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Powerlink PCB with Multiple Copper Weights Helps Power Aerial Drone

Powerlink PCB with Multiple Copper Weights Helps Power Aerial Drone

Challenge Epec was approached by a company that specializes in the development of aerial film drones to implement heavy copper printed circuit boards (PCB) in their current design. The customer’s existing line of small to medium sized drone aircraft are used for remote TV and film production, as well as for thermal imaging. The customer was looking to incorporate a heavy copper PCB feature into...

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Motor Controller Redesign for a Leading Pump Manufacturer
Controls & Controllers

Motor Controller Redesign for a Leading Pump Manufacturer

Challenge Epec was approached by a leading pump manufacturer to redesign a pump motor controller. The company produces pumps that serve the Chemical, Industrial, Food, Beverage, Biotech, Pharmaceutical, and Automotive industries. They were experiencing pump failures where the motor controller was overheating and damaging the pump motor. The manufacturer did not have any technical data regarding...

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Redesigned Cable Assembly for Medical Device OEM
Construction Equipment and Supplies

Redesigned Cable Assembly for Medical Device OEM

Challenge Epec was approached by a medical device OEM to help them redesign a cable assembly. This assembly is used as interconnect on a medical probe found in hospitals and clinics globally. The challenge was that a customer needed an assembly that could withstand repeated sterilization. In addition they wanted a way to easily interchange membrane switches with various levels of resistance. The...

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HMI Assembly for Portable Digital CR System
Controls & Controllers

HMI Assembly for Portable Digital CR System

Challenge A customer requested Epec to design and manufacture a custom Human Machine Interface (HMI) for a portable digital imaging system used in industrial applications. The HMI needed to be designed so it could be mounted into a shallow pocket in their preexisting designed plastic enclosure. The maximum overall stack-up height requirement was 0.150 . A secondary challenge was that the assembly...

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Production Box Build Cable Assembly Based on Prototype Sample
Electrical Equipment & Systems

Production Box Build Cable Assembly Based on Prototype Sample

Challenge A leading independent provider of testing services and equipment contacted Epec with a request to build a custom, ruggedized, network interface box. They provided a prototype unit for us to reproduce, along with a dimensional schematic and bill of materials (BOM). The box build assembly is used to link four video cameras with a computer network. The cameras are used to record laboratory...

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Custom Battery Pack for Precision Guided Firearm
Electrical Equipment & Systems

Custom Battery Pack for Precision Guided Firearm

Challenge Epec was approached to develop a custom battery pack for a precision guided commercial firearm scope. For this application, the battery packs needed to be designed for a weapons system similar to the target tracking and fire control found in advanced fighter jets. The technology that is inside these firearms is quite sophisticated. It was necessary that the battery packs powering the...

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Cable Assembly Design Solution for Industrial Product Vending Machines

Cable Assembly Design Solution for Industrial Product Vending Machines

Challenge A customer approached Epec for a quote on a cable assembly used as a component in a vending machine that was being used on factory floors in industrial environments. These vending machines dispense small tools, safety equipment, or small MRO type items to the factory workers to enable better inventory management. The customer had an ongoing demand for these cable assemblies. There was a...

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Rigid-Flex Circuit Design Solution for a Medical Device

Rigid-Flex Circuit Design Solution for a Medical Device

Challenge An engineering team within medial industry company approached Epec to manufacture a rigid-flex circuit to be placed within a medical device used in conjunction with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Gerber data along with appropriate documentation was submitted for a full design review and quote. The data package was reviewed by Epec’s Product Managers. A discovery was made in the...

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Custom Battery Pack for a Portable X-Ray Machine
Electrical Equipment & Systems

Custom Battery Pack for a Portable X-Ray Machine

Challenge The challenge was to develop a lithium battery pack for a portable x-ray machine to replace a customer's current plug-in AC version with a DC battery model that could be mobile. The new model would provide the necessary power requirements with dimensional size limitations. The battery solution would also need to meet the targeted charging times and dimensionally fit within the...

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Reverse Engineered Membrane Switch Assembly
Electrical Equipment & Systems

Reverse Engineered Membrane Switch Assembly

Challenge A fast growing company has been making high-end conformal coating systems, fluid dispensing solutions and custom automation products for 20 years. Their products are used in industries including solar, semiconductor packaging, printed circuit board assembly, medical device manufacturing, and consumer electronics. The company previously relied on a small, local company to provide the...

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Company News

Epec Now Offering PCB Layout and Design Services

July 21, 2017; New Bedford, MA - Epec Engineered Technologies, one of America’s oldest printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturers located outside of Boston, MA, announced today their latest offering of PCB layout and design services to their customers. Founded in 1952, Epec has a long history with circuit boards and the PCB industry. Over the past 65 years, Epec has worked on countless circuit...

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Powerlink PCB with Multiple Copper Weights Helps Power Aerial Drone

Powerlink PCB with Multiple Copper Weights Helps Power Aerial Drone

Challenge Epec was approached by a company that specializes in the development of aerial film drones to implement heavy copper printed circuit boards (PCB) in their current design. The customer’s existing line of small to medium sized drone aircraft are used for remote TV and film production, as well as for thermal imaging. The customer was looking to incorporate a heavy copper PCB feature into...

Read More »
Motor Controller Redesign for a Leading Pump Manufacturer
Controls & Controllers

Motor Controller Redesign for a Leading Pump Manufacturer

Challenge Epec was approached by a leading pump manufacturer to redesign a pump motor controller. The company produces pumps that serve the Chemical, Industrial, Food, Beverage, Biotech, Pharmaceutical, and Automotive industries. They were experiencing pump failures where the motor controller was overheating and damaging the pump motor. The manufacturer did not have any technical data regarding...

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Redesigned Cable Assembly for Medical Device OEM
Construction Equipment and Supplies

Redesigned Cable Assembly for Medical Device OEM

Challenge Epec was approached by a medical device OEM to help them redesign a cable assembly. This assembly is used as interconnect on a medical probe found in hospitals and clinics globally. The challenge was that a customer needed an assembly that could withstand repeated sterilization. In addition they wanted a way to easily interchange membrane switches with various levels of resistance. The...

Read More »
HMI Assembly for Portable Digital CR System
Controls & Controllers

HMI Assembly for Portable Digital CR System

Challenge A customer requested Epec to design and manufacture a custom Human Machine Interface (HMI) for a portable digital imaging system used in industrial applications. The HMI needed to be designed so it could be mounted into a shallow pocket in their preexisting designed plastic enclosure. The maximum overall stack-up height requirement was 0.150 . A secondary challenge was that the assembly...

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Production Box Build Cable Assembly Based on Prototype Sample
Electrical Equipment & Systems

Production Box Build Cable Assembly Based on Prototype Sample

Challenge A leading independent provider of testing services and equipment contacted Epec with a request to build a custom, ruggedized, network interface box. They provided a prototype unit for us to reproduce, along with a dimensional schematic and bill of materials (BOM). The box build assembly is used to link four video cameras with a computer network. The cameras are used to record laboratory...

Read More »
Custom Battery Pack for Precision Guided Firearm
Electrical Equipment & Systems

Custom Battery Pack for Precision Guided Firearm

Challenge Epec was approached to develop a custom battery pack for a precision guided commercial firearm scope. For this application, the battery packs needed to be designed for a weapons system similar to the target tracking and fire control found in advanced fighter jets. The technology that is inside these firearms is quite sophisticated. It was necessary that the battery packs powering the...

Read More »
Cable Assembly Design Solution for Industrial Product Vending Machines

Cable Assembly Design Solution for Industrial Product Vending Machines

Challenge A customer approached Epec for a quote on a cable assembly used as a component in a vending machine that was being used on factory floors in industrial environments. These vending machines dispense small tools, safety equipment, or small MRO type items to the factory workers to enable better inventory management. The customer had an ongoing demand for these cable assemblies. There was a...

Read More »
Rigid-Flex Circuit Design Solution for a Medical Device

Rigid-Flex Circuit Design Solution for a Medical Device

Challenge An engineering team within medial industry company approached Epec to manufacture a rigid-flex circuit to be placed within a medical device used in conjunction with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Gerber data along with appropriate documentation was submitted for a full design review and quote. The data package was reviewed by Epec’s Product Managers. A discovery was made in the...

Read More »
Custom Battery Pack for a Portable X-Ray Machine
Electrical Equipment & Systems

Custom Battery Pack for a Portable X-Ray Machine

Challenge The challenge was to develop a lithium battery pack for a portable x-ray machine to replace a customer's current plug-in AC version with a DC battery model that could be mobile. The new model would provide the necessary power requirements with dimensional size limitations. The battery solution would also need to meet the targeted charging times and dimensionally fit within the...

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