they are applied to bolts, fasteners, chassis, connectors and other components.

Cadmium plating functional properties includes:
• Excellent corrosion resistance
• Low electrical resistance
• Outstanding conductivity
• Superior solderability
• Excellent natural lubricity

Cadmium plating methods include:
• Rack cadmium plating (Olive drab /clear/Yellow -Finish)
• Barrel cadmium plating (Olive drab /clear/Yellow-Finish)

Zinc Nickel Plating

Zinc-nickel provides the high-performance coating that enables exceptional corrosion protection in harsh environments. It can be formulated to meet a variety of corrosion resistance specifications. Zinc is more environmental-friendly than Cadmium. It is mainly used in Aerospace, Automotive, Electrical Transmission, Fastener, Bearings and Defense Industries.

Zinc-Nickel is recognized as an environmentally safe alternative to cadmium electroplating. Due to its cost-effectiveness and reduced environmental impact, it is a highly preferred electroplating metal.

This plating is a combination of a High Zinc-Nickel alloy containing (10% - 15% nickel). There are three varieties chromate finish namely, Clear-Iridescent, Yellow-Iridescent, and Black Chromate. Corrosion resistance of Zinc Nickel plating deposit shows twice the strength of zinc-nickel alloy containing low-nickel and five times of zinc plating.

Zinc Nickel plating functional properties are:
• Excellent Corrosion Resistance
• Superior ductility
• Outstanding conductivity
• Bendable and Deformable After Plating
• Superior solderability
• Excellent natural lubricity

Zinc Nickel plating methods include:
• Rack Zinc Nickel plating (Clear-Iridescent, Yellow-Iridescent, and Black Chromate)
• Barrel Zinc Nickel plating (Clear-Iridescent, Yellow-Iridescent, and Black Chromate)

Passivation Treatments for Stainless Steel

Passivation is a process used to remove contamination and improve corrosion resistance from the surface of stainless steel. Passivation drastically improves the condition of stainless steel when iron and other foreign particles are embedded on its surface.

Passivation is "the removal of exogenous iron or iron compounds from the surface of stainless steel by means of a chemical dissolution, most typically by treatment with an acidic solution that will remove the surface contamination, but will not significantly affect the stainless steel itself."
The passivation process ensures that the naturally occurring, protective oxide film is continuous on the stainless surface. Based on the alloy of stainless steel different acid concentration and temperature is used to match the passivation process.

Stainless Steel is naturally corrosion resistant due to its chromium content, however, it has been widely witnessed that stainless steel has issues with rusting because it is not properly treated. At Spectronic we provide Nitric acid passivation and Citric acid passivation.

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  • Cadmium Clear Passivation Barrel Plating

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  • Reel to Reel Selective Spray Plating

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  • Reel to Reel Selective Spray Plating Palladium with Gold

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  • Reel to Reel Overall plating Bright Tin

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  • Reel to Reel Overall Depth Plating Matte Tin

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  • Selective Gold over Electroless Nickel Rack

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  • Electrolytic Nickel Rack and Reel to Reel Plating

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  • Electroless Nickel High Phosporus Rack Plating

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