World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Minco Products, Inc

Article Id: WHEBN0012711021
Reproduction Date:

Title: Minco Products, Inc  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Fridley, Minnesota, List of Minnesota companies
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Minco Products, Inc

Minco
Private
Industry Electronic
Founded 1956
Headquarters Fridley, Minnesota, USA
Key people Dana Schurr, CEO
Products Flexible heaters, Flexible circuits, Temperature sensors and Temperature monitoring and control instrumentation
Employees 1,000
Website www.Minco.com

Minco is a multimillion-dollar privately owned company with 1,000 employees worldwide. Based in Fridley, Minnesota, the company manufactures and sells, among other things, flexible printed circuit board and interconnects, RTD based temperature sensors and assemblies, flat flexible heater for industrial, medical, aerospace and food service applications.[1]

Minco specializes in customizing components for demanding applications and has manufacturing facilities in the United States and France and sales and support offices in the United States, UK, Germany, France, Japan, China and Singapore.

Corporate divisions

The company's major product lines include its ThermofoilTM Flexible Heaters, its Temperature and Humidity Sensors, its Flexible Circuit Boards and Flexible Electrical Interconnects.

Minco's ThermofoilTM Heater Business Unit is the world's largest manufacturer of polyimide (KaptonTM) Medical diagnostic equipment. They also offer transparent heaters, silicone rubber insulated heaters, high temperature mica insulated heaters and a unique thick film on aluminum heaters.

Minco's Flex Circuits Business Unit designs and manufactures custom flexible circuits (a.k.a. flex circuits) for high-end applications that require a high degree of control and traceability for use in critical medical and defense products. Minco offers both standard feature products and High Density Interconnect (HDI) products.

Minco's Sensors & Instruments Business Unit is the world's largest manufacturer of custom temperature elements and assemblies for the rotating equipment industry (large generators, turbines and motors). It also offers customized temperature and building automation and control applications. It also provides both custom and standard signal processing and transmitting products along with temperature monitoring, control and alarm solutions.

Company history

Minco Products was founded by Karl Schurr in 1956. It was started in his home where he made custom wire based electronic components as a contractor. This wire handling capability lead to the development of wire wound RTD products. In 1960 Minco developed the first Thermofoil heater using etch foils. That eventually led to the development of its etched foil flex circuit products. Minco eventually developed signal transmitters to complement their RTD products.

Karl Schurr remained as company President until his death in 1999 at which time his son, Dana Schurr, assumed the role of President. In his role as President, Dana oversaw the expansion of Minco's sales offices into Singapore, the UK and Germany, a major reorganization of the company and the implementation of a new ERP system.

References

External links

  • Minco homepage
  • Minco French homepage
  • Minco German homepage
  • Minco Chinese homepage
  • Minco's Worldwide Contact list
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.