Minneapolis, , United States
Telecommunication Products - Manufacturer,
Public. Ltd. Firm Since 0
Minco was incorporated on October 2, 1956 as an engineering firm designing and building precision electromechanical devices on a subcontract basis.
In 1958 management decided to concentrate on the development and marketing of proprietary products. One of the first efforts was Thermal-Ribbon flexible wire-wound temperature sensors for aerospace guidance systems. This experience led in turn to the development of flexible Thermofoil heaters, introduced by Minco in 1960.
During the 1960's the temperature sensor line was expanded to include industrial probes, bearing sensors, and stator sensors. Minco soon established a strong position as a supplier to large machinery manufacturers and energy management system contractors.
In 1968 Minco built a new headquarters and manufacturing plant in Fridley, a suburb of Minneapolis, MN, USA.
Thermofoil™ heaters, originally developed for aerospace instruments, soon found commercial and medical applications as well. In particular, orders for heaters used in copy machines increased to the point where factory space became insufficient. Minco then acquired a second plant across the street from the first and dedicated it to production of heater assemblies. The original plant has since been expanded with two major additions and a third plant constructed in 1996.
In 1974 the company adapted its precision etching and laminating expertise to the manufacture of flexible printed circuits. These first circuits served as interconnects in cardiac pacemakers. Flex circuit technology was in its infancy at the time, and Minco quickly gained a reputation as a top manufacturer of circuits for critical aerospace and medical electronic applications.
Temperature instruments (transmitters, meters, controllers, and alarms) were developed starting in the 1970's to complement Minco's temperature sensors and heaters.
New product development has continued over the last two decades. More recent product line additions include optically-clear heaters, rigid-flex circuits, isolated temperature transmitters, and high temperature RTD elements.
Minco has a diverse product line suited to a wide variety of industries, and has always emphasized long-term relationships with its customers. Many of the company's first customers still buy today. These factors have given Minco an exceptional record of stability and sustained growth. Sales have increased every year since 1957. Sound financial practices ensure that the corporation has the resources to carry its successes well into the future.
Manufacturers of Thermofoil flexible heaters, RTD's, temperature controllers for medical, commercial, aerospace, semiconductor, and telecom applications. Our product includes: -Ceramic Elements -HVAC/R Sensors -Miniature Sensors -Precision Reference Thermometers -RTD & Thermocouple Probes -Sanitary Sensors -Stator Winding Detectors -Temperature Instruments -Temperature Sensor Assemblies -Thermal-Ribbons and -Accessories
7300 Commerce Lane
Minneapolis - MN 55432 () United States