Accession Number : AD0633057

Title :   PRODUCTION ENGINEERING MEASURE FOR IMPROVED RELIABILITY OF HERMETICALLY SEALED TANTALUM FOIL CAPACITORS.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly rept. no. 2, 20 Dec 65-20 Mar 66,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO IRMO S C ELECTRONIC SPECIALTY CAPACITOR BUSINESS SECTION

Personal Author(s) : Trewhella,R. M.

Report Date : 20 MAR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The accomplishments during the second quarter reporting period have been the manufacturing completion and 1,000 hour 125C operating life test results on the special capacitors in the product improvement evaluation program. There were no degradation or catastrophic failures during this 1,000 hour test interval. Efforts have continued on the work areas to improve the overall quality of the unit and to reduce in-process losses and potential capacitor failures. The Teflon end insulation has demonstrated good results by reducing the aging shorts by 70 percent, therefore; the final design will include this type of lead insulation. A review of the wide variability with the present extraction process indicated the time capacitors soak in electrolyte to be critical. This report also includes the plans for the next quarter, list of reports issued and conferences held, and list of personnel hours expended during this period. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TANTALUM CAPACITORS, *MANUFACTURING), RELIABILITY(ELECTRONICS), FOILS(MATERIALS), HERMETIC SEALS, WELDING

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE