In-House Quality Testing

In-House Physical and Electrical Testing Labs

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EMC Chamber 

Minnesota Wire takes immense pride in the superior quality of our products and the technical testing that is involved in producing them. Our quality assurance team verifies that your manufacturing requirements are met and that every cable assembly is of the highest working order before it ships.

Whether it is patient cables, defibrillator leads, high-temperature cables or communication cables used in the defense industry you can count on Minnesota Wire to manufacture these life-saving connections to your expectations.

Electrical Lab (EMC Chamber)

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EMC Chamber

Minnesota Wire’s EMC Test Laboratory provides full pre-compliance electromagnetic compatibility and shielding effectiveness testing. These tests are performed on prototypes, finished electrical sub-components, and full assemblies.

The EMC chamber provides us with the research to develop assemblies that will not fail from interference in the field.

Advantages and Uses

Pre-Compliance EMC laboratory

1 meter EMI chamber, antenna, turntable, spectrum analyzer, amps, frequency sources

10KHz to 3 GHz frequency range

20 V/meter power level

Software for data acquisition, process scripting, automated sweeps and instrumentation interface control, automated test troubleshooting

Connectors, cables, interconnects, packaging, and systems

Capabilities

ESD (Electrostatic Discharge)

Fast Transient

Flicker

Harmonics

Leakage Current

Lighting

Line Frequency, Droop (Brown-Out)

Line Surge

Magnetic Field

Radiated/Conducted Emissions and Susceptibility

Military/Medical/DATACOMM Standards

MIL-STD 461/2 SYSTEMS

MIL-STD 464 INTERCONNECTS

MIL-STD 202 INTERCONNECTS

IEC 60601-1-2 MEDICAL

RTCA/DO-160D/E COMMERCIAL

CSPR DATA COMM

Nano-Technology Lab

Carbon Nanotube Lab

At Minnesota Wire our research and development efforts are helping drive the industry into the future. Our research with CNTs (carbon nanotubes) is helping us create wires and cables that are substantially lighter and more resistant to heat and interference than conventional metallic conductors.

Minnovate, our research and development division, boasts a rare piece of equipment called the RESS reactor (Rapid Expansion of Supercritical Solutions). The RESS enables us to test conductive CNTs on virtually any surface. (The RESS reactor utilizes supercritical carbon dioxide as the solvent to allow for the dispersion of carbon nanotube powder into an appropriate polymer medium for spray applications.)

Minnovate is leading the market in design and manufacturing versatility.

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Our RESS reactor enables us to test conductive carbon nanotubes on virtually any surface.

Mechanical Test Lab

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Mechanical Test Lab

Minnesota Wire’s Mechanical Test Lab is utilized for static and dynamic pull testing, cable flex testing, and water ingress measurement. We execute rigorous tests to guarantee the product will meet your specifications and perform to your requirements.

Signal Integrity Lab

 

Signal integrity should begin at the design and engineering phase of every project. Schematics should be drawn before any cable is created in order to ensure against signal integrity problems being designed into the product.

Our design engineers will work with you to ensure that every signal reaches its destination in the time required, without distortion or interference from other signals, and without creating any disturbance of its own.

Our 50 years of experience means that our wires and cables have been tested in the field in every imaginable situation. We are proud to say that Minnesota Wire’s interconnect products have continually delivered under the harshest of conditions.

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Hi-Pot Test Equipment

Testing Capabilities

Cross Talk

Discontinuities

Eye Diagrams

Ground Bounce

Impedance Control

ISI

Jitter

Losses

Reflections

Terminations

Topology

In-House Testing Laboratories: Capabilities and Advantages

Wire and Cable Testing Capabilities

 

AAMI/ANSI EC53-1995

Flex Life Testing

High-Speed Thermal Mass Flow Leak Testing

Impulse/Abrupt Testing

Low-Noise Testing

MIL-C-17G (Cable Test)

OPG Smartscope 250 Non-Contact Optical Comparator

Stretch Testing

Submersion Testing

Tensile and Compression Testing (Pull Test)

Torque Testing

Certified and Compliant

 

AS 9100 D Certified

ISO 9001: 2015 Certified

ISO 13485: 2016 Compliant

RoHS Compliant

IPC-620 Harness Certified

MIL-STD Manufacturer

Design Control Experience

 

Quality System Requirements (QSR) for the Medical Device Industry

Minnesota Wire has performed and participated in numerous risk analysis and risk management efforts.

We have CE marked medical devices in the market under our name brand as well as under our customers’ brands.

Process Control Experience

 

Process mapping for transfer of knowledge from our St. Paul, Minnesota facility to our Eau Claire, Wisconsin facility

Capability studies for analysis of the process using statistical techniques

Working with customers to define design performance and control criteria

Using Test and Measure to define processing limits

Process Improvement Advantages

 

At Minnesota Wire we are continuously learning new and improved ways to serve our customers’ cable assembly needs. Some of the ways in which we constantly strive to improve:

Using lessons learned during the verification and validation phases to develop a robust process during the transfer to full production

On-site creative tooling and modeling shop for jig and fixture processing and maintenance

Workforce experienced in hands-on cost reduction procedures that maintain quality control

Contact Minnesota Wire for more information about our quality testing services and facilities.

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Minnesota Wire

1835 Energy Park Drive

St. Paul, MN 55108

715-874-4580

 

Minnesota Wire

2515 Prospect Drive

Eau Claire, WI 54703

715-874-4580

 

 

 

 

 

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