Most Common Reasons for Failure
Industrial electronics such as servo drives, power supplies, amplifiers, HMI displays and any electronic equipment that has printed circuit boards (PCB’s or PWB’s), will potentially fail during their life-time of usage. No matter how well it can be designed, there are numerous reasons a circuit or components on a PCB will fail. Some of the most common reasons are over current, over voltage, contamination, corrosion, manufacturing defect, operating environment and aging. In this article, we will look at aging, and how it affects the electronic boards and components on your unit.