It’s one thing to be a generic electronic component manufacturer, churning out the same identical transformers, inductors, and magnetic components on a day-to-day basis. There’s certainly a market for that – plenty of applications use off-the-shelf parts. But for custom components, you need a manufacturer who can combine a task-oriented sales force and a smart, driven engineering team that is up for solving any task you throw their way. This means coming to a manufacturer like MPS Industries.
Sales Driving Engineering
Sometimes, a component is purely customer-driven – a current or potential buyer has a specific need to be filled, and they need a great company to work with. Our sales staff will meet with the customer, discuss the needs and requirements of the component, and then work with the engineering team to develop a product that meets the need. The sales team can then help the customer tweak the product as needed, develop pricing, and work on prototypes and production quantities.
Engineering Driving Sales
Other times, our engineering team drives the sales of traditional and custom components through their innovative design. Maybe one of our team members hits on a component that fits an unfilled niche in the market, or has an epiphany over lunchtime on how to improve an existing component. Or, maybe one of those happy accidents occurs where a component seemingly wills itself into existence. In all of these cases, our team would produce a prototype, and place the product in our list of components on our website. If a customer then inquiries about a specific part on our website, the sales team can quote pricing and work with engineering on any customer requested modifications.
Working Together for the Customer
In the end, sales and engineering are working towards the same final goal – satisfying your needs as a customer, regardless of your requirements or industry. Here at MPS, we serve industries including (but not limited to):
Military and Aerospace
If you are interested in working with us here at MPS Industries, contact us today to talk to our staff and set up a meeting to discuss your industry needs. Even if you don’t have an immediate need, we’d be happy to hear from you and start developing a relationship. You can keep in touch and see what we are doing through our LinkedIn page, our Twitter, or by checking back here at our blog on a regular basis.
With Earth Day quickly approaching, our MPS Industries team is taking the time to assess how our magnetic components contribute to the global movement for clean, renewable energy sources. The annual day for celebrating green initiatives lands on April 22.
Our Year’s Vision
MPS Industries recently shared our expansion plan for 2017: extending our product lines and providing excellent engineering support, including improved lead times. In our efforts to provide an even higher level of overall customer service, we are paying attention to industry trends, specifically the rising popularity of electric cars.
Advancing Clean Technology and Green Initiatives
We expect the EV (Electric & Hybrid Vehicle) industry to continue to expand and MPS Industries is responding to growing customer demand in the plug-in marketplace. This is why our engineers, with over 60 years of design experience, are working alongside leading EV technology developers to develop components that will have a large impact in the industry. Our mechanisms can be used in EV Charging stations, including wireless charging stations, just as easily.
By participating in trade shows, such as the Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo last September, MPS aims to have more involvement in developing and contributing to the worldwide effort for energy sustainability. We will also be exhibiting at the 2017 EV TECH show as well.
Other clean, renewable energy and green initiatives that we have taken on include the implementation of fuel cell, PV and wind turbine systems. Moreover, MPS products are used in converting power for inverter applications, for example, off-grid inverters, grid-tied inverters, string and central solar inverters, solar optimizers, solar maximizers, solar micro-inverters, and they are also being used in smart metering applications.
Within the magnetic components field, MPS proudly holds a name for manufacturing sophisticated, innovative parts that meet the needs of the general industry, EV magnetic technology, charging stations, wind turbine systems, inverters, the solar industry, smart applications, and more. Our engineers offer custom design on magnetic components, to meet clients’ individual project needs, whether it be electrical or mechanical variations or a completely new design.
MPS Industries provides a broad range of products, from transformers to common mode chokes, inductors, current sensors, and power supplies, to U.S.-based customers. Our magnetic components come in a range of sizes, and the power supplies include desktop, industrial, open frame, wall mount, and medical-grade varieties.
Keep up to date on how our MPS team is engaging in greener solutions, on Earth Day and throughout the rest of the year, by connecting via our blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn. For your next magnetic component project, please contact us today.
This year we are attending APEC 2017 from March 26th through the 30th. Taking place at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida, the conference is considered to be the “premiere global event in applied power electronics.” Attendees will learn about practical and applied sides of the power electronics business.
Equipment OEMs that use power supplies and dc-dc converter in equipment
Designers of power supplies, dc-dc converters, motor drives, uninterruptable power supplies, inverters, and any other power electronic circuits, equipment, and/or systems
Manufacturers and suppliers of components and assemblies used in power electronics
Manufacturing, quality and test engineers involved with power electronics equipment
Marketing, sales, and anyone involved in the business of power electronics
Compliance engineers testing and qualifying power electronics equipment or equipment that uses power electronics
The notorious expo brings together both national and international business owners, designers, engineers, and manufacturers, giving everyone the opportunity to network with various industry experts and professionals. This kind of conference layout allows groups to attend educational seminars and explore new and innovative technologies and equipment to better personal business and growth for companies and customers alike. This year the MPS Industries team will be exhibiting at Booth #627 .
At this year’s show we will be presenting our new product, the HWI34 series. This High Current HEW™ features:
Low profile, small footprint, compact form
Inductance Range 4.7 uH to 29uH
Exceptionally low DCR
Great heat dissipation
True 45-55 Amp wire handling capacity
Powered cores with distributed gap for soft saturation
For high-temperature environments – up to 125°C ambient (max temp 180C)
Higher current available
Different mounting available
If you have any questions we will be having two of our design engineers, Kian Chow and Arthur Grebe, presenting at the trade show and around for continued technical support. We will also have our two account managers, Nicole Randall and Jasper Davis, on site for additional assistance and sales support.
We look forward to seeing you at our booth come show time to view our line of magnetic components, highlighting out newest products! As industry leaders, MPS specializes in the manufacturing of custom transformers, inductors, current sensors, and common mode chokes.
For any questions on our products and services before or after the show, please feel free to contact us today. And don’t forget to follow us on both LinkedIn and Twitter for the latest industry trends and updates!
For more show information click on the links below:
2016 was a pivotal year for magnetic components. The presence of hydroelectricity, wind electricity and solar power was felt in a significant way as countries around the world pushed for clean and renewable sources of energy. In conjunction with this trend, electric cars also contributed to the green drive making waves across the planet. At MPS Industries, we worked hard throughout 2016 to bring innovative products to our customers through top-notch engineering and support. As we look forward to 2017, MPS plans to continue our efforts for constant improvement of the overall customer experience.
Our 2017 plan to improve the customer experience is to offer a more expansive product offering, more engineering support, international support and presence, domestic production for improved lead times, and further relationship building. Our ultimate goal is to make our customers’ lives easier and be their complete solutions provider by taking care of all their magnetics problems and needs (thermal, electrical and mechanical).
Key solutions like domestic production expansion allow MPS to provide much faster service and turnaround to customers on samples, prototypes, and small runs for standard and “semi-custom” parts. We will proceed with U.S. manufacturing development and specialization of higher power in TX, and higher frequency, lower power magnetics in Gardena. We will be able to offer faster lead times to our customers by having two stateside manufacturing facilities in addition to our overseas manufacturing.
In 2017, we also plan to expand our global presence and product line. We are looking to expand our support in Europe, and hope to find a distributor or sales rep to assist MPS in this endeavor. Product expansion includes 3 Phase HEW chokes, a line of common mode chokes and general growth of our standard product line offering.
And, as always, the MPS team will be in attendance at important industry trade shows. This month
APEC will be taking place in Tampa, FL, followed by Del Mar in May in La Jolla, CA. Next you will spot us at the EP TECH shows in Canada (this June in Vancouver, BC and November in Mississauga, ON). We will also be attending EV TECH in September in Novi, MI.
At MPS Industries, we have risen to our challenges with robust, custom made designs that serve buyers spanning clean energy, telecommunication, video, lighting, welding, computers and inductive heating.
Now that 2016 is at a close, MPS is ready for 2017 with enhanced capabilities and a greater commitment to quality that will benefit both our customers and company at large.
If you are interested in learning more about MPS or how magnetics are changing the landscape of the most dominant technologies and industries, please follow our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages for regular updates, new product launches and relevant breaking news.
Before we give you a sneak-peek at MPS Industries’ 2017 agenda, let’s take an overview of 2016. It was a pivotal year for the engineers as they focused on bringing the best magnetic component innovations to a variety of industries, not limited to automotive, energy storage, solar, utility, wind, and HVAC. Our high-power, high-efficiency compact components have been implemented by all types of companies within this past year, including tier 2 automotive companies, one of the largest companies in the PV Inverter/Power Optimizer market, well-known semiconductor manufacturers, and various Fortune 500 companies and Silicon Valley start-ups.
In 2016, MPS focused on developing the widest range of standard HEW (helical edge wound) series and HEW product throughout the industry. In March, we introduced our new line of HWI4434 HEW High Current Inductors. With inductance ranging from 3.6µH to 83µH and rated current of 100 amps plus, our high-capacity HEW inductors have a very small footprint. In fact, the HW14434 series is so compressed and can carry such a high current that it is now both the highest-density and most compact inductor available on the market. Our HEW High Current Inductors have proven popular in automotive applications, alongside a range of energy and power applications. Thanks to its wide operating temperature range — from as low as -40 °C (-40 °F) to as high as 150 °C (302 °F) — the HW14434 series is suitable for many applications.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s push for renewable power contributed to tremendous internal growth at MPS. Today, the DOE aims to increase participation in renewable energy across all industries. Areas of focus in the go-green initiative include energy saving homes, sustainable transportation, and other emerging technologies. As a result, we saw more interest from the energy and automotive (EV and Hybrid) sectors in our transformer and inductor technology.
In September, we presented our HEW technology at the Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology (EV Tech) Expo, in Novi, MI. As the number-one trade show for technology and innovation in the electric and hybrid transportation field, it was the perfect place for our team to showcase our new HEW product.
Although we have allocated engineering resources to develop newer HEW product lines, we are still diligently working on our traditional “bread and butter” magnetics. MPS remains committed to pushing and designing transformers best suited for our customers’ needs, whether that means inductors and chokes based on a more traditional approach (round/litz wire winding), or a HEW wound component.
In whole, 2016 was an extremely productive and exciting year for our team here at MPS. Thank you to all of those who contributed. We look forward to collaborating with new and old customers this year and sincerely wish all those out there a healthy and happy 2017!
Keep an eye out for our next entry on what is to come throughout the upcoming year. You can follow MPS updates on our blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages.
APEC 2016, the premier global event in applied power electronics, focuses on both the applied and the practical aspects of the power electronic business. The 2016 APEC Conference and Expo will be taking place on March 20-24 at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center in Long Beach, CA.
We are looking forward to attending again this year as we have been exhibiting for many years with great success. The APEC Conference draws visitors from around the world and offers designers, engineers, and manufacturers the opportunity to network with other professionals in a wide range of fields, to learn from educational seminars presented by experts, and to explore new, innovative technologies and equipment.
At the show this year we will be proudly displaying our world-class products and services in Booth #1122. Offering a broad product line and custom design options enables us to meet the needs of a wide range of industries and applications. At the show this year we will be featuring some of our HEW (Helical Edge Wound) High Current Inductors, which have been very popular in automotive, energy, and other power applications. We are very proud to offer the largest selection of HEW Inductors in the industry, as well as the highest density and most compact package high current inductor in our new HWI4434 series.
Featuring an inductance range of 3.6µH to 83µH and rated current of 100 amps or higher, the HWI4434 is a high current inductor in a very compact package. With operating temperature range from -40°C to +150°C, it is well suited for a wide variety of power applications. We also offer a variety of packaging and mounting options, including vertical and horizontal, as well as with mounting clip and base for increased support and strength.
If you are attending this year’s show we hope that you will stop by the MPS Industries booth to explore our full line of magnetic components. We specialize in manufacturing custom transformers, inductors, current sensors, and common mode chokes and look forward to discussing with you about our local U.S. based design and manufacturing support services.
If you have any questions on our products and services, please feel free to contact us.
Popularity among hybrid and electric vehicles have grown exponentially within the U.S. Tesla has stated they spend $0 on marketing yet demands have continued to grow. In fact, think about how you’ve never seen any ads or commercials from Tesla. With no marketing power how can it have such strong potential to take over the roads?
The answer is twofold. One is because consumers are more environmentally conscious than in the past. But what also helps is their great performance attributes.
When it comes to electric or hybrid vehicles, there is a whole other world benefiting from their efficiency and reliability within the off-road segment, including marine, agriculture, construction, industrial, etc.
The off-road segment has certain industry-specific requirements like huge torque for construction equipment, considering that along with, their high fuel costs and the ever-changing emission standards, electrification has become a great solution to these off-road segment concerns. The introduction of electrification in off-road segments has drastically cut fuel usage, improves performance and satisfies future regulations.
MPS Industries foresees the electric and hybrid technology within off-road vehicles as a leading technology for today and tomorrows’ market. At MPS Industries, we encourage trailblazing initiatives, especially within the green and off-highway industries. This initiative of electric and hybrid technology is no exception.
We have already begun backing and working with the leading developers on this initiative by putting out some of the highest performing and efficient magnetic components out there.
We’re proud to be working with our customers within these industries to better optimize our products to specific application needs, customize things like mounting, cooling, packaging, etc. in order to deliver the best possible performance, overall cost, and reliability for our customers. If you would like to talk to one of our experts about how our magnetic components may help your off-road vehicles, please visit our website.
In manufacturing, one of the most valuable, important things you can do is get out there and interact with your clients and industry leaders. And one of the best ways to do this is by attending trade shows.
When you spend time at a trade show, you have the invaluable opportunity to interact with current and prospective customers, learn from your peers as well as stay up to date with the latest trends and technology, and freely share thoughts and ideas.
At MPS Industries, we place great importance on this—after all, not only do we care about our customers and the industries they serve, but we’re truly committed to being at the forefront of technology. Therefore, we’re very excited to be attending the Aerospace Electrical Systems Expo (AES Expo) on May 19-21 in Long Beach, CA Booth # 1019.
Bringing together the top manufacturers, distributors, contractors, engineers, and technical leaders of the entire electrical system supply chain. The AES Expo is one of the largest gatherings of its kind for the aerospace onboard electrical power industry.
This is especially relevant and timely for us at MPS. Right now, the electrification of aircraft is a hot industry topic, and our new product line, including high current inductors and magnetic components—especially flat wire products—is very well geared toward this specific segment of aerospace.
At the center of aerospace design is the need for reliable, robust components able to withstand vibration and temperature, and our products are perfect for that. However, what differentiates us and makes us unique is that our products are often significantly more compact and lightweight, which plays a major role in aerospace design considerations.
Of course our aerospace products meet all of the various industry regulations and standards—and are built to serve and withstand the most critical conditions—while providing unprecedented quality and reliability. Their compact size and the lightweight design further their appeal for aerospace applications.
We value our aerospace clients and can’t wait to get face-to-face with them while meeting new people and exchanging ideas, and we look forward to seeing you there!