Epec Engineered Technologies

Battery Pack for Portable Medical Blood & Fluid Warmer
Electrical Equipment & Systems

Battery Pack for Portable Medical Blood & Fluid Warmer

Challenge Portable blood and IV fluid warmers are used by EMS crews, hospitals and the military to help prevent hypothermia due to fluid transfers under adverse field conditions. A lightweight battery pack to power these devices is essential to the success of urgent medical operations. Epec was asked to produce a battery pack to power blood warmers used on military vehicles in order to provide an...

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Rigid-Flex Medical Care Communication Handheld Device
Electronic Components & Devices

Rigid-Flex Medical Care Communication Handheld Device

Challenge Epec was asked to help in the development of a new medical care communication system. The product was to use Apple iPod touch® technology in a portable medical device to streamline workflow in healthcare environments. Because the handheld device would be used to store patient charts and other sensitive information, the communication system needed to be unfailingly secure. Neither the...

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Rigid-Flex Power Distribution Control Circuits Application
Agricultural & Farming Products

Rigid-Flex Power Distribution Control Circuits Application

Challenge A contract manufacturing company needed help improving the quality and supply chain reliability of rigid-flex circuits for a power distribution control circuit application. The product had been in production already, but had issues with circuit failure. The existing rigid-flex circuit design also did not meet IPC standards for materials and construction. A solution was needed that...

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Printed Circuit Board for International Space Station (ISS)
Electronic Components & Devices

Printed Circuit Board for International Space Station (ISS)

Challenge The Air Force Space Test Program (STP) needed to supply a complex product which contained several experiments for the International Space Station. Because the components were to be used on the outside of space station itself, components involved needed to be able to function while being bombarded with particles, floating above Earth in outer space. Epec was experienced with high...

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Powerlink PCB with Multiple Copper Weights Helps Power Aerial Drone
Electronic Components & Devices

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
Agricultural & Farming Products

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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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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Battery Pack for Portable Medical Blood & Fluid Warmer
Electrical Equipment & Systems

Battery Pack for Portable Medical Blood & Fluid Warmer

Challenge Portable blood and IV fluid warmers are used by EMS crews, hospitals and the military to help prevent hypothermia due to fluid transfers under adverse field conditions. A lightweight battery pack to power these devices is essential to the success of urgent medical operations. Epec was asked to produce a battery pack to power blood warmers used on military vehicles in order to provide an...

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Rigid-Flex Medical Care Communication Handheld Device
Electronic Components & Devices

Rigid-Flex Medical Care Communication Handheld Device

Challenge Epec was asked to help in the development of a new medical care communication system. The product was to use Apple iPod touch® technology in a portable medical device to streamline workflow in healthcare environments. Because the handheld device would be used to store patient charts and other sensitive information, the communication system needed to be unfailingly secure. Neither the...

Read More »
Rigid-Flex Power Distribution Control Circuits Application
Agricultural & Farming Products

Rigid-Flex Power Distribution Control Circuits Application

Challenge A contract manufacturing company needed help improving the quality and supply chain reliability of rigid-flex circuits for a power distribution control circuit application. The product had been in production already, but had issues with circuit failure. The existing rigid-flex circuit design also did not meet IPC standards for materials and construction. A solution was needed that...

Read More »
Printed Circuit Board for International Space Station (ISS)
Electronic Components & Devices

Printed Circuit Board for International Space Station (ISS)

Challenge The Air Force Space Test Program (STP) needed to supply a complex product which contained several experiments for the International Space Station. Because the components were to be used on the outside of space station itself, components involved needed to be able to function while being bombarded with particles, floating above Earth in outer space. Epec was experienced with high...

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Powerlink PCB with Multiple Copper Weights Helps Power Aerial Drone
Electronic Components & Devices

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...

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...

Read More »
Production Box Build Cable Assembly Based on Prototype Sample
Agricultural & Farming Products

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 »

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