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Learn More About Minco’s Flex Capabilities

Minco’s Design Guide can be a lot of information, but it can also overwhelm someone who just wants to look up a specification or two. In the case of our Flex Circuit Technology Overview, we’ve distilled some key points and stats into a four-page PDF.

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All About Minco Products

If you want to learn more about Minco, your best bet is the Company Overview that we’ve published, seen on the right. It covers the industries we serve and the product areas we manufacture, and even a little about Minco’s 60+ year history as a component manufacturer.

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Engineer’s Corner Podcast #2: Why Minco

In this podcast Minco Product Managers Brian Williams, Chris Clark, Darrell Hyde, and Steve Romslo discuss Minco’s strengths and capabilities, not only covering our products but also talking about our history as a manufacturer of custom solutions in applications deemed too critical to fail.

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Advantages of Pads Only & Panel Plating Techniques

One of the primary decisions faced by our customers is whether to employ pads-only or panel plating when designing a flex circuit. You can see the two techniques in the image to theright: Figure A shows a 2-layer flex circuit with pads-only plating, whereas Figure B shows another circuit with panel plating.

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SmartHeat Vs Arrows

Traditional etched-foil heaters require sensors to ensure the heater reaches its setpoint, and require a controller to manage the heater and maintain a fixed wattage. SmartHeat allows customers to skip this hardware because the patented polymer-based heater’s resistance is dynamic and increases with the temperature of the heater, automatically throttling power as it approaches the setpoint.

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Learn More About Minco’s Flex Capabilities

Minco’s Design Guide can be a lot of information, but it can also overwhelm someone who just wants to look up a specification or two. In the case of our Flex Circuit Technology Overview, we’ve distilled some key points and stats into a four-page PDF.

Read More »

All About Minco Products

If you want to learn more about Minco, your best bet is the Company Overview that we’ve published, seen on the right. It covers the industries we serve and the product areas we manufacture, and even a little about Minco’s 60+ year history as a component manufacturer.

Read More »

Engineer’s Corner Podcast #2: Why Minco

In this podcast Minco Product Managers Brian Williams, Chris Clark, Darrell Hyde, and Steve Romslo discuss Minco’s strengths and capabilities, not only covering our products but also talking about our history as a manufacturer of custom solutions in applications deemed too critical to fail.

Read More »

Advantages of Pads Only & Panel Plating Techniques

One of the primary decisions faced by our customers is whether to employ pads-only or panel plating when designing a flex circuit. You can see the two techniques in the image to theright: Figure A shows a 2-layer flex circuit with pads-only plating, whereas Figure B shows another circuit with panel plating.

Read More »

SmartHeat Vs Arrows

Traditional etched-foil heaters require sensors to ensure the heater reaches its setpoint, and require a controller to manage the heater and maintain a fixed wattage. SmartHeat allows customers to skip this hardware because the patented polymer-based heater’s resistance is dynamic and increases with the temperature of the heater, automatically throttling power as it approaches the setpoint.

Read More »

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Monitor Temperature in Ultra-Low Freezer Applications

Temperature measurement in applications as low as -120°F presents challenges on multiple fronts. With Minco’s extensive experience using our wire-wound platinum RTD (resistance temperature detector) technology, paired with 4-20mA transmitters for simple and reliable signal transmittal, the following challenges of low temperature measurement can be overcome.

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Improving Downstream Supply Chain Flexibility

When used in hazardous locations, equipment must incorporate certified temperature sensors which are tested and approved to operate safely within, and not introduce an ignition source into, hazardous environments. The challenge in specifying certified sensors is the wide range of certifications needed for different world areas.

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Russian Certification Requirements for Temperature Sensors

Certification requirements for Russia can be confusing to the uninitiated. Fortunately, Minco has the necessary experience and certifications to understand and provide TR CU certification (EAC mark), Metrology (= Pattern Approval) certification, Technical Passports and Poverka part verification certificates.

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Minco’s 2020 Intern Video

This year, Minco decided to not only continue our internship program, but expand it as well. Every intern has a pivotal part in their department, having a hands-on experience that helps our business processes.

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Engineer’s Corner Podcast #6: Integrated Solutions

Minco Products consists of three product groups demanding separate areas of expertise and differently equipped factories. However, when we have an opportunity to create solutions that combine heaters, sensors, and flex circuits, we’re able to help our customers simplify assembly and speed time to market.

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