Innovative Consumer Products
My company works with professional inventors to develop innovative consumer products, and I have collaborated with MSquared on several projects. MSquared brings deep skill in electrical design along with a thorough understanding of the commercialization process, making them an ideal partner. Their full-service model, including prototyping and production, make them a one stop shop, and they provide excellent and thorough communication. Highly recommended!
TRIDENT DESIGN, LLC
Circuit Board Assemblies
“The fact that we have had a business relationship for more than 35 years says something in itself. During this period of time you have produced, literally, tens of thousands of printed circuit board assemblies for us. However, as you know, also during this period of time we have experienced the quality and service of, not only other domestic suppliers, but that of “low cost” offshore suppliers. In short, the reason that we have twice now come crawling back to your company, usually with hat in hand, was that we had gotten burned by other sources with quality and or delivery issues. And, usually at the expense of what appeared to be a low cost price.
Of the 1,000 plus control boards that you re-engineered, and have produced for us during the last several years, we have yet to have one failure. That represents an amazing statement!
Yes, as they say, you get what you pay for. The quality and service that you and your company have provided, and continue to provide, remains unmatched. I am grateful to you for this, as it’s also fair to say that you, personally, are responsible for making it all happen.”
Hope X-Ray Technologies
“We produce robotics for greenhouse and outdoor use, and our machines operate in hostile conditions which are difficult for electronics. For over twenty years, the folks at M Squared have designed and manufactured high quality circuit board assemblies for us. The quality of their product is essential to the quality of ours, and their performance has built our reputation. Because of their manufacturing and business ethos, proven over many years, we rely on them for quality product, timely shipments, responsive service, and, importantly, outcome focus. More than once they have gone above and beyond to supply small quantities of desperately needed small-run components, or to same-day repair our customer’s damaged circuit board! This focus on outcomes that satisfy our customers and improve our business position makes them an incredibly valuable business ally. Furthermore, they deliver on their commitments, accept responsibility for mistakes, and bill fairly. In fact, they are in every way more than fair in their dealings with us. We heartily recommend M Squared as a supplier. ”
Greenhouse Technology Inc.
“In one of our projects, we needed multiple motors to run at constant and variable speeds over a range of RPMs. We started prototyping the project using an Arduino board with six stacking motor shields for proof of concept (Figure 1). The Arduino system was able to meet our requirements, but for commercial use, we needed a few improvements, such as simple interface for speed control, an enclosure to protect electrical components, a single power source (the Arduino system we built needs two power sources; one for the Arduino board and another for motor shields). Working with M Squared Electronics, the engineers consolidated seven electrical boards into one single PCB, powered by a single power source. The improved system fits into a sturdy metal enclosure neatly (Figure 2). Overall, the dedicated design drastically simplified the layout and massive wirings, while enhancing appearance, function input, and durability.”
Jibin Li, Ph.D.
Director, Research | Absorption Systems
Phone: 610-280-1426 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Greenhouse Technology Inc. is a leading supplier of automated irrigation systems for the greenhouse industry. We are proud to be an important part of their ascent from startup to leader.
M Squared Electronics was approached by Greenhouse Technology to design and manufacture controllers for a variety of different applications related to automated irrigation of plants in greenhouses. The controllers must operate very reliably over many years within harsh environmental and electrical conditions. This challenge resulted in a very robust design that is manufactured under tight quality control by the experienced and highly motivated employees of M Squared using the best materials and processes.
Our controllers have helped Greenhouse Technology build a strong reputation of selling the best and most reliable automated irrigation systems on the market. As a result, they’ve seen tremendous growth and market acceptance over the last 14 years with thousands of watering systems that proudly help make the world greener.
We also provide Greenhouse Technology with repair and testing services for all of the controllers we design and build. Additionally, if there are any new features or changes required, we are always there to provide the necessary ongoing engineering support to update the firmware or hardware as required.
Over the years, we have developed a win-win long term relationship. As a result, Greenhouse Technology and M Squared Electronics look forward to the continued success as both companies find new ways to thrive in this highly competitive marketplace.
M Squared Electronics was approached with a challenge to evaluate a project for printed circuit boards previously produced in China. When this opportunity arose, M Squared was able to successfully improve the production by delivering exceptional quality and greatly simplified logistics.
The customer, Hope Industries, produced a medical X-ray film processor sold both domestically and internationally. The machine controller assemblies were originally designed and produced by a vendor in China. These were experiencing high failure rates in the field. This was due to poor quality control during assembly and the specification of sub-standard components. The customer found it difficult to obtain service and product support because of the communication difficulties and distance between their U.S.A manufacturing plant and China. Although the production cost of the controller sourced from China was low, the true cost of ownership was greatly increased due to the difficulty and costs involved in servicing equipment failures. Importantly, the damage to their reputation of the customer’s company was incalculable. As a result, there was a compelling need to source the controller locally with a quality manufacturer.
M Squared was awarded this contract because the price was very competitive based on cost of ownership. The proper cost analysis considered the added value of high quality, on time delivery, and minimal shipping costs. Additionally, by keeping the electronic design local, continuing engineering was simplified by ease of communications.
After failure analysis of the original controller, M Squared redesigned the assembly to be form, fit, and function compatible with the existing controller. The design was done with: quality, reliability, manufacturability, reparability, and ease of firmware upgrades in mind.
Previous to this most recent project, M Squared was the trusted and exclusive supplier responsible for producing tens of thousands of printed circuit board assemblies for Hope Industries. This included all of Hope’s photographic, graphic arts, and diagnostic imaging processors. Additionally, Hope supplied the products as private labeled equipment for well known large, multinational companies.